Get on board now as a sponsor for Great Race 2014

greatraceposter4modesPlanning for Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race 2014 is underway in St. Louis.  On May 8, CMT will once again work to raise awareness about the viable transportation options available in our region by placing Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which mode can travel to their destination the fastest during the evening rush.

This year, the race will start in the Clayton area and culminate at the Shrewsbury Lansdowne MetroLink Station, where we will host a Metro Market, designed to showcase live vignettes of what could be experienced if the community was able to attract Transit-Oriented Development. More specifically, it will serve as an example of “what could be” developed around transit in terms of eateries, retail, entertainment and green space.

This finish line celebration is sure to take the already popular race to the next level. It will present media exposure opportunities, as well as the chance to promote your organization to the hundreds of expected attendees. And, we hope you will consider partnering with us for it.  Sponsorships are available at the Gold Level ($5,000), Silver Level ($3,000) and Bronze Level ($1,000). Incentives vary according to the level of commitment and are outlined on the attached form.

Sponsorships must be confirmed prior to March 15, 2014 to ensure inclusion in the event’s marketing materials.

If you have any questions or would like to further discuss,  contact 314-231-7272 or kcella@cmt-stl.org. Remember, all sponsorships and gifts to CMT are tax deductible.

SPONSOR LEVELS

Gold Level Sponsor $5,000

IMG_4862The organization will be recognized as one of the event’s presenting sponsors; invited to have as many as 5 organizational representatives added to one of the respective Great Race teams (this number is subject to the mode chosen); given 10 VIP wristbands and 2 preferred event parking passes if an alternative mode isn’t utilized; granted premiere positioning of the organization’s logo on “team” t-shirts and in event marketing materials and print ads; incorporated, as relevant, in media interviews surrounding the event; given a complimentary booth/table at the Metro Market to raise awareness about the work of your organization; granted option of providing a premium item(s) for inclusion in the swag bags given to race participants and a specified number of general attendees; recognized at the event via onsite signage and official remarks; given opportunity to help recognize the winning team with an award; given 15 event “team” t-shirts, listed as a presenting sponsor in all press materials and included in social media outreach efforts. Please note: additional incentives are open for discussion on a commitment by commitment basis.

Silver Level Sponsor $3,000 –

The organization will be recognized as a Silver Level Sponsor; invited to have up to 3 organizational representatives added to one of the respective Great Race teams (this number is subject to the mode chosen); given 5 VIP wristbands; granted second-tier inclusion of the organization’s logo on “team” t-shirts and in event marketing materials and print ads; given a complimentary booth/table at the Metro Market to raise awareness about the work of your organization; granted option of providing a premium item for inclusion in the swag bags given to race participants and a specified number of general attendees; recognized as a Silver Level Sponsor at the event via onsite signage, given 10 event “team” t-shirts and listed as a Silver Level sponsor in all press materials.

Bronze Level Sponsor $1,000 –

The organization will be recognized as a Bronze Level Sponsor; invited to have 1 organizational representative added to one of the respective Great Race teams (this number is subject to the mode chosen); granted third-tier inclusion of the organization’s logo on “team” t-shirts and in event marketing materials and print ads; given a complimentary booth/table at the Metro Market to raise awareness about the work of your organization; given 1 event “team” t-shirt, recognized as a Bronze Level Sponsor at the event via onsite signage and listed as a Bronze Level sponsor in all press materials.

Remember all sponsorships and gifts to CMT are tax deductible.