2016 Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge by improving your company’s image, prestige and credibility by supporting events that your target market finds attractive. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States. When event sponsorship is strategic and well-conceived, it can boost both short-term and long-term sales.

Join with us and support the 7th Annual Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon and get your brand or product in front of a great young demographic. Please also consider using the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon as a venue to entertain your clients, customers, employees and partners. Contact Event Director Steve Nearman at steve@wilsonbridgehalf.com for additional opportunities.

Title Sponsor Benefits – Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6k & Kid’s Mini-Half

  • Naming Rights. Title Sponsor name and logo will be integrated into the event branding.
  • Product/service exclusivity. No other company in the same industry category will be permitted to sponsor the event.
  • Title Sponsor will receive “top billing” in all advertising and promotion and on all event signage and materials.
  • Company logo featured on official commemorative Spike Bag gift given to 4,000 participants based on last year’s participation numbers..
  • Company logo displayed on Sponsor Page at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com with link to sponsor website.
  • Company logo featured in the Finish Line Festival at the Finish Line on the Finish Line Tower structure under which all the runners pass.
  • Company logo featured on one additional large sign near the Finish Line.
  • Company logo featured on front of podium during Awards Ceremony.
  • Company logo featured on Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Facebook page for one month prior to the event.
  • Company logo featured on 4,000 race bibs.
  • Company logo on 4,000 Packet Pick Up Bags.
  • One 20′ x 20′ display tent at the Finish Line Festival.
  • Complimentary registration for two participants in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon.
  • Public address recognition at the Starting Line and Finish Line/Finish Line Festival.
  • Opportunity to include company materials and/or a gift item in 4,000 race packets. Note: All items must be approved in advance by the Event Director.
  • Use of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon logo in Sponsor’s advertising and promotion (prior approval required)
  • Option to brand a unique venue within Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon (Finish Line Festival, Entertainment Stage, EXPO/Packet Pick Up and/or Official Runner Photo Booth). Additional fee required. See the next page for details.

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Presenting Sponsor Benefits – Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6k & Kid’s Mini-Half

  • Naming Rights. Presenting Sponsor name and logo will be integrated into the event branding.
  • Product/service exclusivity. No other company in the same industry category will be permitted to sponsor the event.
  • Presenting Sponsor will receive “top billing” in all advertising and promotion and on all event signage and materials. Note that the Title Sponsor will have a more prominent position than the Presenting Sponsor.
  • Company logo featured on the official commemorative Spike Bag gift given to 4,000 participants based on participation last year.
  • Company logo displayed on Sponsor Page at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com with link to sponsor website.
  • Company logo featured in the Finish Line Festival at the Finish Line on the Finish Line Tower structure under which all the runners pass.
  • Company logo featured on one additional large sign near the Finish Line.
  • Company logo featured on front of podium during Awards Ceremony.
  • Company logo featured on Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Facebook page for one month prior to the event.
  • Company logo featured on 4,000 race bibs.
  • Company logo on 4,000 Packet Pick Up Bags.
  • One 10′ x 10′ display tent at the Finish Line Festival.
  • Complimentary registration for one participant in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon.
  • Public address recognition at the Starting Line and Finish Line/Finish Line Festival.
  • Opportunity to include company materials and/or a gift item in 4,000 race packets. Note: All items must be approved in advance by the Event Director.
  • Use of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon logo in Sponsor’s advertising and promotion (prior approval required)
  • Option to brand a unique venue within Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon (Finish Line Festival, Entertainment Stage, EXPO/Packet Pick Up and/or Official Runner Photo Booth).Additional fee required. See the next page for details.

Associate Sponsor Benefits – Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6k & Kid’s Mini-Half Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6k & Kid’s Mini-Half

  • Company logo featured on the official commemorative Spike Bag gift given to 4,000 participants.
  • Company logo displayed on Sponsor Page at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com with link to sponsor website.
  • Company logo featured in the Finish Line Festival at the Finish Line on the Finish Line Tower structure under which all the runners pass.
  • Company logo featured on one additional large sign near the Finish Line.
  • Company logo featured on front of podium during Awards Ceremony (This benefit is limited to two logos only. First come, first served).
  • Company logo featured on Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Facebook page for one month prior to the event.
  • Company logo featured on 4,000 race bibs (This benefit is limited to two logos only. First come, first served).
  • Company logo on 4,000 Packet Pick Up Bags.
  • One 10′ x 10′ display tent at the Finish Line Festival (This benefit is limited to two sponsors only. First come, first served).
  • Complimentary registration for one participant in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon.
  • Public address recognition at the Starting Line and Finish Line/Finish Line Festival.
  • Opportunity to include company materials and/or a gift item in 4,000 race packets. Note: All items must be approved in advance by the Event Director.
  • Use of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon logo in Sponsor’s advertising and promotion (prior approval required)
  • Opportunity for “Official” product or service designation. Additional fee required. See the next page for details.
  • Option to brand a unique venue within Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon (Finish Line Festival, Entertainment Stage, EXPO/Packet Pick Up and/or Official Runner Photo Booth). Additional fee required. See the next page for details.
  • One-year sponsorship fee – $5,000. Discount for multi-year commitment.

Supporting Sponsor Benefits – Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6k & Kid’s Mini-Half

  • Company logo displayed on Sponsor Page at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com with link to sponsor website.
  • Company logo featured in the Finish Line Festival at the Finish Line on the Finish Line Tower structure under which all the runners pass.
  • Company logo featured on one additional large sign near the Finish Line.
  • Company logo on 4,000 Packet Pick Up Bags.
  • Public address recognition at the Starting Line and Finish Line/Finish Line Festival.
  • Opportunity to include company materials and/or a gift item in 4,000 race packets. Note: All items must be approved in advance by the Event Director.
  • Use of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon logo in Sponsor’s advertising and promotion (prior approval required)
  • One-year Sponsorship fee – $2,500. Discount for multi-year commitment.

Expo Booth Purchase

Purchase your 2016 Woody Wilson’s Presidential Packet Pickup Booth

Vendors & Sponsors, purchase your 2016 Woody Wilson’s Presidential Packet Pickup Booth in the Atrium of the US Patent & Trademark Office. Please note that venue provided Wi-Fi may not be reliable so we recommend bringing your own Wi-Fi or 4G device to process payments.

Purchase Your Booth

Optional Venue Branding Opportunities for Title Sponsors

For an additional fee, the Title and/or Presenting Sponsor may opt to brand one or more of four unique venues within Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. WWBHM management will work with the sponsor to tailor these venue branding opportunities for the greatest exposure.

EXPO/Packet Pickup

Woody Wilson’s Presidential Packet Pick Up: To be held on Saturday only, October 1, 2016 (from 8 am to 8 pm) at the  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office building located at 600 Dulany Street in Alexandria. Thousands of participants and their guests will attend the Woody Wilson’s Presidential Packet Pickup to pick up their race packets, t-shirts and other running related items sold by vendors throughout the day on Saturday, with free parking for all. WWBHM anticipates more than 5,000 visitors.

WWBHM management will provide free bus shuttle service on the morning of the race to and from USPTO and the start/finish in Old Town Alexandria.

Finish Line Festival

Finish Line Festival: The Finish Line Festival is held in a scenic outdoor area overlooking the Potomac River from under the famous Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Thousands of participants will enter the Finish to join their families, friends, colleagues and volunteers at the festival. The festival includes sponsor and charity partner displays, interactive activities, and live entertainment. The Finish Line Festival will operate for more than three hours after the first runner completes the race. The Finish Line Festival sponsor will have high profile branding throughout the Finish Line Festival venue and will receive special public address recognition throughout the festivities.

Entertainment Stage

Entertainment Stage: High energy live entertainment will greet the half marathon runners as they cross the finish line and enter the Finish Line Festival. The Entertainment Stage sponsor will brand the band stage and will be recognized by the band throughout its performance. A sponsor representative will have the opportunity to deliver brief remarks to the audience, during one of the band’s breaks. The band stage will also be used for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Awards Presentation Ceremony.

Photo Booth

Official Runner Photo Booth: Individuals and small groups of runners and their friends and family members will pose for commemorative post half marathon photos at this facility located in the Finish Line Festival. The Photo Booth sponsor will have the opportunity to brand this area in such a way that its logo will be prominently visible in all photos. WWBHM will provide a tent, posing platform and a backdrop frame in front of which the subjects will pose. The Photo Booth sponsor will have the opportunity to design and produce (at its expense) a branded banner to be displayed as the backdrop in the photo booth. The Photo Booth sponsor may provide additional signage and/or branded materials and staff to further enhance the photo booth experience.

Make a credit card payment for an event sponsorship package or other non-race registration WWBHM purchase. Please Contact Steve Nearman for payment information.

You will be taken to our Secure Order Summary page where you can enter your credit card information and payment amount.

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Questions about Sponsorship

Please contact our Event Director, Steve Nearman, with any questions regarding becoming a sponsor of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

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