Lanyards for Fun Runs, 5K Events, and Obstacle Races

Mar 30, 2021

Lanyards for Fun Runs, 5K Events, and Obstacle Races

Running events are a great way to bring communities together, raise money for charity, and just generally have a little fun while improving one’s health. Even virtual fun runs are on the rise, as people adjust to socially distanced running. Whatever a participant’s reason for signing up for a fun run, 5K, or mud race may be, they probably expect a freebie or two to take home, even if they don’t end up winning a medal. This is why a high quality, custom designed lanyard is a perfect addition to any event swag bag!

Event giveaways often serve many purposes. Swag bags are a “thank you” to participants for signing up and paying a fee, but free promotional products also serve as a marketing opportunity, both for your event and your sponsors. The more useful an item is deemed to be, the more likely participants will continue to use it in their everyday life, which is why lanyards are such an ideal item to give away.

For the most colorful, eye-catching designs, check out our full color sublimation lanyards for your next running event. These lanyards are perfect for custom full color designs that include sponsor logos, holiday themes for a Thanksgiving or Christmas 5K, and personalized messages. Our sublimation lanyards are also durable and won’t crack or fade over time, making full color sublimation lanyards the ideal lanyard for your active participants to use every day!

Further customize your lanyard with attachment hook styles to increase your custom lanyard's versatility and functionality. Add a buckle release to create a fully detachable lanyard. Consider carabiner hooks for easy access to small items such as lip balm, keys, or other items your runners may want to keep on hand.

Custom lanyards add value to your event outside of giveaways as well. Volunteers and staff for your race event will need identification markers, which is why you will need a custom set of lanyards for volunteers as well. For a simple style with the softest feel, check out our nylon lanyards! As with all our lanyard types, our nylon lanyards come standard with a one-color lanyard, a one-color silkscreen, and your choice of free attachment. For all around comfort, durability, and affordability, you can try our most popular polyester lanyards as well.

Keep thinking outside the box with your custom lanyard order from! Lanyards can even be used for your awards ceremony to hold medals and pins. Personalize your podium with first, second, and third place lanyards. Our vibrant sublimation lanyards will give your design bright, eye-catching colors.

Attendees and volunteers will gladly sport their custom designed lanyards for your event all year long, providing you with free marketing for your next event!

Run, don't walk, to fill out our no-obligation free quote form, and we’ll send you a free digital proof of a custom lanyard design for your next virtual or in-person running event!