Walk, Marathon, and Run T-Shirt Designs


Organizing a marathon, fun run or walk for your group? Design any of our t-shirts to commemorate your event. Our Design Studio allows you change your product and see your event design on various shirts, tanks, and hoodies. Looking for someone to design an event tee for you? Our T-Shirt Concierge™ gives you access to our expert designers for any event.

There are many reasons to organize a walk including raising money for charity, awareness, team building, and exercise. Group t-shirts make a statement at any event and play a big role identifying your staff. When designing your event artwork, consider elements that represent your event. Event name, date, location, and sponsors are great elements to include on your design. Choosing the right product can help keep your volunteers happy and comfortable during the event. DesignAShirt has you covered with our popular cotton and blend tees, as well as athletic options for most extreme participants, which are a favorite for 5k and 10k events.

We’ve put together 10 easy steps to getting started on your new custom t-shirt for any event. You can design on your own with our Design Studio, have one of our experts design a shirt for you, or choose from any of the templates below. Scroll down to get started with your custom marathon on fun run t-shirts.

Fun Run & Marathon Custom T-Shirts

How To Purchase Event Shirts In 10 Steps

Whether you are coordinating a large 5K/10K event, running solo in a marathon, or your work crew is partaking in a charitable walk, DesignAShirt is here to help! Below are steps to guide you through the t-shirt ordering and design process.

  1. Start early and strategize your timeframe

    Give participants plenty of time to register (take their size information during registration) and cut registration off in time to produce the event shirts needed. Account for three weeks to ensure you have time to organize and separate the shirts as needed before the event. If you are creating a personal order for your marathon tee or designing for your group of friends walking together, DesignAShirt’s standard turn-around timeframe is 10 calendar days (free shipping!). Give yourself two weeks and you’ll be ahead of the game!

  2. Delegate one person to be in charge

    Give participants plenty of time to register (take their size information during registration) and cut registration off in time to produce the event shirts needed. Account for three weeks to ensure you have time to organize and separate the shirts as needed before the event. If you are creating a personal order for your marathon tee or designing for your group of friends walking together, DesignAShirt’s standard turn-around timeframe is 10 calendar days (free shipping!). Give yourself two weeks and you’ll be ahead of the game!

  3. Sponsorship

    Reach out to companies for partnership opportunities for including their logo on your shirt. Let other companies know of participating sponsors. This will add excitement and credibility to your event. Send any sponsorship logos to DesignAShirt and we can create a professional layout for the back of the shirts. Single-color logos are the way to go!

  4. Consider how your graphic affects your cost

    Work with your rep at DesignAShirt to get pricing on a full-color and single-color design at various price points. Even on a tight budget we can find creative solutions! Including inspiration from your location, cause, and color palette are ways to elevate your design details.

  5. Select your shirt

    We understand that cost is priority when it comes to event shirts. Budget-friendly and comfortable can go hand in hand! Have some cushion in your budget? Consider a premium fabric blend such as the Next Level Unisex CVC Crew or Bella Canvas Unisex Triblend Crew.

  6. Select your shirt color

    Fun runs are just that, FUN! Choose a color that highlights your event. Even a white shirt can have an impact if you’re planning to get dirty, such as a color run or mud run. Keep in mind that with some brands, white fabric will be less expensive than a colored fabric.

  7. Include extras when you order

    In addition to registrants, include extras! This covers all scenarios and will save you money in comparison to placing a small rush order to accommodate potential discrepancies or last-minute participants. If you are selling shirts at your event, adult M-XL tend to be the most popular sizes but include some smalls and plus sizes so that no one feels left out.

  8. Helpful details

    Consider poly bagging the shirts. This will allow for a faster “grab and go” process when sorting the shirts rather than trying to pull shirts apart (which always results in a messy pile of crinkled up shirts). It’s a small price to pay in comparison to the time (and sanity) you’ll save!

  9. Other products to purchase

    T-shirts are a given, but what else? Anything from totes to promo product giveaways, DesignAShirt can help! We have thousands of options to highlight and enhance your participants’ experience.

  10. Have Fun!

    The day of your event will be elevated by your custom t-shirts that stand out and bring unity to your team. Above all, have fun!

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