Have you ever heard of RaceDots? During the Marine Corps Marathon expo, I spotted their booth selling these funny little magnets that you could use in place of safety pins to keep your bib attached to your race outfit. After passing by the booth quickly, and with my husband in toe, there was no chance to go back and really see what this product had to offer.
Like many of you, I have a safety pin collection from all my races. There are some in my car, my purses, and of course this box inside my desk. But being totally honest, I hate pinning bibs on my tech fabric shirts. The obvious snag could easily happen and unfortunately, my pinning skills are lacking. There are always at least several tries to get my bib on straight! If I had to put my bib on my shirt on race morning, it would be a disaster, because having it straight is critical to my being. Yep, I am that kinda crazy!
|This runners safety pin collection!|
If you are after an alternative to safety pins, look no further. Race Dots are a magnetic dot, that you use to attach your bib to your shirt , skirt, shorts or running costume. These clever little magnets are small, but with a very powerful magnet that will easily hold your bib in place. One of the fun features is the color options they offer to match your bib or outfit. It is always nice to look good for race photos.
If you are wondering how they work and if they are easy to use the answer is a resounding yes. Each package comes with 5 dots and and detailed instructions on how to easily attach your bib with them. I pulled an old bib and shirt from my closet to try them out.
The only warning for you is these magnets are strong. Be sure to follow the instructions on the back of the package. These will definitely hold my bibs in place for future races and would be a great accessory for any runner. Don't forget Valentines' Day next month!