Those carpet runners, at least the ones we used, are nothing more than
clear, frosted or matte white Contact Paper bought in commercial sized
A large commercial sized roll of contact paper costs roughly the same
as the small retail packaged roll and you have 10 times more product.
There is also a similar type product sold under the trade name
WindRunner, the rolls are much larger and the tacky less tacky than
contact paper, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to get up.