Fundraiser offers unique marketing opportunity for local businesses
Online PR News – 26-June-2013 – Oxnard/California – OXNARD, Calif.—Sponsorships are now available for Santa to the Sea’s upcoming half marathon and Finish Line Festival on Dec. 8. The event aims to support the community by raising scholarships and providing toys for needy children in the area. Sponsorships with Santa to the Sea give local businesses a cost-effective opportunity to enhance their brand image, promote good-will and build relationships with consumers.
Santa to the Sea draws nearly 3,500 registrants from throughout Southern California for the half marathon, two-person half marathon relay, 5K run and 1K kids run. “We’re fortunate to have such strong community participation in the race. With the neighborhood spirit contest, so many people come out to watch their friends and neighbors take part in the race,” said race founder and organizer Mike Barber. “And at the Finish Line Festival, we expect some 5,000 supporters there to experience the event and celebrate the runners as they cross the finish line.”
All races start at 8 a.m. The half marathon begins at the giant Santa located at 2801 Ventura Blvd., Oxnard, and ends at the Marine Emporium Landing in Channel Islands Harbor. The 5K run and 1K kids fun run start and finish at the Marine Emporium Landing. All participants must register before the race; there is no race-day registration. Runners can register online at www.santatothesea.com.
Sponsorship packages offer a wide range of benefits, including exclusive naming rights to event venues, activities and race components. Packages also include online and print marketing, custom promotions, race start and finish announcements, e-newsletter mentions, VIP tickets, onsite marketing, goodie bag inserts, logo branding and more. Sponsorship levels and package details are available online at www.santatothesea.com.
2012 Sponsors included:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Budweiser, CBC Federal Credit Union, Collection at RiverPark, Costco, Dole, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Erin Baker’s, First California Bank, GEICO, H & R Block, Infiniti of Oxnard, Marine Emporium Landing, Michelob Race to the Ultra, NRG Energy, Oxnard Childrens Dental Group, PODS, Quinn Power Systems, Republic Services of Oxnard, Roadrunner Shuttle, Rabobank, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, Salonpas, State Farm, Ventura County Star, Ventura Rental, and Vintage Marina Partners.
For more information about sponsorships, visit www.santatothesea.com, or contact Marty Lieberman at (818) 512-5892 or email@example.com.
Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event borne out of a desire to give back to the community. What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard, has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. Santa to the Sea includes a sanctioned half marathon and a 2-person half marathon relay, plus 5K run and 1K kids fun runs. The Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund partners with the Oxnard College Foundation to award $500 scholarships to local high school students and adults continuing their education at Oxnard College.