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!