Sponsor and Volunteer Opportunites 

February 9, 20202, Fort Smith, AR

About

The 6th Fort Smith Marathon

Full

26.2 miles

Half

13.1 miles

Relays

Varies

Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Fort Smith Marathon Volunteer Program.

The Fort Smith Marathon is a volunteer-driven organization. We offer more than 700 volunteer and leadership opportunities each year to inspire giving, personal growth, and community. We cannot run without you!

You will meet amazing people, have a great time, and enjoy the thrill of winning without breaking a sweat. Without the help of our volunteers, our race would not be possible.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Besides the satisfaction of knowing you are helping countless individuals make their dream a reality, you will receive the 2020 official race volunteer t-shirt, and earn volunteer credit hours and the pride of knowing you helped others accomplish their goals and make it to the finish.

GUIDELINES

Please review the following volunteer guidelines. As race weekend approaches, you will be contacted by your area captain who will provide you with additional instructions.

  • Volunteers must register in advance with Kerrie Tabor at kerrie.tabor@uafs.edu.
  • Many volunteer areas require that you stand throughout your shift and work outside in any weather. If you are unable to do so, please let Kerrie know of any limitations.
  • Finish line setup and teardown require that you are able to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • You will receive a volunteer t-shirt which should be worn during your entire shift. We will do our best to accommodate size requests.
  • Please arrive on time for your shift and work your entire shift. If you need to leave early in the case of an emergency, please let your area captain know – Kerrie.Tabor@uafs.edu.
  • Please be sure to allow adequate time to park and get to your designated work area.
  • If you are unable to work your assigned shift please contact your area captain to let them know.
  • Do not bring children with you unless they are registered as volunteers.
  • All volunteers under age 16 must be under the guidance of a parent or adult.
  • Pets are not permitted in any volunteer area.
  • Our volunteers are a reflection of our community. Volunteers should conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Be respectful to runners and fellow volunteers by not smoking and not using profanity.

AREAS WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

  • Packet assembly
  • Packet pickup
  • Runner’s Expo
  • Parking
  • Course setup/teardown
  • Traffic control
  • Blanket distribution
  • Refreshment tables
  • Awards
  • Entertainment
  • Cleanup

QUESTIONS

If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities or how to get involved, please fill out the form below.

Sponsorships

Sponsors: The beneficiary for this event is Park Partners—specifically, their work to expand the Fort Smith Trail System. Mercy Fort Smith has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsorship opportunities include the following levels listed below. Sponsorships can be made in the form of cash or in-kind donation such as food, beverages, entertainment, supplies, etc.

Sponsor forms: (click to download)

Outlaw Belle Starr

US Marshal Bass Reeves

Hangin’ Judge Isaac Parker ($2000)

Hangin’ Judge Isaac Parker ($2500)

Hangin’ Judge Isaac Parker (4 @ $2500 AND 4 @ $2000):

  • prominent display of logo on website and any other published media
  • one of four large custom banners on start/finish line arch (4 @ 31” X 80” AND 4 @ 31” X 56”)
  • logo on finisher’s medal ribbon
  • logo on back of race t-shirt
  • option to place promotional items in runner’s packets
  • option for table at race expo night before
  • access to VIP area on race day (reserved parking, refreshments and restrooms indoors at Fort Smith Pavilion—the start/finish line)
  • live recognition at start/finish and awards ceremony
  • 10 free race entries including finisher’s medal and t-shirt

US Marshal Bass Reeves (10 @ $1000):

  • display of logo on website
  • one of ten custom banners (36” X 60”) on start/finish barricades
  • logo on back of race t-shirt
  • option to place promotional items in runner’s packets
  • option for table at race expo night before
  • live recognition at start/finish and awards ceremony
  • 5 free race entries finisher’s medal and t-shirt

Outlaw Belle Starr (unlimited @ $500):

  • display of logo on website
  • option to place promotional items in runner’s packets
  • option for table at race expo night before
  • live recognition at start/finish and awards ceremony
  • 2 free race entries finisher’s medal and t-shirt

Custom: feel free to suggest a different type of sponsorship (i.e. in-kind donation, other $ amount) and we’ll develop an incentive package that fits your needs and budget. Examples of needs that could be funded or provided in this way, and which you could be recognized as “sponsoring”, include:

  • food and beverages for racers at finish line (bananas, oranges, bagels, pizza, burgers, bbq, water, soft drinks, sports drinks, etc.)
  • food and beverages for racers at aid stations on course (gel energy packets, energy bars, bananas, oranges, water, soft drinks, sports drinks, etc.)
  • food and beverages for VIP area (racers who paid extra for service and for select sponsors) (coffee, juice, fruit, muffins, bagels, etc.)
  • race bag for packet pickup (anything from disposable to reusable with your logo on it)
  • foil warming blankets for runners
  • finishers’ medals
  • entertainment (live music at finish line and several spots along course)

Sponsors

Thank You To Our Partners

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