Must-have Vancouver Sun Run Gear

Taking part in this year's Vancouver Sun Run? These eight pieces of running gear will make this popular 10k feel like a walk in the park

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Get In gear for the Vancouver Sun Run

Running a 10k may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With these fun and functional running accessories, the Vancouver Sun Run – and subsequent jogs around the city – will be a breeze.

Official Sun Run Clothing

Look stylish as you cross the finish line in official Vancouver Sun Run clothing. Their line of Sun Run gear includes everything from tees and hoodies to running tights and rain jackets for both men and women.

$45.00 – $155.00

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Jaybird Headphones

These Bluetooth enabled wireless headphones from Jaybird give you the freedom to run without worrying about pesky tangles or knots. Turn up your favourite tunes with either their in-ear bud design or their sleek and stylish over-the-ear sports band. Jaybird products also include a lifetime warranty against sweat, so run on.

Buds: $169.95

Sportsband: $98.00

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Lululemon Bottoms

Get your legs moving in these Lululemon bottoms. The Speed Short is aptly named to help you run faster in their lightweight and moisture-wicking material, while the Inspire Crop Leggings will do just that – help you find new inspiration to reach your goals and look good doing it!

Short: $54.00

Leggings: $86.00

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Running Room Footwear

The Running Room’s goal is to provide runners with the best products, advice and personal knowledge about the sport of running. Their friendly staff is made up of runners, so they know exactly what you’re going through. In addition to a variety of footwear brands and sizes they also offer training programs that help you get in shape to complete a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, or triathlon.

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Fitbit Flex

This innovative technology brings running into the 21st century. The Fitbit Flex tracks your daily steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned. It’s wireless bracelet design makes it easy to wear throughout the day and even at night, where it monitors your sleep quality, number of times you wake up and even vibrates gently when it’s time to wake up. Sync this gadget with your phone or computer to keep up-to-date with your Sun Run progress.


Nathan Sports Running Belt

Hydration is the key to any sport, but when you’re running, trying to carry a bulky bottle or stop for water breaks can really slow you down. Nathan Sports running belts solve this problem with a hands-free hydration solution. Their belts come in all shapes and sizes and are designed for every type of terrain, from road running to mountain climbing – even trail running. Nathan Sports belts have got your back – literally.

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Brooks Running Jacket

As Vancouverites, we know better than to let a little rain get in the way of our run. That’s why this running jacket by Brooks is a great way to stay dry(ish) while jogging in wet conditions. The lightweight jacket is windproof, folds up into its own pocket and has reflective material to keep you visible at night.