5 Top Race Swag

Today I’m linking up with Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?, Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the Run for the 5 best race swag I’ve received — so far.

Runnin' of the Green Beer Glass
Runnin’ of the Green Beer Glass
  1. Beer Glass
    And I don’t drink beer! But I use this glass often for my smoothies. This race is the race I referred to in my Firecracker 4 Race Recap as my 4 mile PR. They’ve since changed the course & I haven’t run the new one, but it was a much flatter course than the Firecracker. Anyway, this glass reminds me of the possibilities.

  2. Gettysburg Mug
    Gettysburg Mug
  3. Gettysburg Mug
    I collect mugs. I started to collect mugs from places I traveled to before I set the goal of running a half in each state. It all started when we went to NYC & the hotel room had no mug. I use mugs from states I’ve raced in when I run. I tend to use ones from the hot races on cool days & visa versa. I use mugs from the hilly races (hello – pretty much all, but some were worse than others) on days I do hill repeats. Yeah, I’m weird that way. The Blue vs Grey Half gives mugs to the “winning” side, which so far has always been north. You get to choose which side you run for. I’m a Yankee through & through, despite living in TX for 17 years.

  4. Feetures Socks
    Feetures are not my favorite socks, but I do like them & own a few pairs. I got a pair in my ZOOMA Annapolis swag bag. I scored, too, since I didn’t have a blue pair of socks, but often wear blue. Do you match your socks to your shoes or running outfit? Yeah, I’m weird that way too.

  5. Redding Road Race Insulated Bag
    Redding Road Race Insulated Bag
  6. Insulated Bag
    My husband will tell you I have a thing for insulated bags. It’s true. I love them. I feel you can never have too many, despite the fact it’s rare for me to use more than one on a shopping trip. And this one is from Redding Road Race, my current half PR.

  7. 1st HM: Las Vegas
    1st HM: Las Vegas
  8. Glow in the Dark Medal
    Do I ever look at this medal in the dark? No, very rarely. But it’s kind of cool. And it was my first half (Las Vegas), the one that started it all, as they say.

I haven’t really been all that lucky with race swag. Usually it’s just the tee. I ran Smuttynose Rockfest a few years back & yes, it was just the tee. This year they’re giving out fleece jackets! Timing is everything. Although that particular race was my previous half PR & the best post race food I’ve ever had so far: lobster rolls & clam chowder.

Yeah, I’m all about the food.

Are you lucky with race swag? What was the best post race food you’ve ever had?