Does Your Race Have a Theme?
If your race has a theme, as most do, play it up with grab-bag goodies such as printed leashes for a mutt strut, wildflower seed packets for an eco-race or mini flashlights for a nighttime run.
Goodies to Go With the Locale
Celebrate the natural surroundings of your race with goodies such as grape-themed T-shirts for wine country, a pine tree refrigerator magnet for a woodsy race or sand, seashell and sunscreen treats for a beach-side race.
Goodies to Go With the Season
Races often fall on holidays. Make your goody bag even more festive with treats such as chocolates for Valentine's Day, a cornucopia for Thanksgiving turkey trots or an embossed champagne flute for New Year's Eve.
Many local businesses will be happy to help out with goodie bag treats. It's free advertising for them, and it makes putting together a goodie bag easier for you. Running stores, candy shops, restaurants and bakeries often have cute giveaway items that promote their businesses and delight your runners.