Runner Problems: Run Gum Surplus #Giveaway

If you’ve been around here, you know I love my Run Gum. I love it so much that I’m a brand ambassador. I found Run Gum in 2015 before the NYC Marathon. [Review] I’ve been using it ever since. I don’t drink coffee in the morning before I run or exercise, so I use Run Gum for my caffeine fix on long runs and in races.

Run Gum comes in Cinnamon, Fruit and Mint.

Run Gum was developed by Olympian Nick Symmonds who also studied Biochemistry. As he was competing, he was always looking for a legal way to get an edge on the competition. He and his coach experimented with non-banned performance enhancing stimulants. Pulling from Nick’s biochemistry background and experience, they “knew about chemicals that the human body needed to perform optimally.” They focused on caffeine. They liked the impact but not all of the extra liquid from coffee or energy drinks.

2 pieces = 1 c of coffee

Each piece of Run Gum has 50mg of caffeine, 20 mg of taurine and B vitamins. They say that the gum has five times faster caffeine absorption and gives you a “full tank” on an empty stomach. It is also easy to carry with you and to chew. They suggest one piece before the run and one after or two pieces at once for “extra kick.” I generally go with 2 pieces before races and at the half way mark in marathons, too.

Now that the season is over, I have a surplus of Run Gum. I’m going to send 5 packs of Run Gum to 4 lucky winners. Want to enter to win? Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The contest runs through November 20. Winners will be selected and notified on November 21. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or older and the offer is void where prohibited.

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In the mean time, you can get Run Gum online and on Amazon. You can keep up with Run Gum on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They also have a cool company culture and mission. Read How We Run to learn more.

Please note: I was not compensated for this post and I did not receive any free product in exchange for this review. I’m giving away product that I received as an ambassador or purchased. This post includes an affiliate link for Amazon. If you use this link, I’ll get a small commission.



  1. Maryann D. says:

    I would like the Mint Flavor. I would use this gum at work in the afternoon before my lunch time walk.

  2. Jennifer Minson says:

    I love the cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect for long runs

  3. Bryan Rice says:

    I’d love to try it!

  4. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I think I would love the cinnamon. Be a perfect afternoon pick me up!

  5. Tamara N says:

    I would like the fruit flavor the best and I plan to give it to my husband for his training.

  6. Amy Lauren says:

    I would try the fruit flavor.

  7. Kimberly G says:

    I currently use Run Gum and my favorite flavor is fruit.

  8. Jimmie says:

    Any flavor. Probably on my next training run

  9. Jim says:

    I like the cinnamon the best and use it for long runs.

  10. Keri says:

    Cinnamon sounds good! I would use it during my next long run, I chew gum normally.

  11. sarah s says:

    I think I would go with the mint to try first .

  12. Beth Reitinger says:

    Recently ordered run gum and love it. I too am not a coffee drinker and I can get my caffeine on my runs.

  13. I like the cinnamon flavor, but all are tasty.

  14. Dee Johnson says:

    I really want to try the cinnamon flavor first.

  15. Sarah N says:

    I’ve used the cinnamon flavor before races and it seems to improve my races. I’d love to try the other two flavors.

  16. Alyssa Kurt says:

    The cinnamon run gun before a race sounds great. Or the mint run gun when I need a pick-me-up before a run!

  17. Ali says:

    I’m trying to reduce my coffee consumption and have used another caffeine gum that works but is, well, not tasty. I really want to finally try this in mint or cinnamon!

  18. Amber Ludwig says:

    I would use it on my training days!! Id love to try the cinnamon flavor!

  19. I’ve only tried this once and I thought it helped! Not sure if it was placebo or what. But the cinnamon is good!

  20. Nikki Fahey says:

    I love the mint

  21. jberry says:

    Likely on our next hike. Looks like ppl like the cinnamon.

  22. Lily says:

    I would love to try the mint when I go backpacking!

  23. Shannon says:

    I woud use it when I run my treadmill.

  24. Caroline says:

    I’d try cinnamon, in the morning pre-workout

  25. Jenny Ham says:

    When I feel like I need a nap

  26. Jake B says:

    I’d use it on workdays, so I can keep going without getting tired. I would love the mint flavor, fresh breath.

  27. kelly woods says:

    Cinnamon sounds good. thanks good

  28. Laura O. says:

    I would use it after work. Fruit flavor.

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