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Trail Runner's Gift Guide

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Trail Runner's Gift Guide

Whether you're running through Frick Park with our Tuesday Trail Run Club, or training for longer trail runs and ultras, trail running on rugged and scenic trails requires more than just passion; it demands gear that can keep up with the twists, turns, and challenges of the great outdoors. For the trail runner in your life, this holiday season is the perfect opportunity to elevate their experience with thoughtful gifts tailored to their adventurous spirit. Whether they're a seasoned trail aficionado or just starting their journey, our Trail Runner's Holiday Gift Guide is curated to enhance their runs, promote safety, and provide comfort. From top-notch footwear to essential accessories, each item on this list is selected to cater to the unique needs of those who find solace in the untamed beauty of nature. So, dive into our guide and discover the perfect gift to fuel their passion for trail running.

 Trail Running Shoes

High-quality trail running shoes are essential for any trail runner. Look for brands like Salomon, Altra, or Hoka One One, known for their durability and traction.

Men's Hoka Speedgoat 5

Women's Hoka Speedgoat 5


Hydration Gear

A good hydration pack or handheld water bottle is crucial for staying hydrated on the trails. Consider options with features like easy-access pockets and adjustable straps for a comfortable fit.

Osprey Duro

Osprey Dyna


Trail Running Apparel
rab sonic tee

Lightweight, moisture-wicking, and breathable trail running clothing makes a great gift. Look for items like moisture-wicking shirts, quick-drying shorts, and compression socks.

Men's Rab Force T

Women's Sonic T


Headlamp or Trail Running Lights
biolite 425

Since many trail runners go out early in the morning or late in the evening, a reliable headlamp or running lights can enhance safety and visibility on the trails.

Biolite Headlamp


GPS Watch
garmin instinct

A GPS watch designed for trail running can track distance, elevation, and provide navigation features. Brands like Garmin and Suunto offer excellent options tailored for trail enthusiasts.

Garmin Instinct 2S


Trail Running Socks
injinji sock

High-quality, moisture-wicking socks can make a big difference on the trail. Look for brands like Injinji or Darn Tough for socks designed specifically for trail running.

Injinji Socks

Darn Tough Socks


Massage or Foam Roller
roll recovoery 1

Help your trail runner recover with a massage stick or foam roller. These tools can aid in muscle recovery and prevent soreness after challenging trail runs.

Roll Recovery R1


Trail Maps or Guidebooks
guide book

Inspire their next adventure with trail maps or guidebooks for popular trail running destinations. This can also be a great way for them to discover new routes.

Guide Books


Gift Cards

gift cards

If you're unsure about their preferences, a gift card to your local sporting goods store, outdoor retailer, or a popular trail running brand allows them to choose the gear or accessories they need.

Gift Cards


Remember to consider the specific needs and preferences of the trail runner you're shopping for, and you're sure to find the perfect gift to enhance their trail running experience.

Interested in joining a group of local Trail Runners to run together and enjoy miles on our local trails? Our 3ROC Trail Run Tuesday meetup runs from the shop in Regent Square through the trails of Frick Park every Tuesday evening at 6pm with several pace groups, and a zero drop (no runner left behind!) practice. 

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