10 Best Gel Packs For Running

Updated on: October 2021

Best Gel Packs For Running in 2021


GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Assorted Flavors, 24 Count Box

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Assorted Flavors, 24 Count Box
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

GU Energy Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, 24-Count, Assorted Flavors

GU Energy Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, 24-Count, Assorted Flavors
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • The Ultra-Endurance Energy Gel - 100 calories and essential electrolytes in a portable packet
  • 1425mg of amino acids help decrease muscle damage and mental fatigue
  • Dual-source energy from maltodextrin and fructose that use non-competing pathways for efficient absorption and lasting energy
  • Use for high-intensity racing or training - take one packet 5 minutes before and every 45 minutes during activity
  • Variety Pack includes 4 packets each of Vanilla Orange, Cherry Lime, Lemonade and 6 packets each of Blueberry / Pomegranate, Strawberry Kiwi; Caffeine varies by flavor

Clif Shot - Energy Gels - Strawberry - 25mg Caffeine (1.2 Ounce Packet, 24 Count)

Clif Shot - Energy Gels - Strawberry - 25mg Caffeine (1.2 Ounce Packet, 24 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Sweeten your performance with the flavor of strawberries and 25mg of caffeine
  • DESIGNED BY ATHLETES FOR ATHLETES: CLIF SHOT Energy Gel provides quick energy for training and racing
  • FLAVORS YOU’LL LOVE: Available in nine delicious flavors
  • CUSTOMIZABLE CAFFEINE LEVELS: Available in four different caffeine levels (from 0 to 100mg) to help customize your energy boost
  • CONVENIENT PACKAGING: Litter Leash top stays attached to the packaging so you can help keep our roads and trails pristine

CLIF SHOT - Energy Gels - Citrus - 25mg Caffeine (1.2 Ounce Packet, 24 Count) (Packaging May Vary)

CLIF SHOT - Energy Gels - Citrus - 25mg Caffeine (1.2 Ounce Packet, 24 Count) (Packaging May Vary)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Key in on this lemon + lime masterpiece. Light, refreshing, and ready to rock, run, and roll
  • DESIGNED BY ATHLETES FOR ATHLETES: CLIF SHOT Energy Gel provides quick energy for training and racing
  • FLAVORS YOU’LL LOVE: Available in nine delicious flavors
  • CUSTOMIZABLE CAFFEINE LEVELS: Available in four different caffeine levels (from 0 to 100mg) to help customize your energy boost
  • CONVENIENT PACKAGING: Litter Leash top stays attached to the packaging so you can help keep our roads and trails pristine

Gatorade Endurance Energy Gel, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 1.3 Ounce, 12 Count

Gatorade Endurance Energy Gel, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 1.3 Ounce, 12 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Gatorade Endurance Energy Gel is specially formulated to help meet endurance athletes’ needs; 80 calories and 20g carbohydrates provide energy for endurance training and racing
  • Easy to take down and a smooth mouth feel
  • Recommended to be consumed shortly before and/or during endurance activity and consumed with water
  • Formulation based on sports science
  • Box of 12 gels; 3 count each of Blackberry, Apple Pear, Vanilla, and Mango flavors

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel, Acai Pomegranate, Sports Nutrition, 1.1 Ounce (Pack of 24)

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel, Acai Pomegranate, Sports Nutrition, 1.1 Ounce (Pack of 24)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • *Packaging may differ*
  • CONVENIENT: Honey Stinger has created packaging that makes these gels ideal for those constantly on the go, before or during workouts, bikers, hikers, marathon competitors, or anyone looking for a healthy energy boost!
  • FUEL FOR EVERY ACTIVITY: Honey has low glycemic properties that are scientifically proven to increase athletic performance by providing a sustained energy boost that allows blood sugar levels to remain constant during activity without a high insulin spike and crash
  • USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC and GLUTEN FREE: The organic energy gels are made from organic honey and organic tapioca syrup. They are USDA Certified Organic and Gluten Free.
  • SOY FREE AND NUT FREE: Our honey-based gels are all soy free and nut free
  • 100 CALORIES: Each packet of Energy Gel has 100 calories

Huma Chia Energy Gel, Variety Pack, 12 Gels - Premier Sports Nutrition for Endurance Exercise - 8 Flavors

Huma Chia Energy Gel, Variety Pack, 12 Gels - Premier Sports Nutrition for Endurance Exercise - 8 Flavors
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 100% ALL-NATURAL SPORTS NUTRITION – Fruit Puree. Powdered Chia Seeds. Brown Rice Syrup. You don't need a PhD to pronounce the ingredients in Hüma products. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Friendly.
  • HAPPY STOMACHS – Give your stomach REAL FOOD it can easily process and watch your stomach problems disappear. Kiss dextrose and maltodextrin goodbye.
  • THEY ACTUALLY TASTE GOOD – Huma energy gels are the BEST-TASTING energy gels on the market. Made with fruit and natural sources of healthy carbs and protein - all 9 essential amino acids.
  • ACHIEVE YOUR BEST PERFORMANCE, NATURALLY – Huma Gel is made with finely milled Chia Seeds to help modulate an even energy output, and has a 2:1 ratio of short & long chain Glucose to Fructose for maximum carbohydrate uptake.
  • PRE & DURING RACE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT – Ideal for Runners, Cyclists, Triathletes, Endurance Athletes; No Caffeine: Strawberries, Apples & Cinnamon, Blueberries, Mangoes; Caffeine: Chocolate (25mg), Café Mocha (50mg), Raspberries (25mg), and Lemonade (25mg).

