I love Race Days. No matter if it's a 5K or a half marathon, I look forward to every minute before, during, and after the race. Even if I wasn't a running blogger, I would want to capture as much of the event as I could.
If you are racing this weekend, you might want to plan ahead for some of the key photos you will want to get on race day.
Pre-race outfit (include shoes): It's always a good idea to share your race day outfit with friends and family before the race, so they will be able to spot you while they're spectating (because where else would they be on race day, right?). It's also fun to look back on what you wore: what worked, what didn't.
Pre-race friends, family, running group: You are going to want to memorialize who was there to cheer for you, run with you, support you. If there's an expo, snap a picture when you pick up your runner's packet.
Mid-race action shot/course views: Since all your friends and family are going to be scattered along the race course, you will have tons of awesome action shots to choose from, of course. However, you can also snap pictures during your run of funny signs, popular sights along the course, your friends, or even a selfie!
Post-race at the finish line w/medal: This is the most important photo of the day. It's best if you can snap it at the finish line, but as long as you get the bling, you're set. Hold it up, kiss it, you name it. Just get it with the sweaty glow to show how hard you worked to earn it.
Post race scenic: Races often have scenery that make amazing backdrops for that last celebratory photo. Try to pick a spot that sums up the overall atmosphere of the race. Or did you just run a race for charity? Get a picture standing next to the charity sign.
Are you racing this weekend?
I'll be spectating the Manchester Marathon/Half Marathon. If you're running this one, look for me around mile 3. I might be holding a picture worthy sign for you!
What's your favorite race day photo?