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1512 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2011 8:46 PM by crl8686
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Aug 1, 2011 6:37 AM

Gift Ideas for Runners

What are the best gifts for runners? Here are some gift ideas that you can use as a guide before buying any clothing for running or that running watch.

Gift for Runners

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  • JasonFitz1 Legend 576 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    1. Aug 1, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    I'll piggyback on this! I also put together a list of some "offbeat" running gifts that you can't really buy in stores. Check out the post: Cool Gifts for Runners.



    - Jason.

    Strength Running
  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
    Dec 1, 2009
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    2. Aug 1, 2011 8:55 AM (in response to JasonFitz1)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    1. Paying race registration fees for some of the more higher priced races

    2. Funny or awesome running t-shirts

    3. Compression socks

    4. Gift certificate for a massage

    5. Running shoes

    6. Runner's watch

    7. Under Armour anything (base layers, cold gear, etc)

    Completed Races 2012:

    Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

    Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00


    Upcoming Races 2012:

    IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

    Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

    Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

    Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

    Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

    ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12


    Personal Record from 2011:

    Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

    Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)

  • Gambon Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 5, 2011
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    3. Aug 5, 2011 3:33 AM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    Hey everyone,


    I was thinking of getting the other half a gps watch however there's so much stuff to read online.


    I just read this garmin forerunner 205 review and think this could be a good watch for her to use.


    What do you think? Is there a better model I should consider?



  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    4. Aug 5, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to Gambon)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    Maybe consider the 305, just because it has a heart rate monitor and it is just a few dollars more.  The other half will like either!

  • Gambon Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 5, 2011
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    5. Aug 5, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to BOSNPM)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    Thanks for that I did read about the 305 however I might get that one for myself.

  • Terranss Legend 268 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    6. Aug 5, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to Gambon)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    I've heard that the GPS system on the 305 is superior to the 205's, and picks up the satellite signal much faster.  Plus, it's only a difference of $10 on Amazon.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,312 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    7. Aug 5, 2011 8:46 PM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    Re: Gift Ideas for Runners

    As a longtime runner...the best gift anyone could give me is the gift of time - the time to run and to race. Better than any possible material gift.

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 25:17

    New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

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