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phaedrus


Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 37

race t-shirts Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:24 pm 

After the first few races I did, I was proud to wear the t-shirt around the next day, and keep it in my wardrobe. But now that I've been running for a while, it seems like I'm drowning in t-shirts! I have a whole drawer full of them, and an overflow pile too. Except for a few nice long-sleeve ones, I never wear them anymore either. I was wondering what other people do with their old race shirts, and if they ever wear them, or just throw them away.

sfird
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Long Island, NY
Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Posts: 80

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:15 pm 

I love my race shirts. My favorite is the one I just got from the Marine Corps Marathon. It's high quality and looks great. I wear the shirts around town when they are new. As they get older they become exercise shirts. Finally, when they're worn out I get rid of them. Other than race and concert shirts, I don't think I've bought a t-shirt in years.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:26 pm 

Runner's World magazine always has an ad in the back for a place that will make a quilt out of your old race shirts. It sounded a little weird to me, but maybe some people might like it.

ginger

Cambridge, MA
Joined: 08 Dec 2004
Posts: 46

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:29 pm 

I turn mine into rags (they're really good for cleaning bikes) or give them to goodwill. I've found that I just never wear them, unless they're some sort of performance/polyester/dri-wick type thing. I love races that allow you to subtract $5 or $10 from the entry fee in exchange for not getting a t-shirt.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:29 pm 

Is that common? I don't think I've ever done a race where the T-shirt could be declined in exchange for a lower entry fee.

OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:55 am 

I'd take that any day, but I suppose it would make it much more difficult for the race organizers to estimate how many shirts to order.

ginger

Cambridge, MA
Joined: 08 Dec 2004
Posts: 46

Re: race t-shirts Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:36 am 

I wouldn't call it common but it's out there. In the bay area, the Clarksburg 30K (http://www.rungoldmedal.com/clarksburgdetails.html) and Christmas Relays (http://www.pausatf.org/data/2004/ChristmasRelay04.pdf) come to mind.

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