Father’s Day Gifts for Dads that Run!

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Does your dad like to run? Do you still need to pick up a gift for Father’s Day? You’re in luck! Here are some great gift ideas!

AfterShokz Headphones

These are fast becoming the runner’s choice and this week (until 16th June) you can save up to $30 on some models, during the AfterShokz Dads & Grads sale. I have a pair of Trekz Air Headphones, which I love. Read my review here.

FlipBelt

Hands down, the best way to carry your essentials when out for a run. It’ll carry your phone, car keys, credit cards, gel packs, etc. with no chafing or bouncing. I rarely go for a run without it. Check out their website for more information.

Oofos

The most comfortable footwear on the planet? I think so. I like to wear these lounging around the house, especially after a long run. They are designed to literally take the weight off your feet and accelerate recovery. I reviewed them a while ago — read it here.

BibBoards

I never run a race without these. They keep your race bib attached securely to your shirt or shorts without damage to the fabric. As an added bonus you can get a custom design made. I liked them so much I wrote a song about it.

Race Registration

Sign your dad up for a race, either something local, or splurge on something further afield. Don’t forget to check out the race discount page before you do and save some money!

Garmin

Every dad loves a Garmin. I think I just coined a new tag-line for Garmin’s next campaign. Anyway, I never run without my watch. Does your dad already have one? Then accessorize — add a running dynamics pod, or order a new strap, or just simply upgrade to a new model.

Car License Holder

This is something I recently did myself. I wanted to remove the free dealer advertising license plate holder and replace it with a custom one. I found a seller on Etsy who will put whatever text you like on there. I had one printed with my running club name on it.

Running Coach

I used to think people who used running coaches were maybe taking things a little too seriously, especially if they were not professional runners, or had any aspirations to go professional. Well, how wrong I was.

Running can be like going to the gym and not have any plan or idea how the machines work. You’re not going to get a lot of out it, nor are you likely to improve much and reach your potential.

That’s where a coach comes in. Get your dad a custom training plan, including core exercises to help him become a stronger runner. A training plan keeps us focused and can avoid over-training and injury.

I recently started working with Janell from runcanvas.com and can recommend her services! Janell uses the vdot platform to send through training plans. She is able to adjust them on the fly when my schedule starts to conflict.

14 Gift Ideas for Runners


Wondering what to buy your running friends for Christmas? Here’s some ideas to get you started…

  1. Challenge them with a race registration!
  2. Keep them warm during winter with some new running apparel (tops, leggings, socks, hats, etc.)
  3. Give them that new shoe feeling with some new shoes!
  4. Keep them hydrated with a bulk supply of Nuun tablets.
  5. Keep them energized with a bulk supply of Gu Energy Gels.
  6. Help them stay visible at night with a Noxgear Tracer360.
  7. Light up with their path with a light-weight led headlamp.
  8. Hang their medals up with a wall mounted medal holder.
  9. Get them a FlipBelt to carry their keys and phone while they run.
  10. Upgrade their run tracking with a new GPS watch — Garmin Forerunner 235 or 935 for example.
  11. Gift a magazine subscription to Runner’s World.
  12. Gift a subscription to Strava Premium!
  13. Help them roll out sore muscles with a foam roller.
  14. Take the easy route and get them a gift card for a local running store.

What would you add?