Keeping the lights on at Salty HQ means we need to appeal to sponsors here and there, but we’re committed to making sure we only bring you stuff we really think you’ll like. That’s why we were so excited when The AJC Peachtree Road Race approached us about sponsoring today’s Readers’ Roundtable. Not only is Peachtree an Atlanta 4th of July tradition, it’s the world’s largest 10k, the largest American road race of any distance, and attracts runners from all over the US and beyond. The AJC Peachtree lottery ends tomorrow, March 22 at 11:59pm, and AJC and the Atlanta Track Club want YOU to enter that lottery in hopes you will be one of the 60,000 runners who line up on race day. They don’t even charge you until you get in, so there’s nothing to lose!
One of the many reasons “The Peachtree” is so celebrated is that each spring there’s a t-shirt contest, in which Atlantans (and you!) can vote for the race shirt design. The winner is only revealed on race day, when runners finally receive the winning shirt after completing the race. Inspired by all the nifty designs throughout the Peachtree’s history, we want to know from you what makes a great race shirt. Is it design? What’s more important, the cut or the color? Does it have to have gendered sizing? Do you like a ringer tee, a cap sleeve, a longer hem? Does it need to be a threadbare “vintage” shirt from a race your mom ran in 1986 or do you prefer a brand-new tech shirt?
We want to know: What does your ideal race shirt look like? What makes a race shirt great?