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  • Show your team pride with a custom football run through banner
  • Dye sublimation printed for spectacularly vibrant, full-color prints
  • Printed on our durable outdoor display polyester - superior to vinyl
  • Machine washable - easy to clean breakaway banners when soiled
  • Finished with pole pockets on either side and hook-and-loop in the middle
  • Add on optional pole set with premium bag for secure travel and storage
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Breakaway Banners Details

Motivate your team and show your team spirit with a custom Breakaway Banner from Vispronet! Our budget-friendly run through banners are printed on a premium polyester material using dye sublimation for an exceptionally vibrant, full-color print. We have multiple size options available as well as an optional Pole Kit with a premium carry bag for easy storage and travel. Design yours today!

Parts List:

  • Custom printed banner finished with pole pockets on either side and hook-and-loop adhesive in the center of the banner
  • Banners are printed on one side (single-reverse printing)
  • Optional aluminum pole kit with carry bag can be added to your order


  • Display Polyester: Nearly opaque flame-retardant knitted fabric (6.10oz/yd²)

Common Banner Sizes:

  • 10ft x 6ft
  • 12ft x 4ft
  • 12ft x 8ft
  • 14ft x 10ft

Custom Banner Sizes:

  • Minimum: 6ft x 2ft
  • Maximum: 14ft x 12ft

What Are Breakaway Banners?

Breakaway banners are custom banners with a hook-and-loop fastener running down the middle to form one interconnected banner that is easily separated when someone runs through it. Breakaway banners, also known as run through banners, typically come with poles that are inserted into pole pockets located on each side of the banner and are usually held by cheerleaders or coaches during the running through process. They are most commonly used for pep rallies and team sporting events such as football, basketball, and field hockey games with ages ranging from youth to college level. These banners are typically displayed as the teams are being introduced before the game to inspire the crowd and provide a grand entrance for the home team.

Premium Banner Material

Vispronet breakaway banners are printed on our premium display polyester. This high quality polyester is wrinkle-resistant, flame-retardant, tear-resistant, slightly stretchy, and has a glossy finish – making it the perfect material for run through banners. The banners are printed using dye sublimation, a state-of-the-art printing method that produces exquisite, full-color, high definition prints, sure to grab the attention of the crowd and everyone in attendance. This printing style also makes for dramatically less fading long term compared to inferior printing methods used by our competitors.

High Quality Pole Set & Bag

If you do not already have a set of poles for your banner, we offer two poles that are compatible with your banner size. For example, if you purchase a 6ft football run through banner, we supply poles that will extend out roughly 16 inches so you can safely hold the banner upright during the running through process. The poles are crafted from aluminum because of its light weight, maximum durability, corrosion resistance, and low maintenance. Each pole set comes with a high-quality carry bag for easy travel and secure storage.

Custom Run Through Banners – Choose Your Size

We offer an array of standard breakaway banner sizes ranging from 10ft x 6ft up to 14ft x 10ft with multiple size options in between. We also offer custom size options ranging from 6ft x 2ft up to our massive 14ft x 12ft option.

Where Are Breakaway Banners Typically Displayed?

Breakaway run through banners are designed to excite the home crowd and create a grand entrance for the home team. They are perfect for displaying at a number of different venues including:

  • Pep Rallies
  • Football Games
  • Soccer Games
  • Field Hockey Games
  • Basketball Games
  • Company Events
  • Church Events

How to Design Your Breakaway Banners

Online Design Tool: Our online design tool is perfect for customers that aren’t expert graphic designers and don’t have professional design software. The tool is stocked with helpful art assets including clip art, background colors, multiple font options, and guidance to help you stay within the design area and within our minimum DPI Standards for print. After you finish your design, a graphic artist will check for any errors or mistakes before sending to print.

Upload Product Template: This option is best for experienced graphic artists and/or those with professional design software. This method involves downloading the design template from the breakaway banner product page, adding your artwork and design through your software, saving out, and re-uploading to our website. After you upload your design, our graphic artist team checks to make sure there aren’t any errors before sending a confirmation to your email inbox that your design is ready to print.

Vispronet Free Design Services: If you would like us to create a run through banner design for you, no problem! Our team of graphic artists can create a design from scratch for no cost to you! After completing the design, our team will reach out to you for approval before starting printing.

Care and Cleaning

Cleaning our custom breakaway banners is a quick and easy process. Simple throw your banner into your washing machine on gentle cycle in warm water. If you have any tough spots to clean, you can gently apply a mild detergent to the spot for best results. To dry the banner, throw in the dryer on the low cycle or hang to air dry. If there are any small wrinkles after you dry it, you can straighten them out with a clothing steamer. We do not recommend ironing your run through banner.

Breakaway Banner Assembly

Breakaway Banner Assembly Step #1

Step #1

Start by laying the two banner pieces flat on the ground. Make sure to avoid surfaces that have any sharp or poking objects as this can cause damange to the polyester material. Connect the two banner pieces using the hook and loop fastener installed on each peice.

Breakaway Banner Assembly Step #2

Step #2

Assemble the holding poles by connecting the poles together using the male and female ends of each pole. Make sure the poles are connected securely before moving onto the next step.

Breakaway Banner Assembly Step #3

Step #3

Insert the poles into the pole pockets on each side of the breakaway banners. Make sure the poles are completely inserted before moving onto the next step.

Breakaway Banner Assembly #4

Step #4

Stand the breakaway banner upright. Pull the poles away from each other to increase the tautness before the team runs through.

Breakaway Banners - Frequently Asked Questions

Are your breakaway banners reusable?

