My local running friends and I often have discussions about things we don’t do at a race–things that would raise our eyebrow. I guess you could say, the runner’s faux pas. There are two big things that come to mind and I see them often-especially at big races. Keep in mind this post is MY opinion…not meant to offend anyone if you do any of these things…
1. Wearing the race shirt before or during the race.
We think it is bad luck. I get that some people are light packers when they travel to races and like to just wear what they get. I personally think it is a bad omen to wear the shirt so I don’t wear mine until I get home. Not the day before the race, not to the race, not race day after the race, not the day after the race at the airport. That shirt has to go in the washer and dryer before it hits my body.
2. Wearing your medal post race.
I admit it. I did it once. At RNR New Orleans. My first travel event and I didn’t know that the event was free where anyone could come so I had my medal on to be safe.