Ambassador Perks (the list is growing!):
Complimentary Registration Official Marathon Ambassador Gear Discounts on VIP Packages Your bio and photo on our websiteSpecial swag from our SponsorsAdditional Opportunities during race weekend, based on involvementComplimentary Hotel stays on race weekend
Ambassador Role: Blogging, Facebook shares and tweeting regularly about upcoming news from the Asheville Marathon.Collateral Distribution in hometown (running stores, local races, etc.)Spreading the word about The Asheville Marathon events (local running clubs, social media, blogging, etc. as examples) and answering questions.Participation in the Race Planning Feedback Forums and Surveys (you are our research team to help us better serve the running community!)Race Weekend support at expo and packet pickupAmbassadors must attend a minimum of 1 AVL Marathon selected regional - expo on behalf of the AVL Marathon in the summer/fall or winter.
In addition to the above perks and expectations, we will open up additional opportunities to our Ambassadors first. These additional opportunities may include pre-race interviews and news stories, merchandise giveaways, Pace Team invitations, sponsor product giveaways and inclusion in special Race weekend events. Our Ambassadors serve as both race representatives and our consulting team – we look to you for feedback, tips, and new ideas!
**NOTE: Social Networking not your thing? New for 2018 -- Race Weekend Staff positions available for those that are not so socially savvy but want to be part of the race happenings and get perks for being involved with the event. (Start/finish line coordinator, Volunteer coordinator, Entertainment Coordinator, Race Expo Outreach Coordinator, Retail Coordinator, Expo Coordinator and more!) Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be considered for a Race Staff Role.
All Ambassadors will be featured on The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate website. Chosen applicants will have a profile, photo, and opportunity to connect with other runners through social media, meet-up runs, and more! You will have the opportunity to lead and guide new and inexperienced runners through their training process, motivate and inspire our runners, and share your story!
We encourage frequent communication and love to hear about your running goals and accomplishments.
Please note that Ambassadors are NOT financially compensated in any way. This is strictly and purely a volunteer role, not employee, freelance or contractor. We do not subsidize travel or training expenses or issue payment of any kind to our team. The Ambassadors serve from June to April, though Ambassadors are encouraged to reapply if they wish to continue on future years.
To be considered as a race ambassador you have to have either volunteered or participated in either the Asheville Half Marathon or Full Marathon at Biltmore Estate previously. Only prior participants in the event will be considered for our ambassador roles.
The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate reserves the right to remove any Ambassador from the team at any time due to poor conduct, poor sportsmanship, a display of negative behaviors or failure to perform duties. If an ambassador decides to forego being an AMA prior to the event taking place, they forfeit any prizes or comp entries to the race.
Does being an Asheville Marathon Ambassador sound like something for you? Fill out this form and get your chance to experience a new kind of fun this year. :)