Wearing TO the race or only AFTER finishing ? It doesn’t really matter to me. I am too pragmatic and would never wear a new shirt to a race. Chafing anyone ? I would rarely wear one afterwards either.
Indeed, I am VERY picky about my running clothes, and that includes race shirts. Not only do I favor comfort, but I like looking / feeling good because it boosts my confidence (vanity was the topic of my November Runfessions.) I like my shirts fitted, flattering and feminine.
So, when I receive an oversized, boxy, men’s tshirt, you can bet 1000 bucks that I won’t wear it. Ever. Unless it is to take a crazy picture for a contest a local running group was having.
Or because I am running a race where my company paid the registration fee (WHY did it have to be yellow ? Ugh).
The one shirt I will wear – after the race – is the marathon finisher shirt that I will get April 3rd. … Each time someone runs past me with last year’s shirt, I have tshirt envy.
I am just praying it is fitted, flattering and feminine.