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Custom Race Shirt – Step 1

by Meghann on May 2, 2012

What do you think?  

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The “running 26.2 before i say i do” shirt has been on my to-do list FOREVER. It was actually supposed to be a present for my sister’s bridal shower, but I couldn’t get it done in time. Whoops! Better later than never, right?

I don’t have the finished shirt just yet. I messed with the design online this afternoon to get an idea of what I wanted for Kelly’s custom race shirt and I plan to take the design and a tech tee to Mother Falcon (an awesome custom shirt shop in downtown Orlando that I highly recommend because they do great custom work while you wait) tomorrow afternoon. It’s the same process I followed when I had custom shirts created for Derek’s first 10k (see them here) and I was super happy with the results. Here’s crossing my fingers that it goes just as smoothly this time around!

Ideally I could have ordered something custom online ahead of time, but this way I know I’m using a running tech tee that Kelly has already approved of, has run marathons in, and is guaranteed to be purple (the bride’s lucky color!). Every other custom running tank I looked at online was cut funky or boring and white.

I’ll keep you in the loop with how it goes tomorrow! πŸ™‚



Breakfast kept me ridiculously full this morning. I ended up putting a snack plate together for lunch a little later than normal of what ever I could find in the fridge.

There were veggies and hummus


a cheese stick and cashews


and apple sauce (ate last as “dessert”)


I updated the Wedding Page! Check out what went into forming our guest list.

Have you ever had a custom shirt created for a race? What did it say?

1 Krissy - Shiawase Life May 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

can’t wait to see how it turns out! love the design!! πŸ˜€
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2 Mary @ food and fun on the run May 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I definitely plan to have one made for my October race. I wanted to do one for Nashville, but its a thing I didn’t – I ended up rolling up my tank bc of the heat anyhow!
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3 Sana May 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I love Kelly’s shirt!
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4 Army Amy* May 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

At my most recent big race, I saw a guy wearing a shirt that said, “my friend made me do this.” Ha! I thought that was pretty cute.”*
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5 Meghan @ Run With Meg May 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Love that shirt! So cute!

6 Yellow Haired Girl May 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

That’s so awesome! Love the idea.
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7 Sarah @ RunningChickago May 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

that shirt is so cute! such a fun idea!
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8 Beth @ 990 Square May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I’ve had several custom shirts (my sister’s fiance used to work at Under Armour). We normally just make them with iron ons, but I just ordered a team shirt which I’m planning to debut at this weekend’s Expedition Everest Challenge! It has my name on the front and team peacock (along with a big peacock) on the back!
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9 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Very cool idea! πŸ™‚ I always love reading the backs of tshirts while I’m running!
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10 Annette @FitnessPerks May 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

That IS such a great idea! I love how it’s so customized to her and what she wants. Great plan!
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11 Sandy May 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The design is super cute! Love it!!

12 Hemarie @ I Sweat Pretty May 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I love this!

I’m horrible about planning things ahead of time so instead I end up writing my name on my arms with a Sharpie. It works good enough. πŸ™‚
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13 Jessica May 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Cute shirt! “I do” needs to be in quotes to be gramatically correct πŸ™‚

14 Kathy May 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

very cute shirt….
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15 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

is it expensive to just order one? I LOVE that idea!
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16 Lena @Fit on the Rocks May 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

That is soooo cute! How much does your person charge?
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17 Kelly May 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I can’t wait to wear it on race day!!!

18 Cait's Plate May 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

LOVE the shirt! So cute πŸ™‚
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19 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Custom shirts for races are the best as a runner or a spectator. If you are the one wearing it you get so many comments that it helps the miles fly by! Plus, it gives other runners something to read. πŸ™‚
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20 Jenny @ simply be me May 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Cute shirt! I’m pregnant and had a shirt made that reads “Another Runner on Board” πŸ™‚
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