Road Warrior Ambassador Applications

Now Accepting Road Warrior Ambassador Applications! (through 10/31/21)

Amway River Bank Run is seeking dedicated runners to engage community members who can help spread the word about our event and Charity Partners (in person and social media) at training runs, registration parties and more!  The program is not super strict, but we are seeking like-minded individuals that are excited about running, fundraising, and eager to spread the word about the Race throughout Western Michigan and beyond.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willingness to have fun, a healthy sense of humor and ability to maintain a positive attitude throughout the program.
  • Commitment to running and a regular training/cross fitness program.
  • Established social media account on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter and willingness to post about your goals, runs, other race events as well as encouragement to run the Amway River Bank Run.
  • Partner and raise funds for one our official charities (Hand2Hand, ALS Foundation, i understand, West Michigan Trails and Greenways, and Humane Society of West Michigan)
  • Availability to appear at the 1st Saturday of the Month and 2nd Tuesday of the Month Training runs once a month (December – May)
  • Run the Amway River Bank Run (25K, 10K or 5K) on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
  • All applicants must be from the Greater Grand Rapids/Lakeshore area and at least 18 years of age.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  1. The primary role of a Road Warrior is to challenge yourself to promote the Amway River Bank Run (ARBR) brand. We are seeking individuals with positive attitudes, energy, and enthusiasm for the Race.
  2. Secondary role is to promote and fundraise for your charity partner ($500 minimum).
  3. Be a Health and Wellness Ambassador for the ARBR and promote fitness overall.  We are a group that supports all runners, no matter the distance.
  4. Other jobs include training as a team once or twice a week either running or cross-fit at the YMCA wearing branded gear and engaging others to become familiar with ARBR.
  5. Utilize your public social media presence to promote content about the ARBR (i.e., your Charity Partner/fundraising, running experience, training runs, registration parties, registration information, race weekend info, apparel, etc.) using #RBRGR  #SHRBR
  6. Ambassadors are expected to be well-versed in aspects of the race, including the race course, course support (aid station locations), registration parties, Sports & Fitness Expo/Late Registration Packet Pickup, race morning event start time and location, pacers, Finish Line protocol and Finish Fest.
  7. Interact with other Ambassadors via events and through an invite-only Facebook group.
  8. Volunteer at the Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 13, 2022.

PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE IF YOU’RE SELECTED:

  1. Product samples and complimentary gear from our many fabulous sponsors and friends.
  2. Exclusive the Amway River Bank Run Branded Ambassador gear that is not available for sale.
  3. Meet and Greet with the Race Director (TBD) and local athlete, Greg Meyer.
  4. Mentorship:  Past Road Warriors will be there to help you with your training, working with the charity partners, and all-around support as you go through your journey.
  5. A six-month membership to the YMCA plus pre-post evaluations.
  6. A five-month membership to RunGR (optional).
  7. Two complimentary entries to the Amway River Bank Run to motivate new or someone who has not participated in a few years to run on May 14, 2022.
  8. Five 50% discount entries to motivate and encourage new or returning participants.
  9. Entry into the Amway River Bank Run for the distance of their choosing.
  10. Complimentary or discounted entries into select races.
  11. Two team bonding dinners (location TBD) between January and April 2022.
  12. Two gatherings (TBD) – one to meet your charity partners in the beginning of the program and the second is a thank you wrap up after May 14, 2022.
  13. Invitation to the VIP Party on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
  14. Invitation to the Elite News Conference on Friday, May 13, 2022.
  15. Photo, bio with links to your social media channels on the Ambassador page at amwayriverbankrun.com

HOW WE’LL EVALUATE YOU:

  1. Road Warrior Ambassadors will receive comp and discount codes for promotional purposes of to attract new runners to the ARBR.
  2. Road Warrior Ambassador performance will be evaluated based on visibility in their communities, both social media and physical interaction with others including how you are as a team member.
  3. Road Warrior Ambassador attendance at training events, registration parties and team bonding events.
  4. Road Warrior Ambassadors’ interaction with their Charity Partner.
  5. Road Warrior Ambassador perks will be distributed to all selected ambassadors on a pre-determined schedule. Perks will not be distributed based on performance.

