Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tech Shirts

I signed up for the race on 4/11 even though I'm on call 4/10. Not a guarantee I can make it, but I signed up for instead of the 4/18 race for one reason. In previous years, this race has given out technical shirts. Curiously, although last year's site mentioned the technical shirt, this year's site didn't. I thought it had to do with the economy, and maybe the tech shirt was a thing of the past. But thankfully, in today's email the Road Runners did mention that all registrants will get a technical shirt.

I do happen to have a ton of these shirts. But they start to smell after a while and need to be thrown out. (Not to mention I could use some more in my, uh, new size.)

Anyway, since I rant about the rising costs of races, I'll just say that a tech shirt can make it more worthwhile. The cotton shirts are just a total waste. They should either give tech shirts, or cancel the cotton ones and lower the price. In the meantime, I'll be happy for the few races that give the tech shirts out.

(By the way, the Healthy Kidney run is good about this too. But for the last few years it's been on Saturday. And long time readers will know "I don't roll on Shabbos.")

2 Comments:

OpenID runningbecauseican said...

Two blog posts in a month? Welcome back!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010  
Blogger NY Wolve said...

Race shirts are good to have even if I don't use them. I have found the free tech shirts to be poor quality, though.

Thanks for the comment re marathon status! They CHANGED the language and ADDED the critical sentence since I had last looked at it. I must have looked at that page 100 times before when I was wondering what was going on. They must have reacted to the queries of myself and others. They could solve it with a confirming email or even just clearer language on the site itself.

But I am in, and thanks for pointing that out to me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010  

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