How important is a singlet? Almost all races are giving away singlets as part of the race promos. They are of different colors, materials, and designs.
For beginner, the singlet worn during race is a good motivator, a feel good thing, and a confirmation that “I belong” here. For regular weekend road warrior, it may not be as important as any of the so many running kits can be used. But whether the runner will use it, keep it or donate it, it does not matter anymore, what matter is —- if its part of the package then it should be given and given on time.
Yesterday, I was able to finally pick up our race packets for the PSE Bull Run but I was informed that we cannot have our singlets yet despite registering as early as November 2008. Out of 13 registration forms I submitted, I was able to get 4 singlets only. The organizer cannot commit the exact date of availability/delivery of singlets although the race is just three days away.
I thought my singlet frustration ended there, but I was wrong. When I proceeded to ROX to register for the Happy Run, the same scenario greeted me…the only singlet available is for my Buns… the rest of the family will have to follow up maybe next week as the guy manning the booth cannot also commit any date of delivery. He even suggested to get our singlets on race day which I do not want to do.
So, what I got yesterday?……no singlet for me!
Well, I think the organizers should address this problem soon so as not to waste the time and effort of going to registration centers several times to pick up the race packet and the singlet separately.