Asheville Marathon at Biltmore EstateDo you have the gift of gab? Are you a serial Tweet-er? Are your social connections and oratory prowess only surpassed by your running PRs? Are you excited about the adventure of 26 Miles through America’s Largest Backyard? If so, we have some exciting news for you! We are asking enthusiastic and well-connected runners from around the country and the globe to help spread the word and represent the 2014 edition of the Asheville Marathon… and offering some awesome incentives to do it!

Ambassadors will dually serve as race representatives and part of our consulting team, and we will look to them for feedback, tips, and new ideas! Specific Ambassador roles will entail the following:

  • Distribution of Collateral via Local Channels (e.g. running stores, local races, etc.)
  • Spreading the word and answering questions about Asheville Marathon events to others in local running clubs, as well as through social media, blogging, and otherwise.
  • Blogging, Facebook shares and tweeting regularly about upcoming news from the Asheville Marathon.
  • Participation in the 2014 Planning Feedback Forums and Surveys (you are our research team to help us better serve the running community!)
  • Race Weekend support

For their efforts, ambassadors will be recompensed with a variety of rewards. These perks will include complimentary registration, Official Marathon Ambassador Gear, discounts on other events & services, a personal profile hosted on the marathon website, perks from race sponsors, and additional incentives during race weekend, based on involvement… and we are still adding to the list! Additionally, we will open up certain opportunities to our Ambassadors first. These may include pre-race interviews, news stories, merchandise giveaways, Pace Team invitations, sponsor product giveaways and inclusion in special race weekend happenings.

Throughout human history, one of the most prominent roles of great distance runners was that of messengers. The Biltmore Marathon wants to revive that heritage of communication by the fleet of feet with our Ambassador program. To sign up  for your chance to be a part of the Ambassador team, visit the official Ambassador site page or contact – Ambassador applications are due by September 30th.