What do you with all the Tshirts?

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17/04/2007 at 15:59
started doing a few races last year and the novelty of commemorative t-shirts and medals is wearing a bit thin now. I'd rather not have them although I understand the importance of them to people who will only ever do one half or full marathon.
But for the 10k and 5milers, what's the point?
So what do you do with all yours?

Bin them
Wear them as PJ's
Decorate in them
Use them for cleaning rags

Any other suggestions?
17/04/2007 at 16:02
give to charity shop so some poor peop can wear them:O)
17/04/2007 at 16:03
Put them in the recycling. Can't see that a charity shop would get any money for an old race t-shirt, no one would want it. I understand recycling them means they can be shredded and used for stuffing and suchlike.

Duck girl knows.
17/04/2007 at 16:06
"There is a point all you folks who are entering the shorter races."

A local 5 miler that only has a couple of hundred competitors and is a low key event I don't see the point of a t-shirt but I do for a bigger distance.
I'd rather see lower entry fees than something to mark the occasion. Just my take on things
17/04/2007 at 16:11
10ks and 5 milers scare the bejesus out of me
17/04/2007 at 16:11
certainly wasnt inferior when i ran my first few and i'd have been gutted not to get a medal
17/04/2007 at 16:11
Sorry got to disagree but Im with Kittenkat. Some of my most importnat races have been my shorter ones with only a couple of hundred competitors and the tshirt reminds me of it. And some people dont race longer distances such as half maras etc. Doesnt matter how low key it is it is important to people for different reasons.
17/04/2007 at 16:13
Oh and I use my tshirts for the gym and training. Not particularly bothered about tech materials unless its a long one or something like that.
17/04/2007 at 16:16
Well we only charge a fiver and still give away a T-Shirt.

These events may be low key but they take a lot of hard work to put on so accept your t-shirt/medal with a smile, if you don't want it recycle it.
17/04/2007 at 16:17
they make great motorcycle polishing rags I never wear them.

I have always fancied a T-shirt from some noddy 1mile fun run mind so I could wear it at a stupid distance ultra.
17/04/2007 at 16:19
i don't bother collecting them
as i will never wear them


apart from my

"the longest day"

t shirt
which i like
because it says all the triathlon stuff on the front, which makes people stare as i don't realy look like i could do a triathlon

and on the back it says



now i want to get a big woody one
if i can get there on time

17/04/2007 at 16:20
I wear mine for weddings and funerals
17/04/2007 at 16:22
or p*ss themselves as you fall over


17/04/2007 at 16:24
I don't see the point of t-shirts for any distance. I do train in some of them but you end up with piles of the things. I think they should be an option you can buy if you want them (thus marking the event should you so wish). I loved Bramley 20/10 this year where we got towels, now that is useful. Apparently they go hats last year, another useful momento. I've just put a load of old race t-shirts in the recycling, most of them have never been worn. A shame and a waste.

All races are significant though.
17/04/2007 at 16:25
ok fine, some opinions being voiced here! ;-)
I'm not belittling smaller events but after a few I'm not that bothered about them any more.
I know all about organising - I organise open time trials (cycling) when I'm not running so I'm not knocking organisers either and I help out at my cycling club's club time trials and road races each year too.

Back to the original question - what do you do with yours?
Thanks to corinth for entering into the spirit of the thread ;-)
17/04/2007 at 16:25
Sad to say that my entire wardrobe consists of race t-shirts. Saves me having to go clothes shopping.
17/04/2007 at 16:27
Matchstick man, my hubby wears mine, i always get his size instead of mine as theyre always too big anyway

or i'll wear it around the house, hardly ever wear it outside but then i'm not a tshirt kind of girl, i'm girly
17/04/2007 at 16:27
I weave the race medal ribbons into natty little loincloths :)
17/04/2007 at 16:28
I weave the race medal ribbons into natty little loincloths :)
17/04/2007 at 16:28
If you don't want one don't pick one up - problem solved.

Worst thing I ever was given was a photo of a tram after the Liverpool 10K... still not worked out the significance
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