I discovered quickly though that I have too many T-shirts, tech or otherwise. Still, I take them when they are offered to me. Some people I know already achieved a higher level of enlightenment and actually refuse the shirts, or whatever swag. On a few occasions, at races where I helped out as a volunteer, shirt supply went out quickly, or never arrived in the first place, so I got no tangible souvenir from those races, but I felt no loss. I am not 100% enlightened, but I am getting there.
Race officials know this over-abundance and some try to do something different. Like the combo hat-neck-warmer (HNW) of the PPTC Turkey Trot a few days ago. One size fits all, unlike the T-shirt, with which I often see in social media women complain about not having small sizes for them. Their physically larger male partners/spouses end up with the XL shirts.
Below are the four ways I plan to use the HNW. With the pull-string completely drawn to seal off one end, you can use it as a hat. Open the pull-string and pull it down and you can catch some sleep in a bright room. Pull it down some more to reveal your eyes and you can pull a bank heist to raise enough fund to enter a certain five-borough marathon. Lastly, aaaahhh, warm and toasty around your neck, it's a neck-warmer!
How do you plan to use your swag from the PPTC Turkey Trot?