• Thu, Nov 29 2012

10 Festive Christmas Run Outfit Ideas For Your Holiday Race, Minus The Santa Suit

christmas run outfit ideas
‘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 Capris

They call it "relay print," we call it "candy cane pants." $58 at Nike

Merino Beanie

The color is right, and the price is right. (And it also comes in red.)   $20 at icebreaker

Christmas Shoelaces

If 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 Jacket

It'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 Dress

This 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 Sweater

This 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 Socks

Colored 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

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