Running Leggings: What to Look For

November 5, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 73940 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-11-05 14:18:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-11-05 22:18:54 [post_content] => With cooler weather right around the corner, many runners will soon be swapping their running shorts for running leggings, pants and tights. Although the colder temperatures can make for ideal running conditions, there are a few features we would highly recommend you take into account and prioritize when looking for your perfect running bottoms. group of women wearing running leggings

Running Leggings Fabric:

Fabric.

Finding the ideal blend of materials in your leggings may seem tough, but we believe our 80% nylon, 20% spandex fabric is near perfect. Nylon is stronger than polyester and unlike polyester, it repels oils, which means it won’t smell as bad after multiple wears. Our made in the USA fabric is woven together with a bit of spandex, which lends its invaluable elasticity to the thread.

Chafe-Free.

We've all had it happen. Whether you've felt the chafing occur while running or maybe you don't discover how much you rubbed until your shower, but we've all been victim to the dreaded chafe. Making sure your leggings fit snug so there is no extra material to rub on your body parts, along with having flat seams that stay still while exercising is extremely important to prevent the pain and agony of chafing.

Anti-Microbial.

We've all heard the saying, "I don't sweat, I sparkle", which we absolutely stand by, but that "sparkle" can still be a little stinky. Having an anti-microbial material in your running leggings will make it so you can stay smelling fresh while you continue to sparkle.

Running Leggings Features:

Pockets.

This goes without saying. As runners (whether we are hammering a hard workout, enjoying a long run or running errands around town), we have essentials we often need to carry with us and pockets can be the perfect place to store those necessary items. Running Leggings If you are in search of the perfect leggings, look no further than our running bottoms. They check off all the important boxes, plus a few extra like fun patterns and amazing colors. Our Sparkle Athletic Crops are proudly made in the USA from 80% nylon, 20% spandex fabric. The mid-rise elastic waistband provides a smooth and secure fit, and the flat seams keep you chafe-free. The exterior side pockets are a great place to stash essentials. Our Crops are quick-drying, stretchy, and breathable which allows sweat to wick away and keep you cool. And being anti-microbial means you stay smelling fresh while you continue to sparkle. [post_title] => Running Leggings: What to Look For [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => running-leggings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-11-05 14:18:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-05 22:18:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=73940 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in a Sparkle Skirt

October 22, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74611 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-10-22 09:26:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-22 17:26:17 [post_content] => Disney's Tenth Anniversary Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited. With the themes for the race distances announced recently we can't wait to see the creative costumes all the runDisney runners come up with, especially those featuring our sparkle skirts. The overall theme for the weekend is celebrating countries from around the world, which is perfect since the race aligns with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but the individual races will focus on specific Disney characters or movies.

The Disney Fall Feast 5K

The first race of the weekend is the Disney Fall Feast 5K, which will be on Friday, November 1st. This race will be run at Epcot for the first time ever and will have a Jungle Book theme. We expect the creativity for these costumes to be bear-y paw-esome.

The Wine & Dine 10K

The second race of the weekend (and the first of the Disney Two Course Challenge) is the Wine & Dine 10K, which will take place on Saturday, November 2nd. Sven and Olaf from Frozen will be the key characters for this race and we expect it will be snow much fun!

The Kids' Races

There is a kids race available for children up to 13 years old, ranging from a diaper dash to a one mile run. These races will take place on Saturday, November 2nd and will enjoy The Lion King theme with characters Timon and Pumbaa. There are no shortages of animals to choose from when it comes to costumes, and that's no lion.

The Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The 10th Anniversary of the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon will be the final race of the weekend (and the second of the Disney Two Course Challenge), which will be run on Sunday, November 3rd. Patriotic Mickey is set to lead the charge around Walt Disney World in his best red, white and blue garb.

The Disney Two Course Challenge

If runners tackle the Disney Two Course Challenge, which requires finishing the 10K and Half Marathon, they'll celebrate the 19.3 mile journey with bling featuring the Three Caballeros. Whichever race(s) you're running, our sparkle skirts will be a perfect addition to your race outfit. Whether you plan to run in an animal costume for the 5K, a patriotic outfit for the half marathon or something in between, our lightweight sparkle running skirts will help you shine, whether you’re running to win or just running for fun. You're sure to turn heads with your shiny style. Need help with last minute costume ideas? Make sure to stop by the Sparkle Athletic booth at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. Can't wait to see you real soon. [post_title] => Run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in a Sparkle Skirt [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => disney-wine-dine-half-marathon-weekend-in-a-sparkle-skirt [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-22 09:26:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-22 17:26:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=74611 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Stronger Together

October 4, 2019
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No matter what the distance, a mile is always better when shared with a friend... it really is true, TOGETHER we can do so much. #teamsparkle

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Obsessed vs Dedicated

October 3, 2019
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When someone calls you “obsessed”, just say thank you #teamsparkle. 🙌🙌

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Running Is My Favorite

October 2, 2019
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It really is true #teamsparkle… running is our favorite 😍 (or at least it is when we are done😉).

