#TeamSparkle Virtual Rainbow Run

March 31, 2020
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 108685 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-03-31 22:49:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-04-01 06:49:29 [post_content] =>   teamsparkle-virtual-rainbow-runRaces may have been cancelled, but that doesn't been running has been. But we realize just how motivating "running for the bling" truly can be, which is why we have created the #teamsparkle virtual runseries... this way we can still run together (at least virtually that is). Each week we will introduce a new theme (this weekend it's the #teamsparkle virtual RAINBOW run), & participation is easy (not to mention FREE).

#TeamSparkle Virtual Rainbow Run

1. Choose your location, then run/ walk/ jog/ bike/ roll or treadmill any amount of miles at any pace this coming weekend (starting April 3rd, 2020). & Each week there will be a new theme. 2. Download a #teamsparkle Virtual Mermaid Run bib: teamsparkle virtual rainbow run numbered bib teamsparkle virtual rainbow run bib blank 3. Share your photos with the rest of #teamsparkle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #teamsparklevirtualrun and #teamsparkle: Post pics of your #flatsparkle (we encourage you to incorporate this week's RAINBOW theme when choosing the clothes and gear you will rock, check out our rainbow shop for a little inspiration), your medal (VIRTUAL medals will be posted to our social media after the weekend), your run, and anything else you want to share. Although we may be "racing" virtually, by posting your pics to our Facebook page, or using the hashtags #teamsparklevirtualrun and #teamsparkle on Instagram and Twitter, we can cheer everyone on! 3. Make sure to invite your friends, family, &/or running group to participate with you & us VIRTUALLY of course... the more the merrier. Now who's going to (virtually) run with us this coming weekend? We can't wait to see you rocking your rainbow inspired running clothes  while you run on the treadmill, on the track, on the road, or even on the trails. It is our hope the the #teamsparkle virtual mermaid run will give something look forward to this weekend, and hopefully even make you smile! For more information about our clothing, costume guides, or weekend virtual running events, contact us today! [post_title] => #TeamSparkle Virtual Rainbow Run [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => teamsparkle-virtual-rainbow-run [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-04-04 13:09:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-04-04 21:09:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=108685 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

#TeamSparkle Virtual Mermaid Run

March 25, 2020
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 108642 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-03-25 17:06:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-03-26 01:06:17 [post_content] => Races may have been cancelled, but that doesn't been running has been. But we realize just how motivating "running for the bling" truly can be, which is why we have created the #teamsparkle virtual runseries... this way we can still run together (at least virtually that is).â € â € Each week we will introduce a new theme (this weekend it's the #teamsparkle virtual MERMAID run), & participation is easy (not to mention FREE).

#TeamSparkle Virtual Mermaid Runâ €

1. Choose your location, then run/ walk/ jog/ bike/ roll or treadmill any amount of miles at any pace this coming weekend (starting March 27th, 2020). & Each week there will be a new theme. 2. Download a #teamsparkle Virtual Mermaid Run bib: 3. Share your photos with the rest of #teamsparkle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #teamsparklevirtualrun and #teamsparkle:â € â € Post pics of your #flatsparkle (we encourage you to incorporate this week's mermaid theme when choosing the clothes and gear you will rock, check out our mermaid shop for a little inspiration), your medal (VIRTUAL medals will be posted to our social media after the weekend), your run, and anything else you want to share.â € â € Although we may be "racing" virtually, by posting your pics to our Facebook page, or using the hashtags #teamsparklevirtualrun and #teamsparkle on Instagram and Twitter, we can cheer everyone on!â € â € 3. Make sure to invite your friends, family, &/or running group to participate with you & us VIRTUALLY of course... the more the merrier.â €

What Can Virtual Running Do For You?

