Happy Tuesday! I’d like to apologize in advance if this post is kind of short. I’m currently in a food coma for my birthday dinner and going to bed early sounds really good right about now, lol.
Anyways….let’s talk race swag. For the purpose of this post, I’m excluding race medals from this category, so I’ll be focusing on the other swag – clothing, hats, etc. Let’s discuss!
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What’s the best and worst race swag you’ve ever received? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Best Race Swag
Let’s start off with the good stuff first!
Shamrock Marathon 2018
Yes, we got the typical race shirt, but we also received an awesome hat and a beach towel! I love when races give out unique swag and this was my first time receiving a towel.
NYC Marathon 2016
If you don’t check a bag for the NYC Marathon you are gifted with an awesome poncho. I have to say that this kept me nice and warm after the long walk from the finish line to Central Park!
Hot Chocolate Philly 15K 2016
This race always has awesome race swag! I like that they always offer zip up jackets, as opposed to typical race shirts. Also, who doesn’t enjoy some chocolate goodies at the finish line?
I’m running this race on Saturday and I’ll be earning the zip up hoodie on the left!
Worst Race Swag
With the good, comes the bad..
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia 2018
The race shirts, all 3 of them, were horrible for race. It’s a shame because I always love running in Philly but these shirts were just…not good. That year I ran all 3 races – 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. Needless to say they all made it to my race shirt quilt from Project Repat. At least now they serve a purpose!
Fred Lebow Half Marathon 2015
I ran this race the year I completed 15 half marathons in 2015. This was my first race in that quest. A half marathon, in January, in Central Park just screams fun, right?! I remember that it was super cold that day and back in 2015 they didn’t give out race medals. We received a bright yellow cycling cap at the end of the race…which made absolutely no sense because it was January…
Tell me: What’s the best and worst race swag you’ve ever received?
Join the Link-Up!
Topic for next week – What’s your favorite cross training activity? We hope you’ll link up with us!