…you never have to buy deodorant. You run enough races and wind up with enough free samples in your goodie bags to last a whole year. Women-oriented events in particular. There’s always good stuff in there beyond the usual energy gel and promotional postcards for some other running event.
In fact, you begin to memorize which races have the best goodie bags and expos and come to rely on the product lineup at those expos to refuel and recover. You know which races offer chocolate milk, which have the Clif and Luna Bar buffet, the popchip samples, and the pancake breakfast. Yum. Racing = fun.