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The weather is getting warmer, so it’s time to have some outdoor fun. What better way to get outside and active than with a fun run! Each one has a different theme to appeal to seasoned athletes and amateurs alike. We have the top 5 types of fun runs for you to try this summer and some inspiration to get you started!

1. Mud & Obstacle Races

Mud Run
It seems like everyone is taking part in a mud race! From Tough Mudder to Mudderella, runners everywhere are playing in the dirt. Not only do they get a little dirty, participants take on obstacles like 10-foot walls and extreme monkey bars.

2. Color Runs

Color Run
Runners start off wearing white and are doused in colorful powder during the race making for some pretty colorful t-shirts at the finish line! Some runs even add a little extra something. At
The Color Run Shine Tour participants also get to run through clouds of glitter – It’s no wonder that it’s know as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.”

3. Relay Races

In a Ragnar relay race, teammates take turns running legs of varying degrees of length and difficulty. When not running, participants drive ahead to cheer on the current runner or rest up for their next leg of the race.

4. Zombie Runs

Zombie Race
Run from virus-spreading zombies, scale walls and other obstacles, and brave bloody waters to conquer the course and survive the zombie apocalypse. If you make it out alive, many runs, like
The Zombie Run, offer a post-race recovery party in the safe zone.

5. Electric or Glow Races

Electric Run
Electric and glow races light up the night with blacklights and neon inflatables galore. Participants, like this group at the Electric Run, often add to the glow by wearing glow-in-the-dark paint and glowsticks – LED blinking tutus optional!

Inspired to get runnin’? Start with our funny and creative team names for: tough mudder, mudderella, color runs, and zombie runs. You can also check out our professionally designed fun run t-shirt templates or take a look these customers’ fun run stories.


When Life Hands You Color…RUN WITH IT!” and “757 Virginia” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!


Pictured here are some of the junior high students who organized a Color Fun Run to raise money for the Ramsey Keller Memorial Foundation, a foundation that covers the funeral expenses for babies under 1-year of age. To date, this small Montana community has raised over $5,000 for this cause – and they’re still going!


With the help of CustomInk, this customer used his own unique artwork to create custom shirts for the launch of his “City on my Chest” clothing line. The guys shown here are modeling just one of the many creative designs the line offers.

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Fathers Day T-Shirt Designs

It’s time to celebrate Dad! We rounded up the top things the whole family can do with dad, or anyone who is like a dad, this Father’s Day. Inkers even got in on the fun to share some of their favorite Father’s Day memories. Enjoy!

1. Fire up the grill and host a cookout.

Nothing says summer like a good barbecue with family and friends. This year, Father’s Day happens to fall on the first day of summer, so dust off the grill, bring out the steaks, and celebrate the new season and Dad at the same time.

“My favorite Father’s Day was the first one since I became a father. My father and
father-in-law met and we had a big cookout with the whole family. Much fun was had!”
– Matt G. Production

2. Root for the home (or away!) team at a baseball game.

Take dad out to enjoy America’s favorite pastime and cheer on his team. You can also have your own baseball – or wiffle ball – game in your backyard or at a park.

Last year my wife took me and my son to his first baseball game on the Fourth of July for Father’s Day. The greatest American Dad’s day ever. My son loved the ball game. He caught a game ball and ate a hot dog, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks. It was a perfect day!
– Doug C. Production Art



#TEAMRICKY for Autism Awareness!” and “Saving Babies One Step at a Time” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!


In bright tie-dye shirts for all to see, Team Ricky gathered in a shady spot during Washington’s Grant County Autism Awareness Walk. To show Ricky some extra love, and to help him stand out during the walk, individual red t-shirts were ordered for him and his parents.


For over twenty years, John Yeates Middle School has participated in the annual March for Babies in Suffolk, Virginia to help save babies one step at a time. For the past few years, they have turned to CustomInk to design shirts to be worn and sold at the walk.

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For most of us without children, playgrounds are a place of the past. There, lines between cool and uncool were drawn, scrapes and bruises were worn with glory, games were won and lost, and at times, when eyes were diverted, dirt was eaten.

While your body may not fit in the seat of a swing as it once did, and you may not have the endless energy of a kid, the fun of playgrounds can and does continue on. How you ask? With kickball, of course! From choosing the perfect kickball team name to creating a cool kickball design, it’s a blast to round bases even if your legs don’t move quite as fast.

No matter where you’re playing, whether it be a park, softball field, or just your backyard, spice up your life with a little blast from the past. It’s a great way to spend much needed time with friends or experience stress-free fun with coworkers. And, if you’re looking to expand your social circle, consider joining an adult sports league in your area.

Have fun and don’t forget the Band-Aids!


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