Is your 5K a Fundraiser?
Many 5K races are fund raisers for non-profit organizations. For some non-profits their annual 5K race makes a significant contribution to supporting their programs.
The My First 5K medal provides a way to fund raise without having to ask for a donation.
Every 5K has first time runners. Adding the My First 5K medal as an option on your registration is an easy way to increase your fund raising.
Often these first timers are children and their parents are more than happy to buy a medal for them. It’s a great way to celebrate a first run and a great way to encourage a child to keep on running.
Adults also buy these medals for themselves, their spouse, friend, or even their parent. The first person to buy a My First 5K medal was a woman who had just retired and was beginning her running adventure.
My First 5K Medal
Including the My First 5K medal on your registration form and web page usually has 6% of registrations include a medal.
If your race supports a school or youth club the participation rate is higher. Holiday themed races also have higher participation rates.
How does the My First 5K Medal work?
- Include 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, send $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
If your race awards finisher’s medals, it’s a challenge to order the right amount. The My First 5K medal eliminates the guess work: you get the medals ordered and paid for by your runners when they registered.
No upfront costs: Instead of buying medals, runners pay for them during registration. You pay after your race.
Always the right number of medals: We provide the medals your runners ordered and you never end up with extra medal, or disappointed runners.
High quality medals: These custom 2″ medals are similar to marathon medals.
Increase fundraising: Offering a medal for first time runners is an excellent way to increase your registrations.