Marathons, Medals, and Magnets


 

Runners id bands

Distance running is quickly growing to be one of the most popular sports in the United States. In 2012 alone, there were over 15,000 5k races held in the United States. Over 2,000 half marathons are held annually, and every year over 500,000 individual runners complete a full marathon. Of course, completing any of these races is an enormous accomplishment, and runners, just like everyone else, enjoy their successes being acknowledged. If there is a special runner in your life, you may want to give them something to do with their favorite activity at the next gift-giving occasion.

Gifts for runners tend to fall into two categories: practical gifts and fun gifts.


First, the practical gifts. Running several miles is extremely physically demanding, and post-race recovery can take quite a while. Recovery sandals for the runners’ feet are a thoughtful gift that runners of all skill levels can appreciate. Safety lights for runners, touch screen running gloves, and runners no-slip headbands will make any run more pleasant. Bib holders for races and ID bands for training will help your runner stay safe and receive medical help in case of injury or emergency. Protein gels, water bottles and holders, and anything that can make a run easier are all greatly appreciated.

The fun gifts have a bit more variety to them. Personalized running jewelry with charms for memorable races can be worn for all occasions, and more charms can be added with each new race completed. Running bumper stickers, window decals, and fun t-shirts help runners proclaim their love for the sport to the world, and will identify them to kindred spirits.
If you would prefer to buy something for the home, sport hooks for medals, creative mugs, and fun wine glass accessories are just the tip of the iceberg.


These suggestions are only a few of the many gift items available for runners. Whether you decide to look at comfy after-race sweatpants or classy personalized running jewelry, the special runner in your life is sure to love it.

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