My Run Bag Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2016
My Run Bag is a monthly “virtual race” in a box for runners. Each box includes a race bib that you can use to participate in that month’s challenge. They “curate a special runner’s bag to send you each month with new and hot items in the market, items you would have never tried, and items that will really help you with your runs!”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: My Run Bag
The Cost: There are three options: $24.00 a month for a monthly individual subscription, $39.00 a month for a two member monthly subscription, and $75.00 a month for a team (4 members) monthly subscription. Shipping is $6.00
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to get free shipping on your first bag! ($6.00 value)
The Products: Each month you get a curated bag of goodies including a t-shirt and a run plan designed by a professional Boston marathoner
Ships to: U.S. only
Check out the Fitness Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add My Run Bag to your subscription list or wish list!
As always I appreciate a printed list of the products in the monthly subscription. There were a ton of products so it was fun when I poured them all out on the table.
The printed insert also included a challenge to support this month’s Lanterns theme. Subscribers can submit a photo with a short story related to this challenge and the winner receives a special gift in their next bag.
Technical Moisture Wicking T-shirt – Value $11.00
These shirts are great for keeping you dry when exercising. They are lightweight and moisture wicking. The sizing on these shirts is generous!
Race Belt – Value $8.99
Race belts are a quick and easy way to secure your race number. No more safety pins or holes in your expensive running clothes! I’ve never used one of these but I think it’s a great idea.
LED wrist watch – Value $4.99
Most exercisers (and even many non-exercisers) own a fitness tracker these days and this is a very cheap version that is not exciting. I think my daughter may like this so I will give it to her.
Arctic Ease Instant Cold Wrap – Value $2.49
My husband opened this up right away and used it. He said the sample size band we received was too small to be effective and that when he tried to reuse the band a second time, it fell off.
Omega Bar – $1.50 ($5.99 for 4)
My husband and I both liked the taste of the vanilla almond Omega bar and it has good ingredients with grass-fed whey protein. We’re both happy this product.
Cosmos Salted Caramel Puffed Corn – Value $0.83
This is like the healthy version of Honey Smacks. Yum! Everyone gave these a thumbs up in my household.
Sun-Rype Fruit Veggie Strip – Value $0.89
My daughter didn’t love eating this fruit strip but I thought it tasted great!
Smarty Pants Adult Gummy vitamins sample pack (2 vitamins) – Value $0.33
These are adult gummy multivitamins with Omega 3s DHA, EPA fish oil and vitamin D.
Jelly Bean Sports Beans sample pack – Value $0.50
These little sports jelly beans have vitamin E and C and electrolytes to fuel you when working out.
Power Crunch Protein Energy Bar sample – Value $0.68
This is a protein energy bar with a great taste!
Gin Gins Ginger Caramel Candy (2 candies) – Value $0.15
“Ultra-strength ginger candies.” I love these but I like a strong ginger flavor.
Hyland’s Leg Cramps Ointment sample pack – Value $1.03
Hyland’s Leg Cramps Tablets sample pack – Value $0.24
Hyland’s Muscle Therapy Gel sample pack – Value $0.20?
All of these samples with provide relief for muscle soreness, leg & foot cramps or bruising. I am glad to have these on hand if I need them in the future.
Speed Stick Gear Antiperspirant sample size – Value $0.55
My husband was happy to put this in his drawer at work for his “just in case” stash.
Yucatan Guacamole Model Airplane – Value $1.09
Yucatan Guacamole Drawstring Bag – Value $3.99?
Paper lantern/LED balloon – Value $0.10?
Race number – Value $0.45?
Finisher’s Medal – Value $2?
These other items are just fun race paraphernalia that runners might receive (or pick up at from race advertisers) at the end of a race. They don’t really have much to do with running in general but since My Run Bag is simulating 5k races, they fit in with that idea.
Verdict: My Run Bag is a fun subscription! All the products are similar to what runners might receive after a race which is why it was enjoyable to dump out on the table and rummage through. I wouldn’t mind seeing all the post-race items (food, etc.) in a separate bag with the intent to be opened after running the 5k. I think it would be even more inspiring to finish the race first before getting your prizes. The value items I received was $42 which was more than the cost of the subscription. I don’t think this box is about value though- it’s more about the experience and the motivation. This would be super fun to get with a group of friends and then all go run (or run toward) a 5k.
Would you get your run on for My Run Bag?