‘Tis the season for Jingle Bell Jogs, Santa Speedo Races, and your favorite Christmas run, which is good for two things (mostly): They keep us training for something while parties and cookie platters threaten to derail our training, and they’re some of the best races for anyone who likes to get festive.
Running Santas are amazing, to be sure, but if you’re seriously trying to hit a time goal (or just seriously trying not to chafe), a full-on Santa suit might not be your speed. Still: even if you’re not into elaborate costumes, it’s still fun to get gussied up, so we rounded up a few festive options–from running tights and running skirts, to gloves and hats in holiday colors–so that you can get into the spirit.
Check out what we found:
Nike Relay Print CaprisThey call it "relay print," we call it "candy cane pants." $58 at Nike
Merino BeanieThe color is right, and the price is right. (And it also comes in red.) $20 at icebreaker
Christmas ShoelacesIf you're not into dropping serious money on running clothes that aren't black, try these…and buy them for your whole team. $2.49 at amazon.com
Lululemon What The Fluff JacketIt's pricey, but if you live somewhere cold, you'll need it–at your Christmas run, and all winter. $248 at lululemon
Nuu-Muu Running DressThis running dress is just a little bit festive…and did we mention that it's a running dress? You can wear on its own or with pants, and while the red piping is pretty adorable for a Christmas Run (we'd layer it over a warmer top), it's still basic enough to wear all year. $55 at nuu muu
Toasty Mitts Red and Black SweaterThis cute tech top is festive…and still wearable for the rest of winter. On sale for $67.00 at skirtsports.com
Women's CEP Running Compression SocksColored socks are a great way to make your running gear look festive, and compression socks are also a great way to bring down your recovery time. $59.99 at Road Runner Sports
Photo: flickr user Galeria de