Ever found anything of value while running?

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  • #6357

    cameron
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    This AM I found a $10 bill laying on the street…which i tucked into my race ready shorts.

    Anyone else find any material items of note?

  • #23105

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Congratulations, you're now a professional runner! Just don't quit your day job. 😉

    I've occasionally found cash, though I don't think anything as big as a $10 bill (I must spend too much time running through poor neighborhoods, need to swing by you rich west siders more often). I also found a nice flashlight while finishing up near a parking lot at a local park once. I've gotten pretty good use out of that flashlight over the years. I'm sure I've found other things but I can't recall them off the top of my head.

  • #23106

    r-at-work
    Member

    pennies… but my son found $20… came back with an ice cream cone and gave me the change!! I told him I would rather have the ice cream cone…
    -Rita

  • #23107

    blackdog
    Member

    I found a nice men's watch. Another time we found one of the “rubber chickens” on a long run. 🙂

    We often run a 5 mile loop that is also a race course in town. One Saturday one guy found a $20 bill, he saw it first, so it was his.  Which lead us to this discussion….if you were in the last 100 yards of the Buckshot Run ( this is the course we were on, and it's a  pretty competitive race) how much money would it take for you to stop and pick it up!?

    One guy runs in the country and found a whole pile of Playboy magazines on the side of the road. !!!

    Karen

  • #23108

    Peter
    Member

    I think I win. 3 years ago, I was in Detroit for an annual training seminar for work. A person I met on RWOL lives about 30 minutes away from where I was staying, and we get together each time I am out there to run together. However, it means I have to get up early and drive to his house. This was the year when the Pistons beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals, and our hotel had some activity related to the series. As I got into the elevator to go to my car to drive to meet my friend, I found a wad of cash. How much? $1800!! There was no ID, just the bills wrapped in a rubber band. Some people like to tell me that it was drug money. I just think that it was a ticket scalper or some high roller that was careless. Oh, btw, I also found $20 running on Christmas eve a couple of years ago, yawn. 😛

    So last year at the same meeting when everyone wanted to go to the casino, I said, no thanks, I've already won…

  • #23109

    Double
    Member

    I found a huge package broken open on the side of the road around 1978.  It had boxes of cigars inside.  I was at the state farm show in Harrisburg, PA and I ran back to the hotel to give my Dad as many as my arms could hold.

  • #23110

    sueruns
    Member

    I'm running on the wrong roads  😀

  • #23111

    GTF
    Member

    As I got into the elevator to go to my car to drive to meet my friend, I found a wad of cash.

    Foul.

    I found a huge package broken open on the side of the road around 1978.  It had boxes of cigars inside.  I was at the state farm show in Harrisburg, PA and I ran back to the hotel to give my Dad as many as my arms could hold.

    We have a winner.  8)

  • #23112

    MassRunner
    Member

    A couple of years a go a local runner from my town (Foxboro, MA) was taking a shortcut through a popular restaurant parking lot and found Tom Brady's (Patriots QB) wallet, credit cards and all. He returned it through the main office, Brady got ahold of him and out of appreciation sent him an autographed Michigan jersy. the guy said out of forty years of running that was the only valuable thing he ever found!!

  • #23113

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    That's pretty valuable. A person could put it up on Ebay and make some good money. 😉

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