Partner Prospectus

The Run Forest, Run! annual signature event is a 10k and 5k road race that starts and ends at Forest Lake Elementary. The course is one of a kind, designed to give runners a beautiful view through the Forest Acres neighborhood while being challenged by hills throughout. The course is certified by the US Track and Field Association and the race is timed and facilitated by Strictly Running. Run Forest, Run! is also part of the Columbia Running Club’s Tour de Columbia, as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC Running Club race schedule.

In addition to the race itself, the race start-and-finish hub has business-partner booths and food vendors, and features a live performance by the Huntington Barber band. There is also a 1-mile fun run and various special guests such as the D.A.R.E. car and our friends from Live PD. Doctor’s Care has already signed on for year two, given the of success year one. Last but not least: the persuasive SWAG bag! First-year participants could not believe the amazing SWAG contributed by the Forest Acres business community and are ready to see what year two will hold…

WHY BE A PARTNER?

The first annual Run Forest, Run! event was a huge community success. The race partnered with various businesses around the Forest Acres area to create a new race that runners wanted to be a part of. The Run brought more than 600 runners and walkers to the area. In addition to t-shirt and sign recognition, local businesses participated on-site with booths that drew runners to their tents and gave our partners the ability to connect with the participants. Many partners also contributed branded items to build the coveted SWAG bag, allowing them to personally connect and advertise not only with the participants, but with the larger community, as each runner continues to use the SWAG items. Don’t miss out on getting your business recognized at one of the premier running events in Columbia!

Are you ready to join us and support your community?
Sign up to become a partner today!

Platinum

$ 2500
  • Logo on back of the runners shirts
  • Premier spot for name and logo on promotional materials for race event
  • Logo on a banner prominently displayed year round at the school (top-tier placement)
  • Booth at packet pickup
  • Booth at race day
  • Promotional materials in runner bags
  • 8 race entries

Gold

$ 1500
  • Logo on back of the runners shirts
  • Logo on a banner prominently displayed year round at the school (second-tier placement)
  • Booth on race day
  • Promotional materials in runner bags
  • 6 race entries

Silver

$ 1000
  • Logo on a banner prominently displayed year round at the school (third-tier placement)
  • Promotional materials in runner bags
  • 4 race entries

Bronze

$ 500
  • Name on a banner prominently displayed year round at the school (fourth-tier placement)
  • Promotional materials in runner bags
  • 2 race entries

Partner

$ 250
  • Name on sponsor sheet in all runners bags
  • 1 race entry

Partnership Form

Complete this form to apply for partnership with Run Forest, Run and Forest Lake Elementary Foundation.