I generally get a race jacket at every marathon I run. I have one from WDW, Boston, Big Sur, and Marine Corp just to name a few.
I've been wearing my Boston Jacket a lot lately, probably because it is a windbreaker and perfect for this time of year. I wore it on one of the long walks my sister and I had the other day when this conversation came up.
Even though we both REALLY liked the Boston Marathon jacket for this year ( the teal and pink for women and teal and black for men), I am REALLY grateful that I was able to get the classic blue and yellow jacket from the year I ran it (2013).
When the 2016 jacket design for the Boston Marathon was first released, I saw that there was a lot of controversy over it. Especially from those who were first time runners. I guess I would be a bit bummed if I only ever got one chance to run Boston and I thought the jacket was hideous.
So anyway, getting back to the discussion we had about the jacket. Why can't large races ( Like Boston) who choose to change the color or design of the jacket each year have two options for runners. They should ALWAYS have the classic blue and yellow jacket available for purchase.
People who are running this race for the first time or for their only time will probably want this. They can still have the different colored jackets available each year as a "Limited Edition". This way Runners can choose if they want the Classic Jacket or the Limited Edition Jacket. I bet you those who are running Boston for the first time might even buy BOTH. Resulting in more money for Adidas (who makes the jacket). What do you think? -L