Custom Clothing Plays A Major Role In Annual Country Music Marathon

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The first Country Music Marathon had only 7,514 runners, but even then the race organizers knew they needed a way to allow participants to quickly identify race crew, volunteer medics and other staff. Custom clothing provided this answer. Staff was outfitted in custom designed shirts, making them easily identifiable.  

To say the race has grown would be an understatement. More than 30,000 runners will participate in the 15th annual Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon in 2014, and more than 100,000 spectators will fill the city’s streets and sidewalks cheering them on. In addition, there are many events surrounding the race, including full and half wheelchair marathons, a kid’s mini-marathon and a 2.6 mile fun run.  

Logo Clothing has become a major part of running events

While the numbers have grown exponentially, the custom clothing continues to serve its very important purpose. The custom-designed shirts include the race logo on the front, and a staff designation on the back. In addition, the shirts themselves are different colors. This provides runners and spectators with a sort of color coding system, allowing them to identify a member of the medical crew or a security team member easily.  

It’s not much fun to think about, but there are a number of injuries and accidents during any race of this size. Ankles are twisted, swollen knees must be iced, and runners start feeling lightheaded. Being able to easily identify a medic is key in these situations. They are stationed along the route, and are easy to spot as long as runners know what to look for. The shirts make this even simpler.  

Logo Clothing helps runners and spectators identify security in case they need help

Country Music Marathon clothing
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With the Nashville race held less than two weeks after the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the custom clothing played an even more important role. It was imperative for all runners and spectators to be able to see the race crew, and to know they were there to keep the route safe. In that way, the brightly colored logo shirts turned volunteer staff into trusted friends.   If you’re considering ways to make your staff stand out at your next event, custom clothing may be a good option. From custom logo embroidery on polo shirts, to custom hats and printed t-shirts, we offer a number of options to meet your needs.

 

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