Someone you know is running their first race in a few weeks, or maybe later this summer. They’ve been working really hard at training, and they are a little nervous about how things are going to go. Maybe they are running for charity – another friend’s mom had breast cancer, and they are racing/raising money for the cure – or they wanted to get in shape and they knew the only way they would stay motivated is by signing up for a race.
You’ve been supportive of them and amazed at how dedicated they are, and you want to show them how proud and inspired you are by them and their accomplishment, and maybe surprise them with a gift at the finish line. But what? Here are 21 ideas for gifts for runners, certainly one for your runner-friend, certainly one in your price range.
Or maybe it’s you that’s the runner. If so, go ahead and pass this on to your partner as a subtle hint for the next time you have a special day.
Prices vary widely on some of these items, but here is a general guide to help you out.
$=less than $10
$$$$=more than $50