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I run a lot of races, and I have a lot of safety pins. When it comes to racing, I inevitably poke myself with the safety pins, or pin it on lopsided. The worst part is when I’m wearing something cute for the very first time, and I hold my breath while I have to begrudgingly poke 4 holes in it to wear my race bib. Ugh!
I’ve been interested in alternatives for awhile, but hadn’t gotten around to trying anything yet. Enter BibBoards. They are snap on bib holders that won’t ruin your clothes!!!!!!!!!
My first opportunity to really try them out was at the Sedona Marathon. I wasn’t quite sure of the best way to apply them, but I tried it with me wearing the shirt. It was so easy to push it through the hole, line it up on the back of my shirt and snap it into place. I still ended up slightly lopsided, but it stayed 100% in place for the entire 2 plus hour race. Pretty easy to pull back off afterwards too. Absolutely no damage to the shirt.
Here's a super short video on how they work:
Here's what it looks like from the back side:
The next time I tried out the BibBoards was for Ragnar del Sol. That means using the bib 3 times on 3 different outfits. On and off 3 times, in daylight and darkness. This would be a good test!
It was very simple to snap them off and on. Sometimes it feels a bit tricky grabbing the back of it to pull it off. I feel like I'm going to break it, but they did stay intact! I still stink at pinning them on myself, and really need to try snapping them on the shirt while its laid out in front of me.
Here they are on all 3 outfits:
There are many BibBoard designs to choose from – from emojis to beer and wine themed options. I chose “Will Run for Beer” because anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy my craft beer, especially post-race! You can even CUSTOMIZE your own with a logo or photo! How cool is that. BibBoards are sold in sets of 4 and retail for $12.99, but right now you can save 20% with code #Bibchat!
When you’re done, simply snap them back onto the cardboard holder (or throw them in a baggie) until your next race. Easy peasy! I have also seen people wear them in other ways, for motivational purposes. Like on their hat, sleeve etc. Kind of a cool idea.
Check these out and let me know what you think! I bet you won't miss safety pins!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!