Sponsoring the Memorial Mile is a great way to connect with the community and race participants. Downtown Chardon is full of small town charm and beauty, and some of the nicest peoplewe have ever met. After the race we hope you will stick around and enjoy many of the local businesses and and check out the new Chardon Living Memorial Park!
All sponsorships opportunities include the following:
- Your logo and website link on the Memorial Mile website. Logos are rotated on the right side of every page.
- Your logo and website link in all email distributions and updates
- Your name on the official race shirt
- Post on the Memorial Mile Facebook Page
- Access to the Memorial Mile particapants tote bag for marketing materials/giveaways
The sooner you secure your sponsorship, the greater exposure you'll get. Some of our sponsorship opportunities include the following, but we're always open to your ideas as well.
The Memorial Mile presenting sponsor will have their businesses name forever linked to the 2017 Memorial Mile Event. All communications, social media posts, and print advertisements will feature your business. The presenting sponsor will have the ability to have an on site presence before, during, and after the race and will receive name recognition throughout announcements. The presenting sponsor will also get a dedicated social media post with a call to action for participants to visit your business. Most importantly, the presenting sponsor will be included on the participation awards. These awards are given to everyone that completes the race and are cherished by almost all runners!
Kid's Race Sponsor
Link your business to the kids race at the 2017 Memorial Mile. As the kid's race sponsor, you will not only receive name recognition at the kids race but also on the kid's race participation medals! If you think adult runners love their race medals, you should see the kids eyes light up when they get theirs!
Your logo will be watermarked on every photo. Race participants share their photos on social media often, so this is a huge opportunity for long-term exposure even after the race.
An eco-friendly tote bag is given to every participant on packet pickup day. You'll see these bags blanket the city around race time, but you'll also see them throughout the year at grocery stores, at the beach, and anywhere else people tote stuff in awesome bags. Up to 3 sponsors' logos will be included on the bags, along with the race logo.
Finish Line Water Bottles
Volunteers will hand off a bottle of water to every finisher as they exit the finish line area. Sponsor the bottled water and your logo will appear on a sign at the finish and you will receive recognition during pre-race communications
Quarter mile marker sponsors
3 signs will be on the course marking every 1/4 mile. The race logo and your full color company logo will be shown with the course marking.
Supporting sponsors will be able to put some promotional materials in the runners packets and get their logo on the race shirt. These sponsors will not be included on the race website or receive name recognition during race announcements.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
The goal of the Memorial Mile is to have a great time, enjoy our community, and provide an excellent value to our runners. We will post and email offers from our sponsors exclusively for our registered runners. For instance, "Memorial Mile runners can take 10% off their bill this Thursday."
Free with any sponsorship above, but must provide a real value to our runners