Just Released: Rabbit Chicago Marathon Gear


Guess what??? Rabbit has just released their eye-catching line of gear for the Chicago Marathon! We are about a month out and now is the time to start planning your race day attire, so make sure to check out this race kit. You won’t be missed on the course by your family and friends and will find the fabric PR-worthy!

I love the design of this collection and it’s supportive fit. I also am a sucker for the rabbit design thoughtfully placed on each piece. The unique coloration scheme is perfect to help you stand out and feel confident on October 8th.

My favorite piece is the Crop Hop, with a built-in, compressive sports bra. It’s cropped right below the chest and is made with a super lightweight material, that moves with you, ensuring no chafing during the later miles. This top is made with polyester and spandex, my two favorite materials to run in.

Once of my biggest complaints about running tops in the rain is that they become heavy and don’t hold their fit. This top did just the opposite. I tried it out earlier this week during our recent rains and loved how it reacted to the weather. It moved with me when wet and kept its lightweight feel. It didn’t stretch or weigh me down. And, once the rain subsided to a drizzle, the top dried quickly, allowing me to avoid that post-rain chill. I can’t say enough about the performance of this crop, let alone how great it looks!

If you prefer a racing singlet, Rabbit has one of those for you as well! This high performance is tank is made with the lightest, most technical fabric, crafted with bonded seams, for maximum comfort with minimal weight. The laser cut perforations in the back, along with the tailored fit make this one fast tank.

Now we all know Chicago weather and it could very well be 30 degrees on race day, so plan ahead for all types of climate. The long sleeve performance tee and racing gloves are must haves for our unpredictable Midwest weather. Also made with a polyester-spandex, this long sleeve is ready to move fast and keep you cool and dry. The fabric is tailored to your body to prevent chafing and protect from the elements. The gloves are made with soft fabric treated with a non-PFC durable water repellent finish to keep your fingers dry and toasty despite the elements. With a secure wrist fit and touchscreen pads, these gloves can stay on all race long.

And no race kit is complete without a hat. Whether it is a protection from the bright sun or drenching rain, you need to practice running with a hat, in case the day calls for one. This trendy cap has an adjustable buckle with a hidden metal strap.

This line is a true representation of Chicago runners: It’s eye-catching, performance-focused, and super good looking.

If you haven’t run in Rabbit before, check out their website for their full line of running essentials. The Rabbit style is unique and created for runners by runners.

The brand was formed by two mothers who sought to create running gear that looked good, performed at an elite level, and felt amazing. “It goes back to why we started the brand,” says Monica. “It’s even in the name. A rabbit is a race pacesetter: someone who champions the competitors by leading them through splits and pushing the pace – quietly stepping out before the finish line, they do it for the love of running and supporting the goals of others.”

Passionate, but laid-back, rabbit runners are intensely competitive when the gun goes off, but contemplative and chill during a foggy morning cruise on the roads or a sun-kissed afternoon on a favorite trail. They demand clothing that keeps them comfortable and performing at a high level, and looking good doing it.

This all goes back to Monica and Jill’s original philosophy: find apparel that fits both body and spirit, a second skin to pursue your passion in! Check out their full story here. 

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Mandi has been running for over 25 years and has participated in the Chicago, Detroit, and Boston Marathons. Mandi regularly competes in regional events and enjoys being a part of several running groups including CARA and the Badgerland Striders. She is a co-host on the Ten Junk Miles podcast and looks forward to hosting the Chicago Athlete Podcast. An RRCA certified coach and Les Mills certified instructor, Mandi is also a coach with Chicago Athlete Coaching. Mandi is a local government attorney by weekday and race warrior by weekend.


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