Mother’s Day Ideas for Moms Who Run

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Running moms deserve some pampering this Mother’s Day. Here are a few ideas from local vendors and active Mom’s to get you started.


Who needs breakfast in bed when you can start off your Mother’s Day with fun for the entire family?! Join in the fun at the 9th Annual Mother’s Day Title 9k+ Race at the Boulder Res, or the Mother’s Day 5k in Wash Park, Denver.

Looking Good

Mom’s should look good and feel good while out on the run. Skirt Sports has just the right mix. Perhaps its just the thing for her to do her own Happy Butt Dance.

Running Skirts and more from Skirt Sports

Moms can travel to and from the race or group run in style with a messenger/mommy bag from oh My Bag which offers ample storage, outside bottle and carry anything pockets, a nylon liner, and a long fixed strap all in a unique style that’s all her own.

Messenger Bag from oh my bag



Book an hour and a half with her favorite pair of hands, or book an appointment with a Massage services shops which have grown in popularity over the last few years. Usually their hours are very flexible for busy people and they employ many therapists who often specialize in different forms of massage, whether its sports specific, or just to relax and de-stress. A few of those businesses that support the local running community in Boulder are Massage Specialists, Elements, and Life Sports Chiro.

Local athlete and mother Susan Eastman Walton, was looking for a product to combat her aching legs during and after a run. Her answer was the RecoFit compression sleeves. Made of high tech fabric and even fitted to left and right calves, wearing them aids in recovery and is like a mini massage.

RecoFit Compression Sleeves



Give her some quite time

Local Author Dimity McDowell co-wrote the wonderful  Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving – and Not Lose your Famil, Job, or Sanity which offers both inspirational advice and practical strategies to help multitasking women make running part of their busy lives.

Run Like a Mother Book



If anything, just get out on a walk or hike with Mom on the hundreds of miles of trails in Boulder’s Open Space and enjoy the day and the wildflowers.

What gifts do you have in mind for your favorite running mother?

3 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Ideas for Moms Who Run”

  1. anne franklin says:

    love all the ideas! i create handmade pendant necklaces from scrabble tiles with 26.2 and 13.1 on them. check them out here :: .and happy mother’s day to all the running moms out there!

    1. BoulderRunner says:

      Those are wonderfully crafted, thank you for sharing!

  2. BoulderRunner says:

    You can also find great deals at this weekends Spring Sample Sales -All day Friday Ultimate Direction and Saturday-Sunday at Golite

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