Someone very special recently pointed out that I totally forgot to post an HTC running skirt count. I want to assure you that this is not because I didn’t keep track, I just had so many other things to tell you about that it slipped my mind. HTC is a little tricky, because obviously there is no chance whatsoever that I saw every runner, and in addition, a lot of people changed clothes throughout the race. As usual I’m going to ignore these factors, and just go with what I do know.
The HTC results page tells us that 1,023 teams finished. This excludes the walkers and high school kids, but I’m not really concerned with them. During the race I counted exactly 15 running skirts, a kilt, and the rare but just as silly running dress. I also don’t know how many people made up the 1,023 teams, so I’m going to further assume that there was only one running skirt/kilt/dress per team. This comes out to 1.7 percent of Hood to Coast teams being somehow involved in a running skirt situation.
Some of my teammates revealed to me that they either own a running skirt or have running skirt envy. I’m still waiting for somebody to buy me one so I can try and see for myself.