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.
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:
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.
Secondary role is to promote and fundraise for your charity partner ($500 minimum).
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.
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.
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
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.
Interact with other Ambassadors via events and through an invite-only Facebook group.
Volunteer at the Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 13, 2022.
PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE IF YOU’RE SELECTED:
Product samples and complimentary gear from our many fabulous sponsors and friends.
Exclusive the Amway River Bank Run Branded Ambassador gear that is not available for sale.
Meet and Greet with the Race Director (TBD) and local athlete, Greg Meyer.
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.
A six-month membership to the YMCA plus pre-post evaluations.
A five-month membership to RunGR (optional).
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.
Five 50% discount entries to motivate and encourage new or returning participants.
Entry into the Amway River Bank Run for the distance of their choosing.
Complimentary or discounted entries into select races.
Two team bonding dinners (location TBD) between January and April 2022.
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.
Invitation to the VIP Party on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Invitation to the Elite News Conference on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Photo, bio with links to your social media channels on the Ambassador page at amwayriverbankrun.com
HOW WE’LL EVALUATE YOU:
Road Warrior Ambassadors will receive comp and discount codes for promotional purposes of to attract new runners to the ARBR.
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.
Road Warrior Ambassador attendance at training events, registration parties and team bonding events.
Road Warrior Ambassadors’ interaction with their Charity Partner.
Road Warrior Ambassador perks will be distributed to all selected ambassadors on a pre-determined schedule. Perks will not be distributed based on performance.
Road Warrior Ambassadors 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.
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.