From holiday cookie hangovers to weather cold as the North Pole, ‘tis no better season to go running together than this one. Sure, hibernating by the fire is nice, but stoking that fire in your belly does more than warm you, it makes you glow.
This season, we’re inviting you to join the Brooks North Pole Run Club, our virtual group of runners dedicated to staying active and happy through the holidays just as much as celebrating them. In addition to bringing runners together, the run club will provide you with special training tips, running stories, deals and more, all in seeking a merry run. Starting on Nov. 29, we’ll share weekly workout ideas to keep you inspired and active through the holidays. Check back on the blog to read about them and then go do them!
Leading the North Pole Run Club are five of our closest holiday friends: Yuletide Yeti, Ginger, Nutcracker, Penny and Dash. Get to know them below, and then take our quiz to see which North Pole Run Club member you run most like.
Yuletide Yeti recently moved to the North Pole from the Himalayan Mountains where he loved ultrarunning through the epic landscapes. A long-time vegetarian, Yeti has developed his own cookbook with recipes to fuel long runs. He joined the club because after years of running alone, he’s wants the community and support of a group.
Ginger has been running for a few years now and continues to be amazed at how far she is able to push her limits. She has just begun to experiment with pace, nutrition, and cross-training to see how it affects her time and distance. Though becoming more serious about training, she is even more passionate about keeping her run stylish. Always accessorized with the best-looking candy and Brooks gear, she is a firm believer in “look good, feel good” living.
The Nutcracker began running as a soldier in the Sugar Plum Fairy regiment. He spent 20 years running in the morning for physical training, reveling in the routine of it. Now in retirement, he continues to never miss a day. Accustomed to going with a group, he is one of the longest standing members of the NPRC.
Ever since Penny left her parents’ pouch, she has been exploring the world and trying new things. Right now, that thing is training for and running a half marathon. She’s a super social gal so running with a group has been a major part of sticking with her goal. Of the millennial generation, Penny cultivates an amazing Instagram feed with minimal, stylish gear recommendations and beautiful vistas.
Fresh off his competitive track days, Dasher is looking for a change of pace—literally. After years of focusing on short distance, he wants to slow it down and learn how to run long. Just as he was a sprinter, Dasher loves to track, measure, and create an efficient run so he stays on top of the latest runner gadgets and apps.