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As the official retail partner of parkrun UK we'd like to share our Top Running Accessories to help you remain comfortable, injury free and help you achieve your parkrun goals. 
Run, walk or jog, these items could help you go the distance and maybe even give you an added 'feel good' factor as you build towards claiming your next milestone.
running accessories

Running Belts

The number one rule of parkrun is DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE, but making sure you have somewhere to keep it is just as important. Add your car keys, a post run snack and some small change for the post parkrun coffee and you’re likely to need a running belt or something similar to store it all in.

We have a great range of light, comfortable running belts that you can rely on available here

running watches


Wether you are in hot pursuit of a new PB or you are wanting you simply know how far it is to the finish line we have a fantastic selection of GPS running watches on the market that integrate with popular apps such as Strava, Garmin Connect and many others. For a beginner looking to track pace, time and distance we would recommend the Garmin Forerunner 45 or 45s. If you are looking for a deeper dive into data then why not try the Garmin Fenix 5s Plus. If you are looking to leave the phone behind but still want music, then the Garmin Forerunner 245 or Forerunner 645 could be perfect for you.

View the full range of Running Watches

Womens Socks

Running Socks

We’ve all done it, woken up on a Saturday morning and scrambled for the favourite running socks only to realise they are still lying soaked in the washing machine, or perhaps because you like them so much you now have worn them so frequently that they have a hole in the big toe. Avoid disappointment on a Saturday morning and run blister-free with a fresh pack of socks.

Find your next favourite pair here

aftershokz headphones

Running Headphones

If you’re a ‘plug in and parkrun’ kind of person then our range of headphones could be a game changer! We’d highly recommend Aftershokz bone conducting headphones if you want to stay safe and still hear other parkrunners around you, or try the jabra SPORT Pulse if you prefer a deeper in ear experience.

Shop headphones here

running sunglasses

Running Sunglasses

For sunglasses that don't fall off or cause irritation when you run, check out our range of different styles and colour options from performance focused brands.

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foam roller

Foam Rollers

Whatever speed you are parkrunning at, the repetition of putting one foot infront of the other can lead to overuse of muscles making them tight and less flexible. Foam Rollers can aid your recovery by increasing the flexibility of your muscle tissues and helping your circulation of blood blow. This can help you run more efficiently with an increased range of motion to help prevent injury. Sounds good right?

Shop our full range of foam rollers here

cielle hats

Running Hats

To look good, to keep the sun off your face, to keep your hair out of your eyes or to keep your head warm. Whatever your reason we have a great range of running hats and caps by the most innovative and stylish brands such as Ciele, Nike and adidas who focus on performance and style.

Find the right hat for you here 

Mo Farah Maurten Nutrition

Running Nutrition

There is no need to carbo load if you are running a 5K, but if you’re wanting a pre or post run pick-me-up or if you’re planning any longer runs that might require additional nutrition then we have the best on the market. Maurten nutrition is used by professional athletes such as Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah and can bring you a boost when you most need it. Available in Gels or in Drink form.

Shop our full nutrition range here

running gloves

Running Gloves

Ok so it is summer in the UK but that doesn’t ever mean your safe on the startline from the cold, the mud or the rain. So stay prepared with some lightweight running gloves to keep the chill off when the weather is, well, not so summery!

Shop running gloves here 

phone holder

Phone Armband

If you are planning to measure the run using a phone app or you simply have no suitable pockets then a phone holder can be great addition to your running accessories. 

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water bottle

Water Bottles

Don’t forget to hydrate! Hydrating pre-exercise can make a big difference to performance, and hydrating after your run is essential. There are not usually water stations on at parkrun so if you think you’ll need a little something to see you through then check out our water bottles and water carrying solutions to make sure you stay fresh.

Shop water bottles here

So there you have it! Our list of top parkrun accessories that could make your next run more enjoyable.

Still searching for that perfect addition to your kitbag? See the full range of running accessories here.


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