March 2, 2015

Running like a Champion - some things we love

Disclosure: We partnered with Champion for the Princess Half Marathon and were given clothing to wear for training and races.  No compensation was received and as always, the opinions stated here are our own.

When we received an email from a representative of the Champion brand asking us to partner with them for the Princess Half Marathon, we considered the offer very carefully.  As bloggers who do not accept paid posts, we are picky about what we write about and turn down plenty of offers for product reviews and merchandise.  This offer was intriguing to us for several reasons, but mostly because we love the runDisney races and hello, Champion is the official clothing company for runDisney!
Christine got two boxes! 

Both of us received very generous boxes filled with clothing to wear for training and on race day.  While we have already written a post about the partnership, highlighting some items that were superior in terms of performance and price seemed like something our readers would enjoy.  Here are some of my favorite items and why:

Marathon Sports Bra  It's no secret that my rather small girls don't need tons of support.  I can buy just about any sports bra and it will do the trick.  However, this one does it better and I feel strongly that it will work well for anyone.  Made of nylon and spandex, this bra delivers with adjustable racerback straps, a power mesh material to aid wicking and an inner support system for maximum compression.  Good sports bras are not inexpensive and the cost of this item is $48. I have worn mine on both short runs and most recently on a run over 15 miles.  No chaffing and no Body Glide necessary, this bra stays in place and was very comfortable.

Champion 6.2 Capri Pants Super fun and well fitting, these capris are great for the gym and running.  This was probably my favorite item in the box and I bet Christine would agree.  She even wore her pair during the Enchanted 10k race and cruised to a nearly 3 minute PR in the race. I digress.  Here are some reasons we love these pants so much!  Designed for serious running, these pants have a mesh back panel, a fantastic side leg pocket that will fit several gels and a back zip pocket for your car keys, license, money or whatever you need to carry.  The fabric is super stretchy and the draw cord inside the waist helps for a perfect fit.   At a price of $38, these capri pants are worth every penny and much cheaper than some of the other brands of running apparel that we have purchased.


Clearly we love pants that can help earn big PR's!



Champion Women's Performax Marathon Printed Packable Jacket  This jacket was another favorite item we both received. Made of a very lightweight polyester, it will be perfect for spring runs once the winter weather disappears.  Since my sister forgot her lightweight jacket for our trip last week, she borrowed this jacket and carried in her tiny backpack to the parks when she was not wearing it.  It has a mesh pocket that it can be zipped into making it very small for transport, With reflective details, you will be seen as you run and the thumbholes will keep you warm when you start your run.  I am so excited to have this piece in my running wardrobe because it is so compact.  Oh and for you ladies that care about style, it is super cute too! Price is listed at $65

We really appreciate the opportunity given to us by Champion and are enjoying all the new running gear!  One final note. While I have shared links in case you might like to look at any of the items, we unfortunately do not have a discount code to share. However, I have noticed that Champion offers great deals/ discounts through the website!

26 comments:

  1. LOVE those pants. I am pocket obsessed and plan to pick up a pair of those. Not a bad price at all for them!

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    1. We love pockets too Amy and were so excited about these pants. The price is very fair and the quality is excellent.

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  2. Those pants that Champion sent each of you are so cute! And the price is definitely affordable. I realize a couple of weeks ago that my work out bottoms are pretty boring (lots of black and grey). I might need to look into some of these Champion capris!

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    1. It is amazing the amount of colored and wild capri pants that are available now. It does make it fun to get dressed for a run or a visit to the gym!

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  3. Sounds like great products. Christine pants looked great on her for the 10K. I need to get some fun colored running pants like that! -M

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    1. The colored pants seem to be everywhere we look at the moment. I am looking forward to springtime and putting the pants away and pulling out the running skirts and shorts!

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  4. LOVE the pants! Champion stuff is awesome!

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    1. We have owned lots of C9 Champion wear but this is our first regular Champion clothing. We are enjoying the capri pants so much and look forward to seeing what they have next season!

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  5. I love the Champion pants! They have some really cute prints!

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    1. We agree Kristin and it's much easier to get motivated to run or workout when you have something cute to put on!

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    1. Sue the pants feel like they have some compression, they are definitely a tight fit and honestly I wore a pair yesterday for a 15 mile run and they did not move. I love the side pocket too for my GU gels, then empty wrappers!

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  7. Awesome clothing! I actually love Champian Bra's, I've been running in them for years!

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    1. Same for Pam. I love the C9 Champion bras from Target!

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  8. Love new workout gear and glad this Champion stuff if working out so well!

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    1. Thanks, I don't know anyone who does not get excited about new gear, especially when moving from winter to spring!

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  9. Dunno how much of an issue this is for you, but - what was your chafe factor with the capris?

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    1. Neither of us experienced any chafing whatsoever. However, to be fair I (Pam) rarely wear Body Glide and have experienced chafing only twice and it was because of a running belt that was next to my skin and the other time from a sports bra on a wet run.

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  10. I love your blue carpis! It is nice when pants have those extra pockets to stow away keys and gels.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. The extra pockets are my favorite part about these capri pants, oh and the patterns too!

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  11. I love it all! It's so fun to find such cute things!

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    1. Thanks Maggie. We both are excited to have such a nice assortment added to our running wardrobes.

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  13. Cute! I really love the Champion gear at Target. Cute, stylish and works well for different kind of workouts!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. We do too Karen and it is cheap in comparison to many other brands!

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  14. Christine, I was definitely eyeing those purple pants when I saw you on race day! Loved them!

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