How To Use Run Gum

How To Use Run Gum

How does founder Nick Symmonds use Run Gum and what does he recommend for you?

In the summer of 2014, my coach, Sam Lapray, and I created Run Gum. It has been incredible to see how many people find that Run Gum helps them during various activities throughout the day.

Cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, nurses, lawyers, and, of course, runners have all found that Run Gum provides them with a fast, reliable burst of energy when they need it most.

No matter a person's chosen pursuit, the question I get asked most frequently from our customers, is, "How do you use Run Gum?" There are two ways to interpret this question. 

How do I, Nick Symmonds, use Run Gum? And how does, or should, each person take Run Gum. I will answer both questions. 


I like to use Run Gum before each of my workouts. That is because I know that a pack contains two pieces, adding up to 100mg of caffeine. I know how much caffeine my body needs and with Run Gum, I can regulate that.

Typically, I will chew one piece before I start my warmup and the other before I start my workout. I also, like to chew a piece or two after training given that caffeine has been shown to have enhancing effects on recovery as well. 

Outside of fitness, Run Gum is great any time I need to stay fast boost. Whether it's during a road trip, at the movies, or a night out with friends, Run Gum acts quickly and is effective at keeping me alert.


When it comes to recommending how others should use Run Gum, I really believe that one must find out for themselves what works best. Each person's body weight, metabolism, and tolerance for caffeine can all affect how Run Gum will work for them. 

We have had people use it during marathons and chew one piece every 10k, and we also have a policeman who uses it throughout the night while on the night shift.

Regardless, before your next race, workout, work shift or study session know that you can pop a piece of Run Gum in and within 5-10 minutes, the energy supplements will begin to kick in.  

I'll speak for all of us here at Run Gum when I say we love hearing testimonials. Please tell or show us how YOU use Run Gum by posting on social media with the hashtag #rungum and mentioning us @RunGum

Run The Day,
Nick Symmonds

Back to blog