Agreement Terms:

  1. Road Warrior Ambassadors agree to be part of the program from December 1, 2021, to May 14, 2022.
  2. Road Warrior Ambassador terms expire after race on May 14, 2022. Ambassador terms do not automatically renew, and all Ambassadors will be required to re-apply each registration cycle.
  3. All posts, stories and photos must be on personal account/accounts.
  4. Road Warrior Ambassadors are not financially compensated in any way, substitutions or negotiating donations.
  5. We reserve the right to terminate any Road Warrior Ambassador from the program at any time during their term for any reason and your free entry into the race will be voided.

Check out the 2020-2021 Team on Maranda


Questions?  Send us an email at runinfo@amwayriverbankrun.com


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Road Warriors Ambassadors are required to:

1. Serve as event Ambassadors for the Amway River Bank Run 2. The primary role of a Road Warrior is to challenge yourself to promote the Amway River Bank Run (ARBR) brand. We are seeking individuals with positive attitudes, energy, and enthusiasm for the Race. 3. Secondary role is to promote and fundraise for your charity partner ($500 minimum). 4. Other jobs include training as a team once or twice a week either running or cross-fit at the YMCA wearing branded gear and engaging others to become familiar with ARBR. 5. Utilize your public social media presence to promote content about the Amway River Bank Run (i.e., your Charity Partner/fundraising, running experience, training runs, registration parties, apparel, registration information, race weekend info, apparel, etc.) using #RBRGR 6. Ambassadors are expected to be well-versed in aspects of the race, including the race course, course support (aid station locations), registration parties, Sports & Fitness Expo/Late Registration Packet Pickup, race morning event start time and location, pacers, Finish Line protocol and Finish Fest. 7. Interact with other Ambassadors via events and through an invite-only Facebook group. 8. Volunteer at the Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 13, 2022. Twenty-five (25) finalists will be selected for the interview portion of which 10 participants will ultimately be deemed as the 2022 Amway River Bank Run Road Warrior Ambassadors!

Rules and Regulations

Sponsors for the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS are the Amway River Bank Run and the sponsors of the Amway River Bank Run Road Warrior Ambassador Information: The Road Warriors (both veteran and novice runners) serve as ambassadors for the Amway River Bank Run. As a Road Warrior, you will be challenged to motivate the community to get active, commit to healthy living, try new training methods, test new gear and participate in the 25K, 10K or 5K road race on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 4. Road Warriors are not financially compensated in any way, substitutions or negotiating donations.. When signing this registration for the Road Warriors Ambassador you agree to participate fully upon being selected as a Road Warrior. Prize: The Road Warriors’ benefits will include a 25K, 10K or 5K entry, running apparel, one pair of running shoes (provided by sponsor), Road Warrior apparel, a membership to the Y.M.C.A., a pre and post BIA assessment, a membership to RunGR (optional), complimentary entries to other select races, nutritionist access, event day hospitality area and parking, and post-event lunch. No cash equivalent for prizes will be awarded. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, sponsors reserve the right to determine an alternate winner or to not award the prize in its sole discretion. Restrictions and limitations may apply per sponsor. Participants may not address sponsor for negotiation. Taxes: Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided by the sponsors. The value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The participant is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize(s) which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. The winner must provide valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Judging: A panel of judges, made up of race representatives and sponsors, will review all submitted registrations. Twenty-five (25) individuals will be chosen for an interview on Monday, November 8, 2021 or Tuesday, November 9, 2021. All applicants MUST make themselves available on Monday, November 8, 2021 and Tuesday, November 9, 2021 between 6pm and 9pm in the event they are selected as one of the 25 finalists. Individuals for the Road Warrior Ambassador positions will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Must be able to articulate their reason or story about participation, ability to promote themselves and other Road Warrior Ambassadorss at events and in the media (including social media), must be able to attend team bonding and training events. Finalists will be contacted no later than Thursday, November 4, 2021 to schedule an interview. In the event of a voicemail, finalists will have until 12pm, Friday, November 9, 2021 to return the phone call. NOTE: if finalists are chosen, but are not available for the interview process and/or do not return the phone call by noon, 12pm, Friday, November 5 2021, finalist in question will be disqualified and another finalist will be selected.

