We are introducing several new amenities and options in 2018, to make your lives even better!
First... really amazing, super premium, Columbia jackets for women and super premium Columbia Omni-Wick shirts for men. (Scroll down for pics and details!) These are optional upgrades for all Half-Marathoners, 7-Milers and Yearlings!
Second... our Yearling runners will receive their very own, unique Finisher Medals in 2018! (The medal reveal is in mid-January!)
And third... to make your Race Week most memorable, we're going to help all of our out-of-town runners more easily find each other, so you can qualify for our Group Hospitality perks and swag! More on that, later!
Answers to common questions about our new, 2018 optional Swag Upgrades:
- These are optional. All standard 2018 Half-Marathoners and 7-Milers receive one of our über popular, lightweight, vintage hoodies in American Pharoah's sky blue color if you choose not to upgrade! These are the same as we've given away in previous years, just a new (specially-made) color!
- Yes, you can order both a lightweight, vintage hoodie and a super premium Columbia upgrade! During our online registration process, just upgrade to your preferred premium Columbia swag item when asked, then the very next screen will give you the additional option for one of our famous hoodies!
- Yes, if you've already registered but didn't initally upgrade to Columbia, you still can. Just login to your RunSignUp RunTheBluegrass 2018 profile and click on the "Swag Upgrade Options" tab. Just follow the steps.
- Yearling runners may also upgrade to receive either a vintage hoodie or super premium Columbia item!
- You can order as many lightweight, vintage hoodies as you want! You'll see them in RunSignUp's "Add-On" section. Additional hoodies are only $20/ea.
- See our super premium Columbia swag price schedule here. We have to order these in early August, before many of you even register, so we'll have to guess at how many to buy in each size. Meaning, the earlier you register and upgrade, the easier you make our lives, so the bigger your discount off retail. (But we will always discount these for you the best we can, unless you wait all the way 'til Expo, at which point they'll be full price.)
- If you want two or more super premium Columbia swag options, it's also very doable, it just requires a roundabout way of getting there. For your first one, you can upgrade like described above in RunSignUp's "Swag Upgrade Options" section. Your first super premium Columbia swag item is discounted quite a bit, since your race registration helps us defray some of its cost. Your second Columbia super premium swag item will be available in our Official Online Store as soon as it's up and running for 2018 (this fall, likely), and will be discounted at about 25% below normal retail, so that we also come out on top with you. You will need to order your 2nd or 3rd Columbia items by February (or before they sell out, whichever comes first).
- Columbia Women's "Sweet As" Weather Resistant jacket sizing chart, here
If you still have questions, email Jill [at] RunTheBluegrass [dot] org!