25 Must Get Photos For Your Event

Getting the right photos on race day is great for sharing with participants, but is even better for marketing your event next year. Good photography is key to communicating your brand and what participants can expect. Getting shots of the runners is baseline; you need photography that can tell the story of the day. Here is a list of recommended pictures to take on race day:

  1. Police escorts

  2. Stacks of medals

  3. Volunteers

  4. Athlete village

  5. Starting line

  6. Runners warming up

  7. Runners in the chute

  8. Low shot of runners feet/shoes at the starting line

  9. Hats off during national anthem

  10. Mile markers

  11. Water Stations

  12. Recognizable landmarks with runners

  13. Lots of running shots

  14. Spectators cheering

  15. Catch people smiling

  16. Any costume or team runners

  17. Finish line

  18. Runners crossing the finish line

  19. Runners receiving medals

  20. Award ceremony

  21. Post race food tables

  22. Runners enjoying post race

  23. Any bands or entertainment

  24. Staff shots

  25. Anything that makes your event unique

You can never have too many photos to choose from. Create albums on your Facebook page and promote the photos. Encourage participants to share the images. When you start marketing the race for the next year, the photos will be a great resource providing an emotional lift to encourage people to register.

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