the best black friday deals for every runner

Black Friday is almost here, although things will most certainly be different this years for stores and shoppers alike. To be honest, Black Friday was never really my thing. I don’t love shopping on a good day, and Black Friday just seems like so many people and so many things. I usually opt out unless there’s something I absolutely need. In truth, our Black Friday tradition was to hang at home all morning, and then head to the outdoor mall to visit Santa and grab late lunch or early dinner.

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In some cases, sales have already started, as some stores decide to stay closed or keep shoppers to a minimum in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RoadID – up to 80% off

If you don’t have a RoadID yet (or if you want to stock up on stocking stuffers), now is the time. RoadID is offering up to 80% off their IDs, plates, apparel and accessories, to beat the Black Friday rush.

You know I swear by RoadID and don’t leave home without one. Mr. PugRunner, A, and even the pugs have their own, too! Have fun choosing your width, color, and style and be sure to share the love with your runner friends.

FRÉ Skincare

Have you heard of FRÉ Skincare (affiliate link)? FRÉ was created and formulated for active women, whether they are athletes or just maintain an active lifestyle. My skin is super sensitive and picky and I have had awesome results with the 123FRÉ system. Products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, won’t clog pores and are good for all skin types.

Right now, you can get 40% off any three products on the FRÉ website (with free shipping, expires today), or you can hold out for their Black Friday sales, which promise to be epic. Use code JENNL any time you purchase, and remember, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

ArmPocket – 20% off with code SHOPEARLY

Armpocket is my favorite armband. I’ve been wearing them for YEARS, as the only band to keep my phone secure while running. In fact, now is that perfect time to snag a new one (especially since I just upgraded my phone and it no longer fits! 20% off with code SHOPEARLY is the way to go!

Brooks Running

Keep an eye on the Brooks website. Right now, all older model shoes are on sale, BUT shoppers can score this adorable holiday-themed running shirt while supplies last. Mr PugRunner and I both wear Brooks shoes, and this is the perfect time for backup shoes, for you or someone you love.

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Right now, Amazon, Walmart, and the Garmin website are LOADED with deals on Garmin GPS watches. Looking to upgrade or replace your current model? Want to surprise your favorite runner or offer some encouragement to someone just starting on their fitness journey. You can comparison shop these locations (among others) for just the right deal.

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Your Local Running Store or Race Company

Ok, I confess I don’t know what your local running store or race directors is offering this Black Friday, if anything. However, after the year we’ve had, now is a great time to offer support to the organizations that help us the most, as runners. Get your next pair of shoes, shop for a cute running outfit, or sign up for a race, even if it’s virtual. Your support will help these companies keep their heads above water until business returns to “normal.” <3

What’s on your shopping list for Black Friday? Are you keeping up with your regular Black Friday traditions?

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19 Responses to the best black friday deals for every runner

  1. Any Black Friday shopping I do is online because I’ve never liked going to stores that day. I am hoping to find some good deals this year!

  2. Wendy says:

    I’m with you on the whole Black Friday thing. I know people who head out at midnight and I just don’t understand that! But I do love a good bargain–thanks for sharing these!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I mean, I guess it could be fun to shop all night, go to breakfast and then crash? But for other people LOL. Not for me. Hey, it’s great that they have those traditions – more sales for them!

  3. I am on line black Friday shopper always. I did the Target thing one year w my kids for kicks and never again! I am going to need that Brooks running shirt

  4. Laura says:

    I prefer shopping online as it is, especially for Black Friday! We do Black Friday as Opt Outside day and then shop online.

  5. Catrina says:

    Nice list, Jenn! I just bought a gym mat and resistance bands online today. Unfortunately, they was no Black Friday sale, but I was happy to get them at a discount price anyway.
    I like a good bargain!
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  6. Debbie says:

    I love running gift guides! It helps me decide what I want for Christmas! Oh, and maybe what to get my husband. 🙂

  7. These are great deals! I feel like a bum with my Garmin 235 compared all the fancy models available but as long as it works, I’ll keep using it!
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  8. I had seen the Brooks shirt, and I’m definitely a Brooks runner gal 😉

  9. Great ideas and I love discounts.
    But not needing much and neither do my friends and family.

    Just good health and happiness this year.

    Maybe next year, I’ll be in a more gift-giving mood.

  10. Coco says:

    Last year I made sure to hit my local running store early and it was worth it, but this year I’m not interested — I don’t need new shoes yet anyway. I do love that Brooks top though — it looks like holiday PJs!

  11. Michelle D. says:

    I agree about Black Friday, but I do appreciate a good deal. Thanks for sharing!

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