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...have you ever been given a "Spot" prize at a race?
If so what was it?
 

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nope.. but ive always wondered how/ why they choose to give them out... i just assumed its for mates of the organisers etc
 

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I stayed to watch the winners presentation and some guy involved with the organisers started throwing running shirts over the heads of the assembled group of runners who'd stayed to watch. I caught a nice Salomen one. It was the right size for me too! I always wondered what spot prizes were too. Maybe you have to wait for the presentation to get one.
 

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That is probably the key to it. It is to encourage people to stay for the prizegiving even though they know who has won. Otherwise you would have 6 or so people and the sponsors
 

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I've only once seen spot prizes being given out, they were simply being handed to finishers at random intervals as they were in the finish funnel. Never recieved one though :(
 

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I always thought they were given out randomly as people crossed the line...that's how SWMBO got one many moons ago.
 
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