Get Out and Run: Competitive Runner

Reach for new limits and feel the magic of the trails & pavement this spring. It’s time to get your runner’s high and blast through any challenge that comes your way. It is important to invest in comfort that will keep you running longer and faster. Up the ante with technical gear from Sporting Life and enjoy your best running season yet!


A running maven knows the importance of a good shoe. Run longer than ever before with these heavy-duty styles that offer lightweight support to have you feeling like you’re running on a cloud.

Complete your running gear wardrobe with advanced technical pieces that will keep sweat and other elements out. Breathable fabric will keep you comfortable through every mile and will keep you cool as you glide through the wind during a late night or early morning run.

Don’t forget to fuel and hydrate!

It is important to fuel your body before and after you run. It is recommended to eat about 1.5 hours before your run to give your body time to digest and provide your body with needed energy. It is recommended to eat roughly 30-45 minutes after your workout. Fuel tired muscles with our GU energy drink mixes, gel and chews created for daily graining. They contain carbohydrates to keep you fueled, electrolytes that aid in hydration and amino acids that reduce mental fatigue and decrease muscle damage. Try Honey Stinger energy chews and waffles for an energy boost on the go. You can easily store all of your snacks as you run with a handy Spibelt that clips at your waist for hands-free convenience.

Hydration is just as important as being well-fueled. Drink up to 20oz of water prior to your run and continue to drink water as you run to avoid dehydration. We have a large variety of water bottles to suit everyone’s needs and taste. Shop our picks that will keep you hydrated all run long!

Feeling inspired to hit the roads and trails this season? Take your running to the next level and run to support kids affected by cancer at this year’s Sporting Life 10k! Sign up for our races in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. Not sure how to prepare for the race? We’re sharing 10 steps to running the Sporting Life 10k – read here!