One of America’s proudest days is quickly approaching, which means runners should prepare to don their finest patriotic gear for races around Independence Day. Ranging from the wackiest of tees to the slickest of shoes, Runner’s World rounded up items you need on your body for the 4th of July. (Heck, you could wear these every day to support the USA.)
TipsyElves Men’s Epic Eagle Tee tipsyelves.com $24.95
Need we say more? The makers of ugly Christmas sweaters now have a great T-shirt to warm up in before the race.
Asics Asics Men’s Gel-Kayano 25 Asics amazon.com $119.95 $99.80 (17% off)
This stability shoe from Asics just hit the market, and they definitely had America on the mind for this design. The mostly white shoe with red and blue mixed in is extremely comfortable whether you’re running or walking this Independence Day.
Oiselle american runner trucker hat oiselle oiselle.com $29.00
Oiselle brought its American Runner graphic to your head so you can fly the flag proudly on your apparel. What’s even cooler is the built in sweatband for comfort and keeping sweat from dripping down your forehead.
SockSmith Men’s Flag Socks men’s socksmith.com $10.00
These socks are an amazing way to celebrate the holiday. The stars are on one sock and the bars are on the other because these two match in the American way.
Knockaround Star Spangled Fort Knocks Knockaround knockaround.com $30.00
Feel like a real American with these 4th of July shades that will have you running wild like Hulk Hogan.
Stance Stance Mens L White Stance amazon.com
As part of Stance’s Run Collection, these star-spangled socks are made for male and female runners. With cushioning in just the right places, you’ll be ready to race across America.
Injinji Injinji Trail Midweight Crew Xtralife Socks Injinji amazon.com $18.00
Toe socks can look odd at first sight, but they are actually quite comfortable, giving each of your toes a snug hug. Throw in this American design, and your socks will certainly gather some patriotic—and curious—looks at your race.
BOA Boa 1” Elite Split Leg Run Shorts BOA amazon.com $33.95
With the hot sun that comes with July 4th, you’ll need something breezy for your legs. These patriotic shorts will do the trick.
Men’s Limited Edition Peachtree Wave Rider 20 Equipment mizunousa.com $70.00
This always-popular training shoe is decked out in red, white, and blue to go along with the Peachtree Road Race, the largest race in the country (and takes place on the 4th).
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Dream Team Fanny Pack tipsyelves.com $27.95
And, for the grand finale, the fanny pack everyone needs around their waist. This pack will keep your valuables safe and your beverages cool. What more do you need?
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- Red White Blue Abstract, Personalized Name Leggings
- The 9 Greatest 4th Of July Workout Shirts & Leggings
- 1. Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave Tank Top
- 2. ‘Merica Fuck Yeah Tank Top
- 3. American Flag Leggings
- 4. All Gave Some But Some Gave All Tee Shirt
- 5. American AF Tank Top
- 6. Camo Skulls & Badass Reversible Leggings
- 7. American As Fuck Tank Top
- 8. Second Amendment In Use Tank Top
- 9. “Murph” T-Shirt
- New Coming Soon Items
- American Stars Wrist Wraps
- Camo Headband
Red White Blue Abstract, Personalized Name Leggings
Style AND comfort are both be king in the perfect pair of leggings. Custom made with care; each pair is printed before being sewn, allowing for fun designs on every square inch. You can wear your leggings over and over, and they won’t lose their shape. Get comfy and look cool with your own unique pair.
Due to the cut-and-sew nature of each pair of leggings, designs and prints may not match up at the seams. We do not recommend designs with words printed on or across the seam as they are hard to match precisely by even the most skilled of dressmakers.
Size & Fit
- Full length leggings
- Model is 5’10” and wearing a size S
- Compression fit due to high spandex content; our leggings hug in all the right places and suit all body types
Fabric & Care
- Material: Ultra-stretch ecopolyester spandex blend (88% polyester, 12% spandex), medium weight
- Sturdy, breathable, and stretches to fit your body
- High spandex composition means compression fit won’t lose shape; hugs in all the right places and bounces back after washing
- Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry
- Vibrant print won’t fade after washing
- Hand sewn in Canada
The 9 Greatest 4th Of July Workout Shirts & Leggings
1. Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave Tank Top
Straight to the point. Go straight from the workout to the cookout in this tank.
