Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Program 2017-2018 Packages

The Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program connects the philanthropic community to passionate race participants willing to raise funds and awareness for meaningful causes. In 2017, participants raised over $2 million dollars for 62 charitable organizations - a benchmark that has been surpassed for seven consecutive years. Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than $26 million has been raised to benefit various charities.

As a 2018 Sidewalk Squad Corporate Partner, your company will be recognized as a prominent supporter of the Run for a Reason program through a variety of advertising, marketing and networking benefits that will be activated before, during and after race weekend. By contributing a tax-deductible donation to an official Run for a Reason charity, your company’s name and logo will appear on the race course, at the pre-event EXPO, on the event website and more. All opportunities include a limited amount of race entries. 


Become a Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Donor

  • Join a unique organization committed to the Houston community with an economic impact of over $51M
  • Support a 45 year community tradition that now attracts approximately 33,000 participants, 6,500 volunteers, 250,000 spectators and half a million television viewers
  • Strategic marketing opportunities for your company before, during and after race weekend
  • Association with other race weekend events, including a two-day health and fitness EXPO, Hoopla station along the course and post-race party exposure
  • Premier branding and exposure opportunities to a large and diverse demographic
  • Exclusive hospitality benefits
  • Marathon and half marathon race entries
  • Support an official charity with a tax-deductible donation
  • Build teamwork and camaraderie among employees outside the workplace
  • Create a fun, exciting opportunity for employees, clients and vendors to cheer on thousands of runners along a designated area of the course
  • Experience the excitement of race weekend and the satisfaction of knowing that your company is contributing to a worthy cause that directly benefits the local community

 

2017-2018 Sidewalk Squad Charity Packages

 

  • RunforaReasonHouston.org
  • 2017-2018 Run for a Reason Official Charities
  • 3 “A” Bereavement
  • ALS Association Texas Chapter
  • Alzheimer's Association, Houston & SE Texas Chapter
  • American Heart Association
  • The Arbor School
  • Avondale House
  • Bel Inizio
  • Bo's Place
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • The Cade R. Alpard Foundation for Pediatric Liver Disease
  • CanCare, Inc.
  • Child Advocates, Inc.
  • Citizens for Animal Protection
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Association of Houston
  • Dress for Success Houston
  • Epilepsy Foundation Texas
  • Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels
  • Friends of Down Syndrome
  • The Galveston Bay Foundation
  • The HEART Program
  • Houston Area Parkinson Society
  • Houston Children's Charity
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Houston Police Foundation
  • Houston SPCA
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kids' Meals, Inc.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Living Water International
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • The Montrose Center
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Open Door Mission
  • Organization for Autism Research
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • The Parish School
  • Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
  • Reach Unlimited
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Salvation Army of Greater Houston
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Snowdrop Foundation
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Star of Hope Mission
  • Sunshine Kids Foundation
  • Teach For America
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • The Todd Krampitz Foundation
  • Undies for Everyone
  • USO (Unites Service Organization)
  • Vita-Living, Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Houston
  • Young Texans Against Cancer


2017 Participant and Race Demographics

 

  • 33,000 runners in three races - marathon, half marathon & 5K
  • 50% female, 50% male
  • 78% are from the Greater Houston area
  • 89% are from Texas
  • 98% are from the United States
  • 2% are international
  • 250,000+ spectators on course
  • Over 480,000 local television viewers
  • 2,000,000 website page views
  • Over 30,000 Facebook “Likes”
  • Over 4,500 Instagram followers
  • Over 14,400 Twitter followers
  • In 2016, $2.3M raised benefiting 61 charities
  • Since its inception in 1995, more than $24 million has been raised for local charities


2017-2018 Sidewalk Squad Charity Packages


RECORD HOLDER ($10,000)

  • $9,000 donation to an official charity of your choice (tax-deductible)
  • $1,000 to the Houston Marathon Committee (non tax-deductible)


Package includes:

  • Logo placement and hyperlink in two (2) email newsletters (HMC Database – 136,000+)

  •   Four (4) logo impressions in the Charity Village section of RunFest, the official post-race party

  • Banner with company logo, Run for a Reason logo and charity name

  •   Logo placement on Sidewalk Squad t-shirts, at pre-event EXPO and in the official Race Day Program

  •   Recognition, logo placement and hyperlink on Sidewalk Squad page of event website

  •   Race day party box for 20 (Must contact HMC office to secure a location on the course)

  •   Six (6) race entries to be used by December 1, 2017, with an opportunity to purchase up to 20 additional entries

  •   Six (6) race day We Are Houston breakfast invitations

  •   Two (2) invitations to the end of season charity luncheon celebration (Spring 2018) 


OLYMPIAN ($7,500)

 

  • $6,750 donation to an official charity of your choice (tax-deductible)
  • $750 to the Houston Marathon Committee (non tax-deductible)


Package includes:

  • Logo placement and hyperlink in one (1) email newsletters (HMC Database – 136,000+)

  •   Two (2) logo impressions in the Charity Village section of RunFest, the official post-race party

  •   Banner with donor company logo, Run for a Reason logo and charity name

  •   Logo placement on Sidewalk Squad t-shirts, at pre-event EXPO and in the official Race Day Program

  •   Recognition, logo placement and hyperlink on Sidewalk Squad page of event website

  •   Race day party box for 15 (Must contact HMC office to secure a location on the course)

  •   Four (4) race entries to be used by December 1, 2017, with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 additional entries

  •   Four (4) race day We Are Houston breakfast invitations

  •   Two (2) invitations to the end of season charity luncheon celebration (Spring 2018) 


CHAMPION ($5,000)

  • $4,500 donation to an official charity of your choice (tax-deductible)
  • $500 to the Houston Marathon Committee (non tax-deductible)


Package includes:

  • Banner with donor company logo, Run for a Reason logo and charity name

  •   Logo placement on Sidewalk Squad t-shirt, at pre-event EXPO and in the official Race Day Program

  •   Recognition, logo placement and hyperlink on Sidewalk Squad page of event website

  •   Race day party box for 10 (Must contact HMC office to secure a location on the course)

  •   Two (2) race entries to be used by December 1, 2017, with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional entries

  •   Two (2) race day We Are Houston breakfast invitations

  •   Two (2) invitations to the end of season charity luncheon celebration (Spring 2018) 

ELITE ($2,500)

  • $2,250 donation to an official charity of your choice (tax-deductible)
  • $250 to the Houston Marathon Committee (non tax-deductible)


Package includes:

  • Text placement on Sidewalk Squad t-shirt, at pre-event EXPO and in the official Race Day Program

  •   Recognition, text placement and hyperlink on Sidewalk Squad page of event website

  •   Race day party box for 5 (Must contact HMC office to secure a location on the course)

  •   Two (2) race entries to be used by December 1, 2017

  •   Two (2) race day We Are Houston breakfast invitations

  •   Two (2) invitations to the end of season charity luncheon celebration (Spring 2018) 

 

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