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Runner’s World Subscription Box Review – April 2018

Sara McClelland
BySara McClellandMay 29, 2018 | 2 comments

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Runner's World Box is a monthly subscription box from the magazine of the same name. They send gear, snacks, and accessories curated by Runner's World editors.

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Runners World Box April 2018 review

About Runner's World Box

The Subscription Box: Runner's World Box

The Cost: $29.99/month (Save 20% with a 6-month subscription)

The Products: Gear, snacks, and accessories from the editors of Runner's World Magazine

Ships to: United States for $8; maybe more in some areas. Extra shipping costs to Hawaii.

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Runner's World Box focuses on sending you the best running products picked by the editors of Runner's World Magazine. The items usually span multiple categories, including gear, snacks, and other running related items:

This month's box is all about setting goals. I am very much a novice runner so I'm looking for all the help I can get!

Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Plus Belt - Retail Value $25

Let's start with my favorite item in this month's box. This fanny pack-style belt is perfection! The main zippered pocket is made of thin, but durable, nylon and is attached to super-stretchy and soft elastic. There's also a thin reflective strip right above the zipper. It is comfortable on and lays flat on my waist - I barely notice it's there! Not all of my leggings offer pockets, so this is the perfect solution to holding my keys and phone. And if I open the pocket a smidge, my earbud cord can easily connect to my phone. A great item not only for running!

Krā Organic Sports Drink - Listed Value $2.30 (Buy a case of 12 for $27.99 here)

I normally just stick to drinking water but was intrigued by this organic sports drink. I received the lemon flavor (Krā offers a few other options) and found it to taste lightly sweetened and not overly tart. It's pretty good and I like that it's organic, non-GMO, and caffeine-free, among other claims. This is definitely an alternative I would consider in the future.

Zealios Sunbarrier SPF 45, 3 fl oz. - Retail Value $14.95, Listed Value $15.00

Yes, sunscreen! It is officially summer weather in Pennsylvania, so I welcome this sunscreen with open arms. My skin is pretty fair so I'm happy to see Runner's World Box sent an SPF of 45. The lotion is zinc oxide but does not leave white streaks at all. It has a light consistency that blended into my skin without feeling greasy. I detect a faint, almost baby powder scent, but definitely not noticeable. I used this while kayaking yesterday and happy to report no sunburn!

Fluffy Fizzies Muscle Recovery Bath Bomb - Listed Value $12.00

I am unable to find this particular product online, but the listed value is consistent with other bath bomb price points on Fluffy Fizzies website.

Full disclosure: I diagnosed myself with runner's knee a couple weeks ago, so have been taking it easy on the running since and have been looking for pain relief. I decided to try this bomb in the evening and pretty happy with the experience. The bomb is made of comprehensive ingredients, my favorites being wintergreen, peppermint, orange, chamomile, eucalyptus, and camphor oils, so there is a light minty scent. I noticed fizzing when it was dropped in warm water and felt my muscles relax. The leg pain has gotten better since, but I attribute that more to less running and increased leg and knee strengthening exercises. What helps when you have knee pain?

Verdict: This was my first box from Runner's World Box and I thought it was a balanced mix of products. I'm most excited about the belt, but the other items were good to try, especially the bath bomb. For $37.99 ($29.99 a month plus $8.00 shipping), I received $54.25 worth of products - similar to last month. I really like that this box is curated by runners and felt the theme this month was met with the products included. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up by May 31st, your first box will be the June box.

Monthly boxes are generally delivered by the last week of each month. If you signed up for a subscription at the end of the month then your first box will be shipped the following month.

Value Breakdown: For the $37.99 price of the box (including $8 shipping), here's what you're paying for each item:

  • Amphipod Belt - $17.51
  • Krā Sports Drink - $1.61
  • Zealios Sunbarrier - $10.47
  • Bath Bomb - $8.40

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What do you think about the items we received this month? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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This monthly box from Runner's World magazine features a mix of "gear, accessories, nutritious snacks, and other cool stuff... that will feed your running passion!"

Runner's World also has a "Best Food for Runners" box specifically for running meals, snacks, and beverages for $14.99.
Sara McClelland
Sara McClelland
Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

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I use a brace that keeps my patella in place and I have no more pain! It is a brace that supports all the way around my knee cap but also has a foamy support along the bottom.

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Runner’s knee is the worst! Strengthening definitely helps – I did a ton of quad stretching, which made a big difference. Like multiple times a day, 30 seconds each side, 3x (so 3 minutes total). Also ice and ibuprofen does help too.

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