Requirements and Publicity

Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. residents and at least 18 years of age, or older and live in the Great Grand Rapids/Lakeshore area, All applicants agree to be part of the program from December 1, 2021, to May 14, 2022. Road Warrior Ambassador terms expire after race on May 14, 2022. Ambassador terms do not automatically renew, and all Ambassadors will be required to re-apply each registration cycle. All posts, stories and photos must be on personal account/accounts. Road Warrior Ambassadors are not financially compensated in any way, substitutions or negotiating donations. ARBR reserve the right to terminate any Road Warrior Ambassador from the program at any time during their term for any reason and your free entry into the race will be voided. Applicants are are required to train and participate in the ARBR at distance of choice. All applicants agree to post (1) time every week on their personal social media of choice, and all applicants agree to run and fundraise for charity. Wheelchair athletes are responsible for the purchase and maintenance of their wheeler or hand-cycle. All applications must agree to unconditionally accept and be bound to the terms of the official rules and vendor contracts. Additionally, all applicants must agree to accept all additional terms to be disclosed in the official contract, upon claiming the prize. There will be only ten (10) finalists to win and accept the privilege of being an Amway River Bank Run ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADOR. The Road Warriors are expected to train for the 25K. 10K or 5K Run and attend ARBR events; those listed below are mandatory in order to be a Road Warrior Ambassador for the 2022 Amway River Bank Run. Nov. 8/9 interviews (15 minute interview; time slots are available on a first-come, first serve basis); Nov 30 Team Meeting, Gazelle Sports, 5:00pm to 7:30pm (individual and team photos to be included); Dec 9 Road Warrior/Charity Partner Meet & Greet at (location TBD);, DDH YMCA, first night at gym Dec 7; 1st Saturday of the Month TR at DDH YMCA (then 1st Saturday of Month through May 7); 2nd Tuesday of the Month TR at Perrin Brewing (Second Tuesday Dec-May); Jan 6 Registration Party at Craig’s Cruisers; May 13 ARBR Expo; May 14 ARBR Race Day *Must attend Saturday morning long runs (Start Date TBD through race day) *Expected to attend ARBR events and other sponsor clinics, events and promotions. Publicity: Use of Personal Information: By participating, where allowed by law, all applicants grant permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use. Applicants agree that the sponsors may use and disclose information to participating vendors, and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

Release, Conduct and Decisions

Release: Use of Personal Information: By participating, where allowed by law, all applicants grant permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use. Applicants agree that the sponsors may use and disclose information to participating vendors, and use such information for marketing and other purposes. Conduct and Decisions: By participating in the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADOR program, applicants agree to be bound by the decisions of sponsors’ personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited in any and all situations (such as, but not limited to, sponsors, event management, Road Warrior leaders, Road Warrior participant, community). The sponsors will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules of the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS and the sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the sponsors, the sponsors reserve the right to terminate ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the sponsors deem appropriate. All decisions will be made by the sponsors and are final. The sponsors may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an applicant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt or damage ordinary and normal operation of the Amway River Bank Run and/or ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS, telephone systems or websites, or undermine the legitimate operation of the ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADORS is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such applicant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Deadline

ONLINE REGISTRATION DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY MAILED-IN PORTIONS AND SUBMISSION IN FULL MUST BE BY OCTOBER 31, 2021 AT 11:59P (EST) PAPER APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED/ SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 30, 2021. MAIL YOUR APPLICATION AND A SIGNED COPY OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO: RIVER BANK RUN, ROAD WARRIORS, PO BOX 2194, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49501.

BY SIGNING BELOW, APPLICANT AGREES TO UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THE OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR(S). IN ADDITION, IF SELECTED, I UNDERSTAND THE TIME COMMITMENT I WILL SERVE AS AN AMWAY RIVER BANK RUN ROAD WARRIOR AMBASSADOR. *
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