Goody Bags

What is the strangest object found in a post-race goody bag?

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09/11/2003 at 15:57
a bottle of beer for the wissey 1/2 marathon and today for the stowmarket 7 an umbrella
08/12/2006 at 17:05
This Sunday's Stockport 10 has 18 items in the goody bag, some running related, some bizarre plus leaflets. There is also one golden goody bag containing a golden ticket which entitles the random recipient to a £100 cash gift and lifetime free entry to the race. No submarine postcards though.
08/12/2006 at 17:47
and who gives out the golden bag a marshel to his best mate no doubt
08/12/2006 at 17:54
No Steve, a thin golden ticket will be placed inside a leaflet in one of 800 envelopes. The envelopes mixed up and one each put in the goody bags. Anyone could win, otherwise, it wouldn't be a random gift, it would be a scam.
08/12/2006 at 18:14
what happens if no one claims the prize?
08/12/2006 at 19:32
Happycat- the race announcer and goody bag givers will be encouraging everyone to open there envelopes after the finish, so I would think it will be found. If not, I don't know, the race is giving a donation to Christie's hospital, my vote would be to add it to the donation.
11/06/2008 at 11:52
Edinburgh marathon - potatoes!
Edited: 11/06/2008 at 11:53
11/06/2008 at 12:12
Bristol 1/2 a few years ago was my wierdest. Basically they just loaded it with loads of trial size products from their sponsors. I can't remember all of them - think the iced tea was there then. I know it included some Silvikrin hair creme.
11/06/2008 at 12:13

A DVD of people snowboarding....

at the south downs last year

11/06/2008 at 13:20

Sports Relief mile a couple of years ago: included a bright red scrunchy thing, bottled London tapwater (enviromentally freindly...) and a single sock.  You got the other sock before the run.

Going slightly off topic: I've been known to volunteer as a steward at SF conventions.  One organiser at their first convention gave all the stewards the perk of having their photo taken with the (celebrity) guests.  At their next convention they'd obviously realised how much time/money that cost, so instead they gave us all a picture of the organisers with the guests.  Everyone was very polite but not impressed!  It would have been OK if they'd just given us all an exclusive picture of the guests... LOL

PloddingOn    pirate
11/06/2008 at 13:26

A single sock?

BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA 

11/06/2008 at 22:13
Yeah and it's a thick bright red wooly one.
11/06/2008 at 22:25

 a big pink plastic apron ( it was a womens race) and a booklet giving housework tips.......

better was this years cure leukaemia race, they just handed out a bar of cadburys and some water to all finishers. simple.

11/06/2008 at 23:19
Westonbirt Arboretum 10k.......a cutting from one of the trees in the arboretum and a wooden bookmark......Very original and quite apt....and def better that a shitty plastic medal. Well done Cirencester club for organising a fab event..... 
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
12/06/2008 at 06:23

Ladenburg triathlon always gives out bags of potatoes to the finishers, it's become quite a tradition. Lugging 5lb of spuds back to the car along with my bike, helmet, transition bag, wetsuit, etc, is almost more of a challenge than doing the race!

At one race I got a pair of men's swim briefs, very odd as I'm female!

Great idea at a local duathlon, instead of medals all the prizes are baskets of fresh fruit and veg.

12/06/2008 at 06:27

Anyone else confused by the single Fishermans Friend from the BUPA races?

That's the last thing I want after a race.....

12/06/2008 at 08:25

Run in France, when you can, music during the races and the goodies bag, in addition to energy bars, they have sample of body wash and  deodorants.

Unless it is a tradition and a souvenir from the region ( ie natural salt from noirmoutiers, small bottle of wine from le Luberon,or even potatoes as a tradition) pasta, sugar,and even mayonnaise  tells you of the desparation to get hold of decent sponsors.

This waste of food and the littering are not part of the runners' conducts.

It is like shooting ourselves in the foot. On the one hand,  we run to support charities/events and make our contributions. On the other hand the organisers throw money away due to their lack of common sense.

 Why dont they donate all of this to charities or even send it to countries during disasters?

Runners couldnt be more proud for this double contribution

Edited: 12/06/2008 at 08:33
12/06/2008 at 08:34
West Bridge 5 - a cup of water, not a bottle, just a single cup of water
12/06/2008 at 13:48
not technically in a goodie bag (because it didn't fit) but I got a hammock at the santa claus marathon in Finland.
12/06/2008 at 21:46
Carlisle Sport Relief - the highlights included a miniature pecan pie, 3 sachets of 'Lo Salt' and a voucher for 50p off granola...

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