|My second half marathon.|
This RD was getting a bounty of feedback from the community. People are clearly passionate about their swag.
Most posters agreed that Technical T-shirts are the way to go, but a few said they wouldn't mind cotton Ts as long as they were decent cotton. (Wrong!)
The community was almost evenly split about whether T-shirts should be white or not, and there was some discussion about where logos should be placed.
I chimed in, too, and these were my thoughts, though I've expanded them a tad more here.
Please. No cotton Ts. That's like having moved to CDs in the early 90s and then your parents go and buy you the new album that you wanted for Christmas - on tape! Disappointment. Please use current technology.
Please offer women's sizes, and make sure they're long enough. Nothing like your muffin top peeking over and bouncing above your shorts. Not all of us "look like runners."
White is fine with me. Just don't order a gross color like mustard yellow. I have one and it is visible only at bedtime.
To buy or not to buy
Give the racer the option of not buying a T-shirt for a lower registration price. This is true especially if you've decided to order cotton Ts. (By the way, why are you ordering cotton Ts?) If you're offering Technical Ts, make it clear on your registration form.
In lieu of a T
People typically expect a T-shirt. If you're going to replace it with something else, it must have the same "a ha" worth. I don't know if a visor does that. Now, a nice wicking ballcap would be a suitable substitute.
What do you want in a race T?