RaceDots® are the PATENTED, colorful alternative to safety pins, made with two magnets that lock together to hold your race number in place without damaging clothing.
Hey, runners: we've jazzed up our color selections just for you. We've also improved the back magnet of all RaceDots for 2017. With triple plating and a 10% increase in diameter, the back is even stronger and much easier to handle. And $1 from every retail sale of the Paw Print goes to the Animal Welfare Institute to help animals in need. If you have a nickel allergy we can offer epoxy-coated ring magnets! Just e-mail us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleek and Powerful
RaceDots® are made from extremely strong rare-earth magnets in a thin metal shell. The patented design allows the two magnetic pieces to nest inside one another making for an extremely strong, hard-to-break bond.
Why do we ruin our expensive race gear with safety pin holes every time we step to the line? We don’t have to! RaceDots® hold fast through clothing, so you’ll never pierce or tear your favorite technical tee or cycling jersey again.
Safe to Use
Putting RaceDots® on is a snap—no more pricked fingers! Plus, you can slide them around or hold the RaceDot© in place and move your number underneath it for perfect placement. Try that with a safety pin!
No more permanent rust stains when you forget to immediately unpin your number after a race. The RaceDots® shell is nickel-plated copper, so they will never rust no matter how much you sweat. Soon offering epoxy coating for those with nickel allergies.
In stock. Ships in 3-4 days.
Never used RaceDots before? See our How To Use page for some tips.
Use and Care
Visually inspect RaceDots for damage before opening packaging. Exchanges and refunds cannot be issued for RaceDots that have been opened. Read safety warnings on packaging. While RaceDots are extremely strong, they are not indestructible RaceDots pieces are not intended to be used without material in between them, as the action of snapping together (fun as it may be) may cause the back piece to break.
Magnet Polarity: The magnetic force of the RaceDots pieces is directional; the back piece will only mate with the front piece one way. Be ready to allow the back piece to flip over if it is not facing the right way. May the force be with you.
Application: RaceDots are very easy to apply to the front of a shirt, but for a cycling jersey where the race number goes on the back, it’s a bit trickier. When you apply your race number before putting the jersey on, be sure to keep the jersey flat so the RaceDots do not stick to each other. For a skin suit, it’s best to have someone help once the suit is already on but still unzipped. We strongly recommend our new “Arranger” for use with any tight clothing like skin suits, it really makes using RaceDots a snap, even if you don’t have a friend to help get your number on. The Arranger also helps keep the ring magnets from getting lost when you take your kit off. RaceDots can be knocked off if not used properly and we don't replace "lost" products (we're too small, sorry). Do not use for obstacle racing. Be careful of any metal, RaceDots will stick to most metal objects as well as other friends wearing RaceDots. #permahug
Keep out of reach of children! RaceDots pose a choking hazard. Never, EVER swallow RaceDots! If you have any medical device that may be affected by magnets, consult with your doctor before using RaceDots. While RaceDots have not had any effect on timing chips, heart rate monitors or ANT/RFID devices in testing (we’ve tested with the top 8 timing companies in the USA), RaceDots are not guaranteed to work with every product or timing system. Keep RaceDots separated from any electronics or storage media (e.g. cell phones, computers, hard drives, credit cards, security badges, keys) that may be affected by magnets. RaceDots contain nickel and rare-earth elements.