Need Help with 5K Fundraising?
Every 5K has first time runners. Often these runners are children.
Every parent wants to encourage their child to live a healthy lifestyle, and every child loves a medal.
If your race does not provide a finisher’s how can you afford to provide medals to a few runners?
As you know, finisher’s medal are a big expense and a small order of specialty medals can be really expensive.
Omni Running has solved this problem.
My First 5K Medal
Parents can order a My First 5K medal for their child on your registration form or web page.
We usually see 6% of runners get a medal when it is included on the registration. Not all recipients are children!
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.
Most races place the sticker on the bibs ahead of 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 medal you get just the medals ordered and they are paid for with registration.
No upfront costs: Runners pay at registration, you pay Omni Running 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.
Attract additional runners: Most 5K races no longer offer a finisher’s medal. Offering a medal is an excellent way to promote your race and attract first time runners and parents.
Increase fundraising: Unlike t-shirts and pint glasses, there are no up-front costs to your race. Your race will make 100% profit on each finishers medal sold with no risk!
Offer something that every first time 5K runner wants and avoid an expense and headache.
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