Marathon Gifts

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Marathon Gifts
Frame a picture of the person while running the marathon. (running image by Byron Moore from

A marathon is 26.2 miles -- a long way to run. Completing a marathon is absolutely worthy of a gift, especially for the first-time runner. In fact, an increasing number of people are crossing the finish line, with Marathon Guide reporting a 9.9 per cent increase between 2008 and 2009. Your gift should honour the runner and his enduring physical and mental commitment to completing such as momentous task.

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Framed Picture

Even if she's run a marathon before, any diehard runner will be thrilled with a picture of herself doing what she loves. Many marathons e-mail photos to the registration account of each person while running the event, so you can use one of these or take one yourself. Pick out a colourful border and have the picture framed with the date and time written at the bottom. For an added touch, take a picture of the runner with her loved ones at the finish line and frame it alongside the motion shot.

Recovery Massage

Running a marathon is exhilarating but also exhausting. Both men and women will appreciate the gift of some quality pampering and recovery time. Consider the gift of a sports massage. This deep-tissue manipulation works through the metabolic waste muscles produce during an endurance event. The experience will help alleviate soreness and muscle tension and makes recovery easier for the runner. Present this gift token to your favourite marathon runner before the big day so that he can schedule an appointment shortly after completing the event. You can find a local sports massage therapist through the American Massage Therapy Association Directory.

Gift Basket

Running a marathon is certainly a physically exhausting ordeal. Promote the physical recovery of your marathon runner with a gift basket of replenishment. Include items such as sports drinks, fresh fruit, homemade bread or crackers. This is a great, inexpensive gift you can present at the finish line.

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