Yes! Our banners are designed for repeated use. They come equipped with a hook-and-loop fastener down the middle of the banner that easily separates when someone runs through it. To join the two sides of the banner again, simply press the hook-and-loop fastener back together. Also, our banners are printed on our Display Polyester, making them more durable compared to vinyl, which is offered by most of our competitors. Because our banners are made from polyester, they are also able to be machine washed as they may accrue some blemishes and marks after prolonged use.

What sizes are available?

We offer an array of standard sizes as well as custom sizes. Our standard sizes are: 10’ x 6’, 12’ x 4’, 12’ x 8’, 14’ x 10’. We also offer custom sizing.

What is the most common sizes for sporting events?

Our most popular sizes for sporting events are 12’ x 4’, 10’ x 6’, and 14’ x 10’. In addition to our standard sizes, we also offer custom sizes up to 14’ x 12’.

What material are your run through banners?

Our breakaway banners are made from our Display Polyester material. This polyester is wrinkle-resistant, flame-retardant, and tear-resistant. It has a glossy finish and a slight stretch. This material is perfect for this style of banner because it is durable, designed to stand up to outdoor elements, and is machine washable.

Are there any additional materials offered?

No, not at this time. We only offer our display polyester. This is a superior material for breakaway banners compared to vinyl.

What printing method is used for these banners?

We print using dye sublimation. This state-of-the-art printing process makes for an especially vibrant, full-color print. This premium printing method also fades at a far slower pace compared to competitors’ printing methods.

How do I design my banner?

On, we have multiple ways for you to design your custom banner. These include designing online using our design tool, downloading artwork templates and re-uploading to our website, and having us design it for you for free through our professional design services. For more information, see section above under “How To Design Your Breakaway Banners”

Will my banner fade?

You will not have any issues with fading. We print using dye sublimation, which involves transferring the ink directly into the fabric, rather than on top of it. This makes for fantastic color reproduction as well as resistance to fading compared to other printing methods used by competitors.

Is there a difference between “run through banners”, “football run through signs”, and “breakaway banners”?

This is a popular question. Each of these terms describe the same product and can be used interchangeably.

Where are these banners typically used?

This style banner is typically used for pep rallies and sports games. The most popular sports these are used for are football, basketball, soccer, and cheer leading.

Do you offer a double-sided version?

No, these breakaway banners are designed to be run through only from one side. We only offer single-sided printing.

How are the two sides of the banner connected?

Both sides of the banner are connected with a sturdy hook-and-loop fastener making it easy to reconnect and run through. 

Is the seam in the middle visible from a distance?

No. If  you are standing closely when the hook and loop fastener is connected, you can see the seam where the two sides of the banners connect. From a distance it is nearly invisible, especially with certain custom designs.

Do grommets come included with the breakaway banners?

No there are not any grommets included with the banner. Holding poles are inserted into pole sleeves located on both sides of the banner.

Do you offer any custom shapes?

We only offer rectangular or square shapes - in an array of sizes.

How long are the poles?

The length of the pole is dependent on which size breakaway banners you order. Depending on which size banner you get, the poles extend an additional 16 inches roughly. Poles are not available separately; they are only available for sale if you purchase a banner.

Are poles included?

Poles are not included in the order but are an optional accessory for a small additional charge. If you do choose to add on the poles to your order, a high quality carry bag is also included for easy travel and safe storage.

Can I use different poles than the ones offered by Vispronet?

We recommend using our poles as these will work best for our custom breakaway banners. However, you may use your own set of poles, they must not be great than 1” in diameter to fit in the pole sleeves. If damage is caused by your own poles, it does void any satisfaction guaranteed and/or warranty.

Are the poles heavy?

Our poles are crafted from aluminum, so they are very lightweight and durable.

How should I remove any wrinkles?

There shouldn’t be any wrinkles on your breakaway banner as it is printed on our wrinkle-resistant display polyester. However, if there are some small wrinkles, we recommend using a streamer to pull any small wrinkles out. We would recommend against using any hot irons as this could possibly cause damage to the fabric if too hot.

How should I clean my banner?

To clean your breakaway banners, throw them in the washing machine on gentle setting with cold or warm water.

How long will this banner last?

Our banners last for roughly 5-10 years. The display polyester they are printed on is used for multiple outdoor applications and is designed to be durable for a number of years.

How many people are needed to use breakaway banners?

Multiple people are needed to assemble and complete a successful run through of the banner. The number needed to hold the banner depends on how large the banner is. For larger banners, 4-6 people might be needed to hold the banner upright during the running through process. This is usually accomplished by a cheer leading team or players and coaches.

If I run through the banner will there be any damage?

No, there won’t be any damage if you run through the banner. The banner is designed for running through – it is crafted from durable polyester material and is designed to break away easily and uniformly with a hook and loop fastener. It is designed for repeated use.

Are there any safety precautions that need to be considered when using the banner?

Always have safety in mind when running a team through the breakaway banner. It is important to educate players not to run into each other or the persons holding the banner while running through - this is a common mistake which could lead to serious injury if someone is hit or trampled. The banner is easily broken through so extreme force is not needed. It is also important to educate the people holding the banners to prepare for a loss of tension and to avoid falling backwards after the banner is separated.

There is a very low risk of injury if players and pole holders are instructed how to properly hold and run through the breakaway banners.

Will my banner fade in sunlight?

Your banner should not fade in sunlight. We print using dye sublimation which involves injecting the ink directly into the fabric for a fade-resistant, full-color print. As with any printed banner, if you leave it out in the sun and rain for an extended period of time, there could be some possible fading, so we recommend storing indoors in a dry enviroment and out of sustained sunlight.

Is my banner able to be get rained on?

Yes! It is perfectly fine for your banner to get wet. Because your banner is printed using dye sublimation on a polyester fabric, there is no danger to the print if it gets wet. In fact, we recommend you clean your banner in a washing machine.

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