2. ‘Merica Fuck Yeah Tank Top
Say it loud and proud. Matches the pants perfectly!!
3. American Flag Leggings
Fun, comfortable and patriotic leggings
4. All Gave Some But Some Gave All Tee Shirt
For our fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Men’s and Women’s available. 10% of all proceeds from this shirt will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
5. American AF Tank Top
Say it with an exclamation point with this American AF tank.
6. Camo Skulls & Badass Reversible Leggings
Sick camouflage design so you can look like a soldier in the gym. Reversible leggings give you more bang for your buck!
7. American As Fuck Tank Top
Just in case the American AF tank doesn’t literally spell it out for you, we do it in this American As Fuck Tank Top.
8. Second Amendment In Use Tank Top
Exercise your second amendment and show off the guns with this awesome tank.
9. “Murph” T-Shirt
The Crossfit crowd will know what this is all about. Wear this “Murph” shirt during your hero workouts.
New Coming Soon Items
This new item (American Flag Sports Bra) will be launched by July 7th, the latest!
This new item (American Flag Legging Capris) will be launched by July 7th, the latest!
American Stars Wrist Wraps
Stylish and patriotic wrist wraps
Perfect addition to your gym outfit. Camo for your soldier mentality.
While many Americans will be preparing to BBQ and party on Independence Day, or heading out to watch fireworks and parades, the health-conscious will probably still be keen to squeeze in a workout.
Newsweek has compiled a list of gyms that remain open during the American holiday.
Stock image: People running on treadmill in gym iStock
Which Gyms Are Open On Independence Day?
24 Hour Fitness: Many of its locations are open 24 hours a day. To find out when a specific location is open, use the Club Finder.
Anytime Fitness: Hours for Independence Day are not published on the website as standard, but you can find your local hours using the Gym Finder.
Club One: Each location runs its own hours, so check ahead of time before turning out.
Crunch Fitness: There’s no advice on the website about Independence Day hours, so check your local gym for details. Most are normally open 24 hours.
Curves International: As a franchise brand, these gyms have their own opening hours depending on management. Check ahead for more information.
Equinox Fitness: Each location has its own hours, but the majority are open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gold’s Gym: There are no standard hours for these gyms, so check ahead before turning up at your local one.
LA Fitness: The gym is open today, though check your local one for specific hours. They’re also giving away T-shirts for Fourth of July workouts.
In honor of 4th of July, weâre giving away our LA Fitness Firework Womenâs Tank Top and Menâs T-shirt! Make your 4th of July workout a little more festive with these tanks and tees! Head to LA Fitness on Instagram to enter! pic.twitter.com/ul9cJv791J
— LA Fitness (@LAFitness) July 1, 2019
Orangetheory Fitness: There’s no standard opening time per location as it’s based on a franchise business model, so check ahead before turning out. In previous years, classes have run on July 4 so you might be in luck.
Planet Fitness: As a franchise, there’s no standard hours across the board. Find out if your local gym is open using the gym finder.
Snap Fitness: Normally open 24 hours, there’s no guidance on Independence Hours. Check with your local franchise.
Town Sports International: Each location is different so it’s well worth checking ahead.
Youfit: Check with local management of your franchise to see if your gym is open today.
If you’re really stuck for a gym workout, you could always sign up for subscription trials, such as:
Fitocracy: This free service helps you interact with other Fitocrats and complete workouts. It uses gamification to encourage further workouts, which is great if you need an extra push.
Fitness Blender: Another free service with around three million subscribers, this service offers videos ranging from five-minute bum and thigh exercises to 15 minute HIIT workouts.
Cody App: Packages start from $10. Members can access their workouts anywhere on their mobile device and connect with other members for support and encouragement.
Ballet Beautiful: Price is $10 to $20 per class or $40 per month. Created by Mary Helen Bowers, the ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Ballet Beautiful offers aspiring students through to experienced ballerinas the option to stream classes from any mobile device.
Crunch Live: Price is $10 per month or $90 per year. Offering over 85 online workouts taught by instructors such as dance rhythms to yoga body sculpt, Crunch’s online classes are much like their in-studio classes.
Daily Burn: Price is $15 per month. Users can stream this online fitness class every day at 9:00 a.m. from anywhere and have access to an on-demand library to all kinds of workouts.
Peloton Cycle: Price is $1,995 for the bike. Users can track their performance and participate in group classes all from the comfort of their own home.