Track and Field is a fun and active outdoor sport which encourages improved physical fitness for all of its participants. Just like other sports, track and field come with its own costs and expenses, including uniforms, equipment, and transportation needs. There are many different ways to raise funds to support track and field groups within a school system or city.

  • Consider holding a “rat race” through a maze or winding through a park or city streets
  • Sponsor a mouse trap car racing event where participants build and race vehicles made out of mouse traps
  • Hold a tortoise and the hare racing event where revelers come out to support the animals in a live-action race to the finish line


Events held for track and field can certainly supplement any fundraising activity; however, the bulk of the funds should come with a product sale of some sort. Many organizations go with candy or catalog sales in an attempt to raise money for their sport. Unfortunately, the profit margin involved in such fundraisers makes it less effective than one might think.

Who Should Choose Merchant Tickets

Instead of choosing candy or catalog sales or stressing over event preparation and planning, track and field organizers should look into merchant tickets, a fun and easy way to raises funds for your team sports or activities, including:

  • Track and field
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Other sports groups
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Scouting
  • Charities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Church groups
  • Community organizations

Benefits of Merchant Tickets in a Track and Field Fundraising

Merchant tickets are simple to use and extremely portable for sellers to distribute. They are a popular choice in fundraising for numerous reasons. Buyers find their portability helpful as well, since they can be folded and stored in a purse, backpack, glove compartment, cork board, locker, or refrigerator.

They are also highly customizable, allowing space for custom artwork including your team logo, mascot, calendar of events or any other original images you choose. There are five different styles that have been proven to be effective for track and field fundraising or you can ask for a custom design to completely stand out from the competition.

How Merchant Tickets Work

You simply speak with area merchants who would like to assist your track team in its fundraising efforts and then choose from 16, 48, 60, or 72-count ticket versions. The tickets are printed on thick cover stock material and available with a gloss varnish. Additionally they are scored and perforated for easy use. Printing is on both sides allowing plenty of room to describe your track team goals or include a list of your meets.

So instead of relying on a bake sale or selling overpriced items that no one wants from out of a catalog, consider a fundraiser with merchant tickets.