today i went over to niketown and picked-up the shirt and chip for the nike human race 10k this sunday night. packet pick-up was in the atrium adjacent to the store. the distribution process was needlessly convoluted and time-consuming, in my opinion.
for some reason we were required to manual write the bib number from out race shirts on the information tag attached to the timing strip. the point of that exercise escaped me because we were already given a timing strip (chip) to wear over the laces of our running shoes.
since we already have a separate timing chip, there really isn't a need to wear the race shirt during the run - except for nike publicity purposes. but, apparently, the shirt does doubles double duty as the ticket to the post-race concert. this is a repeat of the nike runhitwonder instructions from earlier years.
in addition to the shirts, we each received a poster-size map of the course (with race day instructions on the reverse side).
after packet pick-up, i walked over to the musuem of modern art with emmy and we checked out the salvador dali exhibit!