By Rachel Walker

‘Tis the season for ballet recitals, family gatherings, cookie making, holiday parties, end of the year work reports, winter sports, gifting, and more. And as any mama knows, it’s easy to put her needs and desires on the backburner this time of year. But you deserve to be feted, and what better opportunity than to ask for some of our favorite running gear ever? From inexpensive stocking stuffers to well-deserved splurges, this round-up is a relative road map to many happy miles.

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Take the work out of rolling with this adjustable device designed for deep tissue massage. Targeting IT bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, gluteus, arms, and, well, any body part that gets tired and sore, the R8+ claims to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and break up muscle adhesions for myofascial release. After regular use for months during a high-mileage training block, our tester called the R8 the “next best thing to having a live in massage therapist.” $169

At 29 grams, the Pace 2 is one of the lightest GPS watches available, has a clear and easy-to-read screen display and is controlled with one digital dial and a button on the side. Among the least expensive/entry level GPS watches, the Pace 2 is loaded with features, boasts a long battery life—30 hours in full GPS mode and 60 hours in power saving/ultramax mode—and provides a range of training modes, from running specific to cross training like swimming and cycling. $199

No longer just the purview of ultrarunners, hydration vests have become a beloved accessory because they’re like having an extra pair of hands. Fill the bladder with fluids on hot days or long runs, and stash essentials in the perfectly placed pockets. Highly adjustable, lightweight, and breathable, the VaporAiress is so much more than a hydration vest; it’s like having a BRF on your back. XS-M & L-XXL. $125

This durable, soft merino crew is snug but not tight, leaving plenty of room for a tank or crop bra underneath. It also layers well under warmer tops or jackets. The simple design is comfortable and offers plenty of coverage without bulk or riding up. Ideal for running, biking, skiing, and hiking. 1X-3X. $110

A comfortable, supportive recovery shoe, the Revive looks like a slipper on the outside, but is hard at work on the inside thanks to its Ortholite 3D Wave Sense Insole which gently massages your foot and accelerates recovery. A Vibram trail outsole gives you the optimal traction to wear this shoe inside and out all day long. W’s size 6-10, 11. $120

This custom-designed AMR travel mug keeps your morning beverage nice and hot while reminding you of the better part of your day (that would be your morning runs!). Made of stainless steel and vacuum insulated, the mug also has a splash-proof cover. Get one for you and your BRF and be coffee twins! $28

The latest in the Shalane Flanagan, Elyse Kopecky culinary trifecta, this cookbook doubles as training manual and life coach. It features a 14-week marathon training program designed by Flanagan, recovery and injury prevention guides and also more than 100 recipes. Anyone already smitten by the duo’s Superhero muffins will be delighted with the new iterations on the old classic. There are also plenty of new dishes and drinks. $26

When gloves simply won’t do, these super lightweight and oh-so-warm stylish mitts will shield your hands from all of winter’s rugged weather. Some women run cold; others have circulation issues that cold weather exacerbates. Some simply live and run in locations that sustain consistent freezing weather and don’t want to subject their paws to the elements. Even better, these mittens feature a touchscreen thumb to make them phone-and-tech compatible. SM/MD & LG/XL. $42

From June 9-June 12, 2023, bask in the beauty of Oregon’s high desert with Sarah, Dimity, AMR coaches and experts, and some 60 BAMRs as they take over the historic SCP Redmond Hotel and celebrate all things athletic. Unlike other retreats, this getaway will not revolve around a race. Rather, we’ll organize a range of adventures, from morning runs on Dry Canyon Trail to hikes and runs in nearby Smith Rock State Park to strength training and yoga. $1,299

This hoodie is all about comfort. Throw it on after a workout or to school pick-up and we promise your friends will take notice! It’s the perfect piece for layering or a stand out on it’s own and with it, you’ll add some extra flare to your workout wardrobe. XS – 3X $48.75

Every runner needs a trucker hat—or four—in her repertoire, if only to don post-run for a quick coffee stop. Brooks’s hats are lightweight and adjustable with a range of colors and designs. The brim is big enough to shield the sun on bright days and to keep snow and rain off your face when the weather turns. Whether you wear it during, before, or after your run, this is a fun and sporty cap. $19.60

You’ve long known you and your running pals are badasses, now tell it to the world. This silky soft, polyester blend tee features a flattering scoop neck and a woman’s cut. It’s long enough to hit below the hip, stretchy enough to show off your curves without clinging, and comes in a beautiful heathered charcoal. XS-4XL. $30

Featuring a sleek, aerodynamic design, smooth rolling tires, and a lightweight frame, this stroller comes with a hand brake and strategically placed pockets. It’s easy to set up, and the large, vented canopy shields kiddos from the sun (or rain). An ideal gift for any mother runner with littles in tow who sometimes come along for the miles. $519.96

Free your hands and bring the dog with this lightweight, strong leash that clips around your waist to keep Fido close. Better yet, the leash features a stealthy poop bag pocket and a strong clip to ensure it stays attached to your pooch’s harness. $29.95

A durable and lightweight harness, this is a great option for runners with dogs. The harness features two leash attachments and reflective trim. Adjustable straps allow you to personalize the fit. XXXS to XL. $49.95

A super supportive sports bra for larger busted women, this versatile racerback promises a secure fit with a wide band that won’t ride up or chafe. Comes in 13 color options. XS to XXL. $62

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Soft and stretchy without any unnecessary bulk, these socks go over the ankles—normally a running dealbreaker for many, but they offer welcome warmth in the cold. The merino/nylon/spandex blend holds its shape, and the adorable design—it comes in six options—make these kicks extra fun on those dark winter days. $19.99

A merino base layer with stitched thumbholes, this crew promises to take its place as your winter running foundation. Warm enough to stand alone on hard-effort days, it is also thin enough to layer under fleece or other insulation when the temperature drops or you’re running easy. XS to XL. $115

Get all the benefits of an Epsom Salt soak without the tub! Epsom-It’s patented formula is 30X more concentrated than a traditional Epsom Salt bath, grease-less, and fragrance-free. Epsom-It’s products are easy-to-use and easy-to-love for muscle and nerve relief. $17.00
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Keep your gams warm on the coldest days with these brush-lined warm weather tights. With side pockets, a wind resistant exterior, a waist band that won’t slip (or let in the cold), they’re also adorable, thanks to knit ankle cuffs. XS-XXL. $95

The tester took this beanie out for a spin during a 5-mile run in 14 degree (frigid) weather and she couldn’t believe how warm it kept her head and ears. Made from lightweight, four-way-stretch, breathable Italian fabric, this beanie has a soft, buttery feel and has a Sunglass Lock™ to keeps shades in place on your face or head. $36