Tips for beginner racers: Bib location

If you’re wearing a timing chip on your shoe, your can put your race number (aka “bib”) anywhere on your body that you like. But if you’re not wearing a chip, the bib goes on the front of your body. This is because the nice people at the finish line need to know who you are when you cross it so they can record your time correctly. Most people pin the bib to their shirt, but you can also pin it to your shorts.

If anyone can tell me where the runners pin their bibs for a nudist race, I’d love to know.

3 Responses

  1. Re racing nude, I wouldn’t know, but I would guess that they do something like at the Ironman Competition, where they write your number on your upper arm, probably with a waterproof/sweatproof marker.

  2. You should wear your number up front, so that race volunteers know that you’re with the pack… it’s helpful for slow runners like me, who need all the cheering up I can get! :)

    I’ve tried a number belt, but I didn’t like it. I have a Nike singlet that has a transparent front pocket for the number, and that’s by far the best way I’ve found to carry a number.

  3. damn! link has no pictures of the race.

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