Out of all the reasons I’ve listed so far as to why I run, this one is probably the least important one but it is still a reason nonetheless.
There are two reasons why race shirts make running my sport of choice. One, acquiring a race shirt is akin to getting a trophy or medal but without actually having to win. Just for racing, I can be the proud owner of a symbol (the shirt) which lets everyone know that I accomplished a certain distance or ran a specific race. Two, having race shirts is a great way to build up my workout clothes inventory without having to buy it all at the store. They are a great way to supplement the workout clothes I already have.
Sure, it may seem like a silly reason to run but race shirts are a way for me to remember that all those hard training runs were worth it.