You’re probably busy shopping for gifts to give your family and friends this holiday season, but we hope you haven’t forgotten about yourself! We’re here to help you answer the question you may hear a lot this month - what can I get you?
We’ve done the work for you by compiling a wish list of gifts that any runner would love to see under their tree. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran marathoner, this year’s featured gifts will give your loved ones a chance to celebrate you and your passion for running.
Some of these gifts are available for a limited time only, so be sure to tell your loved ones to snatch them up before they are gone!
I. Are you fired up to be a part of our 10th anniversary celebration? Or perhaps you want to try a new destination race? If you want to be a part of the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, ask your loved ones to gift you a registration to the race of your choice.
II. Have you already registered for a 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon event but are looking to make your race experience even more memorable? Let your loved ones know they can upgrade you to a Race Weekend VIP or bid on The VIP Experience* package, which includes special access to exclusive areas and events for you and your number one fan.
III. Make sure you train in style with P3R gear from the 10 Year Anniversary In-Training, Spirit of Black and Gold, and 4RUN2 collections. You will look like a million bucks but your loved ones may end up spending a lot less thanks to the Gear Up* package and/or special deals at the P3R gear store throughout the month of December.
IV. If you can’t imagine taking a single step without a motivating playlist, keep dropping hints about that pair of wireless headphones you’ve been eyeing for months. Our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods have a great selection of earbuds and headphones to choose from.
V. Are you a charity runner looking for a new way to raise funds? Perhaps you could host a “fun run” to share your love of running with family and friends! You could ask them to help make your fundraiser one to remember by bidding on the Inflatable in Your Yard* package, which includes set up of the P3R inflatable at your home, school or business.
VI. Is it time to retire your favorite shoes and invest in a new pair? Tell your loved ones that you could elevate your training with the brand new Brooks Levitate running shoe. It’s designed to give the most energy return of leading performance running shoes and is the ideal training partner if you’re looking to Run Happy.
VII. Runners know that stretching alone is not always enough to release muscles tightness, so why not ask for a foam massage roller to help with recovery during training? Tell your loved ones that this super-versatile piece of equipment can provide some serious benefits after a long training run.
VIII. Are you worried that your months of training could be derailed because nature might call during the race? Imagine having a “throne of your own” to use mid-race! Ask your loved ones to bid on the Private Port-O-John* package so you can bypass the lines at a bank of portable toilets along the course.
IX. Are you and your sweetie thinking of getting engaged? Race day is perfect for such an occasion if running is a big part of your lives! Make this race day extra special by mentioning or bidding on the Perfect Proposal* package, which includes a designated finish line area spot to “pop the question,” your personal moment captured by a professional photographer, a bouquet of flowers and bottle of champagne.
X. You are training hard for the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and will earn some awesome bling once you cross that finish line. You’ll want to proudly show off your medal long after race weekend is done, so ask your loved ones for the world's first 3-D shadow box, made right here in Pittsburgh.
* These special packages are currently available through the Kids of STEEL holiday auction. Funds raised will help this free, award-winning youth physical activity and nutrition program reach even more local communities. Bidding for this online charity auction will end at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 15.