Whether you’re a 5K runner, a triathlete, trail runner, marathoner, ultra-marathoner or somewhere in between, a Runner’s Kit is something every endurance athlete should have.
What is a Runner’s Kit? A runner’s kit is your go-to cache of supplies that will keep you prepared, nourished and hydrated before, during, and after your training. Its contents will vary depending on your experience, ambition, goals and location, but most importantly, by how seriously you take your training. When creating your own runner’s kit, here are eleven of the best items that every endurance athlete should consider having:
1. FitJoy Protein Bars
A perfect protein bar for post-workouts, FitJoy packs 20g of protein in a gluten-free, maltitol free, and non-GMO bar with no artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. With two natural and zero calorie sweeteners, stevia and monk fruit, there is no chemical after taste common in other low sugar products. Made in the USA, flavors include Cookies and Cream, Cookie Dough Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Grandma’s Lemon Bar. A great post-workout fuel.
2. Noxgear Tracer360 Illuminated and Reflective Vest
Noxgear’s flexible fiber optic cables and 3M reflector chest belts alert distracted drivers and traffic before their headlights reach you. A unique X shape LED light pattern guarantees a larger visibility area, making you visible from over a quarter mile in any direction. Change between 6 super bright solid colors – red, blue, purple, pink, green, and orange and select 5 eye-catching multi-color flashing modes. Based on real visual science Noxgear will keep you safe on your pre-dawn and evening runs.
3. Run Gum BubbleMint Boost Bundle
Developed by highly accomplished USA Olympian Nick Symmonds, Run Gum is a powerful and innovative endurance gum for athletes. Designed to boost your energy and focus with caffeine, taurine and B vitamins, Run Gum will maximize your performance during your training. Run like an Olympian! Run the Day.
4. Without Limits™ Athletic Lifestyle Apparel
Represent what you live each day with Without Limits athletic branded lifestyle apparel! When you wear Without Limits™ apparel, you put yourself in the mindset to “Embrace the Challenge” in sports and in life. Founded by elite endurance athlete and coach Tom Clifford, Without Limits™ is a coaching, race event planning, and apparel brand that will inspire you. If you believe in yourself every day, if you strive to reach your goals, and if you live your life to the fullest, you will wear your Without Limits™ apparel proudly!
5. BANa Rehydration Drink
BANa Rehydration Drink is the “IV in a bottle” rehydration drink created by Dr. Benjamin Yoo, modeled after the saline IV solutions that are used in the ER. Utilizing the rehydrating properties of sodium BANa replenishes your body’s store of electrolytes without adding unwanted sugar or calories. With a berry flavor, sea salt, and stevia, BANa is your premier rehydration drink.
6. ATN Compression Socks & Sleeves
Compression socks and sleeves can be effective in increasing circulation, decreasing muscle soreness and fatigue, minimizing swelling, and clearing lactic acid build up. ATN Compression Socks are a super comfortable fit and are constructed with a wide top band that ensures the socks don’t cut into your calf or slip down… plus they are really great looking!
7. Food Groove Mission Super Food Bites
Fuel your everyday warrior side with an on-the-go superfood snack without ever sacrificing flavor. Food Groove Mission’s pure, raw Superfood Bites are carefully crafted using only the most nutritious natural ingredients, come conveniently packed in a 10-bite pouch, and carry a seriously delicious punch in Mother Earth, Nutty Adventurer, and Holy Truffle Punch flavors. Wow… you simply must try them!
8. “Running Man” A Memoir by Charlie Engle
A remarkably candid memoir from world-class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle. After battling an addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol for over a decade, Engle turned to running as a form of penance and an avenue for recovery. This is a propulsive, raw and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance and transcending it. Running Man is a book not only about running, but rather a tale about human capacity: for misery, for self-destruction, for rebirth, for redemption, for grace and most importantly, for love.” A must read.
9. Goodr Running Sunglasses from Fleet Feet Wilmington
Goodr Running Sunglasses only look expensive… but they are everything you need and more. You call them sunglasses, we call them essentials. Polarized lenses protect you from harmful UV-rays while a no-slip coating will keep them in place when the sweat comes down like rain. Goodr is committed to making sure your sunglasses are stylish and your eyes are protected. They come in a variety of cool colors so you can block out glare in style. No surprise they are one of Men’s Health Fitness Awards for 2018. Available at Fleet Feet Wilmington.
Take your stuff on the run! The SPIbelt (Small Personal Item belt) is the no-bounce belt for runners, athletes and adventurers that holds all of your important personal items discreetly during any activity. Going for a run, walking your dog, weightlifting at the gym, or just wearing clothes that have no pockets, the SPIbelt holds your items snug to your body so don’t have to worry about misplacing them or being distracted by them. Ideal for fitness, travel and more.
11. Runners Essentials Daily Vitamin Formula
If you are an endurance athlete, Runners Essentials Daily Vitamin was made for you. It is the first and only formula to combine phytonutrient adaptogens, essential vitamins and elements, and powerful antioxidants into a single daily formula, all targeted to optimize performance, promote health, and speed recovery in runners and endurance athletes.
Created by Scott W. Tunis MD FACS, a multi-patent holding, Board Certified Physician and Surgeon, vitamin Clinical Trial Investigator, and endurance athlete, in collaboration with elite endurance athlete and Coach Tom Clifford and Nutritionist Diana Davis, Runners Essentials is the ultimate synergy of athletics, science, and nutrition. GMO and gluten-free, with a formula based on legitimate, peer-reviewed, scientific studies, and manufactured in the USA in a GMP facility, Runners Essentials is the gold standard in endurance nutrition. But you don’t have to take our word for it, read what real athletes have to say about Runners Essentials Daily Vitamin Formula.
The Runners Essentials Daily Vitamin Formula’s Ultimate Runner’s Kit Giveaway
We’ve partnered with all the above national brands to bring you the Ultimate Giveaway of 11 Essential Items for Your Runner’s Kit.
Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to find the posts and enter to win. Like and Share and the posts, follow all the partner brand pages and tag as many of your friends you know who need this Runner’s Kit in the comments to be entered to win our Ultimate Runner’s Kit Giveaway!
That’s it! Giveaway ends 11:59 PM on April 30, 2019. Winner announced May 1, 2019.
Win all the items in this photo!
This GIVEAWAY package is valued at $535 and includes:
Two 12 packs of FitJoy organic protein bars | One small sized Noxgear Tracer360 Illuminated running vest | Two 12 packs of Run Gum BubbleMint bundle, boxes, autographed by Olympian Nick Symmonds | Without Limits branded athletic lifestyle apparel – 2 t-shirts, one tank, 2 pairs of socks and water bottle | One 12 pack case of BANa Rehydration Drink | One Pair of ATN Compression Socks + one pair of calf sleeves | One 10 pack variety box of Food Groove Mission Super Food Bites | Autographed book by Charlie Engle, “Running Man” | One pair of the newest model Goodr running sunglasses | Wrightsville Beach Marathon (now Wilmington NC Marathon) 10th Anniversary commemorative t-shirts (2) | One SPIBelt | 3-Month supply of Runners Essentials Daily Vitamin Formula.