If you’re running in one of the several Turkey Trot races occurring across the country tomorrow, you are bound to see some great promotional products for runners, like the ones below.
What would be a road race without the t-shirt to commemorate it? I have only participated in one other road race, and the shirts they dispensed at the end of the race were a cotton-poly blend with a modern fit. I love the shirt so much that it is now in heavy rotation in my wardrobe—and thanks to the 50/50 blend, I need not worry about the shirt shrinking over time. After at least 25 washes, the shirt fits the same as it did the day I received it. What’s more is that I get asked about the race nearly every time I wear the shirt.
If you want to get a shirt that your clients or employees would wear when they are actually running, think about getting a Custom Performance T-Shirt, which is designed to keep them cool by drawing sweat away from the body and onto the outer surface of the garment so that it can evaporate. While cotton tees breathe fairly well, they also absorb sweat, which can cause the garment to stick to the wearer, making them feel warmer in the summertime and colder in the wintertime.
Next, think about Logo Water Bottles to encourage racers to stay hydrated during a race. Almost as important as maintaining a comfortable body temperature, staying hydrated is absolutely vital to runners, especially those who are running distances over five miles.
InkHead has a wide variety of water bottles available, so you may want to consult our water bottle buying guide for additional assistance on choosing the right water bottle for your company. Also, make sure you know which water bottles are safe for reuse and which ones aren’t by reviewing our water bottle safety guide.
If you have employees or customers participating in a winter or early spring race, think about getting some Custom Personalized Jackets. What better way to look cool while staying warm?
One of the most important things to track as a runner is your heart rate. InkHead has a handful of options when it comes to heart rate monitors, including the Sportline Solo Heart Rate Watch, which delivers an EKG accurate heart rate reading without the use of chest straps.
In addition, it measures calories burned and includes a countdown timer, chronograph, calendar, 12/24 hour time display, backlight and an alarm with hourly chime. Runners can even shower and swim with the watch because it is water resistant up to 30 meters. This is a great corporate gift for serious runners and beginners alike.
Not sure what to get? Promote health and wellness at the office with this fitness starter pack. The three-piece set includes a waist wrap, pedometer, and 18oz. polyethylene squeeze bottle. The waist wrap features a convenient iPod-compatible electronics pocket with headphone port. The pedometer displays step counter, calorie counter, and distance traveled.
None of these doing it for you? Be sure to see our complete selection of Fitness Gift Sets!
Corporate sponsorship of employees participating in road races is a great way to increase awareness of your brand, as is sponsoring your own corporate fun-run. If you are running in a Turkey Trot tomorrow, be on the look out for how many different promotional products you see. Which items are useful? Which items are not? Although I have not decided on which half-marathon I want to run, I already know that I need the items on this list if I want to be prepared for the race.