  • Stay motivated: While "typical" running events may be on hold, you have a whole community of fitness lovers, friends, and loved ones who can uplift you and keep you on track with your health and wellness goals.
  • Make friends: Whether you bond with the #teamsparkle community or invite people you know to join you, running is a great way to bring people together. You don't need any special gear to get started. Just get up and go when you're ready!
  • Get inspired: Our themed events allow participants to show off their style. If you want to get some #fitspo for your workout needs or just love that cute pair of mermaid scale leggings you saw on Instagram, this is a great way to find new apparel to add to your workout repertoire.
Have any questions about virtual running events? Sparkle Athletic is committed to helping runners look as fabulous as running makes them feel. Contact us at our site or on our social media pages at any time! Now who's going to (virtually) run with us this coming weekend? We can't wait to see you rocking your mermaid inspired running clothes  while you run on the treadmill, on the track, on the road, or even on the trails. It is our hope the the #teamsparkle virtual mermaid run will give something look forward to this weekend, and hopefully even make you smile! [post_title] => #TeamSparkle Virtual Mermaid Run [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => teamsparkle-virtual-mermaid-run [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-04-02 06:14:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-04-02 14:14:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=108642 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Look & Feel Your Best in Women’s Running Shorts

March 24, 2020
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 108637 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-03-24 17:48:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-03-25 01:48:09 [post_content] => Now that spring is (nearly) in full swing, you may be doing some spring cleaning when it comes to your wardrobe and make room for newer, better exercise clothes. Sparkle Athletic is proud to offer you women's running shorts that are designed with you in mind. Whether you prefer a comfy, loose fit, a tight short, or our feature-packed 2-in-1 pocket running shorts, there's a little something for everyone here. womens-running-shorts

"What type of shorts should I pick for running?"

  • Spandex shorts: Our spandex shorts are perfect for wearing under your Sparkle Athletic sparkle skirt, or just by themselves. They are lightweight, the mid-rise wide waistband provides a smooth and secure fit, and the two exterior side pockets are a great place to stash essentials (like a phone, or your running nutrition).
  • Loose shorts: Our fun run elastic waist running shorts is a loose, lightweight short that is perfect for any and all exercise activities, including working out at the gym. They are are relaxed-fit short, featuring a small interior back pocket in the waistband that's perfect for carrying a key, or your running nutrition, or anything else you want to stash in there.
  • 2-in-1 shorts: These heavy-duty shorts feature a hidden spandex short under a loose layer on top.The shorts have two side pockets (that will holed a phone) with earphone cord hole, on the inside breathable spandex layer, and a back waistband zipper pocket Not only does this protect you from chafing and moisture, but it also protects you from the elements and provides extra storage during your run.
Whether you're looking for the perfect pair of women's running shorts, cute tops, or sparkly apparel to round out your workout wardrobe, Sparkle Athletic wants to help you get the best in long-lasting, fabulous running gear. For more information about apparel, costume guides, or group deals, contact us online today!   [post_title] => Look & Feel Your Best in Women's Running Shorts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => look-feel-your-best-in-womens-running-shorts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-24 17:48:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-25 01:48:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=108637 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Why Pocket Running Shorts Are Perfect for Your Wardrobe

February 24, 2020
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 107954 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-02-24 23:33:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-02-25 07:33:39 [post_content] => While Sparkle is in our name, Sparkle Athletic is more than just your favorite place to pick up the best in glittery workout apparel. We offer tons of practical options that are ideal for both casual and avid runners, including pocket running shorts that provide the best of both loose shorts and running tights. If you've never worn a pair, you may wonder if pocket running shorts are the ideal option for you. Consider these benefits:
  • Minimize chafing and discomfort. Why get cute shorts if they aren't comfortable, too? Our pocket running shorts two-layer system addresses the chafing that can come from short shorts and the riding up that can come from shorts that don't sit at the right height. Our shorts have both layers attached and are made to sit a couple of inches below the waist with a broad, stretchy elastic band that provides a no-slip grip.
  • They have pockets! The added storage for all your essentials is a massive relief. 2-in-1 shorts are the ideal options for keeping your keys, wallet, and other tiny must-haves in safe places. That's why our pocket shorts feature hidden and roomy pockets--including a zippered pocket.
  • Coverage where you want it. It's okay to feel a little self-conscious about wearing shorter shorts, especially if you're not used to them for your workouts. The black undershorts provide coverage so that you can boldly wear colorful and fun outer shell layers without a care in the world.
Let Team Sparkle help you find the perfect apparel to round out your workout wardrobe. Whether you need pocket running shorts, cute tops, HEADSWEATS-style visors, or adorable running skirts decked out in sequins, we want to ensure that you feel as fabulous as you look at all times. For more information on our clothing options, group deals, or costume guides, contact us online, and we will be more than happy to help! [post_title] => Why Pocket Running Shorts Are Perfect for Your Wardrobe [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => why-pocket-running-shorts-are-perfect-for-your-wardrobe [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-02-25 23:43:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-02-26 07:43:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=107954 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Disney Running Costumes that Are Quick and Easy

