Sponsor the Tunxis Trail Ultramarathon

We are looking for sponsors, both local businesses looking to show support for the Burlington Land Trust, as well as regional businesses looking to connect with the wider trail running community.

The Tunxis Trail Ultramarathon is a challenging, technical trail race through the Tunxis Trail system in Burlington, CT. It is a small race in its second year that already has an enthusiastic following in Connecticut. The first year saw 53 registrations with no paid advertising, only exposure through Connecticut Facebook trail running groups and use of Ultrasignup.com for race registration and promotion.

Tunxis 2017 Race Start

The course is very tough, and in order to minimize the impact of the race on the forests and local community, runners must navigate a minimally marked course. While it is not an exclusive race, it is one that is promoted by how difficult it is, resulting in self-selection of highly motivated runners.

Climbing the Mile of Ledges

The Burlington Land Trust holds the race each year as a fundraiser. In 2018, the race will be Saturday, August 26th, and will have a race village at the Nassahegan Recreational Complex on Punchbrook Road.

This year there will be two distances:

  • Ultramarathon: 60K (37 miles), or two laps around the course.
  • Fun Run: 30K (18.5 miles), or one lap around the course.

The 2017 ultramarathon drew 53 registrants and 30 volunteers. Most volunteers were Burlington residents, about 1/3 were from the trail running community in Connecticut. Runners came from all over the Northeast, with 3/4 of them coming from Connecticut, and only two residents participated:

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Runner demographics were representative of most endurance races.

tunxis_2017_runner_demographics

Sponsorship packages:

  • $100 Bronze:
    • Your logo on our web site and race t-shirt, 3 square inches
    • A Facebook page post thanking you with an image of your choice
    • A thank you in the mandatory pre-race briefing
  • $250 Silver
    • Your logo on our web site and race t-shirt, 6 square inches
    • A thank you in the mandatory pre-race briefing
    • Inclusion of any of your promotional materials in the race swag package.
    • Placement for your banner along the start/finish chute
  • $500 Gold
    • Your logo on our web site and race t-shirt, 9 square inches
    • A thank you in the mandatory pre-race briefing
    • Inclusion of any of your promotional materials in the race swag package.
    • Placement for your banner along the start/finish chute
    • Room to set up a tent to feature your services in the Race Expo
    • Up to 5 race entries for brand ambassadors, employees, etc.
  • $1000 Platinum
    • Your logo on our web site and race t-shirt, 9 square inches
    • A thank you in the mandatory pre-race briefing
    • Inclusion of any of your promotional materials in the race swag package.
    • Placement for your banner along the start/finish chute
    • Room to set up a tent to feature your services in the Race Expo
    • Up to 5 race entries for brand ambassadors, employees, etc.
    • Category Ownership

In-kind donations donations are also welcome. In particular, we are looking for prizes for first place male and female in each race. Aid station sponsorships are also available. Because of the challenging nature of the course and race format, we will be offering an “Extra Mile Award” to the runner with the highest mileage discrepancy on a GPS tracking device. There is current room for naming rights to the award, and the runner will receive an engraved compass.

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