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Athletic Skirts Are A Must When Choosing What to Wear

October 1, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 72042 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-10-01 09:00:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-01 17:00:15 [post_content] => Here's the deal – when it comes to choosing what bottoms to wear while being active, you have tons of different options… shorts, leggings, skirts, capris, etc. & While we are definitely biased, we prefer athletic skirts. If you want to find out why skirts are the best choice for your athletic apparel, keep reading: Athletic Skits

Why Wear Athletic Skirts?

* Skirts put a feminine flair back into an athletic wardrobe that can often be drab and a bit masculine. Females not only want to feel strong, but beautiful as well and wearing a skirt while running, playing tennis, strength training, biking, or just running errands around town is one way to bring beauty back into your attire. * We believe being active is more enjoyable when you’re having fun. It’s hard not to smile when rocking sparkly, colorful, attractive athletic apparel. And when you smile, you’ll make everyone who sees you smile too, which generally results in a few extra cheers or "atta girl's" when crossing the finish line or busting out that final rep. * Skirts act as the perfect cover during your athletic feat. They can shield your sweat marks or even be used to aid in a mid-race, unplanned, discreet bathroom stop. Because skirts sit slightly away from the body, they can conceal areas you'd prefer not to expose. With that being said, if you wear an athletic skirt "shell", meaning it does not have an attached bottom, you can wear it over a base layer you feel comfortable in - whether that's a pair of running shorts, compression shorts, or even leggings. There you have it – some of our favorite reasons why you should have an athletic skirt or seven in your activewear collection. Trust us when we say, this is only the tip of the the iceberg. We didn’t even talk about how athletic skirts are also a great way to make a statement or add color to your wardrobe, are cooler in warm weather environments, can be a great motivating factor, and feel less restrictive than traditional athletic attire. [post_title] => Athletic Skirts Are A Must When Choosing What to Wear [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => athletic-skirts-are-a-must-when-choosing-what-to-wear [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-27 12:54:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-27 20:54:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=72042 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Women’s Running Shorts: Our Favorite Pairs

September 27, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 70548 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-09-27 12:46:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-27 20:46:49 [post_content] => Let’s face it – when it comes to choosing what to wear while running, you have lots of different options… shorts, leggings, even skirts. Although summer is officially coming to a close, we are lucky enough to live in Southern California where we are able to rock our favorite women's running shorts year-round. If you aren't fortunate enough to live somewhere with a consistent summer climate, don't worry, running shorts are the perfect attire to wear on the treadmill when the conditions are less than ideal outside. Finding the perfect pair of women's running shorts can be hard, but we are here to help! While having a go-to pair of black shorts is great (and often a necessity), we prefer to mix it up and add some fun into our wardrobe - and shorts are a perfect place to start. We have two favorite styles of running shorts - our Fun Run Elastic Waist Running Shorts and our 2-in-1 Pocket Running Shorts - and are sure you will love them once you give them a try!   womens-running-shorts

Why We Love our Fun Run Shorts

* Sparkle Athletic fun run shorts are made with a lightweight, woven, four-way stretch, sweat-wicking fabric. These are the perfect pair of relaxed-fit shorts to wear for whatever type of run you have planned. You’ll be comfortable whether you’re running fast, running for fun or just running errands around town. The wide elastic waistband is super comfortable and won't dig into your skin. * There is a built-in, lightweight brief liner made from wicking, anti-microbial fabric. The lining in our running shorts offers some support while also helps to prevent chafing because an additional pair of underwear is not required. * Our fun run shorts also contain a small interior back pocket at the waistband, which is perfect for stashing essentials. This is a great place to hold a key, lip balm, running fuel or even a few dollars for your post-run sweet treat. * We believe running is more enjoyable when you’re having fun. So, all of our products are designed to inspire athletes to “put the fun back in their run.” It’s hard not to smile when you're rocking colorful, attractive running apparel. Our geometric, pineapple or feather designs match just about everything and will be the perfect addition to any running outfit you put on.

