Money-Saving Tips for Runners

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Posted by Thomas Filed Under: Running Tips

running tipsIt has been said more than once that running is a cheap sport. However, when adding up the money I spend on it over a year, I’m not sure I agree. As with everything you do, there are plenty of ways to spend your money. If you want to run along at a budget, try a few of those things: (more…)

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Running Shoes

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There are several ways to save money on running shoes:

1. Know what type of shoe you need. Use a tool like Road Runners Sports’ Shoe Dog or Runners World’s Running Shoe Finder to determine which models are best for you. (more…)

How To Save Money Running

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One of the many things I love about running is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy the sport. But, even so, there are still ways you can save money on your running habit. Check out these tips for running on a budget:

Buy old models of your favorite running shoes.
Like car dealerships, running stores try to clear out last year’s models of running shoes when the new models come in. The old models are usually almost the same shoe, but at a much cheaper price. Some runners stock up on old models when they go on sale. You can also search the Internet for older models of your favorite running shoes. (more…)

Ten Ways to Save on Racing Costs: Money Saving Tips for Runners

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If you do a lot of racing, the entry fees can start to add up. Depending on the length of the race and its prestige, a race can cost anywhere from $40 to over $100. Not only that, depending on where your race is, you also need to factor in travel costs.

But there’s no need to limit your racing activities because the costs are too high. There are ways to save money and get to the starting line.

1. Volunteer. Depending on the race, you’ll either get a free entry or a discounted entry. I volunteer at my local trail running racing series. In exchange, I race for free and still get the race-day swag plus some volunteer gifts.There are five races during the season, and all I have to do is get up an hour earlier, head to the location, and spend a couple of hours checking racers in and giving them their race bibs. Then I race, and after help with venue tear down and clean up. (more…)

Money Saving Tips for Runners

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1. Buy only what is needed

There are a lot of things that you can buy for running. To save money, stick with the essentials to get started. Most important is a good pair of running sneakers that were selected based on a gait analysis at a running shop. To keep your feet from blistering, you need moisture wicking socks – available at any sporting goods store and several discount retailers. You don’t need anything more until you get up to long distances, when you will want to consider moisture-wicking clothes. A watch is optional too. You don’t have to time yourself all of the time. If you feel you must, buy an inexpensive watch with a split timer. Anything else is a luxury that you can avoid to save money. (more…)