I’m a runner, not a fast runner, but a runner none the less. I’d say that I do about 5-10 races of varying distances each year. I’m sort of competitive when I race. While there’s no way that I’m ever going to win the race or anything even remotely close to that, I do like to beat my previous times. That said, sometimes there are races that aren’t meant to be run for PRs. They are just meant to be run for fun. Have you heard of the newest trend in fun runs? It’s a color run!
From my research, I gathered that the concept of a color run was first introduced by The Color Run™ in January of 2012 and the idea has soared in popularity ever since. The blasts of color feel somewhat like powdered sugar and while they sort of wash off, I wouldn’t suggest wearing your Sunday best while running in one of these. Fortunately, most races provide a white t-shirt for you to wear.
Emory University recently held a color run as part of their Think Pink Week. Proceeds from the race benefitted the Winship Cancer Institution. Participants were encouraged to wear their white Think Pink Week promotional t-shirts and they were doused with pink powder as they crossed the finish line.
Have you ever done a color run? Tell us about it in the comments!
Last weekend, my husband and I went to the Chomp and Stomp Chili Cookoff. If you read our Weekend Guides that we publish on Wednesdays, you might have read about it. In addition to sampling a lot of chili, we walked around looking at the various booths that were set up. Some of the booths were art but others were companies trying to advertise their products. It was at one of these company booths that I received a really cool promotional product and I just had to blog about it.
While the new year often inspires people to hit the gym and make a commitment to a healthier way of life, by the end of July, your motivation to work out might be slightly waning. It happens to the best of us. But one gym, Jazzercise, has found a way to inspire their members to keep coming to the gym all year long. And how are they doing this? By offering an attendance game where the prizes are promotional products.
If you live anywhere on the East Coast, especially the Southeast as we do, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen an influx of pictures of car thermometers on your friends Facebook pages showing the temperatures soaring above 100 degrees. We’ve even put one on our Facebook page here at Pinnacle, though it seems that 102 was not much to brag about compared to other cities.
However, 102 degrees is no joke when you’re outside competing in a 6.2 mile road race and that’s what 60,000 people intend to do this Independence Day as they participate in the Peachtree Road Race, one of the world’s largest 10Ks.
Chances are that you have a Farmers Market near you. According to a 2011 article in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, the number of farmers markets in the US has increased 16 percent since 2010 and a whopping 214 percent since 2000!
I’ve been working in the promotional products industry for a short time – just shy of five months. But in that time, I’ve really come to notice just how common promotional products are and how they are everywhere!