This Tuesday’s topic is How do you save money on running gear/races?
Ok so this was last week’s topic. Better Late than Never.
I admit it. I’m cheap sometimes. I do not have to buy all the gadgets or expensive clothing.
Here are a few ways I save money:
- Register for races EARLY.
I know that this can be dangerous but I always register when the price is the cheapest. I may have been burned a few times but I know that I have saved more money than I’ve lost.
I’m already registering for 2022 races as they become available.
- DIY Arm Sleeves
Even though I am a Zensah ambassador, I just buy cheap ($1 ones if possible) knee socks and cut off the foot. I can either throw them away or stuff them in a pocket.
- Dollar Store Gloves
Love them. They’re light. You can double up (in colder weather) and most importantly, they’re cheap so you will probably never lose them.
- Older Models of Shoes
Once you find a pair of running shoes you love, they will change them. The good news that that the older models are cheaper.
- Online Used Running Clothes
I have gotten some great deals on clothing in good condition that other runners no longer want. There are many sites. Poshmark is one. Skirt Sports has a FB page as well.
Even better is to sell the clothes that no longer fit or than you no longer wear. Use that money to buy new stuff lol
I runfessed about both HERE.
- Go Low Tech
What did runners do before treadmills, watches and recovery tools??
Don’t hate me for saying this…
But instead of buying a treadmill, run outside! Instead of a foam roller, use a tennis, golf or lacrosse ball.
Do you really need all the stats on the latest running watch?
- Become an Ambassador
I will say that it is not easy to get selected as a brand ambassador especially for the competitive ones (if you do not have a high readership or zillions of followers on your social media accounts).
And the discounts you get (due to the increased number of ambassadors and cost of products) are not as great as in the past. But still it is something if you are are going to buy those items anyway.
My two favorites:
Happy Running! How do you save money on running gear/races?? Please share.