goodr’s CEO, Carl the Flamingo, started running for the swag. That race shirt, the medal, a free banana or two. It was a rewarding feeling. He hung his medals around his lagoon (pre-LA living days), and enjoyed busting out an old race tech shirt on training runs to remind him of his accomplishments.

One day, while on a particularly meditative run, he started thinking to himself… this race swag is actually all pretty lame. “I can’t believe I was conned into running 26.2 miles for a now-permanently-stinky polyester shirt!” he squawked. What trickery. That’s when he had a brilliant idea! “RACE SUNGLASSES!!!” He was so excited he actually forgot about the toenail that was about to fall off in his new Saucony shoes. And VOILA! Like that, goodr’s Marathon Series sunglasses became Carl’s next greatest mission. 

He started with The Abbott World Marathon Majors. A series that consists of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world– running through some of the world’s most spectacular cities. This series includes the Tokyo Marathon, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and the TCS New York City Marathon. Carl ran all six one year, but later got disqualified from getting the full series’ bling when video footage was leaked to officials of him flying on course at Chicago. He claims he stopped for “water” and got unfairly distracted with a beer, so he felt justified to fly to make up for lost time. 

As the goodr team embarked on their creative process for these 6 marathon race sunglasses, Carl decided that the Los Angeles Marathon, near and dear to his heart, in an equally spectacular location as all those “Majors” needed to be included in the line.

So here we are! Year Two of the goodr Limited Edition Marathon Sunglasses, announcing our Marathon 2020 line. Each individual pair will be released prior to the big race day, with ample time to order up before we sell out! If you’re looking for race memorabilia that doesn’t stink [LITERALLY], whether you’re running, your crazy friend’s personal cheer squad, or volunteering (thank you by the way!), sign up today to get notified for the release of your race’s 2020 sunglasses!