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Sponsorship Guideline/Information
Thank you to Cerrone Auto Group for joining the Inaugural Providence Half Marathon as its title sponsor. We are currently seeking additional sponsors for the September 26th event and provide the following information. If you or your organization has an interest, please contact us as soon as possible, as specific sponsorship levels and opportunities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Overview of Opportunities
The inaugural Providence Half Marathon presents numerous sponsorship opportunities to become a partner in the presentation of a first class, national class, 13.1 mile race through the streets of Providence. The event will be both an athletic spectacle, attracting international elite runners who will compete for cash prizes, and also a race for thousands of participants who aim for personal satisfaction in running well and having fun.

The weekend activities will include a health and fitness expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Saturday, September 25. The expo will provide sponsors the chance to sell, display, distribute goods, present equipment or describe services to thousands of race entrants as they pick up their bib numbers and race packets. The expo is open and free to the general public.

The weekend activities are certain to attract wide local, regional and national publicity.

The 2004 Half Marathon benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence.

Particulars
We are soliciting additional sponsors with a commitment of $5000.

Sponsorship assures:

  • Logo placement on 40,000, full color, entry form brochures to be directly mailed and distributed nationally.
  • Logo on back of participant and volunteer t-shirts.
  • Logo or hot link placement on the half marathon web site.
  • Display booth and runner packet stuffing opportunity at the expo.
  • Banner or sign display at the finish line at the RI Convention Center.
  • Sampling opportunities both at the expo and at the finish line.

Expo/Mile-Marker/Bag Stuffing Opportunities
Sponsors/Advertisers may also be interested in a la carte representation with a booth at the Health & Fitness Expo, advertising on one of the mile markers or stuffing flyers or samples into the runner bags.
Please use this form for an overview of these opportunities and more information.

Please contact us for additional information. We are available to meet at your convenience to discuss any aspect of this partnership opportunity.

Contact: Providence Half Marathon, PO Box 40718, Providence, RI 02940.
Tel: 401 885-4499
Fax: 401 885-3188

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