Fleet Feet Elite - Sponsored Athlete Info

2016 Fleet Feet Elite Racing Team Sponsored Athlete Information and Criteria

For the aspiring elite runner residing in the immediate Columbus area 

  • While race times are not the only determining factor, the following qualifying times need to have been achieved in the last 12 months for consideration: 
    • Men: 15:40 5K; 25:45 8K; 32:45 10K; 54:00 10 Mile; 1:12 Half Marathon; 2:33 Marathon - OR you are eligible if you meet any of the age-graded standards linked here.
    • Women: 17:40 5K; 29:00 8K; 36:45 10K; 1:02 10 Mile; 1:24 Half Marathon; 2:59 Marathon  - OR you are eligible if you meet any of the age-graded standards linked here.

Team Racing Goals: 

  • High-Level Columbus Area Races: OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Emerald City Half Marathon, Nationwide Children's Columbus Marathon
  • Fleet Feet Sports Signature Races 
  • Regional & National Target Races including USATF Championship event

Sponsored Athlete Benefits 

  • Access to race comps for the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Emerald City Half Marathon, Nationwide Children's Columbus Marathon 
  • Race comps and guaranteed spots in Fleet Feet Sports Signature Races
  • Race comps to select races that Fleet Feet Sports sponsors (subject to availability) 
  • Shopping events for Nike products. 20% discount on in-stock items (any brand) at Fleet Feet + FrontRunner 
  • Weekly team runs and workouts 
  • Access to Fleet Feet Race Team and Marathoners in Training coaching 
  • Team tents at over 20 local races 
  • Additional support available for those who qualify for USA National and Olympic team trials 
  • Training Product – (estimated value $1200) 
    • 2 pair training shoes 
    • 1 pair racing flats
    • Nike Warm-up jacket and pant 
    • Nike Training shirt and shorts 
    • Nike Racing singlet and short

Requirements and Expectations 

  • Act as a brand ambassador for Fleet Feet Sports + FrontRunner, & Marathoners In Training (MIT), including but not limited to:
    • Mentoring the non-sponsored athletes on the team 
    • Inviting people into the Fleet Feet Sports community 
    • Inviting people to participate in Fleet Feet Sports store events and races 
    • Being active on Fleet Feet Sports social media outlets discussing racing, training, gear, motivation, etc. 
    • Being considerate of the Fleet Feet Sports and Marathoners in Training brands on social media with respect to not promoting competing organizations (race, training, or retail) 
    • Submit training/racing plan for the year 
    • Must compete in official team uniform, no exceptions 
    • Must wear Nike apparel at all team events & related activities 
    • Must compete in eight (8) designated team races (final list TBD) 
    • Must be or become USATF member with team designation as Fleet Feet Sports
    • Must attend team workouts and events on a regular basis 
    • Must be an active member of the Fleet Feet Sports running community 
    • Make yourself available to participate in Fleet Feet Sports / Marathoner In Training (MIT) / Nike running programs and initiatives 
    • Volunteer at a minimum of 2 Fleet Feet Sports events 
    • Commit to train and race with a winning attitude 
    • Be able to function in a team atmosphere
    • Ability to have fun

Application process 

  • Contact Andrew Kessinger (andrew@fleetfeetcolumbus.com
  • You will be sent an online application. Please be prepared to provide your running history, 2015 race results, race goals / plan for 2016 and comments on how you will be able to enhance the Fleet Feet Sports, Marathoners In Training (MIT) and Nike brands by being a member of this team. 
  • Upon approval making the team, members are required to sign annual Fleet Feet sponsorship agreement. 

** Team members will be selected as applications are received. Spots on this team are limited and based on the calendar year. 

 

 

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