15 Characters You See at Every Race

You see them at every race–the runner archetypes who show up to our local 5Ks and 10Ks. They don’t notice you, but you always notice them. It’s hard not to, after all, as they draw attention to themselves just by going through their own special race routines.

Who are these people? It might be impossible to really know them. Perhaps they use stereotypes to hide their innermost emotions. Perhaps the 70-something gentleman playing the part of “Old Man Wearing Shorts with No Liner” is actually hiding his soul by exposing so much more.

But now we’re getting too deep. Instead, we’ll round up the most recognizable characters who happen to be present at every race–and observe them in their natural habitats.

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