Sponsorship Opportunities

 The Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival
May 16th & 17th 2020


On May 16th and 17th, over 1,000 runners will gather in Jim Thorpe, PA to take part in the 2020 Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival hosted by us here at The RUNegades. The festival will help raise money for Turn To Us Inc. an incredibly vital local nonprofit that provides support to the families of children and adults with major and chronic illnesses. We’ll also be donating to Mauch Chunk Lake Park, the Jim Thorpe Police Department, and the White Haven Library. It’s going to be a fantastic event in a beautiful locale for a great cause.

But we need your help.

We are seeking a few key, tent-pole sponsors that will help us provide our runners with the very best possible experience. Not only will sponsorship allow you to reach a dynamic audience of runners and spectators who view the area as a recreation destination, but it will also show your support for four vital local institutions.

The Festival kicks off on Friday May 15th with our expo at the Inn at Jim Thorpe. It continues on Saturday with a half marathon that takes runners from the beautiful view atop Flagstaff Mountain to the pristine shores of Mauch Chunk Lake. It all finishes on Sunday when the Scenic Railway transports runners and spectators to the starting lines of our ALL-NEW Full Marathon and 8-miler!

We hope to not only see your name and logo as part of this year’s branding, but also to have you join us that weekend, cheering on participants or challenging yourself with one of our races.

In whatever capacity, we look forward to you being part of the 2020 Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival.

On the next page, you’ll find a list of our fully tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities. With your help, we hope to make this a very special day.

Warm regards,

Michael Ragozzino                                      Alicia Kline
Chief Executive Officer, RUNegades, Inc.    Executive Director, Turn To Us, Inc.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 $5,000 Presenting Sponsor: (ONLY 1 available)

  • Watermarked logo and web address on all FREE race photos* (SEE SWITCHBACK PHOTO SPONSORSHIP)
  • Company logo on all race bibs** (SEE PACKER BIB SPONSORSHIP)
  • Recognition in all marketing activities
  • Prominent logo recognition on sleeve of all custom race T-shirts
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Signage at bib pickup at the Inn of Jim Thorpe and at staging area at the race finish line
  • Reserved space for your company’s booth at the finish area for both days of the event
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet
  • Acknowledgement during pre-race activities and at the award ceremony
  • Company name/logo on all course mile-markers
  • Complementary entry for four half-marathon or two full-marathon participants

 $2,500 Switchback Race Photo Sponsorship (2 available)

Watermarked logo and web address on all FREE digital race photos and videos*

  • Prominent logo recognition on all custom race T-shirts
  • Company logo on all e-mail and social media communication with runners
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Signage at bib pickup at the Inn of Jim Thorpe and at staging area at the race finish line
  • Reserved space for your company’s booth at the finish area for both days of the event
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet
  • Acknowledgement during pre-race activities and at the award ceremony
  • Complementary entry for two half-marathon participants

 *We will be taking photos of all participants at the start and finish areas and during the race. We will also be taking video of the finish line. All race photos and videos will be digitally accessible and distributed free of charge to all participants. The watermark of your company’s logo will be placed along the bottom of each photo, so that your logo will be shared with every photo shared on social media. Additionally, we will include your company’s name and hyperlink in the communications that announce when the photos and videos are ready for download, and the photos will remain on our race photo website for two years.

 $2,500 Packer Bib Sponsorship (2 available )

  • Company logo on all race bibs** (SEE DESCRIPTION BELOW)
  • Prominent logo recognition on all custom race T-shirts
  • Company logo on festival website and in all e-mail and social media communication with runners
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Signage at bib pickup at the Inn of Jim Thorpe and at staging area at the race finish line
  • Reserved space for your company’s booth at the finish area for both days of the event
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet
  • Acknowledgement during pre-race activities and at the award ceremony
  • Complementary entry for two half-marathon participants

 **All runners are required to wear race bibs. Bibs will appear in a high number of the free race photos and bib sponsors can offer discounts or promotions for runners who present their bibs.

 $1,000 Friend of the Festival Sponsorship

  • Company’s name on all custom race T-shirts
  • Company logo on festival website and in all e-mail and social media communication with runners
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Reserved space for your company’s booth at the finish area for both days of the event
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet
  • Acknowledgement at the award ceremony

$500 Small Business Sponsorship

  • Company’s name on all custom race T-shirts
  • Company logo on festival website and in all e-mail and social media communication with runners
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Reserved space for your company’s booth at the finish area for both days of the event
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet
  • Acknowledgement at the award ceremony

$250 Water Stop Sponsorship

  • Company’s name and logo at a water stop
  • Company logo on festival website and in all e-mail and social media communication with runners
  • Opportunity to distribute information at the race
  • Company promotion in digital welcome packet

 
For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael @ 203-816-7936 or info@runegades.com