January 7, 2020
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 88561 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-01-07 17:44:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-01-08 01:44:51 [post_content] => If you are looking for Disney running costumes, we have an idea or two. We have found that the best gear to run in is apparel that you don't have to think about. No one enjoys running while they are constantly pulling at their sports bra, tugging on their shorts or having to stop to retie their shoes. So, when creating Disney running costumes we would suggest heading to your closet (or the Sparkle Athletic website) for running specific apparel that can be used within a costume (instead of say a Halloween costume that doesn't take movement, sweat and chafing into account). Although running in a costume is not a requirement for a Disney race, it is definitely encouraged and can make the experience even more magical. But don't worry, even if you aren't creative or crafty you can still join in on the fun. We have a ton of Disney running costumes suggestions that you can choose from (or maybe they will spark your imagination on another idea you'd like to try).

Disney Running Costumes

*Princess Costumes. Are you looking for a costume idea fit for a princess? We have a template for all of the strong female characters you may be looking to emulate. You can either head to your closet and see what items you already own to make a princess costume or you can pick your favorite leading lady and find pieces to work with her color scheme. *Super Hero Costumes. Maybe the daughter of a king or queen isn't the route you want to take. Maybe you are looking for a crime fighting, booty kicking super hero instead. Whether you want to be a hammer-wielding god of thunder, have incredible superhuman physical super powers or have your very own powerful “suit of armor", we've got a costume for you. *Classic Costumes. Maybe you are looking to go back to the basics and run as your favorite Disney character from childhood. Whether your childhood favorite was a dog, a mouse or a duck, we have the perfect costume idea for you. Whatever costume you decide on, make sure to have fun! You don't have to have the costume exact to have it read as the character. Remember, using similar colors to that character and adding an extra detail or prop here or there can make a huge difference. [post_title] => Disney Running Costumes that Are Quick and Easy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => disney-running-costumes-that-are-quick-and-easy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-08 08:23:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-08 16:23:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=88561 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Same You, Same Awesome

January 1, 2020
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Magic Shoes

December 15, 2019
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Athletic Skirts Are The Best for Athletic Activities

December 11, 2019
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Here's the deal - when it comes to choosing what bottoms to wear when you head out to run, 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 running gear, keep reading:

Why Wear Athletic Skirts?

* Skirts put a feminine flair back into an running wardrobe that can often be drab and a bit masculine. Females not only want to feel strong, but beautiful as well and wearing an athletic 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 running is more enjoyable when you're having fun. It's hard not to smile when rocking sparkly, colorful, attractive running 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 while you're running. They can shield your sweat marks or even be used to aid in a mid-race, unplanned, discreet bathroom stop. Because athletic skirts sit slightly away from the body, they can conceal areas you'd prefer not to expose. With that being said, if you wear a running 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 running attire.

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Running Visors are a Must Have Every Time You Run

December 10, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 86592 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-12-10 17:32:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-12-11 01:32:27 [post_content] => No matter the weather we are running in, no matter whether we are running indoors or out, we nearly always are wearing one of our running visors. What to wear on your head during a workout can be of utmost important. If you want to know why running visors should be in every runner's closet, no matter the conditions they run in, keep reading.

