Yes! Why not?
You do you! It’s your race day, you wear whatever your heart desires! I find that some races encourages you to wear your race shirt as it makes for better photos for both yourself and the race. Ever look back to a photo and be like “which race was this?” Well this solves all of that. But seriously, it’s your race day so you can wear whatever you want! Don’t let others make you feel bad about your decision. If you’re there to have fun then you go have fun! As my coach would say, all your hard work was done leading up to your race and the race is just your party to celebrate that hard work.
No! It’s bad juju!
Some believe that it’s bad luck to wear a race shirt on race day. It’s like celebrating early right before winning a race only to have someone come up from behind to pass and win. They say it’s like begging for a DNF. I don’t personally believe in that but I do believe in chafing! I don’t like to wear anything new on race day. Even with my regular clothes, there’s still a small risk of chafing but I wouldn’t risk it with something new. In addition, race tops then to be a generic fit, sometimes unisex so it’s not something I’m comfortable wearing on race day.
QOTD: What do you think? Would you wear a race shirt on race day?
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