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1629 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2011 9:50 PM by crl8686
PerformanceCoachingLLC Amateur 39 posts since
Feb 7, 2011
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Aug 30, 2011 3:28 PM

Favorite Promo Swag Items?

What's your favorite or most usable item this year?


To clarify my post I'm referring to the fun freebies in your goodie bag or stuff the vendors have at the booths to promote themselves.

Things like pens, bottle openers etc. Do they just end up in the trash or do you actually use the items?

  • JasonFitz1 Legend 575 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    1. Aug 30, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to PerformanceCoachingLLC)
    Re: Favorite Promo Swag Items?

    Not sure exactly what you mean - like, stuff in a race bag? I've gotten a pretty good water bottle and some gels / mini-lara bars which were nice.


    WORST swag items: when you win your age group and get a the wrong size...that's bright green (in a bad way). No thanks!


    - Jason.

    Strength Running
  • 64spokes Pro 60 posts since
    Apr 24, 2009
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    Re: Favorite Promo Swag Items?

    For a 5K, tech shirt.  Very nice and very useful.


    I once got a pair of cycling socks in a bike race (not a prize, given to everyone) also very nice.


    Free finish line photo is kind of nice.


    Haven't had, but might be good- reflective bands or little LEDs (for dusk, even useful for walking after dark). 


    But please, no more t-shirts!  Unless they're a really cool design that people might continue to wear.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,307 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    4. Sep 9, 2011 9:50 PM (in response to 64spokes)
    Favorite Promo Swag Items?

    The best freebie I got this year was a one day free pass to the local YMCA, worth $15. Of course the YMCA was sponsoring the race...

    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10

    Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot, Claremont, CA, 24:23

    @ 10K: Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29

    LA Cancer Challenge, West Los Angeles, CA, 50:25

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