Race Ambassador Program

The PNC Milwaukee Marathon is seeking influential runners to represent our 2017 race! We’re looking for 20 dedicated runners who love the PNC Milwaukee Marathon, are involved in their local running community and are ready to be part of our amazing team of Ambassadors.

Recruiting the Team

Who are our ambassadors? They might be a marathon fanatic. Maybe they’re a casual runner. They could have an inspiring story to share. Most importantly, they each embody the strength and togetherness of the running community. We will be looking for those who are active in their local running communities, on social media and in person. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, couch-to-5ker, or just a casual run/walker we want you to participate with us! Post fliers, talk to businesses, universities, athletic stores and your friends. We have a fun race lineup planned and we want you to enjoy being a part of our team.

Program Outline

As a PNC Milwaukee Marathon Ambassador you will be our eyes and ears on the streets. You’ll tap into your social networks, provide inspiration, answer questions and encourage registration. You’ll actively engage with your local running/walking community and be a conversation starter with your audience. Your number one goal is to influence registration decisions to ensure the 2017 PNC Milwaukee Marathon is a memorable celebration.

You are willing to post flyers (provided by the PNC Milwaukee Marathon), talk to local businesses, universities, high school running groups, running stores and most of all – your friends. All Ambassadors will be outfitted with PNC Milwaukee Marathon swag and provided a Welcome Kit that will contain everything you need to be successful as an official PNC Milwaukee Marathon Ambassador. Our Ambassadors are also our go-to team to offer up fresh new ideas that help grow our event.

All participation is voluntary. The program does not provide direct monetary compensation but the rewards can save you hundreds of dollars and reward you with the best perks we have to offer.

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Notification Deadline: All ambassadors will be selected no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Ambassador welcome kits will be shipped Monday, March 20, 2017, leaving you many months to recruit as many runners/walkers as you can
  • Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2017 is the deadline for all online referrals
  • On Friday, October 13, 2017 you will be notified as to your total referral tally
  • Ambassadors serve from April 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

What You’ll Get

Welcome Kit

  • 2017 Registration Refund
  • Limited edition Ambassador swag
  • You will receive a unique code to use to track referrals. Each participant that uses an Ambassador code will be entered into a monthly lottery/drawing for special giveaways.
  • Online recognition, including sharing your story and a profile on our website

The perks of becoming an Ambassador are based on your success. Your recruitment efforts will be rewarded based on the tiered rewards system outlined below:

Tier 1: 10 Referrals

  • $50 gift certificate to the PNC Milwaukee Marathon merchandise store

Tier 2: 25 Referrals

  • $50 gift certificate to the PNC Milwaukee Marathon merchandise store
  • VIP Access on Marathon Sunday (VIP parking, warm coffee and private bathrooms before the start of the race and during the post race party)

Tier 3: 50 Referrals

  • $100 gift certificate to the PNC Milwaukee Marathon merchandise store
  • VIP Access on Marathon Sunday (VIP parking, warm coffee and private bathrooms before the start of the race and during the post race party)
  • $25 gift certificate to Performance Running Outfitters

Tier 4: 100 Referrals

  • $100 gift certificate to the PNC Milwaukee Marathon merchandise Store
  • VIP Access on Marathon Sunday (VIP parking, warm coffee and private bathrooms before the start of the race and during the post race party)
  • $25 gift certificate to Performance Running Outfitters
  • Post race rehab package (including a deep tissue restorative massage, a 60-minute float session, and a whole body cryotherapy session)
  • Free 2017 Limited Edition Finisher’s Jacket

Requirements

Blogging, Facebook shares and tweeting regularly about upcoming news from the PNC Milwaukee Marathon. Our goal is for you to lead and guide new and inexperienced runners through their training process on our behalf – motivate and inspire our runners, and share your story! We encourage frequent communication and love to hear about your running goals and accomplishments.

  • You must participate in the 2017 PNC Milwaukee Marathon, half marathon, 10K race, or 5K race
  • Spread the word of the PNC Milwaukee Marathon
  • Collateral distribution in your hometown where runners might go (like running stores, local races, etc., pretty much wherever you go)
  • Post at least three times per month on each applicable social channel
    • Posts can range from updates to announcements to training photos
    • Blogging
    • Writing product reviews
    • Speaking at a conference or other events
    • Creating creative content, such as photos and videos
  • Post link to the PNC Milwaukee Marathon website in bios and other appropriate places online
  • Participation in the 2017 Planning Feedback Forums and Surveys (you are our research team to help us better serve the running community)
  • Be available in your ambassador role during, and leading up to, Marathon Weekend
  • Race Expo and Event Outreach: Event support, including but not limited to race expos, build-up runs, and social events

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