Attention, Runners: A (Free!) Lululemon Vending Machine Is Here to Solve All Your Racing Woes
Ever find yourself in the middle of a run and suddenly feel the sharp sting of an oncoming blister? Or discover that your allergies just refuse to give it a rest and you’ll do anything, dear God, for a Kleenex? Well, lucky for you, Lululemon is here to help. The athletic apparel retailer has recently dropped digital vending machines fully stocked with free (yes, free!) running supplies in New York City and Chicago.
Just in time for fall marathon season, the Lululemon Run Stop Shop (as it’s so cleverly called) serves as an oasis for runners to refuel, repair and gear up. The vending machines will supply Lululemon running accessories like socks, hats and hair ties. In addition, you’ll find water, Nuun electrolyte enhanced drink tabs, Redd Bars, Honey Stinger energy chews and Oars + Alps face wipes as well as health/emergency supplies like first-aid kits, tissues, Squirrel’s Nut Butter Anti-Chafe, Body Glide, Cora tampons and SuperGoop! sunscreen.
The best part about all of this? Everything in the Run Stop Shop is completely free. All you have to do is provide your email address and share any photos on social media (if you’re so inclined).
Hoping to run (pun intended) into one of these beauties? Both vending machines are conveniently located along popular running routes. In NYC, you can find it on the West Side Highway at Roula Cycling (1 Pier 76, 408 12th Avenue). In Chicago, you’ll find it nestled along the lakefront running path of Theatre on the Lake (2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL).
The Lululemon Run Stop Shop will be available every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through November 8. For even more updates, details and surprises on this launch, runners can follow @lululemonnyc and @lululemonchi.
Hey, Lulu, any chance these will be available in more cities soon? Guess we’ll just have to wait run and see.
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