Whether you are preparing to run your first marathon or already have experience running a marathon race, you will need clothing that will help maximize your performance and achieve your goals during the race. Shoes may be the first item that comes to mind when thinking about your marathon outfit; however, the rest of your outfit is just as important. At the Running Republic, we want to make sure you know what to wear for a marathon race, so read along if you want to know more!
Make sure you pack everything in advance and go through your list of marathon items to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. You will need to wear comfortable shoes that are broken in just enough to be adapted to your feet. Buying running shoes just before the race is not recommended.
For the upper body apparel, you will need to wear a tank top or shirt that is comfortable, lightweight, quick-drying. The running women’s clothes should also include a sports bra that is supportive and moisture-wicking. The Running Republic has tank tops and t-shirts that deliver these qualities. You will find sustainable and technical tees micropores technology to enhance breathability and freshness, reflective accents, and more!
For the lower body apparel, you will need shorts made of comfortable and elastic material that will allow freedom of movement while keeping you fresh and dry. The Running Republic 2 in 1 short is perfect for long-distance competitions. The inner short is made with a 4-way stretch and medium compression fabric while the outer short is also elastic with micropores for better breathability. A convenient back pocket and zipper will let you store nutritional bars, gels, and other items.
Last, make sure to protect your eyes from the sun by bringing a pair of polarized sunglasses.
The best fabrics for marathon apparel
As far as materials, we recommend recycled synthetic blend fibers such as polyester or nylon blended with lycra for optimum elasticity and performance. Cotton is not recommended for long marathon races as it is a bit more absorbent than other fabrics. At the Running Republic, we make activewear from synthetic recycled materials that are eco-friendly and highly technical. Not only will you be equipped with the best gear possible, but you will be taking care of the environment by wearing something that is sustainable.
What to wear for a cold marathon
When temperatures drop low you will need another layer of apparel that will keep you warm and performing your best. The Running Republic’s technical hoodie 2.0 made of a thick and elastic fabric will work great and will provide the protection you need during cold weather conditions. Its 4-way stretch fabric makes it a tight garment that is comfortable to wear without restricting movement.Hopefully, by now, you know what to wear for a marathon and have cleared out any doubts you had. Visit us at The Running Republic and check out our collection of high-quality and stylish activewear. Join our efforts for a better and more sustainable future, and also follow our social networks on Facebook and Instagram.