Why We Love Our 2-in-1 Women's Running Shorts

* Sparkle Athletic 2-in-1 shorts offer a hidden spandex undershort and a loose woven layer on top. These shorts provide additional coverage and support for women who are looking for both. The undershort fits snug to the body, hugging all the right spots, without being too tight. * The mid-rise spandex waistband is wide and stretchy, allowing for a smooth and secure fit. Because we know how important the perfect fit is, these shorts also feature a drawstring so you can be sure to get the flawless fit every time you wear them. * Our 2-in-1 shorts feature THREE pockets - two side pockets on the breathable spandex  undershorts as well as a back waist zipper pocket. The two side pockets are large enough to hold your phone (and secure enough so it won't escape while getting your miles in) and the back pocket is perfect for a key, lip balm, running fuel or even a few dollars for a post-run treat.
  • * We believe running is more enjoyable when you’re having fun. So, all of our products are designed to inspire athletes to “put the fun back in their run.” It’s hard not to smile when you're rocking colorful, attractive running apparel. Our unicorns and rainbows, cats, red and white polka dots, mini donuts and sharks designs in the 2-in-1 shorts match just about everything and will be the perfect addition to any running outfit you put on.
There you have it – just a few of the reasons why our women's running shorts are our favorite (and will be yours too). Trust us when we say, this is only the tip of the the iceberg. We didn’t even talk about how our shorts are also awesome for playing tennis, wearing to the gym, playing at the park with your kids, riding a bike and more. [post_title] => Women's Running Shorts: Our Favorite Pairs [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => womens-running-shorts-our-favorite-pairs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-27 12:46:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-27 20:46:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=70548 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Sparkle Skirts for Running: Why You Should Run in One

August 15, 2019
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Let's face it - when it comes to choosing what to wear while running, you have lots of different options... shorts, leggings, even skirts. & While we are definitely biased, we prefer running in sparkle skirts. There's something almost magical about running in a sparkle skirt - you will get compliments, a few will stare, your friends and family will be able to spot you from a mile away. But most of all, running in a sparkle skirt is FUN. & We know from experience, when you put the fun back in your run - everything else seems to fall perfectly into place.

Still worried that running in a sparkle skirt isn't for you? Here's a list of some of our favorite things about running in a sparkle skirt...

group of women running in sparkle skirts

Why Run in Sparkle Skirts

* Sparkle Athletic sparkle skirts are super light weight & comfortable. The elastic waistband sits snug on your hips (ensuring it won't move around on you), and is super stretchy (so if you're between sizes, we generally suggest you order down).

  • * Our sparkle skirts are designed to be a "shell," meaning you can wear your running skirt over whatever you already love to run in. We want you to be comfortable, so pair your sparkle running skirt with your favorite running shorts, compression shorts, or running leggings.
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  • * We believe that running is more enjoyable, when you're having fun. So, all of our products, but especially our sparkle skirts, are designed to inspire athletes to “put the fun back in their run." It's hard not to smile when your rocking sparkly, colorful, attractive running apparel. Plus, you'll make everyone who sees you smile too, which generally results in a few extra cheers.
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  • * Dressing for a theme (such as runDisney)? Creating a running costume? A sparkle skirt is the perfect place to start. Check out our running costume guide for suggestions & DIYs - it's the perfect place for inspiration.
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  • * Let's talk safety... while our sparkle skirts weren't designed with this in mind, it's definitely an unintentional "side effect." The way our products sparkle & shine when them come into contact with a light source, makes them a great option when running in the dark.

There you have it - some of our favorite reasons why you should run in a sparkle skirt. Trust us when we say, this is only the tip of the the iceberg. We didn't even talk about how our sparkle skirts are also awesome for playing tennis, wearing as a beach coverup, or for a mid-race, unplanned, discreet bathroom stop.

 

 

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Sports Bras

June 14, 2019
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Is it normal to own more sports bras than regular bras? Asking for a friend...

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Magical Running Shoes

June 11, 2019
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It really is true, our running shoes really are magical. #teamsparkle

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Exercise In The Morning

June 9, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 56664 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-06-09 05:14:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-09 13:14:47 [post_content] => Exercise in the morning before your brain figures out what you're doing. We can't be the only ones on #teamsparkle who feel this way. [post_title] => Exercise In The Morning [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => exercise-in-the-morning [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-19 02:50:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-19 10:50:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=56664 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Sparkle Squad Membership Details

May 30, 2019
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You're already a member of the team, but now you can join the squad...

