Can You Go Running With Rings On?

Running is an activity that many people enjoy. A common question that people do have is whether or not they should wear their jewelry while they are out on their run or if they should find a safe place to store it until they get back.

Yes you can run with your rings on as relatively speaking, running is a low-impact activity. This means that technically you can go running with your rings on without risking damage to your ring. But you will end up with some dirt build up that can ultimately impact the sheen of your ring.

Personally, I’m not a fan of wearing rings, but I know that many people really value this. By reading on, you can learn everything that you need to know about running with rings on as well as alternatives to your precious metal rings to wear for any workout.

Should You Wear Your Rings When Running?

While you aren’t going to have issues with directly damaging your rings, running is an activity that still causes a lot of sweat and dirt to build up on your ring. If you are not careful to clean your ring regularly or get professional ring cleanings done every so often, this buildup can cause your ring to lose its luster. There is also the risk that the ring falls off while you are running. 

These are all things that you should consider when you are deciding on whether or not you should wear your ring when you go out for your next run. 

Can You Wear Your Rings When Running?

The big question isn’t really whether or not you can wear rings when running. The questions are “should you wear your ring?” and “are there any alternatives to your actual wedding rings?” You can wear your ring safely when running. Barring any freak accident, your ring won’t put you in any danger or get damaged while you are out for a run.

But as previously mentioned, that isn’t necessary as much of a concerned of damaging your ring as you would get when working out at the gym doing things like lifting weights. Still, you may want to reconsider wearing your ring when running.

There are a few reasons why you would understandably want to wear your ring while running. Some people never take their wedding rings off for any reason unless they absolutely have to. Some women like the security of wearing their rings on runs as a means to offer a deterrent to any potential advances that you may come across on your run.

However, it is important to remember that there are downsides of wearing your wedding rings when out for a run. First of all, you may end up with issues like your fingers swelling up or sweat damage to the ring. If your fingers swell up with your metal ring on your finger, this could lead to potential problems like having your beloved ring cut off. 

Ultimately, the decision is up to you and what you want to do. 

Are There Alternative Rings I Can Wear When Running?

The good news is that there are options that you can consider getting the best of both worlds. Silicone brings are a great option because they come in a variety of different styles so that you can get something that you are really going to love. These rings are relatively inexpensive options that can be worn for any workout without risk of damaging them. If they do get damaged, they are easy to replace. If you don’t want to run with your actual wedding rings on but still want to show off your commitment to your partner, silicone rings are the best alternative to consider.

There are a few different things to consider when buying a silicone ring. The first thing to look at is the fit and comfort level. Because of the flexible nature of silicone rings, they are great for any workout. They are also very lightweight so that you may even forget that you’re wearing one. You want something that fits without being too loose, otherwise the ring might slip off when running.

You also want to determine the thickness of the band. Some people prefer the thicker bands since they offer more durability while others prefer to stick with something a little smaller and subtle. This is strictly a style preference. You can even get these rings in different colors. It is a good idea see the ring in person to ensure that you like the look, fit, and feel of the ring.

What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Silicone Ring?

There are several benefits of opting for a silicone ring when running. One of the biggest benefits is that you can share your commitment to your partner without worrying about potentially damaging or losing the rings that are symbolic of your relationship. If the ring does fall off, they are inexpensive enough that you can just replace rather than having to find or replace your much more expensive rings.

Another benefit is that they tend to be more breathable and lightweight when compared to traditional rings. This means that you may have less sweat, and your ring won’t feel so uncomfortable when you run. Plus, if your finger does swell up, you can easily cut the ring off of your finger.


As you can see, you can wear your ring when you go out for your regular runs if you want to. However, you should also be aware that there are some problems that this can cause for you. The good news is that if you do want to wear a ring, but you don’t want to wear your precious metal wedding rings, you do have other options available to you. You can get an alternative like silicone bands, which allow you to show off your commitment without running the risk of losing your ring or causing dirt buildup that can affect its luster.

About Me

Hey, I'm Mark and I've been running for around eight years. I'm by no means an elite runner. I'm in the mid-pack, doing what I can to improve and learn along the way.

I've learnt a few tricks along the which I share on this website and my Instagram: