The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide for the Dad on the Run

Father’s Day is right around the corner! No need to panic if you haven’t picked up a gift yet, we’ve got 10 easy ideas for the running man in your life. These running essentials will keep Dad comfortable and stylish while he’s on the go and are all things that he will actually use. Check out our top picks!


1.  A Pair of the New Ghost 10s

Snagging a pair of the new Ghost 10s will ensure that Dad feels like the coolest one on the block. This shoe hasn’t been released yet but Charm City Run is the one store in the country to have them stocked in advance. This shoe is comfortable enough for weekend long runs, dog walks and everything in-between.


2. SPIbelt

Make sure he never has to attach his key to his running shoes again. This belt has a comfortable fit and a minimalist style so Dad can fit all the essentials (key, phone, credit card) without having extra weight.


3. Be Dirty Stay Clean Soap

These local soaps are new to Charm City Run Timonium and Belvedere Square. The fresh scents mean that he’ll smell great post-run and the Epsom salts are perfect for soothing sore muscles after tough workouts.


4. Under Armour 7 Inch Short

This short is one of our top sellers. The mid-thigh length, comfortable fit and handy pockets make it a go-to choice. Plus, the different color choices mean you can find options from basic black to neon.


5. Charm City Run Training Group Registration

Give the gift of fun fitness with Charm City Run training group registration. Upcoming groups include fall full and half marathon, 5K and Charles Street 12. Whether Dad is a newbie runner or a marathon machine, there is a group for him! Being a part of a group means he’ll get access to an expert coach, weekly training plans and bi-weekly group workouts.


6. Coupon for a Free Run

Spend time with Dad! He’ll love company on his next run whether it’s for the first half mile or the whole 10 mile long run. Let him pick the route and conversation and enjoy the gift for both of you.


7. Post run dinner and drinks

Not too keen on running? Reward Dad with a home cooked meal after he returns from his run. Bonus points if cold beers are included.


8. Hand Held Water Bottle

It’s getting hot out there! Gift Dad a hand held water bottle that he can carry on the run to make sure he stays hydrated on humid summer runs.


9. Running socks

When is the last time he cleaned out his sock drawer? Make things easier on Dad by shopping for some new pairs for him. Make sure you know his general shoe size and then stock up on a few pairs of quality, moisture-wicking, comfortable socks to carry him through his summer runs and replace those holey cotton pairs.


10. Charm City Run Gift Card

Finally, when in doubt go with a gift card. He’ll be able to pick out exactly what he’s been needing for his upcoming runs and races and enjoy taking the time to shop for himself. Plus, we’re always here to make suggestions and recommendations for everything from shoes to training.


Whatever you do to celebrate Dad this Sunday, enjoy your time together! We wish you a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.

About the Author: Lizzy Peper


Lizzy joined the marketing team as a full-time employee the summer of 2016 and loves continuing to share her passion for running with others, whether she is fitting shoes or updating the CCR website.

Previously she ran competitively as a member of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Towson High School and Marist College. She co-captained the Division I Marist women's cross country team in 2015 and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations.

When she isn't working or running, Lizzy enjoys sharing plant-based recipes, exercise inspiration and positive vibes on her personal blog, Pep In Your Step and Instagram, @peppysteps.