The Sparkle Squad is a members only squad (or group, or club, or team?) offering exclusive benefits we've designed just for you. 

* Exclusive Sparkle Squad Headsweats Visor

* Exclusive Sparkle Squad Technical Tank

* Exclusive Sparkle Squad Sticker Pack

* $26 Sparkle Athletic gift card for use on sparkleathletic.com

* 10% off all sparkleathletic.com purchases (*code not valid with other coupons)

* Free shipping on all domestic orders through sparkleathletic.com

* Access to the private Sparkle Squad Facebook group

* Monthly Sparkle Squad newsletter 

* Early access to new and limited edition Sparkle Athletic products

Sparkle Squad Membership Tules, Terms, Conditions & Requirements
The Sparkle Squad (the “Squad”) is sponsored by Sparkle Athletic (“SA”). The Squad is designed to recognize our loyal customers through benefits for customers who join the Squad. In order to take advantage of Squad benefits, you must agree to the terms and conditions for the Squad which are set forth in these Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Squad Rules (these “Squad Rules”). By joining the Squad, you agree to these Squad Rules.

Agreement Changes: We may in our discretion change these Terms, Sparkle Athletic, Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice, or any aspect of Squad membership, without notice to you.  We have the right at any time, in whole or in part, with or without giving you prior notice; to change these Squad Rules; end the Squad and/or any specific Squad reward or benefit; change, add or eliminate any Squad reward or benefit; change the time you have in which to earn a particular reward or benefit; and change any other feature of the Squad.If any change to these terms is found invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that change is severable and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining changes or conditions.  YOUR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP AFTER WE CHANGE THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES, YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

Eligiblity: In order to enroll as a member of the Squad, you must be: at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of enrollment, and have an active email address. As a member of the Squad, you may also be eligible for various benefits we chose to make available to some or all members. These additional benefits are subject to change, and may require members to qualify or otherwise be eligible before they can participate in the benefit. Any additional benefit will be subject to terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions related to the benefit; which benefit and the related terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions thereof will be communicated to you by us in a manner that we determine (which may, but is not required to, include an email to your Squad email address and/or posting on the Squad Facebook  page).

Limitations: In addition to the other restrictions of these Squad Rules, the following apply:

• Each member of the Squad must have a separate unique membership, which requires as part of the information requested at the time of Squad enrollment, the member’s unique email address.

• Where rewards are provided in the form of a sparkleathletic.com rewards code, the reward code may be subject to additional terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions (for example, restrictions regarding use for specific types of merchandise), which additional terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions, if any, will be set forth in these Squad Rules, on the reward code or communication from us transmitting the reward code.

• Only one (1) Squad membership (i.e., one (1) Squad email address) can be applied to a transaction and be eligible to redeem rewards or earn points and credit towards rewards.

• Rewards are non-transferable, and non-assignable, and cannot be shared, transferred, assigned or sold, including to family members, friends or other Squad members.

• Unless we expressly provide otherwise, promotional offers received through the Squad, including rewards, cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or promotion, including any other promotional offers received by a member through the Squad.

• Rewards cannot be used for gift card purchases or applied to a prior purchase.

• Squad members accept responsibility for keeping account details current and accurate.

• We reserve the right to accept or refuse membership in our discretion.

• You may not transfer or assign your Squad membership or any SA benefits, including promotion codes for SA memberships or benefits, except as allowed in these terms.

• Squad members are not permitted to purchase products for the purpose of resale, rental, or to ship to their customers or potential customers using SA benefits.

• From time to time, SA may choose in its sole discretion to add or remove Squad membership benefits.

Fees and Renewal: The annual membership fee for the Squad is stated on the enrollment page of the Sparkle Athletic website.  From time to time, we may offer different membership terms, and the fees for such membership may vary. The Squad membership fee is non-refundable except as expressly set forth in these Terms. Taxes may apply on either or both of the membership fee and the reduced shipping charges for the Squad. Only credit cards are eligible for payment of your Squad membership. 

