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GIFT GUIDE: SUSTAINABLE GIFTS FOR RUNNERS

Runners are looking to find the right sustainable products for their active lifestyle. See the JackRabbit recommended sustainable gifts for runners.

Shopping for gifts for the sustainable runner in your life? Look no further, we’ve got some great environmentally friendly suggestions below!

We’ve all looked at the world in a different perspective this year, and we know finding the right sustainable products is more important than ever. Our Team Member, Ike Tucker, has put together an excellent selection of gifts for you.

SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR

Let’s hop right into it with arguably the most important part of running – footwear!

How much better can you get than a plant-based performance running shoe? It checks all the boxes for sustainable gifts for runners! :Look no further than the Reebok Forever Floatride; it has you covered.

This forward-thinking running shoe is made with eucalyptus bark, bloom algae, castor bean oil and natural rubber, this shoe is crafted with both your run and our planet in mind.

SUSTAINABLE RUNNING APPAREL

Now that you’ve laced up the person you’re shopping for, let’s look at the next layer for some additional shopping ideas, and no need to look too far, as icebreaker brings in a perfect complementing sustainable running top. 

What’s that, stylish, comfy, and biodegradable don’t mesh? Think again, as the yarnmasters at Icebreaker have perfected all three. They’ve brought all three categories together without a second thought. Their 250 Vertex Long Sleeve Half-Zip ($140) incorporates style, while also being naturally renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. 

HYDRATION

Let’s take a minute to pause from shopping and remember to always hydrate. Oh wait! We also have the perfect gift to stay hydrated and also give back, why not check out our Hydro Flask products.

Hydro Flasks are perfect reusable bottles for any outdoor enthusiasts, but what’s even better, the company contributes to Parks For All. Consistently Hydro Flask has committed to giving back and have donated over $1.5 million to date.

NUTRITION THAT GIVES BACK

If you’re Hydrating you should probably grab a snack as well to keep those energy levels filled. Well, guess what? I bet I can find something yummy for you. And yes, it’s healthy, tastes good, and sustainable…checkout the Honey Stinger Organic Cracker Bar. It really is as good as it sounds.

Plus Honey Stinger is always committed to having the most authentic and organic Honey nutrition products through their True Source Honey Pledge.

Sustainable gifts for runners Cracker Bar from Honey Stinger
SHOP HONEYSTINGER

SOCKS THAT WALK THE WALK

Now that you’re stuffed, let’s finish with a great “Socking” stuffer. As I mentioned we’re all trying to be as environmentally conscious as possible, and so is Balega. They’ve taken huge strides at providing a comfortable sock, while keeping sustainability in mind. That’s why all Balega packaging is printed on partially recycled boards and their manufacturing facilities use water recycling purification systems that recover up to 50% of wastewater. 

SHOP BALEGA RUNNING SOCKS

We hope our eco-friendly trip through the JackRabbit virtual shelves helps you add a sustainable lens your holiday shopping this year.

We wish you all a meaningful holiday season and we wish you many happy miles of running ahead.

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GIFT GUIDE: TOP PICKS FOR HIGH-MILEAGE RUNNERS

Do you have someone special in your life who never seems to NOT be running? Are they consistently cranking out 30+ miles a week? It takes a special kind of person to be a high mileage runner, and while they seem invincible, need to place an even higher amount of care in their training regimen. They put their bodies through the ringer week after week, so it’s important they set themselves up for success. 

Here are the top gifts for the high mileage runner in your life, recommended by our very own in-house high mileage runner, Andrew.

Andrew Lyle Running Strong
Andrew ‘high-miler’ running the Athens Marathon 2019

BEST GIFTS FOR HIGH-MILEAGE RUNNERS

Watch and learn as we take you on a tour of a JackRabbit store for the best of the best for logging the miles.

RECOVERY FOOTWEAR

I use recovery footwear whenever I can when I’m at home. Because my feet take a pounding running so many miles every week, it’s important for me that I take care of them anytime I’m NOT running.

My preference is the Oofos OOahh Slide Recovery Sandal

Oofos recovery slide

 

VIBRATING FOAM ROLLER

There’s only one thing better for a runner’s calves than foam roller… a VIBRATING foam roller. I use a vibrating foam roller because it digs in to my muscles, reducing my soreness, on an even deeper level and helps me recover faster.

My preference is the Hyperice Vyper 2.0

Hyperice Vyper Roller

GPS WATCH

There’s a reason GPS watches have become an industry standard. When you run enough miles on a weekly basis, you want to make sure you are being as ACCURATE as possible with your mileage tracking. Whether I’m using the “lap” feature to track my splits on track, or gauging my pace every mile on one of my long runs, my watch is my favorite accessory. 

I use the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music; I like to have my tunes.

ENERGY SUSTAINING NUTRITION

Anyone who’s logging 8+ miles on their weekly long run needs to have a nutrition plan. During longer activity, we lose a lot of sodium while we sweat and burn a lot of calories, which is why I incorporate nutrition into my longer runs.

I personally prefer energy gels, like GU. GU Energy Gels provide electrolytes to keep my sodium levels up, CARBOHYDRATES to give me energy, and branch-chain amino acids to decrease any damage to my muscles. 

Gu Energy Gels

HIGH-CUSHIONED FOOTWEAR

Not every day is race day. Although I make sure to incorporate speed workouts on the track and faster tempo runs into my weekly schedule, a lot of the time I’m just trying to maintain my high mileage goals. For these longer runs, I use a more cushioned shoe to help support my tired feet while pounding away at the road. 

I recommend the brand HOKA ONE ONE, who is widely known for their use of high cushioning in the midsole. I’m neutral footed, so my go-to is the HOKA Clifton 7. Plus their TK Pack colorway is sickkkkkk 

Hoka Clifton 7
Hoka Bondi 7 - Cushion