5K’s of the Holidays: 9 Amazing Stocking Stuffers!

Today we start five days of great holiday giveaways for mother runners. I don't give away many secrets this time of year, so you'll have to trust me when I type that you definitely want to check in here for the next five days. We've lined up some incredible running  products, both big and small.

Before we get to the good stuff, here's how it's going to work. For the winners today through Thursday, we will announce them all as a group on this Saturday, December 8. (We are also announcing the winners of the T-shirt slogans and the Champion sports bras that galore!) The winner of the ultimate mother runner grand prize, a contest that will run from Friday, Dec. 7 to Friday, Dec. 14, will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 15.

You may enter once every day. Believe it or not, we have enough brain cells left to know that if picks the same person twice, we'll ask it to pick again.

Canadians can enter today. I need to confirm the rest of our prizes can make it up north, so stay tuned. But have at it today, Canuck BAMRs.

O.k., I think that's it. Let's spin that wheel and stuff some stockings...

Light 'em up: Saucony Ulti-Mitts ($50)

Nearly bombproof, these wind- and water-proof Saucony Ulti-Mitts keep your fingers toasty and your entire self visible; the reflective logo and a rechargeable light create a bright blur as you speed along.

Give 'em lip: There She Goes Organic Lip Balm Set ($25)

With names like Cross Country Citrus, VO2Max Vanilla, and Starting Line Strawberry, these yummy organic, 25 SPF lip balms from There She Goes are as necessary as fuel and water on any long run. And there's enough to stash one in your purse, in the car, by your bed, and to share with your pals (because I, um, never ask Sarah for her lip balm. Ever.).

Hang up and run: Run Pretty Far Phone Case ($25)

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. These inspirational phone cases from Run Pretty Far fit iPhone 4 and 5 and Samsung Galaxy 3. Just run indeed.

Find your faith: 8 x 10 print by StephLawsonDesign ($15)

I pretty much want to wallpaper all my walls with this quote from my fave runner on this delicious, simple print by Steph Lawson, an art teacher and runner. (She shares this story about combining her two passions: "One day, one of my students told me that he’d figured out what my other job [her print business] was, and with a straight face, stated, 'You’re training for the Olympics.' I tried to contain my laughter as I asked him to explain his reasoning. He said, 'Well, you’ve told us that you run just about every day, and I can’t imagine why anyone would do that to themselves unless they had to as part of training for the Olympics.'")

Document your dreams: Believe I Am Training Journal ($25)

In a time where it's hard to remember using a pen except for a writing a grocery list, the beautiful Believe I Am Training Journal, created by professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Ro McGettigan, is a great reason to sit down, creatively plan your path, chart your training, and, most importantly, believe you are. (Because we know you are.)

Cheers to you: Mile Stones race coasters ($22)

Love these coasters, by Mile Stones, custom made out of your most memorable bibs: No better way to casually drop you're a runner--then be able to regale your guests with your best race stories.

Test your limit: Run the Edge by Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano ($12)

A blend of personal stories and life guidance, Run the Edge by Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano will help you look at how you life--and your running--in a new perspective.

Drive it home: Gone For a Run Key Fob ($9)

Available in a range of colors and styles, this adorable key fob, by Gone For a Run, is the perfect way to remind yourself to run today--or to celebrate a race finish when a new set of wheels is out of the budget.

Phew. I'd be psyched for a stocking full of those nine items--and I know three of you will be too. That's right: we've got three of each thing to give away to three lucky winners, who will be $183 richer in running goods.

We're going to keep entries to these 5K of the Holiday Entries easy, so here's today's question to enter the stocking stuffer giveaway: What's your longest run you've ever done? We don't care if it's 2 miles or 42 miles; you enter through the comments below, on the website. Feel free to give us details on the run, if you're so inclined; we all love a good vicarious run.

Please read this: If you are reading on your iPhone or via email, please go to the website and enter your distance via the comments. If you simply hit reply, it goes to our email inbox, and we simply don't have the womanpower to redirect you. Thanks in advance.

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