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Race Bib Tape 36 ct

I Tried Race Bib Tape

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 have singlets that I specifically wear to races because they already have holes and pulls, so I don’t worry about ruining a favorite shirt.

I’ve tried bib magnets at the Honolulu Marathon in 2018. They were Hawaiian themed and my bib never moved.

The magnets they use are super strong. This is great to hold your bib to your shirt, but makes it difficult to put the bib onto your shirt.

The videos make it look easy, but the magnets like to stick to each other. And they are difficult to adjust to take out slack or move higher or lower on your shirt.

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 a few times.

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,

Andy

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5 responses to “I Tried Race Bib Tape”

  1. Katherine Avatar
    Katherine

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

  2. sarahdudek80 Avatar

    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. OmniRunner Avatar

      I was surprised how well they worked.

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

      Andy

  3. Donna Avatar

    I’ve never heard of this. It’s a great idea and I agree it would be a cool thing for race directors to put in swag bags.

    1. OmniRunner Avatar

      The bib magnets are a great idea, but they still make it a challenge to get your bib on straight.
      With the tape, you have a pretty good shot at getting it right.