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Carlsbad, California
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Announcement    When you purchase from this shop you are supporting a part-time small business owner and full-time mom. Thank you for your support over the years and for helping me grow! You guys seriously are so awesome!!! I'm sending all of you virtual hugs. xoxo


Last updated on Feb 2, 2021

When you purchase from this shop you are supporting a part-time small business owner and full-time mom. Thank you for your support over the years and for helping me grow! You guys seriously are so awesome!!! I'm sending all of you virtual hugs. xoxo


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Whitney Fichtelberg

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Whitney Fichtelberg


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On Etsy since 2015

Running by the sea is what inspires me.

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my store! I am a mom who is always looking for creative ways to continue staying home with my adorable little boy and I am THE beach lovin’ athlete.

I was inspired to start making medal holders and open up my Etsy store while on a run with my best friend. She and I like to go running and give gratitude to the beautiful place we get to train every day…along the Pacific Ocean in North San Diego County. In our eyes, we live, play, swim, bike and run in the most beautiful place on Earth.

Our runs along the beach usually contain a constant monitor of heart rates and mileage, but most of all, we inspire each other. We brainstorm new ideas. We vent. We laugh. We even cry sometimes. We ALWAYS have sticky sweaty hugs afterwards, and leave each run feeling happy, grateful, loved, inspired, and ready for whatever comes our way!

We also both have shoe boxes full of race medals. She’la and I love to train for races together AND cross finish lines together…all the while, collecting inspiration, hilarious memories, sore muscles, major accomplishments, personal bests, personal worsts, and let’s not forget about the BLING!

I’ve always been really crafty and I made a race medal holder for my sister for Christmas last year, and another for myself - and I realized this is something that a lot of people could probably use! From there, I taught myself how to use Adobe Illustrator and got busy making a few! I love creating new designs and I love making custom orders for people!

My pieces are made with love and inspiration from my own experiences. Welcome to RunningByTheSea!

Shop members

  • Whitney Fichtelberg


    I am a mom, a runner, a triathlete, and a beach bum who loves getting crafty.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    LA, CA

    While 100% of my listings are designed by me, this particular product is manufactured and shipped by my printing partner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2021
Hi! Welcome to my shop! All of my items are made with love and inspiration from my experiences as a beach lovin' athlete. I'm so happy to be sharing them with you. I will always strive to make sure my customers are always happy so please feel free to contact me with any issues. Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I promise to make every item with love and to make sure it leaves my little workshop exactly as it was ordered. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 5 working days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Debit Cards.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with payment please do not hesitate to contact me and I will assist you in anyway that I can.
I always strive to ship your order within 1-3 business days. Sometimes my workload gets a little crazy and it looks more like 3-5 business days. If you need an item sooner than that, please specify your needs in the "Note to RunningByTheSea" during checkout.

If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let me know what you would like me to write (to fit on a postcard) in the "Note to RunningByTheSea" during checkout.

Items are shipped in bubble wrap and a cardboard box. I am working on a solution to use only recycled materials. Please bare with me and make every effort to reuse the packaging that your item comes in. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
I absolutely LOVE making custom orders. I can change up the text and background colors on almost all of my pieces. If you'd like a certain text, color, or have an idea swirling around in your head, please contact me!