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Why You Should Try Running To Work

Let's give running to work a try!

When it comes to getting fit, it is all about staying mobile and making good choices for your  healthy lifestyle. With a demanding job and family commitments, many of us struggle to find the time, the enthusiasm and the motivation to keep up to their fitness routine. Our good resolutions will soon end up at the bottom of the wardrobe, along with our brand-new sportswear and trainers!

One of the easiest ways to incorporate your workout plans into our daily life is by run commuting to work or school. More than just a fitness trend, run commuting is a lifestyle choice that has taken the world by storm, and while London is still considered the best city for run commuters worldwide, there are hundreds of run communities popping up all over the globe.

Find out more about run commuting in Germany or read the inspiring story of a Stockholm-based run commuter.

Benefits of running to work

Perhaps the biggest advantage of run commuting, is that you have completed your morning workout before your busy working day even begins. This leaves you feeling energized, motivated and ready to tackle anything that your boss decides to throw at you. It is also one of the best forms to keep up your daily fitness routine.

Studies show that people who exercise regularly have lower stress levels and make healthier food choices. If you live within a commutable distance to your workplace, running to work is an excellent way to add exercise into a busy schedule.

Run commuting is free, it’s easy, it’s environmentally friendly. This way of sustainable commuting definitely beats all the other possibilities to conquer your daily commuting options like public transport or traffic jams.

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Which sports equipment is needed when running to work?

As with your cycle to work scheme, run commuting requires careful planning if you are to do it successfully. And you need a high-quality backpack to keep your clothes wrinkle-free if you want to look your best when you arrive. 

Before you decide which is the best backpack for commute running, it is a good idea to check which daily essentials you have to carry on an average day. Maybe you can also leave some stuff at work such as shoes, toiletries, and your laptop. With some careful planning and good organisation skills your morning commute will be fun, energizing, and most importantly – hassle-free!

By the way, IAMRUNBOX was ranked as one of the best run commuting backpacks by Red Bull and Coach Mag 

IAMRUNBOX makes running to work easier

In the IAMRUNBOX collection, you will find two fantastic run commute backpacks - the Backpack Pro Large or Small. Lightweight, ergonomic, and specifically designed for the office as well as the road. They will make your daily commute that little bit easier and keep your work clothes wrinkle-free so that you’ll always look your best. 


Core77 calls them "a handy backpack specifically designed for active commuters". We also have some packing tips for you - read more here.

Physical well-being and mental health

Once you have made the commitment to run to work, you will immediately start to feel better about yourself. While it may take a week or two for you to get into your fitness routine, you’ll soon begin to reap the rewards – even if you only run once or twice per week.

Adding exercise into your daily routine is the easiest way to stay healthy and keep up an active lifestyle. In addition to boosting your fitness, running to work gives you a cardiovascular workout. It gets the blood pumping, it strengthens your muscles and it can help you burn up to 600 calories in just 1 hour.

Run commuting it’s a great all-rounder for people of any age. Find more benefits of running here.


Financial benefits

If you are currently taking the bus or car or catch the train to work, you are probably spending a fortune in petrol, parking, train tickets and bus fares. Run commuting is completely free and you don’t need to spend a penny to stay fit. The only thing you need is a high-quality sports equipment. Running to work could save you a lot of money over the year, money that you could invest in a holiday, a new bike, or a new wardrobe for your new healthy body!

Read our blog post about the benefits of running vs. biking to find out which is the better way of commuting! 

For more tips and tricks download our Run Commuting Guide here.

Join the run commute revolution and make that all-important lifestyle change today!