If you are an avid runner, you would probably have many finisher tee shirts, picked up from your various races. You may have tees from your first 5km and 10km runs to recent half and full marathons.
“Rules” For Wearing Them Correctly
Of course, you may prefer some finisher tees to others, because of their style or design. For example, you may like a certain finisher tee because of its cutting and design – or perhaps one that commemorates a special achievement, such as your first full marathon.
Wear Them Correctly
But have you been wearing your favourite finisher tee correctly? Believe it or not, there are certain etiquettes that runners must follow.
These have been compiled for a good laugh. (Taken from here.)
Here are a few fun “don’ts” on the wearing of race finisher tees.
Don’t wear it if you didn’t complete the race
It is not called a finisher tee for a reason. So if you started the race, but didn’t finish it, you don’t have a right to “skite” by wearing the finisher tee of that race.
But you may be granted an exception if you were a volunteer or helper for a particular run.
Don’t wear a shorter distance tee for an ultra marathon event
For an ultra marathon event, if you wear a finisher tee from an earlier race that is less than a marathon distance, you may give others the impression that you are a novice and lack running experience. So before the run, be careful of what you take out from your wardrobe – for your ultra marathon run.
Don’t wear a tee for a cancelled event
If you wear the tee shirt of a race that got cancelled, you must make sure that you actually run the same distance on that day. For example, if you entered a 10km race that got cancelled, you must run 10km on the actual day of the race – to entitle you to wearing that particular race tee.
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