Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners
Engrave Your Runner's Finisher Medal
$20 for 1; $30 for 2 1 of 11
Personalize your runner's race-day medal(s) so he or she can relive those awesome accomplishments. PR Medal Engravers set up on-site at many races across the country including the Rock 'n' Roll events. Mail your medals with engraving instructions to: PR Medal Engravers 7135 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626
Showcase That Runner Bling
$49.99 2 of 11
Hang those hard-earned race medals on any wall with Gone For a Run's customizable medal display. Strong enough to hold more than 20 medals, add new memorabilia easily with the easy-open-and-shut side lever. Add your runner's name or a message to the wood insert.
Build a Better Runner
Build a Better Runner video, $30 3 of 11
If your runner gets injured frequently, or simply wants to improve, he or she should complete strength work. The Build a Better Runner video series by coach and Active contributor Jay Johnson includes hundreds of runner-specific exercises and routines. DVD is compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone and Windows Media.
Run-cation in the Blue Ridge Mountains
$525-$750 4 of 11
Escape with your runner to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, for an adult week-long or three-day running camp at ZAP Fitness, a nonprofit training center. Open to runners of all abilities and goals, camp-goers run on tree-covered trails, attend clinics, enjoy hiking and other activities, interact with ZAP elite runners and coaches, and relax on the beautiful grounds.
Wear Your Fortune
$30 plus shipping 5 of 11
The Training Journal of Champions
$24.99 6 of 11
Give your runner the training secrets of Olympians. Designed by pro runners Lauren Fleshman and Ro McGettigan, the Believe I Am journal encourages runners to think holistically about their training. The inspiring visual cues, tips, goal-setting worksheets and "bigger picture" page make this a training log like no other.
Create a Unique Energy Bar
$2.99 per bar for your recipe; $1.99 per bar for their recipe 7 of 11
Design a whole-foods Element bar or box of bars to meet the taste preferences of your runner. Choose your flavor from a list of wholesome, tasty ingredients, name your bar, and receive a handmade baked treat in the mail. From Paleo-friendly to low-sugar, options abound for even the pickiest runner.
Donate Running Shoes to Africa
cost of shoes and shipping 8 of 11
Donate a pair of new or gently used running shoes on behalf of your loved one to benefit a runner in Africa. The nonprofit Shoe4Africa, which holds races in Africa and rewards participants with donated shoes, requests that shoes be shipped directly to Africa. Send shoes to: Shoe4Africa P.O. Box 6943 Eldoret, Kenya
Volunteer With Your Runner
cost: your time and effort 9 of 11
Spend time volunteering with your runner. Ideas: •Trail stewardship: Contact your local parks department to discover how you can help maintain trails •Help at a local race: Big or small, races don't organize themselves •Support the kids: Call your local high school's Athletics Dept. and ask if they have needs you can support
More Great Gifts for Runners
10 of 11
Check out the new Active GearUp for deep discounts on high-performance gear from your favorite brands.