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    21 Running Products You’ll Love Whether You’re a Beginner Or A Seasoned Pro

    Whether you’re just starting out or training for a marathon, these products will make running infinitely better.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones that won’t fall out when you break into a sprint. They’ll also block out sound so you can really get down to business to defeat your run. (Just make sure to stay aware of the world around you — stay safe!)

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    These ones give you 3.5 hours playtime per charge, but you can always throw them in them in their case for a re-up if you take a pit stop on a longer run.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $35.99+. Also available in white.

    2. A pair of lightweight winter running gloves so that you can break a sweat even in below-zero temps. They're also touchscreen compatible, so you can change your playlist without freezing your fingers off.

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    These ones have a cozy fleece-like lining and feature a reflective logo to make you more visible when you're running at night.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $18. Available in pink and yellow, sizes medium and large.

    3. A stick of anti-chafe body balm that rolls on like deodorant and will keep any redness or irritation at bay.

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    It's made from allergen free, plant-derived ingredients, and won't clog your pores.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in three sizes.

    4. A flexible hands-free leash made of bungee material that'll make running with your dog easy. The waistband will absorb your dog’s pulls and changes in direction without causing you to lose balance, so you can sprint without fear of taking a dive.

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    There are also security clips on the belt so that your dog won't be able to break loose (a real and true fear).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99+. The set includes the leash, a waistband, and a storage bag. Available in four colours.

    5. A sporty smart watch with a built-in GPS that'll log the distance, speed, and route of your runs, so that you can track your progress.

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    This one includes features like smart notifications, automatic uploads to the Garmin app, and music controls. You can also choose from different sport profiles, set intervals, and enable vibration alerts to keep you motivated.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for 175.99+. Also available in blue and black.

    6. An all-natural energy gel to replenish your electrolytes on a long run. These packs are small enough to slip into a running belt or armband, making them much more convenient than a bottled beverage.

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    They're also vegan and gluten-free!

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $35. Available in seven flavours and four package sizes.

    7. A pair of neon no-tie shoelaces that'll turn your running shoes into slip-ons. They also might save your life because they won't undo and trip you up mid-run.

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    If you tend to run at night, go for a reflective colour to make yourself more visible.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $12.99. Available in 41 colours.

    8. A pair of running lights to make sure you're shining bright like a diamond on your nighttime sprints. They may not be pretty, but they may save you from a nasty collision.

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    They have two modes (continuous and flashing) and can be worn anywhere on your body or clothing.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    9. A weighted vest if running is just too easy and you need to make it more of a challenge. It has pockets that you can fill with even more weights (or snacks, whatever).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $61.55+. You can get it with and without shoulder pads and is available in four weights.

    10. A super-stretchy armband that can hold your phone, wallet, keys and, snacks, and more so that you don't have to worry about dropping your treasures when you kick things into high gear.

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    There are two slots on the bottom of the sleeve that you can thread your headphones through, so if you're not rocking AirPods yet, you can still run comfortably.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.97+. Available in four colours, sizes S to XL.

    11. A soft and stretchy headband that can be styled a ton of different ways. Great for keeping your eyes (and bangs) sweat-free.

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    It’s made of microfibre and can be used as a headband, neck gaiter, bandana — the options are truly endless.

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99+. Comes in packs of six, nine, and twelve.

    12. A high-impact sports bra that'll keep your boobs from bouncing around while you run. This one's highly recommended by ladies with bigger busts.

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    It has a wireless cup design and an adjustable back closure and straps to make it more comfortable.

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99+. Available in four colours, size 34B to 48G.

    13. A quick-dry hat that will shield you from the sun, soak up your sweat, and stop strangers from making eye contac with you, too.

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    It’s adjustable and has enough space for your ponytail or bun to fit through the back.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in four colours.

    14. A bottle of Anti-Monkey Butt powder that’ll help mask the smell of sweat and reduce moisture. It’s also great for blisters and chafing, if you find yourself running into those issues (pun intended).

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    Price: $9.44. Also available in a two-pack.

    15. A two-litre hydration backpack that'll save you from having to tote around a massive bottle of water on long runs. It also has a pocket that you can stow your phone, food, and any extra junk in.

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    It has a tube that connects to the tank inside and has a push-lock cushioned bite valve, making it easy to drink from.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.18+. Available in five colours.

    16. Or, if you want something a bit less intense, there’s this multi-functional fanny pack that’s basically a sporty tool belt with pockets and slots for water bottles.

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    It comes with two 9oz BPA-free, dishwasher-safe water bottles.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95. Available in four colours and a water-bottle free version.

    17. A set of odour-destroying insoles so that you don't totally stink up your apartment when you return from your run. Trust me, your roommates will thank you.

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    They have an activated charcoal and baking soda layer to absorb and neutralize those sweaty smells. They'll also block odour-causing bacteria from getting in, so you don't have to stress about any nasty stuff piling up in the bottom of your shoes.

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $6.49+. Also available in a two-pack.

    18. A portable foam roller to work out any aches and pains after your run. It helps with balance, strengthening, flexibility, and rehab exercises, and may just save you an expensive trip to a physiotherapist.

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    This one's small enough to fit in a gym bag or carry-on, so you can take it traveling.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.23+. Available in three sizes.

    19. A pair of anti-blister running socks that'll also keep your feet from getting super-sweaty.

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    They have a lifetime guarantee, so you won't have to retire them after one or two runs.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $20.95. Available in six colours, size XS to XL.

    20. A gentle face sunscreen, so you don't burn your precious skin while clocking kilometres.

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    The travel size is small enough to toss in your running bag.

    Get it on Amazon for $7.49+.

    21. And finally, a pair of squat-proof yoga pants that'll take you from the gym to the track. These ones have a waistband pocket and side pockets so you can carry your essentials with you, too.

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    They're made of moisture-wicking, stretchy, breathable, quick dry fabric, and won't give you a camel toe. You can also get them in short and capri versions.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $23.89+. Available in 12 colours, size XS to XXL.

    You on your way to crush your run: