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You can help make this a great event!

We are in the process of securing sponsors for the 2017 Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K. This is a unique opportunity for companies to associate with Florida’s first military/civilian community running event. The Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K is promoted by local television and radio stations, military websites, Runners World Magazine, local runner magazines and track clubs, and the Florida Times-Union for at least two months prior to the race. Over 4,000 runners/walkers are expected to participate. An estimated 30,000 spectators from the civilian community and military branches of the armed forces will line the course during the race as well as volunteering to staff the event.

A sponsorship in this event is more than just a great promotional opportunity. It is an excellent opportunity to be a participant in this worthwhile community project. Your company involvement in the Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K will highlight your support to the community and our Armed Forces.

Race entry forms, including sponsor names and logos, are distributed through military bases and civilian running activities throughout the Southeast. These forms are mailed to over 18,000 runners on our mailing list. Ads for the race appear in regional and national running publications as well as military newsletters and websites. Our official television and radio stations feature an advertising program promoting the race. Cash awards are offered to the winners in various categories to encourage participation. Each participant in the Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K receives a t-shirt and running items in their entry package. Sponsors’ logos appear on each shirt and throughout the entry package. We also have a website with on-line registration that averages over 30,000 visits per month. Your company logo will appear on this website with a link to your website, if desired. As a sponsor, your company is listed on all advertisements. The size and placement of your logo depends on the level of sponsorship.

Your contribution makes a difference!

A major event like this is not possible without the generosity of our sponsors! The Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K committee is staffed by volunteers with a long history in the Marine Corps and local running community. They will work to ensure that each dollar you contribute is allocated toward ensuring a first class event for all participants. Any funds not utilized for race expenses will be donated to select charitable organizations at our annual sponsorship dinner event, ensuring your donations continue on toward the enrichment of our veterans and local community.

This world-class event is worthy of your participation!

If you would like more information about the Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K Run, or would like to set a time to discuss details of sponsorship, contact Mr. Chris Rodatz at (904) 655-6511.