The Asheville Marathon & Half relies on partners to bring this prestigious event to Western North Carolina. Sponsorship benefits include:
Secure brand presence at the Asheville Marathon & Half Marathon, popular elite races. Connect with an expected 2,000+ participants, plus their supporters and additional volunteers; an excellent opportunity for your company to reach a concentrated mass of your target audience in one weekend. A sponsorship will surely generate additional interest and help promote your product or service at an event which sells out in record time!
PRINTED & DIGITAL PROMOTION
Sponsors of the Asheville Marathon & Half will receive sponsorship credit, along with visual placement of sponsors’ product or logo, on printed and advertising materials such as applications, pamphlets, and brochures, and other on our numerous mail-out and digital promotions materials, including prominently on our website. Our current mailing list contains tens of thousands of athletic and fitness minded individuals, representing nearly all 50 states with the majority from the Western North Carolina area, and some international folks as well.
The Asheville Marathon & Half is highly supported by local, regional and national and public relation efforts and news outlets. The Asheville Marathon team at iDaph Events, will ensure that all sponsors receive maximum exposure. Customized media packages can be built according to your overall business needs.
Choice opportunities to exhibit and display your product or services at our Health and Fitness Race Expo on the Friday before the event at DoubleTree Hotel, and on race day at our celebration area and various other locations.
Possible On-Site Promotional Ideas:
For more information or if you would like to sponsor the Asheville Marathon & Half, contact email@example.com.
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR A PACE TEAM?
No. You can meet your pacer in advance at the expo, or just look for your pace team leader on race morning. Each pace team leader will have a sign at the race start with their finish time goal. Arrive early!
MEETING YOUR PACE TEAM LEADER BEFORE THE EVENT?
Learn about the Pace Team leaders at the Pace Team booth at the Asheville Marathon Expo at the DoubleTree Hotel on March 15th.
WILL THE PACE TEAM LEADERS STOP AT AID STATIONS?
Your pacer will encourage you to take fluids but will maintain a steady pace through the aid stations. If you wish to walk at the aid stations, walk briskly and then very gradually catch up to your group. Do not sprint to catch up as this uses energy inefficiently.
WHAT IF I NEED TO TAKE A PORTA-POTTY BREAK?
The same principle applies as is described in the walking break scenarios above. Gradually catch up to your group afterward.
WHAT IS THE PACE TEAM LEADERS’ RACE DAY STRATEGY?
The goal of all Asheville Marathon and Half pacers is to run even splits from start to finish, with slight variations based on terrain.
WHAT IF RACE DAY WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE BAD?
The Pace Team Leaders are capable of running their goal times even in poor weather conditions. Pacers will make every effort to maintain their goal pace, even if the weather turns south! Depending on your fitness, you might want to adjust your goal time to a slower group.
WHAT IF THE PACE TEAM LEADER HAS AN UNEXPECTED PROBLEM?
Some of the larger groups will have two Pace Team Leaders. Still, you never know what might happen during a marathon, even for Leaders prepared to go much faster. Hopefully among your group there will be others willing to share leadership responsibilities if the need arises. Also, remember that the synergy & energy of your group plays an important role. Stick together, stay positive, and carry on!
Interested in becoming a pacer?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to become a pacer.