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, 24-Count, Espresso Love

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, 24-Count, Espresso Love
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • The Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel designed to help athletes perform their best; 100 calories and essential electrolytes in a portable packet
  • Dual source energy from maltodextrin and fructose that use non-competing pathways for efficient absorption and lasting energy
  • Use for training or racing; take one packet 5 minutes before and every 45 minutes during activity
  • Branched-chain amino acids to help decrease muscle damage and mental fatigue
  • Espresso Love contains 40mg Caffeine, 60mg Sodium, 60mg Potassium

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Sample Pack, 10 Count

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Sample Pack, 10 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Science in Sport Energy Gel, Citrus, 2 Oz. (30 Pack)

Science in Sport Energy Gel, Citrus, 2 Oz. (30 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ▶ FAST ACTING, LONG LASTING: 22g of quick digesting carbs for those on the go. SIS Energy Gels help you achieve your fueling needs for cycling, running, and all endurance activities. Note: The recommended consumption of carbs per hour of exercise is 60-90g.
  • ▶ NO EXTRA WATER NEEDED: Our Isotonic formula means you don’t need to drink any water with our gels for digestion. No water means no digestive distress such as; vomiting, cramps or worse.
  • ▶ CRASH FREE CAFFEINE: 75 mg of Caffeine and less than 1g of sugar in every gel to keep your energy levels stable. Our low sugar formulation provides effective sustained energy with a mental boost.
  • ▶ SIMPLE TASTE, NO STICKY TEXTURE: Science in Sport gels are different from the competition- they don’t have a thick, sticky texture – they have a light, drinkable consistency.
  • ▶ FREE OF BANNED SUBSTANCES: Informed Sport is our world-class partner who ensures that every single SIS product is free of banned substance. Producing clean, safe nutrition allows us to be the trusted nutrition sources for world champions and Olympians. Including athletes at USA cycling, USA Triathlon, Canyon-Sram and Team Ineos (form. Team SKY)

Wild Lions and Me! a Cage Free Bush Walk with Wild Lions in South Africa

The Ukutula Lion reserve is between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa. The one hour walk with free running lions is a life-time experience!

About midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa lies the Ukutula Lion Reserve. They claim that they are about an hour from Johannesburg, but traffic can be brutal near the city.

Ukutula focuses on white lions. They raise them and study them. But we went there to be daredevils and walk among lions.

Before the one hour walk began, instructions were given to the ten or so of us who took this adventure. We were to stay together, become a herd, as it were. Lions focus on those who separate from the herd as weak and vulnerable. Also, we were not to attempt to touch or pet the lions. If a lion bumped us or brushed past us, we were to let let him go. Most of us were bumped during the walk. We all obeyed the ruled.

At the lion's enclosure we were told to be still as they released the eight teenage cats to join out stroll. Out bounded these masses of muscle and teeth! They ran down the path a bit ahead of us and then came back. They played lion games with each other that would have left any of us calling for a medic! They seemed happy!

We had two guides for our walk: a man and a woman. The man appeared to be a local who was very seasoned with the cats. The woman was a twenty something wisp of a woman. Looks can deceive. Each knew exactly what was going on. They also carried the food. Each carried a bucket filled with small dead chickens... feathers and all. Apparently, lions like chicken. Our two guides keep our playmates in line with the food.

The lions ran past us and back to us all along the path. The guides hid chicken in trees to encourage the lions to climb up. They did. Every time a lion got too close to one of us, that wonderful chicken proved to be distraction enough!

Along that path we walked with the lions circling around us to and fro. All the while they played rather rough games with each other. Then we came to the water hole. It was too small to be a lake, perhaps it is best called a pond.

Have you ever seen lions swim?

I mean swim so close that when they come out and shake off the excess water, you get wet?

The lions played in the water. They dived for the chicken when our guides threw it into the pond. But all the time, I was sure that they were watching us.

Then the walk back took the same path until the lions spotted a couple of zebra off in the distance! Like a shot they took off! Instinct took over! I remember thinking how I wouldn't want to be the guide who had to explain how he (or she) lost the lions. But, clearly, this was not the first time. The guides began calling the lions back as one would call a pet dog! And the lions came!!! Slowly at first, for sure. But they returned to the calls from our guide.

And off we all walked back to their enclosure.

Of course, these lions have been used to humans since birth, but still...! I was told that after a while, as they age, they are taken off the walks as nature takes over and the danger to the walkers could increase.

But just to be so close to these creatures was a thrill of a lifetime.

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