Running is one of the oldests sports in history. Ever since Antiquity, competitive running has been a staple of athletic events. Organized races are known to have existed as early as the second millenium B.C.E. — the most famous event of which being the ancient Greek Olympics. The marathon itself dates back to 490 B.C.E. during the Battle of Marathon. Though times have changed since then, the art and skill of running has not. If anything, running competitions have never been more popular. For example, every year the U.S. hosts more than 2,000 half-marathon races and more than 15,000 five-kilometer (or “5k” for short) races. On top of that, more than half a million Americans participate in a marathon, and that number shows no signs of waning.
Because of running’s popularity, now is a good time to consider marathon gifts for your friends and loved ones. What are marathon gifts? Marathon gifts are special products that pertain to running, both in and outside of the track. These gifts are a wonderful way of showing a runner that you care. Some of them can even be personalized! Check out these gift ideas and try not to be impressed:
- Runners headbands
- Runners mugs
- Running decals
- Running necklace charms
- Running car magnets
- Running LED lights, and of course:
- Runners beer glasses
Running will always be a priority for runners, needless to say, but these personalized gifts can be just the thing to wow your special runner friend or loved one. Whether you are a serious runner yourself or just a casual observer, getting these gifts for whatever occasion will be sure to put a smile on a runner’s face. As long as running is popular, there will always be room for personalized marathon gifts.
What do you think about these gift items? Is there anything you would like to see made? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom. Happy trails! More.