Training for marathons is hard work. It takes dedication to wake up early for morning runs, deal with aching joints and manage sanity during long runs. Does that sound like gift shopping, too? Here are some ideas to find the great gifts for marathon runners.

1. The Complete Runner's Day-By-Day Log 2019 Calendar

Calendars are a great way to keep someone accountable with running. Plus there’s nothing more rewarding to see completed runs on a calendar.

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2. The Runner's World Cookbook: 150 Ultimate Recipes for...

Every good running plan needs a healthy meal. A recipe book gives your favorite runner the fuel to keep running miles.

Regular Price: $27.50 Price: $18.61 Buy / View on

3. Hal Higdon Ultimate Training Programs

Training for marathons takes consistency and scheduling. But why reinvent the wheel when Hal Higdon has a schedule ready for use?

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4. Audible Membership

Music can get boring, so give the gift of knowledge through Audible. They have almost every audiobook, allowing your favorite runner to find the book to get their brain running laps.

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5. MIRACOL Hydration Backpack

Why carry water bottles in your hand when you can carry it on your back? Hydration backpacks make the perfect gift for marathon runners since they can keep your favorite runner hydrated for long distances.

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6. Physix Gear Compression Socks

Training for marathons can do funny things to the body. Lend a helping hand with compression socks that help circulation in legs and feet.

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7. Women’s Long Sleeve Shirt

Sometimes it’s too cold for short sleeves and too warm for a jacket. Long sleeves are the perfect match for running.

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8. Foot Massager Roller

For some, a marathon means more than 50,000 steps. The gift of a foot massager is a perfect gift for marathon runners who need happy feet.

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9. ASICS Women’s Performance Tights

Running tights keep runners warm and their muscles tight together. Plus superheroes wear tights. If it’s good enough for Batman, it’s a perfect gift for marathon runners.

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10. Reflective Elastic Adjustable Running Vest

A reflective vest can mean the difference between life and death. When was the last time you gave the gift of life?

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11. Hands-Free Dog Leash

Man’s best friend is also man’s best running partner. A dog leash is the perfect gift for marathon runners.

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12. HOKA ONE Recovery Sandals

You only get one pair of feet in life. So the perfect gift for marathon runners are comfy sandals to help recover after those long runs.

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13. Siren Polarized Sports Sunglasses

They’re not the most stylish sunglasses, but the less squinting your favorite runner does, the happier they are on runs.

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14. Bluetooth Headphones

Solo runs for several hours is more than physical exhaustion. Being alone for that long without entertainment can be mentally taxing, too. A pair of Bluetooth headphones will keep one sane without the hassle of a cord.

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15. Body Glide Anti Friction Cream

Male long distance runners can unite over nipple chafes from long runs. So, this is the perfect gift for marathon runners. No more nipple pain in the shower!

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16. Brooks Distance Short Sleeve

When the sun shines and the temperatures rise, your favorite runner starts to sweat up a storm. The Brooks Distance short sleeve will keep their body well ventilated — but beware the Farmer’s Tan.

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17. NIKE Women’s Tempo Running Shorts

A runner can never have too many running shorts, especially since it means fewer laundry trips.

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18. Mizuno Men’s Kato 2.0 Hoody Jacket

Running sucks sometimes — more so when it rains. A lightweight rain jacket is a great gift for runners who need to stay semi-dry.

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19. Running Hat

A running hat does more than keep the sun out of eyes. It also soaks up sweat.

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20. Running Gloves

You can’t put your hands in your pockets when it’s cold. Running gloves keeps your favorite runner from becoming Jack Frost.

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21. Foam Roller

Long distance running can make leg muscles seize up and need massaging. A foam roller avoids any awkward requests for massages.

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22. FASTBON Short Compression Socks

Cotton socks make feet sweaty and in summer that can mean blisters — which doesn’t make life fun. Grab a pack of running socks that keep feet dry.

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23. GU Energy Original Nutrition

Marathon training requires, at times, 20 mile runs. The body gets hungry but you can’t bust out a hamburger. A pack of energy gel will help your favorite runner keep fueled during those long runs.

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24. Run Gum Mint Energy Gum

Waking up to dark, early mornings to go run can sometimes take a lot of energy. Run Gum is the perfect gift for marathon runners who need a boost before runs.

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25. Nathan QuickShot Flask

Training for long runs means long bouts of running, oftentimes going far distances without access to drinking fountains. Carrying a water bottle can be tiring, however. This flask is the perfect water bottle that won’t keep them running to the bathroom.

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26. Running Utility Belt

No, it’s not a fanny pack. Just like Batman, it’s a utility belt that is the perfect gift for marathon runners. Your favorite runner can carry some cash, phone, headphones and food for those long runs.

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26.2! Poster Board

The final .2 miles is the toughest portion of the race. So pick up some poster board, decorate with encouragement and cheer on your favorite marathoner. A 26.2 race is exhausting, and they’ll need all the support they can get!

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Running takes a lot of hard work. So does gift shopping!

Any one of these items will make perfect gifts for marathon runners. Didn’t find a gift? The author of this list will run a mile for every unhappy reader.

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