Why Wear A Running Visor

*Keep Sweat Away. No matter if you run indoors on a treadmill or outdoors in the snow, wearing a running visor will help to keep sweat from running into your eyes. Crying when you finish a hard workout or cross a finish line should be due to an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, not because your eyes are stinging and burning from the sweat dropping in them. *Cut Down On Glare. Speaking of snow, or the bright sun, having a visor with an all-black under-visor can assist in not only reducing glare but also eye fatigue. *Add Sparkle And Color. Many runners feel comfortable wearing darker colors because they help to hide sweat on our clothing. Just because you prefer black bottoms or darker tops doesn't mean you can't accessorize with a little pop of color or sparkle, and your head is the perfect place to start. Whether you're running in a local fun run or just handling errands around town, you can still feel comfortable while adding some extra personality to your activewear. Interested in trying a running visor for yourself? We have an assortment of colors and patterns - whatever your mood, there's a visor to express it while you run or relax in the sun. Our Sparkle Visors are style on the outside and substance on the inside. Made from a quick drying COOLMAX ® fabric shell with our signature Sparkle overlay, they also keep the blood, sweat and sparkle out of your eyes with a COOLMAX ® fabric terry sweatband. No matter how hard you run and play, your visor dries quickly. Featuring classic HEADSWEATS styling with an elastic band for the most comfortable fit, our Sparkle Visors are as light as they are glitzy. [post_title] => Running Visors are a Must Have Every Time You Run [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => running-visors-are-a-must-have-every-time-you-run [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-08 08:18:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-08 16:18:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=86592 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Running Leggings: What to Look For

December 9, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 73940 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-12-09 14:18:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-12-09 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] => 2020-01-08 08:19:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-08 16:19:04 [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 )

Merry Fitmas!

December 8, 2019
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Porta Potties

December 6, 2019
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Let's be honest #teamsparkle, porta potties are a runner's best friend. Every runner knows you never miss an opportunity to pee... that's #runnerslogic101. Have YOU overcome your “hatred" of porta potties?! ðŸ˜‚

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Happy Holidays!

December 3, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 94449 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-12-03 08:17:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-12-03 16:17:23 [post_content] => We want to wish #teamsparkle a sparkly holiday season & a rainbow-filled new year. We are so incredibly grateful to be part of such an inspiring & motivating community. Thank YOU so very much for "joining the team." Individually each & everyone of you is amazing, but as a "team" we ROCK. Continue being your awesome selves & spreading the power of #sparkle. . xo, @thisiscarrie, @elisewallace & @according2kelly [post_title] => Happy Holidays! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => happy-holidays [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-08 08:17:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-08 16:17:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=94449 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Run the Disney Princess Marathon Weekend in a Sparkle Skirt

November 18, 2019
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runDisney's Princess Marathon Weekend is one of our favorites, & #teamsparkle normally blows us away with how they use a sparkle skirt in their creative costumes and we know this race weekend will be no different. 

The Disney Princess 5K

The first race of the weekend is the Disney Princess 5K, which will be on Friday, February 21st. This race will celebrate Moana, who definitely knows the way to the finish line. No one knows how far they'll go until they lace up their running shoes and run. This un-timed 5K is the perfect race for the entire family to set sail together. If you're wondering what to wear, may we suggest a brown sparkle skirt? Or something like this Moana running costume?

The Princess Enchanted 10K

The second race of the weekend (and the first of the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge) is the Princess Enchanted 10K, which will take place on Saturday, February 22nd. Pocahontas will help guide runners to the finish line, which we are sure will be just around the river bend! Maybe she will even help you run the hidden pine trails of the forest. We can't wait to see all of the costumes painted with all the colors of the wind. If you're still wondering what to wear, a brown sparkle skirt is perfect for this Pocahontas running costume.

The Kids' Races

Up where they walk, up where they run, we know the kids will have a ton of fun during their races themed with The Little Mermaid. 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, February 22nd. Although the Florida humidity can sometimes feel as though you are running "under the sea" we know the children won't flounder in their races, especially if they are wearing this mermaid sparkle skirt.

The Princess Marathon

The Princess Half Marathon will be the final race of the weekend (and the second of the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge), which will be run on Sunday, February 23rd. Cinderella will help show you that if you keep believing, the dream that you wish of being a half marathoner will come true. We know you will put in the perfect amount of training and won't need the help of your fairy godmother to help you create the perfect Cinderella running costume using this pale blue sparkle skirt

The Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

Finishing the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge may have originally started once upon a dream, but with the help from Sleeping Beauty's three fairies, you will cross the finish line of both the 10K and Half Marathon as you tackle the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge. Whether you're wear pink or blue, we know we'll be proud of you.

