So guys, I don’t know if you realize this, but Christmas is a mere 67 days away. I know you’re probably preoccupied putting together your Halloween costume, but it’s time to start thinking about your festive running attire – either for holiday-themed races, or as a gift for the avid runner in your life.
Several years ago, I wrote a post about the quintessential Christmas-themed tech shirt from one of my favourite companies, INKnBURN. This top looks like a woolly knit sweater but is really made of super light, moisture wicking fabric – perfect for running! So, you can imagine my excitement when I received this shirt as a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law that year. A solid gift that’s gotten lots of wear, and even more compliments.
Every year, INKnBURN creates a new version of their Christmas tech shirt, but it sells out fast. In fact, it’s already gone.
But don’t despair. There’s still a chance to get your hands on this shirt. Sign up for their newsletter and if they have any extra, they will announce it there. And while you’re at it, check out the rest of their site. Even if you can’t get the Christmas shirt, there’s some pretty awesome other designs, like these Serpent Capris. Great gifts for the runner on your list.
Now, this would be a pretty terrible post if I didn’t actually tell you where to get some Christmas themed running gear. So here are a few suggestion:
Gone for a Run
Capitalizing on the popularity of Christmas-themed runs like the Santa Shuffle or the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Gone for Run has a fine selection on their website including a runner’s tutu and a full Peppermint Candy running outfit. There’s men’s and women’s options and options from head to toe: everything from socks to a tinsel Christmas tree runner’s hat. Whatever that is…
CafePress has a nice selection of simple t-shirts with cute, festive running slogans, like “May all your miles be merry.” Awww.
Now, you can always opt for a traditional costume, and there are loads of options from Party Packs. While you get the added benefit of being able to wear these to your other holiday themed parties, BEWARE while running. These are not made for the sport, and likely to cause chafing. Proceed with caution. Re: chafing, read my post on how to avoid this nasty running injury here.
Cheap and Cheerful
Of course, you can always just find yourself a Santa hat and some red or green clothes and call it a day.
Are you planning to run a Christmas race?