It’s time for Friday Five with Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar. This week’s topic is “best race swag”. I’ve gotten some great swag over the years including hats, half zips, bottle openers, and glasses. And Skirt Sports has given out some cute tops and skirts for their virtual races. But here are my favorites..
1. The medals from Mainly Marathons. I know they are “bling” and not technically swag, but seriously, they are sweet!
2. The mugs from the race at Harpoon’s Vermont brewery
3. The necklace from Nike Women’s Race
4. The long sleeve shirt AND blanket from the Richmond half marathon. I also have blankets I love from the Pacers Love the Run You’re With races.
5. The awesome hat from the Army 10 Miler’s 25th race – I wear it constantly.
What’s the best thing you’ve gotten at a race? Tell me, so I can go run LOL.
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Love the Mainly marathon medals… I had never seen something like that. Unfortunately race swag in France is pretty basic, or even non existent…. besides T shirts, the best things I received was a bag of apples and a neck warmer ! LOL
That mainly marathon medal is very cool.
As far as swag goes, I like that they gave out beach towels for running VA beach on the sand last year as well as even gave out medals !
You got a real blanket? That is something I would absolutely use.
I love the mainly marathon medals, what a great idea! I just had to go look up the series and see when I can fit one of these events into my schedule. Have a great weekend!
That Tiffany’s necklace is great! I was sad Nike didn’t come back here this year. But I guess that’s just all the more reason to travel somewhere for one of their races 🙂
I really like the Richmond blanket! I ran Nike DC in 2013, and I definitely like the 2014 necklace better than mine – c’est la vie!
Best swag I’ve gotten was a beach towel that I used that day! It rained 🙁 but I still use it often!
Hey, I count medals as swag! 🙂 Getting a blanket is awesome!
I am a fan of mugs and glasses. I have gotten some as finisher gifts and some as awards. I am not a medal person but that one you have is really fun!
I love that Richmond hands out blankets post race. What a perfect thing for runners at the end of a late fall race.
Love the Medal from the Mainly Marathon – very unusual. The Nike necklace is very pretty, too. I have never gotten such cool medals.
I got a really cool beach towel at the Mercedes half marathon in Birmingham earlier this year, and I wear the heck out of a hoodie I got in Virginia Beach at the Shamrock half a few years ago too!
The Richmond blanket was on my list too – love that thing!!
I think bling counts as swag. I’ve heard great things about the swag you get from Richmond. Popping up on a lot of lists in the link up today.
The best swag would have to be the Tiffany necklace from the Nike half but the race was almost $200 so you could prob go buy one LOl. Next would be the glow in the dark RnR Vegas medal.
Best swag would have to be Zooma I think. The Feetures socks were pretty awesome to get. Shamrock had good swag too with the beach towel!
A blanket is very nice swag. My favorite thing is a beach towel from the Mercedes marathon & half. Those Mainly series medals are awesome. It makes me really wanna…