I Tried Race Bib Tape

Race Bib Tape 36 ct

Have you ever had a race bib that wasn’t crooked?

I have, maybe twice!

It takes a lot of finagling to get a bib pinned to a shirt strait. I’ve been proud of my handy work only to put on my shirt to realize I had the shirt slightly off, and now my bib was slightly off.

Have you ever wanted to wear your favorite race shirt for a race but didn’t want to put pin holes in it?

I’ve tried the bib magnets and they work well. I used them for the Honolulu Marathon and my bib never moved.

The problem is that the magnets are so strong. This makes it challenging to make adjustments and the magnets love to stick to each other.

Race Bib Tape to the Rescue

Race Bib Tape is a simple solution that even I can use. I received a sample of six pieces of tape to try out and review.

I ran the Super Sunday 5 Miler on February 3rd in Cambridge and used the tape for my bib.

It was so simple. I put my bib on the table, took the backing off of two pieces of tape and placed them on each side of my bib. Then I took the back side off of the double-sided tape and carefully placed the bib on my shirt.

I got the bib on strait on my first try! No re-pinning or fooling around with un-cooperative magnets.

Check out this photo. What do you think?

Race Bib Tape, Super Sunday 5 Miler

I’m a little off center but the bib is on strait. And it only took one try!

I thought about adding a safety pin for, well safety. What if the tape didn’t hold in the cold or if I bumped into someone or got a thumb under my bib?

I have ripped a corner of a bib before. It happened about a mile into a half marathon and I was worried the rest of the day would be down-hill from there.

If I pulled this bib off, would the tape re-attach to my shirt?

Fortunately I didn’t have to put Race Bib Tape to that test. It held the entire race and I never worried about it falling off. I was so confident that it would hold that I never thought about it the entire race.

This is not a photo shopped photo. The bib is attached with just tape and it stayed there until I got home and took it off. And no residue on my shirt!

I’m not getting a commission or anything for saying this. I recommend Rave Bib Tape as a product thatRace Bib Tape 500 ct works.

Race Bib Tape is available through amazon in 36 count for $12.00 or 500 count packages for $47.60. For details on the product check out their web site.

If you are a race director you should consider offering this at your next race. It’s hard to find something unique to offer your runners and everyone is sure to love this idea.

Run well my Friends,


Author: OmniRunner

10 time Boston Marathon finisher, and 20 marathons in total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

3 thoughts on “I Tried Race Bib Tape”

  1. Thanks Andy. I’ll have to pick up some tape. I have so many snags and holes in my shirts from pins.

  2. What a cool idea. I’m sitting here with a group of runners discussing this idea and we are very impressed and curious. Thanks for the great review. I’m going to have to go find some and try it out.

    1. I was surprised how well they worked.

      The magnets held really well also, but they were so strong it was difficult to make adjustments.


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