From 5k’s, ½ marathons, Fun and Charity Races, Triathlons, to the hardcore Ultramarathons, running is here to stay. Campaign Directors from all over are turning to Flutter FETTI to excite and energize the runners and the bystanders. As the adrenaline is pumping, so is the confetti and streamers — floating, fluttering, and flying over the runners as they pass by. Continue reading
Mom always said to never run with scissors, but what she forgot to tell you is that it’s always okay to run with confetti – particularly Flutter FETTI! Fun runs, mud runs, charity races, and other casual races have exploded in popularity in recent years. At many of these runs, organizers use confetti and streamers to encourage participation and cheer on competitors. Just look at some of these great ideas:
Confetti for Obstacle Races & Mud Runs
When simply running isn’t enough, exercise enthusiasts sign up for obstacle races and mud runs like Rebel Race, Spartan Sprints, and Tough Mudder. These competitive, yet enjoyable runs involve climbing walls, fire pits and yes, lots of mud. What better way to confuse and congratulate competitors as they pass through obstacles and mud pits than with bursts of biodegradable tissue confetti and streamers? Use portable MEGA Blaster Launchers and Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launchers to aim, shoot and shower runners as they go by. It’s colorful, messy, and adds a whole new level of fun to the run!
Confetti for Charity Races & Walks
Many of the races today are either completely run for charity or have a charity component included in the cost. Either way, charity races and walks are a great way to help a cause and get some exercise in the process. The Color Run, Wounded Warrior Project 5K, and Breast Cancer Walk are some of the most popular ones and organizers love to thank the generous donators with giant clouds of confetti and streamers. Setup 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers at the ending and watch the smiles light up as people cross the finish line under a sky of beautiful colors!
Streamers for Holiday Runs & Fun Runs
Every season of the year, you can find popular holiday runs and fun runs like the Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell Run, and Zombie Run. These runs are all about laughing with friends, stretching the legs, and inspiring others to make it to the finish. With fun runs, it’s all about the beginning and getting people pumped up to run the race. Hook up two X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Battery-Operated Confetti Launchers, countdown to the start, and BOOM! Launch multi-colored 2” x 40’ tissue streamers as runners skip off the starting line and head down the course for a day of fun.
About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your running event.
On your mark, get set, GO wild for confetti! Running races are an exhilarating, if not exhausting, event and it’s important to celebrate the success of all the runners who cross that finish line. Even in less competitive fundraiser races, acknowledging the successful completion of a race is an important step for all participants.
Flutter FETTI is always off to the running races in support of runners, athletes, and generous fundraisers. Here are some of the top racing events and how confetti and streamers add a ton of finish line fun:
5K’s, 10K’s, Half-Marathons & Marathons
Whether it’s a 5K or a full marathon, the runners who signed up for these events are putting their hearts and souls (and sweaty bodies) to the test in hopes of completing them with a decent time. They’ve often trained hard for months and put their eyes on a single prize: the finish line.
With so many runners signed up for these events, you need something that’s powerful and captivating to grab their attention at the end of the race. Our 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher should do the trick, as its capable of launching an entire pound of confetti up to 100 feet in the air every second! It will put a smile on the face of even the most exhausted runner! Plus, our tissue FETTI is biodegradable making it perfect for outdoor race events.
Another option is to use our Master Blaster Launchers. Have volunteers standing in the perfect position (taking into account the wind factor) and shoot off 2” wide x 40’ long stadium-size tissue streamers that soar over 85 feet into the cheering crowd! It’s an unbelievable sight and an excellent way to congratulate the top finishers! If power lines are nearby, do NOT use metallic streamers – instead use our biodegradable tissue streamers.
Charity runs are a popular way for people to contribute to a cause and get exercise at the same time. Although fitness is a key incentive to join up, these runs are typically not competitive and organizers go out of their way to make them fun.
Confetti is the perfect way to capture the spirit of fun at a charity race. Here are some brilliant ideas:
- Breast Cancer Awareness walks and marathons: Using our 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher, shoot off baby pink and hot pink die-cut tissue butterfly confetti as large groups of runners cross the finish line – what a stunning spectacle!
- Walk for Wishes and other children’s charity races: Fill the sky with our beautiful blue die-cut tissue star confetti blasted by our 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher – every child’s eye will light up with wonder!
Triathlons & Ironman
The athletes who run triathlons and Ironman events are absolutely amazing. They’re in peak physical condition, mentally tough, and willing to push their bodies to the limit at some of the coolest courses in the country.
It’s important to celebrate their achievements and confetti and streamers make that happen. You can setup a 6” Continuous Flow Gerb Launcher or an X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher (you can use this launcher anywhere since it runs on batteries) at the finish line or you can shoot off celebratory blasts after each segment of the race – the swim, the bike, and the run. For these smaller and fast-paced segment shifts, consider using portable launchers, like the Mega Blaster Confetti Launcher, which can be easily moved from place to place. Load it with confetti or streamers or any of our die-cut products and watch the crowd go wild as athletes successfully pass through each leg of the race!
Have you experienced an inspiring confetti finish? We’d love to hear your story!
About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your race event.