National Running Day – Deals & Giveaways

It’s one of the only holidays I celebrate, National Running Day. If you have never ran before, try it today. Five minutes is all I ask. It doesn’t even have to be half a mile.

Normally, I sign up several marathons on this day since there’s always deals too good to pass up. However, since I went on a bit of a marathon binge this Spring, and a half Ironman in the fall that was pricey, I’m going to have to exhibit some self control. But you know what they say, it’s not over until the deal expired. So instead I’ll share what’s on my rader.

National Running Day

Rock & Roll Marathons & Half Marathons – I know we all have our opinions on these events, between the price and the circus it creates. But try as I may, I always half a blast and today the prices are actually reasonable, at least for the marathons. Up to $20 off most of their race registrations

Sparkly Soul Headbands – Is hosting a giveaway. I’ve actually never owned one, so maybe today is my lucky day?

Timex  For every use of #IMARUNNER on National Running Day, Timex will donate $5, up to $20,000, towards the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Team Boomer program.  Individuals who contribute content via the hashtag #IMARUNNER will also be qualified to win Timex® IRONMAN® watches. I could really use one!

ProCompression Socks – Not really a national running day deal, but still a good one. 50% off all socks with the code “JUNE”

New York Event – Sometimes, I really miss living in Brooklyn with all my heart. Besides my family and friends that still live there, there’s always something cool going on like this “singlet mixer” or NYRR handing out some free stuff.  The New York Road Runners will be set up at East Drive and Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park from 7am to 10am and at Pier 2 on the path at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 5pm to 7pm. At each spot, they’ll be passing out free water, free five-borough bandanas and free National Running Day bibs.

CitySports – 20% off with code RunDay on select running gear. Not the greatest, but if you’re going to buy something anyways, might as well use it.


That’s all I have for this morning but I’m going to keep updating this post as I check my email for more deals so come back later and check!



What are you doing for National Running Day? I’m running! I might buy myself a little running present too… maybe.

Celebrating National Running Day & Marathon Coupon Codes

What’s my favorite holiday?  I would like to say 4th for July since I don’t have to work, it’s usually warm and most of the time I get a 4 day weekend!  Plus there are fireworks and lots of food.  No my favorite day comes a month earlier on National Running Day!

How to celebrate National Running Day?

1. Go Running! Go in the morning, go during lunch or after work! Or at all three times if you’re like me.  Go for a mile or 5 or 10!

2. Sign up for a Race This is the one day a year where the two largest marathon/half marathon companies offer the biggest discount on race fees.

This US Road Sports flier summarizes their sales.  I’ve only done the SLC marathon and you can read my recap.  It was a well put together course and a medium size race.  I’m thinking of signing up for Georgia for 2014.

US Running Discount

Competitor group which does the Rock n Roll races has it’s own discount as well.  $20 off any race.  They have a full summary up on their site.  I’m heavily leaning towards New Orleans in February since I’ve been wanting to visit for a while.  Be warned though, Rock n Roll races are huge events.  Although the full marathon may only have 4,000 runners the half marathon may have over 30,000.  You will feel slightly like a flock of sheep for the first 13 miles.  Despite the size, the races I’ve run such as the RnR USA DC marathon, one of my favorites, are very well-organized.

Or better yet sign up for a small local trail race.  The TARC fall classic races are usually about $25 with fees or $35 for the Bear Brook Trail Marathon.  

3. Treat Yourself Some Running Gear – Been eyeing a pair of compression socks, or arm sleeves or a running skirt.  Check the site, they might be running a sale or two today to celebrate running.

How are you celebrating National Running Day?

Know of any good running sales or codes today?