I am linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patti for today’s Tuesdays on the Run.
I will confess that I rarely keep any of my race shirts. The year I ran 14 RnR half marathons, I got 14 shirts but did not keep any of them. They were all nice shirts (Brooks) but really what was I supposed to do with 14 shirts? There has been one or two races in which I had the option of not receiving the race shirt in exchange for a few dollars off my registration fee.
However, I have kept a couple of them mainly because of the materials and the color/cut.
- Route 66 Half Marathon
2. Princeton Half Marathon >>My favorite one.
3. Des Moines Half Marathon
I like the shirts from the Bank of America races (Nike brand) but do not keep them either. Not sure why since I do like the cut. But I prefer the finisher’s shirt I bought at the outlet store. It was about $16 three weeks after the marathon.
The “ugliest” looking shirt is this one. I mean, seriously?
I did keep my Run Disney long sleeve shirts but only because I wear them at night when I go to sleep. That extra layer keeps me warm throughout the cold Chicago winters.
I know some runners have had quilts made from their race shirts and I kind of regret not saving mine. Seeing hers made me want to have one for me so you bet I will start saving my shirts. Pretty cool right? This one is from Kimberly who blogs at KookyRunner.
Do you keep your race shirts? For you or to make a quilt as well?