Whichever race(s) you're running, a sparkle skirt is fit for a princess. 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.

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Princess Running Costumes

November 16, 2019
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 90562 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-11-16 17:51:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-11-17 01:51:49 [post_content] => We're probably biased, but our princess running costumes guide is the perfect go-to resource if you're preparing to run any, or all, of the races during the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend. Running costumes are never a requirement, but they definitely make an event that much more fun and are highly recommended. The key is creating a costume that you can actually run in. Luckily, we have plenty of ideas, including a few we think are perfect for the “princess" theme.

Princess Running Costumes

Were you recently (or are you hoping to be) awoken from a long slumber by a handsome prince? If your answer is yes, the sleeping princess running costume, is perfect for you. Is your favorite mode of transportation a flying carpet?! If so, then you'll be thrilled to know that creating your very own turquoise princess running costume is pretty quick & easy. Do you have a lucky cricket? Have you battled the Hun army for fun? If so, you'll love our Chinese warrior princess running costume. Are you a princess, hoping to find your prince? Creating your very own snow princess running costume is pretty quick & easy. Are you more comfortable running away at the strike of midnight? Luckily, you can create your very own glass slipper princess running costume. Are you feeling a bit BRAVE? If so, then you'll be thrilled to know that creating your very own brave princess running costume is pretty quick & easy. Are you more comfortable with your nose in a book reading? Luckily, you can create your very own yellow princess running costume. Are you a princess, who is ready to let her hair down and go running? Creating your very own long hair princess running costume is pretty quick & easy. 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. Do 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. Are you willing to kiss a few frogs in an effort to find your “prince?" Then you will love our New Orleans princess running costume. 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. Have 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. Do you sometimes wish you were a mermaid? Luckily, creating your very own mermaid princess running costume is pretty quick & easy. Have 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. Can 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? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you will love our Pocahontas princess running costume. Does the water “call" to you? If so, the Polynesian princess running costume is perfect for you. Assembling any of these princess running costumes is pretty self-explanatory! A quick & easy princess inspired running costume DIY style. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more costumes for running ideas, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Princess Running Costumes [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => princess-running-costumes [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-07 05:41:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-07 13:41:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=90562 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Cinderella Running Costume

November 15, 2019
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A Cinderella Running Costume is truly a classic, in more ways than one. Did you know that Cinderella, or at least a tale similar to the Disney classic, has been around since the 1st Century BC? It is said that an ancient Greek geographer created a story about a slave girl from Egypt whose sandal was stolen by an eagle. A king recovers the sandal, admiring its beautiful shape, and goes on a quest to find the owner of the shoe and make her his wife.

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Also, did you know that Cinderella hadn't always worn a glass slipper? In fact, in some of the more popular published versions she wore a magic ring or fur slippers which become lost and need to be returned to her.

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If you are looking for a Cinderella running costume for an upcoming race, maybe even during the runDisney Princess Half Marathon where she is the key character of the race, it may be easier to tackle the miles in running shoes as opposed to glass slippers.

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Along with trading the glass slippers for running shoes, we'd also suggest swapping the ball gown for more runner-friendly attire. Luckily for you, we have an easy to run in Cinderella running costume idea which won't have you leaving any pieces of your outfit behind on the course.

Cinderella Running Costume Essentials

Cinderella Running Costume Assembly

Assembling the 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 -

Cinderella Running Costume Accessories

  • * {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

And, as Cinderella said, “Be kind, have courage and always believe in a little magic."

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Fitness Level

November 5, 2019
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Yep, this perfectly describes us in a nutshell. ðŸ™Œ

Some days you eat salads & go to the gym; some days you eat donuts & refuse to pants on; some days you eat donuts AND go to the gym... it's called balance.

Anyone on #teamsparkle feel the same way?

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What Really Matters

November 4, 2019
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As Walt Disney once said... "it's kind of fun to do the impossible." ðŸŽ‰ #teamsparkle

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