Design Your Running T-Shirt

See your T-shirt design transformed from paper to product in this great competition

Posted: 20 September 2007

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Calling all budding designers among you – this is your chance to turn heads in the competitive world of sports apparel and transform your T-shirt ideas into a running reality.

We’re looking to launch the RW running T-shirt - a technical tee destined to make a lasting impact on the running population, not only by bringing together RW members at events across the UK but also through spreading the news of our friendly, supportive community here online.

The winner will get the opportunity to see their design transformed from paper to product, and be among the first recipients of the new garments. Plus, they can expect runners across the country to be sporting their kit before the end of the year.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to hold a graphic design qualification to enter. Whatever your artistic skills or background, we want to hear from you. The panel will consider both conceptual ideas and finished designs so you’ve absolutely no excuse not to get sketching...

Download templates

How to enter

Download the templates to design both the front and back of your T-shirt, using either digital software or good old-fashioned pens and paper. Concentrate on colours and calligraphy rather than trimmings – remember the final product will be a basic technical tee so it’s no use getting creative with zips, poppers or pockets as these won’t feature on the final garment.

Once you’re happy with your design, submit your artwork via one of the following means:

  • Send us images by email (please make sure the files are no larger than 1MB)
  • Post either hard copies or digital images on a CD to the following address: Runner’s World T-Shirt Web Competition, 33 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DQ. Please note that postal entries cannot be returned.

Be sure to include your name and daytime phone number with your entry so we can contact you if your design is declared the winner by the Runner’s World panel.

It's strictly one design per entrant, so make sure you’re 100% happy with your design before submitting your entry.

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Only one entry will be accepted per person. The closing date for receipt of competition entries is October 12.
2. The winner will be selected from the entries received by a panel of Runner’s World staff based on artistic merit.
3. Postal entries cannot be returned.
4. Only the winner will be contacted personally. The name of the winner will be available by sending a SAE to Runner’s World T-shirt Web Competition Winner, 33 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DQ.
5. The National Magazine Company Limited does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
6. The National Magazine Company Limited's decision is final in every instance, including any not covered above. No correspondence will be entered into.
7. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them.
8. The National Magazine Company Limited shall be permitted to exclude any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.

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Discuss this article

How about a black and red shirt that long sleeve shirt that says "fetch everyone?"
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 18:51

or a red, yellow and white one

that says


Posted: 20/09/2007 at 18:53

or a fitted ladies red yeow with short sleeves that says fetcheveryone
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 18:56

No, no, no - a vest is the way to go.

 Although the red and yellow with fetcheveryone on it seems quite a novel idea.

Posted: 20/09/2007 at 20:25

...or what about some kind of collage of all the forumite avatars? Then everyone will be on it?
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 21:31

Wouldnt that be more expensive to create? Im thinking something smart and witty...
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 21:55

How about a blue and yellow one with 'URWFRC' on it ?
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 21:56

I like the idea of yellow with a black skull and crossbones on it.
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 22:10

Nobody else will have thought of that Mr W, I think that it may well be a winner !
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 22:21

We need a slogan:

Shagged, but not in a good way.

More waist less speed. 

I'll think of something else. 

Posted: 20/09/2007 at 22:28

That last one wasn't a slogan btw.
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 22:29

But is was good.
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 22:30

I'm going to submit a leopard print shirt.  I know at least two of us who'll vote for it
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 23:31

Two ? That many !
Posted: 20/09/2007 at 23:32

I do I have one but it was ages ago

<starts getting creative>

I think a nice white T shirt with hundreds of red Poppies on it a nice touch of class

Posted: 21/09/2007 at 06:50

Or yellow Poppies but think red ones stand out better
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 06:51

an off the shoulder one ?

Posted: 21/09/2007 at 07:44

I've also still got my blue/yellow URWFRC vest...

Posted: 21/09/2007 at 08:54

How about a stripy shirt and apron ?
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 10:59

Of the shoulders t-shirt is fine, but it will be bloody cold in the winter, how about a grey slevless hoody shirt for the baking hot summer with 'If You Love Running....' on the front, then on the back 'Then You'll love Runners World' on the back, copyright of Mobs Ltd. well sort of. and do the the same for longsleve hoody t-shirts for the winter make sure the hoods are large so when on your head they fall just to where the Eyebrow line is so it soaks up any swet.
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 11:22

Definitely a running vest no long sleeves.
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 11:25

Dont like the idea of a hoody shirt but i like the wording
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 11:28

I think it should say something like "Coops for President"
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 12:35

The site isn't blue & yellow any more.
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 12:44

I thought Green was the colour these days?

Can Coops have a t-shirt with a target on it please?

Posted: 21/09/2007 at 12:45

I've still got my URWFRC vest too
Posted: 21/09/2007 at 13:03

How about "Log in. Run on. Drop out."

hmmmm, needs further thought........

Posted: 22/09/2007 at 10:46

*still thinks the shirt needs to have fetcheveryone on it!!*
Posted: 22/09/2007 at 22:29

me too Wombly!
Posted: 23/09/2007 at 07:58

i think a tee is more practical - the running vest things are only good for racing - i wouldnt really wear one for most runs or gym stuff. plaid is the way to go i think. Maybe with a giant cougar on ?
Posted: 04/10/2007 at 23:42

Wrong website.This is runners world not fetch everyone
Posted: 05/10/2007 at 07:36


 I think Login, Run, Beer   might be more appropriate for the forum

Posted: 05/10/2007 at 08:13

Wearing my URWFRC vest in my avatar... well OK it wasn't actually mine, I had borrowed it but you did see a few around and actually to answer the T-Shirt vs Vest issue, you could have EITHER.
Posted: 05/10/2007 at 08:17

doh... had designed one, but forgot to submit it.

oh well. 

Posted: 06/10/2007 at 20:52

ah.. deadline is 12th! Back on!
Posted: 06/10/2007 at 20:53

That's correct Rene, we extended the deadline due to the postal strike.


Daniel RW

Posted: 07/10/2007 at 15:51

hope that extension applied to email too - just sent mine!
Posted: 11/10/2007 at 21:42

bump - did we get a winner? Be interesting to see the winning design.
Posted: 02/11/2007 at 18:01

I was wondering the same too, it's been a while now.
Posted: 14/11/2007 at 10:02

not just me then


Posted: 18/11/2007 at 19:53

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