Termination by Member: If you would like to cancel your Squad membership and account you may do so at any time. You may cancel your Squad membership any time by sending an email to thegirls@sparkleathletic.com . If you cancel within 1 business day of signing up for a membership, we will refund your full membership fee. We may charge you (or withhold from your refund) our regular prices for benefits used by you and your account during this 1-business day period. If you cancel at any other time, we will not refund your membership fee.  As soon as your Squad membership and account are cancelled, all benefits associated with your membership will be cancelled and forfeited; without limiting the foregoing, all rewards earned and not previously used will be cancelled and forfeited.If you decide you want to join again at a later date, you can do so at any time, subject to then applicable terms and conditions; provided, however, you cannot join the Squad more than once during any twelve (12) month period.T

Termination by Sparkle Athletic: We reserve the right to cancel the Squad and all rewards at any time and may terminate your Sparkle Athletic Squad Membership at our discretion without notice.  If we do so, we will refund you a proportional amount of membership fee at our discretion only if you have not made an eligible purchase or taken advantage of Sparkle Athletic Squad Benefits.However, we will not give any refund for termination related to conduct that we determine, in our discretion, violates these Terms or any applicable law, involves fraud or misuse of the Sparkle Athletic Squad membership, or is harmful to our interests or another user. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.As soon as your Squad membership and account are cancelled, all benefits associated with your membership will be cancelled and forfeited; without limiting the foregoing, all rewards earned and not previously used will be cancelled and forfeited.

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Princess Inspired Running Costume Guide

November 26, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40057 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-26 23:02:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-27 07:02:23 [post_content] => We're probably biased, but our princess inspired running costume guide is the perfect go-to if you are preparing to run any, or all, of the races during the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend. At the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend running costumes are a must, the key is looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in. Luckily, we have plenty ideas, including a few that we think are perfect for the "princess" theme...
photo credit: @lisathexplorer

Sleeping Princess Running Costume

Sleeping Beauty running costume run DisneyWere you recently (or are you hoping to be) awoken from a long slumber by a handsome prince? If your answer is yes (or even if it isn't), the sleeping princess inspired running costume, is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Sleeping Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} pink Sparkle Athletic Tiara Visor * {one} pink Chase Your Dreams tank * {one} pair of pink Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves  * {one} pink Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks * {one} pair of Silver Crown Shoe Shwings

Sleeping Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of pink running shoes * {one} gold necklace * want to go the extra mile & create a princess worthy running tank with very little sewing? Check out THIS tutorial. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Sleeping Princess Running Costume here.

Arabian Princess Running Costume

run-disney-princess-jasmine-running-costumeIs your favorite mode of transportation a flying carpet?! If so, then you'll be thrilled to know that creating your very own turquoise princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Arabian Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} turquoise Sparkle Athletic visor * {one} turquoise Chase Your Dreams Tank  * {one} turquoise Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of Gold Sparkle Sleeves * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks * {one} pair of Gold Shoe Shwings or Crown Shoe Shwings

Arabian Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume

Snow White running costume for runDisney races Are you a princess, hoping to find your prince? Creating your very own snow princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume Essentials

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of yellow running shoes * {one} Satin Red bow attached to visor * {one} brown "bob" wig * crimson red lipstick Get NEARLY everything you need for the Poison Apple Running Costume here.

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume

Cinderella running costume for runDisney racesAre you more comfortable running away at the strike of midnight? Luckily, you can create your very own glass slipper princess inspired running costume. Here's what you'll need -

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume Essentials

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                                    • * {one} pair of pale blue running shoes
                                    • * {one} pair of BIG pearl earrings
                                    • * {one} Cinderella inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig or hair bun hairdo
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume here.

Brave Princess Running Costume

princess Merida running costume for runDisney races

Are you feeling a bit BRAVE? If so, then you'll be thrilled to know that creating your very own brave princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need -

Brave Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} teal tank top (or shirt) (we used gold ribbon to embellish it) * {one} teal Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of gold Sparkle Athletic sparkle sleeves * {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shoe shwings or crown shoe shwings

Brave Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                              • * bow, arrows & quiver * {one} pair of teal compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of teal running shoes * {one} gold or tartan inspired belt * {one} Merida inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig
                              • Get NEARLY everything you need for the Brave Princess Running Costume here.

