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?
I have all my race shirts with exception of a few local 5ks that gave cotton T’s. I believe I cut those up cus I needed material for a project I was doing…lol
I have some of my cotton ones which I use to sleep in.
Thanks for the shoutout on your blog today. If you save your race shirts from this year I bet you will have enough to make an awesome blanket!
That is the plan! 😀
I love the shirts from RnR…I love wearing them when I run, I couldn’t imagine giving them away because they’re such high quality. But yeah, that one shirt…that is pretty ugly, lol!
I agree that they’re high quality but I did not want so many of them.
I do keep all my shirts…not totally sure why, I don’t need them all but I certainly have a few favorites, Chicago 2015, Eugene 2014 and my RnR collection. Yikes on that one shirt you showed though, wow! Great idea for an article!
You might have enough to get a blanket made with those shirts.
you are probably right!!
I wish races would give out cotton shirts, especially long sleeve cotton. I miss those days…
Yes! I had a few from the Shamrock Shuffle which were long sleeve. I do have a few short sleeves shirts which I use to sleep in.
that camo shirt is horrible, who thought that was a good idea? and with yellow… yuck
I think there were trying to go with the challenge theme. It was a tough race so I kind of get it but still not something I want to keep.
You are the second person to all out that Quarryman shirt. Yikes. I admire that you just get rid of them. I’ve got way too many I’ll never wear taking up valuable space. The quilt idea is cool. Thanks for linking up!
I just did not know what else to do with them and they were taking up space in my room. I am going to start over and hopefully collect enough for a quilt. I have a feeling that things will go well for me running wise. 😀
I have that Route 66 shirt! It is so soft and I’m glad it’s a flattering women’s cut. I used 64 T-shirts for my first quilt. I will eventually make a quilt out of half marathon T-shirts only. Yes, that is one UGLY shirt!
Wow, 64 shirts! I am looking forward to save my shirts to get a quilt.
I can’t believe you just got rid of your shirts lol! I too am saving up to have a quilt made. I started already putting them aside! I mean we should get something great out of all these shirts right? I’m glad you posted pictures of the process!
I had no need for them. Now I know better. 😀😬😉
I used to get upset at not getting race shirts, but now I think I’m over it…
You have some pretty awesome shirts!