Each year, Thanksgiving brings the Turkey Trot to Chicago. If your organization sponsors a Turkey Trot, you’ll need shirts for the event. Let’s look at what a Turkey Trot is, why it matters, and why you need customized apparel for it.
What’s a Turkey Trot?
Turkey Trots are organized runs held around Thanksgiving. The first one occurred in 1896 in Buffalo, New York, and these runs have since spread across the country. Now people gather every year to jog in the cool autumn weather and enjoy pre- and post-race activities.
Why Are Turkey Trots Popular?
These races are popular for a few reasons:
- Fall Weather: Runners often claim that cool fall weather is the most comfortable to run in. And one glance at social media shows that even non-runners love the autumn chill, bright colors, and fun treats, like warm apple cider.
- Holiday Proximity: Most of these races are held on or very close to Thanksgiving. People come from out of town to visit their families, and runners may look for a local race to enter. The turkey theme of the run ties into the holiday itself, making these events easier to promote.
- Community: These races bring communities together during a time of celebration. They can be held by a business, non-profit organization, or municipality. Communities can use these events to raise money for certain causes or to simply bring everyone together before winter arrives.
- Family: With so many families gathering for the holiday, especially from out of town, they may look for events to go to together before or during Thanksgiving Day. Turkey Trots are a way for families to bond with each other while doing something fun and athletic.
These are just a few of the reasons people participate in Turkey Trots. Because of their popularity, your business or organization may be sponsoring a Turkey Trot. If so, you need customized apparel for the big day.
Looking for customized Turkey Trot apparel? Find the right apparel with Marathon Sportswear.
Why Get Customized Apparel for Your Turkey Trot?
If your organization sponsors or participates in a Turkey Trot, customized apparel is a great opportunity to make the event memorable. If you’re sponsoring the event, you can offer a fun shirt or hoodie to participants for the cost of their entry fee that they can wear during the race. When they put on the apparel in the future, they’ll remember the experience they had. If your organization participates in a Turkey Trot but doesn’t sponsor it, you may be one of many organizations encouraging employees to join in. Custom apparel makes your organization or business stand out and helps your participants recognize each other during the run. Overall, personalized apparel makes a Turkey Trot more memorable by giving participants something physical to associate with the experience.
What Types of Apparel Could You Offer?
There’s a range of options for creating Turkey Trot apparel. You could design a long-sleeved T-shirt or custom hoodie, since November is a very chilly month in Chicago, with an average high temperature of about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You could also provide hats or ear warmers with your organization’s logo on them. Whatever type of apparel you choose, Marathon Sportswear is here to help you create and print a great design.