Greetings from NYC!! It may take me some time to get to comments/visits to your blogs this weekend but I”ll get there. Joining my other traveling gals Cynthia and Courtney for the Friday Five this week where we are all about race swag. Hope you will join us! If you are new around here or need a refresher, please review our Friday Five linkup rules. We WILL delete your post if it doesn’t adhere to our linkup guidelines 🙂
Whether included in your race registration fee, earned at the finish line or available for purchase we runners love our Race Swag!! I have so many favorites I don’t even know where to start and had a tough time narrowing things down to 5 but here we go 🙂
1. Favorite Race Shirts. Hands down the lime green one I got recently at the Medina Half. It is SO comfy cozy and just adorable with the little buzz design. Another close first is the black one I received from running the ZOOMA 10K a couple of years ago. I just noticed it is made form Skirt Sports (a new love of mine!) and now I know why it fits so perfectly.
2. Pint Glasses. Very rarely do races give these as part of your race swag package (and hint hint races – YOU NEED TO!!) but I love when I can find them for sale at an expo. I have a couple more I didn’t photograph – namely the first one I bought from Rock n Roll DC a couple of years ago. My second ever half marathon and the race that really made me believe I had 13.1 continuous miles in me 🙂
3. Races are getting wise to offering more than the plastic (and wasteful) Swag Bags. I received this mini cloth bag from the Cocoa Women’s Classic and I LOVE it!! I travel with it frequently using it for toiletries. It’s the absolute perfect size!4. Medals. My 3 favorites (outside of my first marathon of course). Medina Half, Crawlin Crab Half and the Arroyo Creek Half (notice a living creature theme here?)
5. Favorite all around swag. I didn’t care for the brown race shirt I received from MCM last year so snagged this awesome Brooks shirt at the Expo, which is one of the best expos I’ve ever been too. I wear this shirt all the time and of course, I had to include my Marine Corps (and first!) Marathon medal 🙂
What is the most original swag you’ve seen/received? What are you up to this lovely weekend?