Get Your New York On With NYC Inspired Running Gear

The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2 is here! I’ll be at the finish line in the announcer’s booth all day, cheering runners in. The race’s motto this year is “Get Your New York On.” You can, quite literally, with some of the running gear inspired by the town so nice, they named it twice.

Get Your New York On With This NYC-Inspired Gear

ASICS NYC Marathon Map Long Sleeve

ASICS 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Collection

As the official running gear sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon, ASICS’ line of tanks, shirts, shorts, pants, socks, hats, shoes and more has the official marathon logo and seal of approval.

They even made two shoes for the occasion: Gel-Nimbus 16 NYC ($150) and Gel-Kayano 21 NYC ($160), along with bags, arm warmers, jackets, gloves, vests and any other running gear marathoners could possibly think to put on their bodies. I like the NYC Marathon Map Long Sleeve ($34).

Get Your New York On With NYC Marathon-Inspired Running Gear

Brooks Adrenaline Freedom

Brooks Adrenaline Freedom GTS NYC

Lady Liberty is the star of Brooks’ Adrenaline Freedom GTS NYC ($130) limited edition shoes, available in select stores and online. Inspired by Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, the shoe borrows the oxidized copper color of the Statue of Liberty with orange accents, representing her flame. Throw in black-and-white photos of the gal herself, and you’ve got one inspiring pair of shoes.

Brooks sent me a sample of these puppies; they’re even more beautiful in person. This New Yorker says, “It’s love!”

Get Your New York On With This NYC-Inspired Running Gear

lululemon NYC Run Inspire Crop

lululemon Limited Edition NYC Marathon Capsule Collection

Available only in New York City stores while supplies last, lululemon’s NYC Marathon Capsule Collection says “been there, run that.” As a New Yorker and three-time New York City Marathon finisher, I love it!

lululemon gave me the Run: Inspire Crop ($96), which features the NYC skyline from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building and beyond. The Home Stretch Crew ($198) in gold and black with a color contrast skyline and NYC2014 logo is also available. But hurry. This running gear will be gone in a New York minute.

Get Your New York On With NYC-Inspired Gear

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante NYC

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante NYC

New Balance releases a New York City-inspired shoe every year, but this time around they’re pre-releasing their newest line with the Fresh Foam Zante NYC. The city’s concrete sidewalks inspired the grey upper and the skyline graces the liner. Tie them up with the the state motto, Excelsior, written on the shoelaces.

The Fresh Foam Zante NYC is making its debut during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon for a limited time. Snap it up now; the new Fresh Foam Zante line won’t be available again until March 2015.

Get Your New York On With NYC-Inspired Running Gear

Adidas AKTIV collection

Adidas AKTIV

The Adidas AKTIV running gear collection honors nine-time New York City Marathon champion Grete Waitz, who co-founded AKTIV Against Cancer to promote physical activity, cancer prevention and treatment. The refreshed line includes hoodies, tees, tanks, shorts and shoes like the Grete 30 Boost ($100).

Since 2009, Adidas has donated more than $3.3 million to AKTIV Against Cancer through apparel sales. Adidas will also donate $1 to AKTIV for every photo of hands making an “A” with #mystepmatters on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


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  1. 1

    Love the marathon map shirt at the top.
    This is my #1 dream/bucket list race.

    • Karla Bruning

      Cute, right?! NYC was my first marathon and it still might be my favorite.

  2. 3

    I am IN LOVE with those lulu crops!!

    I’m definitely ready to run a marathon (finally) and want to make NYC my first! 2015 here I come!! You should run it again :)
    Kaella (KaellaOnTheRun) recently posted..Inspired by the New York City Marathon- Weekend In ReviewMy Profile

  3. 5

    Those Lululemon pants are awesome!

    I may order a finisher shirt online, but I’m so torn on what size I would need…I should have looked at the stuff at the expo for sizes!

  4. 7

    Cute gear! I can’t wait to be there next year! (Using my deferred entry from 2012). It was hard to watch all the action on social media yesterday and not be there, which confirmed for me that I NEED to be there next year.
    Beth @ Miles and Trials recently posted..5 Year Marathon AnniversaryMy Profile

  5. 9

    Aw, man…if only I could learn how to resist buying race/finisher’s gear…*sigh*…

    I really loved a lot of the merch that was available. I have the ridiculous credit card bill to prove it. 😉
    Jennifer @ The Final Forty recently posted..New York City Marathon 2014: I DID IT!My Profile