The tradition of "giving" participants a shirt as a souvenir for racing is well established. You have to search hard to find a race that doesn't have a shirt, though many smaller races don't, and others have opted to let people choose shirt, or no shirt, either to reduce the fee or the waste of unused or unwanted T-shirts.
I don't keep many. Do you?
Of the ones that I keep, usually they are NOT:
- shaped like a box
- covered in large distracting designs
- too short (though I see I did not carefully review one of my shirts for the tummy test)
Here are a few I have kept:
|Sucking it in here. Definitely got it too small, but the length is nice! Cotton Prefontaine 10k shirt.|
|Not sucking it in (enough). Boston 2011 tech T. Should have got the medium: barely meets the jeans without bending over, sleeve length short.|
|Eugene 2010 tech T. Unisex shirt=I look like a guy. SO glad they got this corrected this year!|
So...what would make the perfect race shirt for YOU?
Do you have a favorite race T shirt?
Or a particularly UGLY one?