Are you a race director searching for new, unique finisher products for your next event? Traditionally, medals are the typical promotional giveaway at most mass participation sporting events, and we know that all race directors are looking for a unique, inexpensive promotional giveaway as a memento of their event. 

Here at Appin Sports we have four fantastic promotional ideas below that you can use at your next event and not have to worry about hearing the dreaded groan of “not another medal!” from any of your participants. 

1. Necklace/Chain

This stainless steel necklace, along with an optional presentation box, is a great alternative to a finisher medal. It is a unique twist on promotional giveaways and is perfect for any event. Our prices include a bespoke pendant or dog tag, a special event memento for finishers to remember the race by. 

Expert Tip: Try different necklace pendants or dog tags for male and female finishers, or for different event distances.

2. Water Bottles

Every sports enthusiast loves a free water bottle as it is a much needed addition to all fitness schedules. Also, if your event is eager to promote health and nutrition, a water bottle is definitely the way to go! Not only will it help to reduce the number of throwaway plastic water bottles but the options are endless: colour, quantity, price, foldable bottles and so on. 

Expert Tip: Event organisers can take it a step further and create a healthy and nutritious goody bag with a water bottle, recipes, nutrition tips, and health bars.


3. Beanies

Unique and different, beanies are particularly great for winter running. If your event is off season, this would be a very valuable souvenir for participants. Similar to the technical t-shirts, beanies have a visible print area that can be used to advertise your event, or company. Additionally, they are often worn during training for the next challenge, encouraging sustainability with your finisher products.

Expert Tip: Appin Sports’ reversible beanies are a brilliant product for event organisers looking for that extra ‘wow’ factor! It is a fun product, in which participants would be receiving two designs in one.


4. Charm Bracelet

For a one of a kind promotional giveaway, perfect for any event, gift your finishers with a bespoke charm bracelet. The bracelet and charm are stainless steel, and the length is customisable. The charms can also be fully customised and engraved for the event. This is a special promotional prize that finishers will always remember! 

 Expert Tip: Help finishers build up their bracelet by offering every returning participant a new charm unique to that year’s event! A new bracelet won’t be needed for every finisher each year. 

5. Technical T-Shirts (Finisher T-Shirts)

Technical T-Shirts are a fantastic promotional giveaway for finishers, thanks to their symbol of achievement, durability, and their usability. Not only are they are a great source expressing achievement for participants, technical t-shirts are also something participants are likely to use and wear again. This will help boost event and brand awareness, providing visibility and public advertising for the event- it’s almost too good to be true!

Expert Tip: Sublimation print offers a greater scope of design choice. Although it is more expensive, it allows a greater freedom and creativity with the design. Screen printing is a standard print that is just as good but has less design scope.


Hear From Appin Sports Customers:

“I just wanted to send my thanks for the tee shirts we received for our Ferriby 10 mile event. The stock arrived in good time and were just what we wanted. I would like to convey our thanks on behalf of the club. We have never received so many positive comments about the event tee shirt before, and this event has been on the go since 1956!! So thank you.”

Lucy Khan, Event Manager, City of Hull AC


“We would just like to thank the team at Appin Sports for providing an excellent service from start to finish. The end product was really well received and we have had some lovely comments from the runners regarding the quality of the t-shirts. The branding labels and individual branding on packaging are a fantastic extra service provided.”

Joanne Tranter, Windsor Women’s 10 and Windsor Half Marathon