You’re probably familiar with Birchbox ( < affiliate link). It’s a monthly subscription to try out beauty products, and it’s awesome.
The business model has been replicated in a gazillion different spaces. Most importantly to this blog, though, there’s now a box for runners!
At the D.C. Half expo, I was being a good friend and walking around with Emily to make sure she saw all the expo goodness. I was already familiar with most of the products there, but then I stumbled upon the Runnerbox booth.
From their site:
RunnerBox is a subscription based box for runners, triathletes and other active people. It’s a mini shoebox filled with running products, mailed to your front door. It has everything from energy products, gels, chews, protein shakes/supplements, nutrition bars, skincare, to safety products and other fun accessories! Some products will be brand new (but personally tested) on the market, and some will be tried and true favorites. With so many products coming out on the market, leave the trials and testing to us, we’ll search out the best and send them to you!
They have three different boxes: a subscription for runners, a subscription for triathletes, and a larger giftbox. The monthly subscription is $10, and the one-time boxes and bimonthly subscriptions are $20.
I thought it was a really cool idea, and told the founder, Staci, I’d love to try a box. She hooked me up with a bimonthly box, and it was packed with stuff!
Maybe I should have done a RunnerBox haul video.
There was a TON of stuff in here, but what I’m most excited to try is the sport beans and the Honey Stinger chews. I also think the throwaway gloves are a cute touch.
A sampling of some of my products:
CocoaVia Cocoa Extract Supplement, Emergen-C Joint Health, Mila Miracle Seed.
Perfect for pre-race jazz-handing, no?
Staci also hooked me up with a box for one lucky winner.
To enter: leave a comment below telling me what running product you’ve always wanted to try or what new running product you’re excited for. Or the craziest running product you’ve ever heard of! I will draw a winner on 4/1!
Disclosure: I was provided with a free box for review.