One of the most popular reasons for signing up for a Ragnar Relay is the team aspect involved. Running with friends and strangers, working on a common goal, and encouraging each other to make it to the end. And what better way to show off your team spirit than by decorating your crew vehicle. Transforming a bland minivan into moving billboard on encouragement and team pride. With the goal of making it easier for everyone, below I’ll be showing you how to make car magnets for a Ragnar Relay race. Going over the different options, materials and steps involved for each. It’s actually a lot easier than you would think!
How to Make Car Magnets for a Ragnar Relay
I actually received this question from a reader and thought it would make a great resource for other runners as well. Doing my initial research I was actually shocked how easy it has become. Options include everything from printable magnetic paper to larger pieces you can easily decorate by hand. So I’ll do my best to give you as many options as possible, and let me know any questions in the comments.
Custom Car Magnet Options
Printable Magnetic Sheets
One of the easiest and most popular methods of creating a custom car magnet is by using printable magnetic sheets. These “sheets” can be run through a standard at home printer. So all you need to do is design your image and then hit print. It’s that easy. The one downside to these paper sized sheets is exactly that, their size. Which can be the one disadvantage of going this route. But with a little creativity there is always a work around.
What You Need: A computer, printer, and the printable magnetic sheets
Advantages: Easy to use, affordable
Disadvantages: Small in size
Available both at craft stores and online, magnetic vinyl offers a couple advantages. First they are available in a variety of sizes. Allowing you to create bigger designs to decorate your car. Second, they are still pretty affordable for the size. The one downside I would say is that they take a little more artistic talent to decorate
What You Need: Magnetic vinyl and colored permanent markers.
Advantages: Available in larger and different sizes, while still being affordable.
Disadvantages: Require a little more “hands on” art skill.
Looking for the most professional look, then considering a custom magnetic decal could be the best choice. You can typically order them in almost any custom size and they can even be cut in shapes. The only real disadvantage is price. But considering they can be split amongst the group, the price really isn’t that bad.
What You Need: Graphic to be printed and link to order from
Advantages: Professional look and quality
Disadvantages: The post expensive option in the list
Note: Regardless of the method you choose, you want to make sure your magnet adheres securely to your ragnar crew vehicle. Regularly clean the magnet and the car surface beneath it to prevent dirt or debris from causing damage.
Conclusion – How to Make Car Magnets for a Ragnar Relay
Creating a custom car magnet for your next ragnar relay race is a great way to stand out and provide encouragement while out on the road. No matter if you choose printable magnetic sheets, magnetic vinyl, or custom magnetic decals. The great thing is that with modern technology it’s easier than ever to show off your team pride. Transforming your vehicle into a captivating and mobile statement piece that turns heads wherever you go. So make an impression at your next Ragnar Relay with a personalized design!