5th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT!!! The week of February 14-21 of each year marks the dates during which Earned Runs LLC, was formed as a company in 2014, and actions were initiated to publish a website that promoted fitness training through regular competition and challenges.
Central to the Earned Runs mission is the provision of competition bibs on request, at no cost. The website explains how the bibs might be used to motivate individual exercise and enable personal custom events that elevate physical activity to levels that will help maintain health. It offers resources to inspire and support safe athletic training, especially for those new to this activity.
In December 2018, because of higher than expected international requests, Earned Runs restricted its mailing of 4 sequentially numbered Tyvek bibs to postal addresses in the United States and Canada. It was sad to stop sending bibs to faraway places in Europe, which included the broad expanse of Russia, as well as South America and Africa.
An alternate method of sending/obtaining bibs was needed.
The solution: visitors to the website can now download a printable 2019 template and generate bibs at home or work. The template is not numbered. It was felt that a blank, customizable bib would be more fun and motivating. Tyvek paper can be used (available on Amazon.com; see GEARLOVE page) if outdoor-ready wearable bibs are desired that are similar to those mailed by Earned Runs. HOWEVER, THE PRINT QUALITY ON TYVEK PAPER IS RATHER POOR (see pictures below), and the paper is expensive.
A reasonable option is to print the colored image on ordinary white printer paper. The PDF image is rotated 90 degrees so that the bib’s long dimension fits the long dimension of an 8”x11” sheet of paper). A number or other identifier can be drawn on/affixed, as can as other decorative features like stickers. For outdoor wear or conditions/circumstances that involve rough treatment, the paper copy can be placed in a clear plastic sleeve, which renders it less flexible and more bulky than Tyvek paper, but more durable.
Any type of printer paper can be used if the bibs are to be employed for other motivation purposes that don’t require pinning to garments, like hanging on a bulletin board or refrigerator, or inserting into a folder.
Color printing is pretty but may be expensive; black and white copies will serve the purpose of motivating fitness training just as well.
Earned Runs will continue to welcome requests and mail sets of 4 numbered Tyvek bibs to addresses in the United States and Canada. Please comment on your experience with the new option; we hope it works for you!
Happy 5th Incorporation Anniversary Earned Runs.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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