Thanks again to our great Charity Partners of 2015: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Girls on the Run, and Consider Haiti!! We had so much fun with you guys and raised over $75,000 for these great non-profits!!!
The fun doesn’t stop there, though. We’re getting ready for our 2016 Asheville Marathon and Half, and it will be the biggest yet. We’re splitting up the days: the Asheville Half Marathon will be on Saturday (March 12th) and the full Asheville Marathon will be on Sunday (the 13th). We’re looking for great charity partners to participate in 2016! This leads us to our 5 great reasons to be a Charity Partner for the Asheville Marathon and Half:
1. Race tickets!!!
We give our Charity Partners 3 ways to directly raise funds at the Asheville Marathon and Half. Depending on the organization’s level of involvement, we give free or discounted race tickets to help fundraise! These tickets sell fast, and people love to support organizations doing great work! We know we do!
2. Donations Taken at Registration
In addition to giving out tickets to raise funds, we take donations during registration. Every runner can donate to one of our Charity Partners through the registration process. This is a great opportunity for the charities because it gives our runners a chance to donate when they might not have considered it otherwise!
3. Proceeds from Balega Socks
Our Champion Charity Partners receive direct proceeds from Balega Sock sales. Socks are sold online, and in the Balega booths at the race and Race Expo. These socks are awesome and a runner can never have enough! If you’re with a non-profit organization, then find out what it takes to become a Champion Charity Partner!
4. Promotion All Year!
In addition to these 3 direct benefits, we have two (and many!) more great reasons to be an Asheville Marathon & Half Charity Partner. We promote our charities all year round (starting right at the beginning) through our large fanbase, website and newsletter subscriber list. Another great way to spread the word about the important work that needs to be done!
5. Water Station Contest!!
Finally, and perhaps the most entertaining way to win funding is through our Water Station Contest! By filling water stations with volunteers handing water to thirsty runners, Champion Charities can have a chance to receive an extra bonus donation from the race. People have a great time, and extra consideration is given to the most outlandishly dressed and excited stations!
Thank you to everyone who has supported our amazing Charity Partners in years past!
Are you interested in becoming a Charity Partner of the Asheville Marathon and Half?
The Asheville Marathon and Half is seeking partners for the 2016 race. If you are interested in enjoying the amazing benefits of becoming a 2016 Asheville Marathon & Half Charity Partner, please submit your letter of interest as soon as possible. The deadline is June 30th, 2015. Don’t delay!
Charity Partners are required to provide volunteers for the race weekend. To get more information about the specific requirements and benefits, please visit the Charity Partner Information Page.