- Head wear with ear coverage. The cheap fleecy neck gator below came with the 2012 Turkey Trot race entry. Your ears (and fingers) will be the first to freeze so headbands and skull caps are all good as long as they fit snugly. Price: Free-ish (or $35 which included race and post race food accommodations).
- Base layer. Any wicking long sleeve shirt that provides some neck coverage. Price: $15-80 (depending on how fashionable you want to be. Honestly, if the shirt wicks, it gets the job done)
- Synthetic jacket (A layer to block the wind and unzip if you get too hot). Don't be shy to wear a neon track jacket from the early 90's. The resistance from the jacket's bagginess will make you a better runner! Price: $40-250
- Gloves. Synthetic gloves. Price: $1.99 The ones pictured below were free. Certain races will give out gloves included in the entry fee.
- Thermal pants or tights. Some people's legs get uncannily hot and run in shorts. Price varies. Consider how susceptible you are to wind burn.
- Wool crew length socks. I recommend these over the ankles ones. Crew length will keep you much warmer and prevent freezing slush from making contact with your skin.
- Sneakers with good traction. If you are running in snow/ slush, the spikier the soles, the better.
Lastly, a reflective version of any one or all of the above helps. Happy and safe winter running!