Need Help with 5K Fundraising?
Going hat-in-hand to local businesses takes a lot of work and most people don’t like doing it.
Many races give runners the opportunity to make a donation or buy merchandise during registration.
Omni Running offers a new way to increase fundraising and add something special to your race.
Every 5K has first time runners. Often these new runners are children, but when I work a local race I see many adults getting their first 5k finishers medal.
Every parent wants to encourage their child to live a healthy lifestyle, and every child loves a medal.
If a runner wants to encourage their spouse, friend, child or even their parent to give a 5K run a try, a nice finisher’s medal would be a nice way to encourage them along.
My First 5K Medal
Parents can order a My First 5K medal for their runner on your registration form or web page.
We usually see 6% of registrations include a medal when it is included on the registration.
If your race is for a school or youth club you will probably have a higher participation rate. Holiday races where many children run also have higher participation rates.
How does the My First 5K Medal work?
- Place the My First 5K Medal on your registration as an option
- When selected, a fee of $9.95 is added to the registration total
- Your organization keeps $4.00 for each medal
- We send to you a medal and bib sticker for each runner who orders one
- You do not need to collect money, design or budget for medals
- After your race, remit $5.95 to Omni Running for each medal sold
The red bib sticker helps your volunteers identify each runner who is getting a medal. You can give the medals at the finish line or call the kids up for their own awards ceremony.
I usually give the medals at the finish line.
Most races place the sticker on the bibs before race day and keep a list of the bib numbers as back up.
We take the risk out and put the profit in to offering medals
Most races end up with extra items such as shirts and yes, medals. With the My First 5K finisher’s medals you get just the medals ordered and they are paid for with registration.
No upfront costs: Runners pay at registration, you pay after your race.
Always the right number of medals: We provide the medals you need and you never end up with expensive left overs, or have disappointed runners.
High quality medals: These custom 2″ medals are similar to a marathon medal. These are not cheap medals stamped out of tin.
Increase fundraising: Offering a medal is an excellent way to attract first time runners and parents. With no up-front costs, your race will make 100% profit on each finishers medal!
Offer something that every first time 5K runner wants and increase your fundraising easily.