The 9 Best Running Club & Marathon WordPress Themes (2021)

“These themes are hand-picked for their outstanding design quality, features, and customer reviews.”

Is there anything better than a runner’s high?

Well, hopefully, these WordPress themes can give you a web designer’s high ?

Using the templates below, you’ll be able to import beautiful pre-designed pages to your site and customize every detail without touching a line of code.

These themes are designed for runners clubs and promoting marathon events, so the templates are perfectly designed for your needs.

Add in functionality like event management and galleries, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for building a local marathon website.

Keeping reading to see what I mean.

Marathon WordPress themes

Every theme listed below has high customer ratings and a fully responsive design. As a result, you can trust them to run smoothly on your visitors’ devices, whether they arrive on their laptops or phones.

Here are my top picks for best marathon WordPress themes for 2021.

1. RunCrew by AncoraThemes (Themeforest)

The RunCrew WordPress theme is perfectly suited for sports websites dedicated to runners, athletes, trainers, and coaches. It’s fully customizable and compatible with the WPBakery page builder plugin. This tool allows you to use pre-designed page templates and customize them however you want, code-free.

You’ll love the wide choice of ready-made inner pages for displaying products, team members, services, workouts, results, and other information. Integrating with the events management plugin makes it quick and easy to add events listing to your site. It’s perfect for promoting an upcoming meeting or marathon.

RunCrew also boasts full compatibility with WooCommerce so that you can sell sportswear, gear, special equipment like running shoes, accessories, player jerseys, and t-shirts. Overall, it’s a highly flexible theme thanks to its integration with page builders and eCommerce plugins.

Redy is a 100% mobile-friendly WordPress theme for promoting marathons and track events. You can install it in just moments using a simple upload.

Modifying Redy’s pages is easy thanks to its integration with the Elementor page builder plugin. In addition, a variety of ready-made pages and layout options are at your disposal to apply to your pages as desired. Regardless of which templates you choose to work with, they’re all fully responsive and created with the same high coding standards. And even though the templates are easy to customize, you’re not likely to need many changes. The best part of choosing Redy for your website is that it already looks awesome for a marathon website from the moment you install it.

The Welldone WordPress theme features a trendy and stylish design for modern athletes, runners, trainers, and other athletics websites. It includes a collection of 9 ready-to-go demos that you can import into your site to get started right away.

Welldone is fully compatible with WooCommerce, so you can add a complete eCommerce store and run it alongside your blog and other pages. You will also enjoy seamless theme customization with Elementor and WPBakery page builder. Unlike most themes, you can use whichever page builder you prefer and aren’t limited to just one. There are dozens of premade pages for displaying your site’s products, services, team, categories, and other details. Image gallery layouts are also available for showcasing your team and clients.

Run Gran is a mobile-friendly WordPress theme that will make your website look stunning across all browsers and devices. It’s a ready-to-go solution for building a contemporary online store, running shop, shoe store, or sports retailer website. Due to the full WooCommerce support, the theme lets you showcase galleries of products on any page of your site and sell goods on your site.

Run Gran is also compatible with WPBakery, making it easy to create fully personalized pages without much effort or coding skills. There are also plenty of pre-built pages and layouts to choose from. Use these pre-designed inner pages to promote your services, company news, and team members. You’ll also appreciate the bundled Essential Grid plugin, which lets you create and embed responsive image galleries on any page.

GoFit! WordPress theme is perfect for launching a site in the fitness industry. Use it to create a site for a gym, fitness club, running club, personal training service, or bodybuilding events. Thanks to the fully functional blog, you can publish articles about running, dieting, and living a healthy lifestyle.

This theme is fully responsive, so it adapts well to any screen size. It’s also performance-optimized to load fast and supports Retina-ready images. Due to the theme’s WooComerce compatibility, launching a complete web store is possible too. You won’t need to install a separate theme for eCommerce support or utilize a separate platform to sell goods online. Other features of this marathon theme include schedule management, events/team/news management, premade nutrition fact layouts, and contact forms.

Gracioza is a great theme for creating a trendy website about running and personal fitness. It’s also great for creating a recipe website and blogging about nutrition.

This responsive theme is bundled with loads of handy fitness niche tools for building your site. For example, the height & weight calculator lets your customers check their ideal healthy body weight. Advanced contact forms let you create custom forms with input fields, checkboxes, and select options. Gracioza also includes an Instagram Feed to keep your website visitors updated on your most recent social media posts. As a WooCommerce theme, adding an online store is doable too.

FC United WordPress theme is a sleek and stylish template for sports websites. While it’s designed primarily as a theme for soccer, it’s easily adapted to other activities like running.

Since this theme has full integration with sports plugins like SportsPress, you can add teams, league standings, and games to the site. These tools will work great for promoting marathons and track events too. For example, you can add runners and include their performance on the site, which participants and viewers will enjoy greatly.

As another theme designed for use with Elementor, you’ll have no trouble customizing your site. Making changes to the fonts, colors, and elements on the page is possible without touching a line of code.

Corredo is a theme for extreme sports like biking, dirt biking, and off-roading. However, it’s easy to see how you can adapt it to other sports-related niches like running clubs and track.

Corredo includes many layouts allowing you to use it for an online magazine, blog, and eCommerce store. The latter is possible thanks to its WooCommerce compatibility. Import pre-made templates for each of these page types, and you’ll have a gorgeous site set up in no time. Then, customize any aspect of the design with the compatible Elementor page builder. Plus, integration with the popular Events Calendar plugin makes it simple to promote upcoming meetings and races.

Tiger Claw features a bold and trendy design that makes it a perfect theme for martial arts and other activities like running. Due to the theme’s compatibility with WooCommerce, you can easily build a web store to sell t-shirts, running shoes, and other gear.

The Tiger Claw theme includes plenty of tools and features to improve your website’s performance. It includes integration with The Events Calendar, which lets you publish events, such as upcoming workshops and runs. Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress is also bundled in the theme’s pack. And lastly, every element you see in the demo site is fully configurable because it supports the WPBakery page builder.

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Which marathon theme is best?

After browsing this list, you might be having trouble picking just one theme.

Here are a few final recommendations.

RunCrew has an immaculate and modern style and integrations with plugins for all the event functionality you need. That’s why it’s earned the #1 recommendation here.

Redy is a perfect theme for promoting marathons, so it’s the best choice if that’s the goal for your website.

Since these themes include so many page designs and customization options, you’re likely to find everything you need from one of those two options.

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Ben Sibley
Ben Sibley is a WordPress theme designer & developer, and founder of Compete Themes.

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