Long Hair Princess Running Costume

rapunzel running costume for run DisneyAre you a princess, who is ready to let her hair down and go running? Creating your very own long hair princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Long Hair Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple or Pink Tiara Sparkle Headsweats Visor  * {one} purple tank top * {one} pair of Pink Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks
          • Long Hair Princess Running Costume Accessories

            We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} purple running shoes * {one} Rapunzel inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig & a few artificial flowers * Want to take your princess running costume to the next  level? Break out your sewing machine & add princess sleeves (pink & purple striped sleeves) to your tank top using this sleeves tutorial.
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Long Hair Princess Running Costume here.

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume

belle running costume for runDisneyAre you more comfortable with your nose in a book reading? Luckily, you can create your very own yellow princess inspired running costume. Here's what you'll need...

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Yellow "Chase Your Dreams" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Gold Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Yellow Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of red & white stripe compression socks * {one} pair of Red Bow Shoe Shwings

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} BIG red rose (or two or three) * {one} pair of yellow running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume here.

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume

Provencial belle running costume for runDisney races
 Are you more comfortable with your nose in a book reading? Luckily, you can create your very own country living, book loving princess inspired running costume. Here's what you'll need...

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Royal Blue Tank Top or Shirt (use felt to make the white "collar," and attach with a few stitches or some safety pins) * {one} pair of White Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Silver Crown Shoe Shwings * {one} white waist apron

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of royal blue running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume here.

Love the "Beauty and the Beast" theme, but want a costume that is less "princessy"? Check out our Teapot & Teacup running costume here.

If you've got your heart set on running dressed as a princess, other than Beauty, we've got plenty of ideas...

Ice Queen Running Costume

Queen Elsa Running Costume for runDisney racesDo you LOVE the smell of chocolate? Do you have (or wish you had) the ability to freeze things with just the touch of your hands? Is a snowman one of your best friends? If you answer to any of these questions is yes, the Ice Queen Running Costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need -

Ice Queen Running Costume Essentials

Ice Queen Running Costume Accessories

      • We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
      • * {one} pair of turquoise running shoes
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Ice Queen Running Costume here.

Anna Princess Running Costume

princess anna running costume for runDisney races

Are you friends with trolls & snowmen? Do you LOVE the smell of chocolate? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, the Anna Princess Running Costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need -

Anna Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Pink Tiara Sparkle Athletic Visor * {one} Black "Run For The Bling" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Sleeves  * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Pink Wing Shoe Shwings * {one} magenta super sparkle cape

Anna Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                            • * {one} pair of blue running shoes
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Anna Princess Running Costume here.

Little Latina Princess Running Costume

princess sophia running costume for rundisneyHave you ever dreamt that your mother married a king & you became a princess overnight? If so, the Little Latina princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Little Latina Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Purple "Chase Your Dreams" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Purple Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks

Little Latina Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {two} strands of pearls for the peplum detail * {several} white flower stickers (be careful - some sequins MAY be lost upon removal) * {one} pair of purple running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Little Latina Princess Running Costume here.

Light Side Princess Running Costume

princess leia star wars running costume for runDisney racesHave you ever wished you had a twin brother? That your father was a dark lord? That you were a princess of the Galaxy? If this sounds like you, the Light Side Princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Light Side Princess Running Costume Essentials

Light Side Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} Light Side Princess belt * {one} pair of white compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of white running shoes * {one} blaster pistol Get NEARLY everything you need for the Light Side Princess Running Costume here.

Mermaid Princess Running Costume

Ariel the little mermaid running costume for runDisney racesDo you sometimes wish you were a mermaid? Luckily, creating your very own mermaid princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Mermaid Princess Running Costume Essentials

 Mermaid Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
  • * {one} pair of purple running shoes
  • * a fork to brush your hair
  • * your very own best friend (a stuffed flounder)
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Mermaid Princess Running Costume here.

New Orleans Princess Running Costume

princess Tiana running costume for runDisney racesAre you willing to kiss a few frogs in an effort to find your "prince?" Then you will love our New Orleans Princess Running Costume. Here's what you'll need...

New Orleans Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Lime Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we added a water lily) * {one} lime tank top or shirt (we embellished with yellow & white felt to create water lily like petals) * {one} pair of Lime Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Lime Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt (we added a water lily) * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks

New Orleans Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {two} Water Lillys - one attached at the waist and one to your visor * {one} pair of lime running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the New Orleans Princess Running Costume here.

