How much memorabilia do I need in order to have a bag made?
We can make a bag simply from one item such as a t-shirt, bib, photo or map—flat items work best. We have listed the maximum number of items that fit on each bag next to its description but as few as one can be used.
Can I buy my bag now and send in my memorabilia later?
You do not have to send in your memorabilia right away. There is often a gap between the purchase of the bag and sending in the memorabilia (as people are often wanting to wait until they finish their next race). You are welcome to send in your memorabilia up to a year after you purchase your bag.
Is the memorabilia that is used for the bags protected in any way?
Yes. We sew a protective coating over your memorabilia.
Do you return unused items or scraps?
We return fully intact items that have not been used on your bag.
Can I specify which of my race memorabilia I would like to feature on my bag?
Please let us know what you would like to feature on the form that you send with your memorabilia. If there are items you indicate specifically we do our best to follow your wishes. However, sometimes we do have to re-arrange things a bit to fit a specific bag.
Does my memorabilia have to come from running?
No! Running is where it all began, but the sky is the limit…triathlons, kayaking, biking, skiing, reunions, and graduations. It can come from any sport or activity that has t-shirts, bibs, photos or flat souvenirs.
What might my bag look like if I include t-shirts?
Have a look: on the Home page and the Store page the Backpack, the Messenger bag and the Race Day tote all have t-shirts incorporated as well as bibs. For instance, on the Backpack, the black Las Vegas is actually a technical shirt. On the Race Day bag the ING is a t-shirt. On the Messenger, the Marine Corps is a t-shirt.
What if I have written on the front of my bibs? I sometimes record my race info on there, and would like to preserve it?
Not a problem if you have things written on your bibs. We will do everything possible to make the writing visible if you would like, as we appreciate that this is often important info (times, etc.). On the form that you send in with your things, you can give us instructions on this.
Do you do rush orders?
We try to accommodate rush orders whenever possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-640-4022 to inquire about a rush order. There is an additional fee.
How do I send my memorabilia to you?
Please use a manila envelope that is big enough to accommodate all of your memorabilia placed flat without folding or creasing it (t-shirts are okay to fold). Make sure you fill out and include the form provided and have your return address on the envelope.
Mail to:Mile 22 Bags
1001 E. Broadway #2 PMB 326
Missoula, MT 59802-4914
How long does it take to receive my bag?
Each bag is custom made. Once we receive your memorabilia please allow 4 weeks. Be assured we always do our best to turn things around quickly as possible.
Where will my bag be made?
Mile 22 Bags are created in Missoula, Montana.
Can I buy a gift certificate?
Of course! Sharing one of our bags with a friend or family member is the highest compliment. Please visit our products page to purchase your gift certificates.