Gifts for the Beginner and Experienced Runners


by David Falk

The season is slowly creeping in on the calendar; the air has transitioned from cooling to cold and as we greet the impending new year and the snowy fields that define Canadian winter, runners need to be ready with the right gear. Whether training inside or out, whether expert or beginner, your runner needs the right shoes, jackets, and tops because when it fits and feels right, the effort is inevitably easier and can be–dare we say it–fun. Here are a few favorites picked by the Running Room purchasing department for the runner in your life.

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If you are looking for a gift for anyone starting out, comfort should be your first priority: the gear (and the colour) don’t make you fast, you make it fast. When considering what will get someone out the door quicker, the question should be, are they comfortable enough to feel like they could accumulate 100 miles in these shoes, shirts, jackets, tights? Yes. Could you do 50 more? Yes. Then let’s go.

Beginner Runner – Women


Running Room High Impact Racer Back Bra – $34.99


Running Room Unisex Reflective Jacket  – $99.99


Running Room Full Length Run Tight – $79.99



Beginner Runner – Men


Running Room Texture Back ½ Zip – $59.99


Running Room Technical Knit Pant – $79.99


Beginner Runner – Shoes / Neutral


Brooks Glycerin 16 – $199.99


Saucony Triumph iSO 5 – $194.99


Beginner Runner – Shoes / Stability


New Balance 860V9 – $164.99


Acics Gel Kayano 25 – $219.99



It’s cold out, the sun is down, and everyone’s breath materializes in front of their face but the die-hard runner still must get out and do the work because it’s the only way to reach the goal that has been set. Jackets that are high on heat retention and breathability, tights that keep your legs toasty and uninterrupted range of motion, and shoes that are fast and resilient. All to get them where they need to go.

Experienced Runner – Women

Running Room Brush Back Thermal Run Tight – $79.99


Running Room Extreme Element 3-in-1 Jacket – $149.99


Running Room Reflective Print Long Sleeve Shirt – $49.99

Experienced Runner – Men

Running Room Extreme Wind Proof Pant – $109.99



Running Room Extreme Base Thermal Hoodie – $89.99



Experienced Runner – Shoes/ Neutral


Saucony Freedom iso 2 – $199.99

ON cloudflyer – $199.99


Experienced Runner – Shoes / Lightweight


New Balance 1400V6 – $129.99








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