Pocahontas Running Costume

Pocahontas running costume for run Disney racesCan you sing with all the voices of the mountain? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Pocahontas Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Turquoise Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we attached a red feather) * {one} brown or nude tank top (to simulate Pocahontas' strapless top we layered a brown tank on top of a nude tank and embellished with some brown fringe) * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Sleeves (we embellished one of the sleeves with red sparkle trim) * {one} Brown Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Pocahontas Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of "fringe" calf sleeves or brown compression socks (or brown tights) * {one} pair of turquoise running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pocahontas Running Costume here.

Polynesian Princess Running Costume

Princess Moana Running Costume for run Disney races Does the water "call" to you? If so, the Polynesian Princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Polynesian Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Orange Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} make (or buy) a tribal inspired orange tank top (or use a sports bra for a more authentic look) * {one} Brown Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Polynesian Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren't necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} tribal inspired skirt overlay (we used lace, and an orange kerchief that we added tribal inspired markings to) * {one} pair of orange compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of orange running shoes * {one} seashell necklace Get NEARLY everything you need for the Polynesian Princess Running Costume here.

Assembling any of these running costumes is pretty self-explanatory - but once you're dressed, voilà! A quick & easy princess inspired running costume DIY style.

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Minion Running Costume

November 13, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 58547 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-13 12:34:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-13 20:34:23 [post_content] => We're probably biased, but our Minion running costume is perfect for any of the "Running Universal" races - including all of the races during the Minion run. If you're looking for running costumes ideas that you can actually run in, you've come to the right place. Luckily, we have plenty ideas for costumes for running. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Minion Running Costume

Minion Running CostumeMinion Running Costume Essentials

* {one} yellow running visor, although a gold running visor would work as well * {one} yellow tank top (or shirt) * {one} pair of gold Sparkle Sleeves * {one} yellow Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Unicorn Stripe Compression Socks * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Minion Running Costume Assembly

Assembling the Minion running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories -

Minion Running Costume Accessories

* Wear some royal blue suspenders, or make a your shirt "overalls" * Wear some goggles on top of your visor Get NEARLY everything you need for the Minion Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Minion Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => minion-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-13 12:35:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-13 20:35:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=58547 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

All About The People

November 9, 2018
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We can honestly say that #teamsparkle is the BEST & that each one of YOU are the epitome of AWESOME. So thank you, thank you, thank you for joining the "team." We are so very lucky for all of the many incredible people that running (& #teamsparkle) has brought into our lives. Keep being awesome... ⠀

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Good For You

November 7, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 56670 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-07 05:12:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-07 13:12:30 [post_content] => THIS definitely speaks to us. Some days running does hurt more than others - but that doesn't mean we don't do it. It's important to remember that not everything that is good for you always feels good for you. As they say in A League of Their Own, "it's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great." #teamsparkle [post_title] => Good For You [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => good-for-you [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-16 14:01:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-16 22:01:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=56670 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Beating Yesterday’s You

November 6, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 56674 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-06 05:13:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-06 13:13:47 [post_content] => Always remember, the only person you need to better than is the person you were yesterday. #teamsparkle [post_title] => Beating Yesterday's You [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => beating-yesterdays-you [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-17 13:48:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-17 21:48:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=56674 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Reindeer Running Costume

November 4, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5090 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-04 16:41:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-05 00:41:54 [post_content] => We're probably biased, but our Reindeer running costume is perfect for a holiday or Christmas run. Just because you're a runner, doesn't mean you can't have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Some of our favorite races are perfect for running in costume, in fact - many of them actually encourage it - If you're looking for running costumes ideas that you can actually run in, you've come to the right place. Luckily, we have plenty ideas for costumes for running. Consider this your very own running costume guide. Reindeer Running Costume

Reindeer Running Costume

Creating your own reindeer running costume is pretty quick & easy! I think even Santa would believe you're one of his reindeer. Here's what you'll need:

Reindeer Running Costume Essentials

*one brown tank top or shirt (we suggest using white felt for the chest piece) *one brown Sparkle Athletic Skirt *one red Sparkle Athletic Visor with homemade (or store-bought) antlers attached *one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Race Legs *one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Sparkle Sleeves optional: red running shoes (while they aren't necessary, they really are the "icing on the cake.") Get NEARLY everything you need for your Reindeer Running Costume here.

Reindeer Running Costume Assembly

Assembling the reindeer running costume is pretty self-explanatory - but once you're dressed, voilà! A quick and easy costume that is perfect for the holidays. Have fun creating your own costumes for running. For even more costumes for running ideas, check out the entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Reindeer Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => reindeer-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-16 05:54:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-16 13:54:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?post_type=blogs&p=5090 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )