Gift Guide for Runners

… and triathletes and all your fitness lovin’ friends!

The focus is on unique items from more independent or up and coming brands.

Holiday Gift Ideas

MaviBandz: Adjustable, non-slip headbands that stay in place. SO many great prints — including seasonal ones for those upcoming holiday races. …

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Sarah G
PC: Why Racing Events

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I was originally registered for a few other marathons, but always had to drop out or drop to the half due to time limits. I registered for the PeaceHealth AppleTree Marathon most of all because …

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Why did you sign up to do this race?
This year marks 10 years since I went into remission for Leukemia (AML). I wanted to celebrate and commemorate the decade it has been with a 10k race.

As well as mark the event I wanted to feel the burning in …

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Elizabeth Davis

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I signed up to do the Lake Hickory Tri because I had done it last year and loved it. It was a good course, I was familiar with it and it was family friendly.
How did you feel …

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Lani Zaren

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I did this race because it’s been one of my goals to finish a 5K since I started my weight loss journey in January 2019. I was actually only supposed to spectate my husband running that morning, but he …

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Andrea Kooiman

{ Backstory }

Around mile 2 of the 50K a runner went down in front of me. She had knocked her knee pretty good and it was bleeding quite a bit. We moved to the other side of the trail to allow other …

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Jan Hart
PC: New York Road Runners

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I signed for the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon after volunteering for 5 years at the finish line. I had qualified for the marathon all five years by completing the 9+1 program but finally …

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