There are few things more satisfying than getting a killer swag bag at a race. No, not those wimpy drawstrings filled with a few coupons and a lonely PowerBar—we’re talking the generous sacks stuffed with a T-shirt, snacks, sports gels, stroopwafels, sunscreen, the whole nine yards.
Getting a bag like that makes the pain train you signed up for worth its ticket price. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could get swag like that regularly, without even having to toe a start line? Enter: monthly subscription boxes for runners. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, from great boxes of runner-centric gear and goods to food and fitness boxes that anyone will love.
As an added bonus, these are great for that runner-buddy who you’re having a hard time finding a perfect gift for. Once they subscribe, it truly will be a gift that keeps on giving.
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This book-and-brew combo sets up well-read runners with a bag of hand-roasted coffee to rev them up prerun, and two new hardcover bestsellers to relax into afterward. Simply choose between whole or ground beans and eight different literary genres, including acclaimed fiction, mystery, sci-fi, and thriller. (If you prefer to sample the shelves, there’s also a “Surprise Me!” option.)