5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is one of the most in-demand races in the country. With its strict qualifying times, many runners dream of the day that they will hit the coveted BQ mark. If you're one of those lucky select few who get to run the streets of Boston on Patriots Day, you deserve to celebrate and commemorate the big day in a special way. Because we love to celebrate a 26.2 finish, we've pulled together our Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Boston Marathon!

#1 Post Boston 26.2 Drinks!

You've crossed the finish line, and now it's time to celebrate! You should definitely hydrate responsibly first but when the time is right to kick off your post-race party we've got some creative ideas to kick it up a notch.

Presenting our Boston 26.2 "Seeing Unicorns" cocktail!

Boston Marathon Signature Drink Recipe

We've mixed up this tasty blue and yellow Boston-themed Signature Cocktail that your guests will love! By the end of the night, you and your guests will definitely be "Seeing Unicorns"!

"Seeing Unicorns"

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz Orange Juice
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary (optional)


No matter your beverage of choice make sure you raise a glass (or two) that's worthy of a marathoner! We've got some great options for you below and even more at the link below:

Boston Marathon Beer and Wine Glasses

Boston Marathoner Beer & Wine Glasses

Boston Beer Glass

Boston Wine Glass

Boston Race BibCOASTERS

#2 Sweet Treats

After months of training miles and a strict diet, you deserve to indulge a bit and eat those sugary treats you've been dying for! A lemon cake is the perfect way to keep in theme with the blue and yellow Boston Colors, but if you're feeling crafty, take it up a notch with an easy DIY topper made of cardstock paper. We'd say this is definitely an Insta-worthy cake! For those who might be interested in testing out this fun dessert, we've included a recipe below!

Boston Layer Lemon Cake Boston Layer Lemon Cake Recipe

#3 Recover Time - Treat Yourself!

On your run from Hopkinton to Boylston St your two feet have traveled over 138,435 feet - exhausting!! Kick up those tired feet and get some R&R while wearing our PR Recovery Flip-flops. With ACUPOINT soles designed to massage your tired feet and its light and durable weight, these shoes are designed to help your whole body recover after your long runs. If you've tried squishy post-run footwear, now it's time to put on recovery post-run footwear! While you're at it, book a spa day to reward yourself for those hard earned miles!

Still in the mood to treat your feet? Our Boston 26.2 Socrates Ankle Socks are incredibly comfortable. With the words "Run Strong" imprinted on the bottom, they are the perfect way to keep you inspired!

Boston Strong Socks and Sandals

#4 Get Your Swag On

YOU are a Boston Marathon finisher! You've earned the title and the right to rock any gear that celebrates this special race! Here are some of our favorite Boston 26.2 apparel items. These make great gift ideas or the perfect treat for yourself!

Our Wide Neck Sweatshirts are a GoneForaRun favorite perfect for throwing on after a run, or pair with jeans for a cute, casual look. Our Boston-themed crew socks are a great way to show off your Boston pride on your runs, complete with a unicorn design for that perfect Boston iconic moment. You can deck yourself out from head to toe for that post-race party and flaunt your accomplishment in style.

Shop: Wideneck Boston Mantra Sweatshirt, Boston Unicorn Mid-Calf Socks

Another favorite is our Boston Beanie! Perfect for next year's Boston Build-Up winter months!

This item was a super popular this year, here are just a few of the many runners who shared their Boston Beanie pics with us!

Find the Boston Beanie HERE

Boston Marathon Winter Hat

#5 Finisher Gifts

A Boston Marathon finish is a huge accomplishment, and your friends and family will want to celebrate this important time in your life. We've compiled our list of our favorite gift ideas for every Boston Marathon fisher! All of these gift ideas are unique ideas that commemorate the accomplishment in a special way! More than a couple of these items are from our custom race bib gifts line! With these marathon gift ideas you can use just the image of your actual race bib to create a functional and lasting it custom Boston gift! Simply place your order, email us a photo of your bib, and we take care of the rest! Having a little piece of your marathon in your home is a great reminder of your hard work and how far you've come.

Here is our full list of Boston 26.2 Race Marathon Gift Ideas:

Boston Marathon Map Room Sign
  1. Boston 26.2 Route Metal Wall Art - A metal wall art of the Boston Marathon route will be a great piece to display in an office or living room, reminding you of that life-changing day! Customize it with your name, bib number, and time for a truly customized work of art.
Boston Marathon Race Bib Frame
  1. Running Photo Bib Frame - Commemorate your race with a photo frame of your race bib and include your favorite finisher photo! Display in your home for a beautiful memory of your Boston finish.
Boston Marathon Beer Glasses and Coasters
  1. Boston 26.2 Pint Glass - Beer is always a great post-run reward, and while you're at it, might as well drink it in a glass that speaks to your accomplishment!
  2. BibCOASTERS - Our custom bib coasters are a runner's favorite. Each marble coaster measures 4"x4" with a cork backing to protect your furniture. Display your coasters on your coffee table or kitchen for the perfect conversation piece!
Boston Marathon Coffee Mug
  1. Custom Bib Running Coffee Mug - Wake up and drink your morning cup of coffee in a mug printed with a photo of your marathon bib! There's no better way to start the day than with a reminder of all that you have accomplished.
Boston Marathon Jewelry
  1. Boston 26.2 Necklace - Trade the medal around your neck for our beautiful Sterling Silver Boston 26.2 Necklace that you can wear everyday. Add your choice of charms to make!
  2. Boston Inspirational Runner Bracelet is a beautifully simple statement that recognizes the strength, resolve and commitment required to reach the Boston Marathon finish line!
Boston Marathon Throw Pillows
  1. Boston 26.2 Throw Pillow - a beautiful accent piece for any room! Choose between the great color options and two different sizes.