Four Seasons Races 2021 Partnership Opportunities Why become a Race Partner? Principal Partnership (one off) Champion Partnership (three off) Supporter (In-kind) Partnership Charity Partners After a year away (for you know what), we are excited to be hosting the Four Seasons Summer 10K and 5K on 4th July 2021 at the beautiful Ferry Meadows at Nene Park. It’s been a long time since we were able to get together, hasn’t it? Living Sport welcomes those new to running and experienced runners to our friendly Four Seasons Races and everyone finishing will receive a unique wooden medal, option to purchase a fabulous race t-shirt or, through our partnership with Trees not Tees, the option to plant a tree instead of a race t-shirt. The proceeds from Living Sport events go directly back to our work. As a charity we are dedicated to improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of people in Peterborough & Cambridgeshire by supporting them to get active. We work with local partners to create opportunities and conditions for an active population using the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. To celebrate these partnerships, and as part of first ever #ThankYouDay (thankyouday.org.uk) – part of https://together.org.uk/ coalition events, we’re giving 70 of our race places to local charities, so their supporters can participate and fundraise to further their excellent work. (See our Partner Charities here) Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on so many people, and it’s tested us in ways we never expected. But for many of us, it has also bought us closer together. Closer to our families and to our communities. We aren’t always great at saying thank you to each other. But this year, we want to be part of changing that. To choose one day where we all say thank you - to remember what binds us together, not just what pushes us apart. We all have different people to thank, from family members to key workers, good neighbours to volunteers; At Living Sport, recognising the close links between physical and mental health, we want to thank the charities in our region that have done incredible work supporting our mental health and communities over the last 18 months. The event marks the return of Living Sport's popular Four Seasons Series with Autumn, Winter and Spring events to follow – other dates scheduled are 19th September and 14th November for 2021. 2022 dates tbc. The event on 19th September will be part of a wider weekend Peterborough Festival that is being planned at Nene Park – to celebrate and thank the community for their efforts over the pandemic. As soon as details are available to share, we will! Why become a Race Partner? Becoming a race partner presents many opportunities that include: ‘Giving back’ to local communities by supporting our work which aims to improve health, happiness & wellbeing across the county by increasing activity levels. Raising your profile with our participants and their supporters. Improving employee morale by being part of a very exciting programme of events that support your organisational values. Opportunity to align with the attributes needed to participate - courage, resilience & perseverance. Encouraging your employees to get active and to participate in the events. Presenting your organisation to and Interacting with our participants Marketing benefits with excellent reach as detailed in each our partnership packages below. Principal Partnership for Race Series Now confirmed as Central England Co-operative Champion Partnership (three off) £350/race £950 for 2021 series Our Champion Partnership package offers excellent opportunities to interact directly with our participants and their supporters to achieve great reach through our communications. A dedicated space for your organisation at the Race Start and the opportunity to support participants and depending on nature of business, demonstration, display or sales opportunity – with approval of Nene Park. Your organisation’s branding to feature on all promotional collateral; including all digital marketing pre, during and post event; website, emails to participants, banners and posters on site at Nene Park. 5 places per event for your employees. Thank you as part of warm-up & commentary. Supporter (In-kind) Partnership If financial support is not for you, we welcome lots of other types of support! Perhaps you can offer: Support to promote our event to help us reach our target of 500 runners Winner Prizes Spot Prizes Refreshments for participants and/or volunteers Something unique for the Race Start/Finish A sports massage or foot massage A Mariachi band! (Really, really want) Or maybe your team would like to volunteer – manage our locker facility, marshal, or cheerlead? Would you make an excellent commentator or warm-up act? Your organisation’s branding to feature on promotional collateral; including all digital marketing pre, during and post event; website, and all communications with participants. Charity Partners Details to follow! Please contact Kelly Vickers; [email protected] if you are interested in becoming a Race Partner.