OUR SPONSORS
PARTNERS
& AFFILIATIONS

We are beyond delighted to be sponsored and supported by local businesses and organisations. 

Our 2022 events’ sponsors and partners are as follows:

Lead Sponsors: 
 
We are proud to be supported by Donegal Tourism, our partner across all the 2022 events. 
 
We are also affiliated with the following, with much appreciation:
  • Run Ireland, Irish running website – Affiliated through our registration company partners (Njuko) our events are advertised on their platforms (website, social media pages, newsletter). They have 440,000 visitors per year which is huge for event advertising and Brand Awareness. They have over 20,000 social media followers where we can post about events and sponsors. Emails to participants with event information and sponsors. https://www.runireland.com/
  • World Marathons – A global platform to advertise running events. The Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon & Seven Sisters events are advertised here. Their platforms reach 2 million runners monthly. https://worldsmarathons.com/
  • Skyrunning UK – Our Seven Sisters Skyline 55km mountain running event is part of the UK – Ireland National Skyrunning series. We were Ireland’s first Skyline event in 2019, giving the event International recognition. The event is advertised
    on their website, and we have a post on their Facebook page weekly around the event. Their platforms have 20,000 visitors a month. We also have the event advertised on UTMB pages, the world’s biggest and most notorious mountain
    running event. Our event is a race offering qualifying points for UTMB. https://skyrunninguk.com/
  • Discover Donegal / Fáilte Ireland – Locally our events are advertised and promoted on platforms associated with the tourism departments for Donegal through the tourism departments, and the Wild Atlantic Way. The Discover Donegal website has over 250,000 visitors annually from a worldwide audience, in addition to their social media reach + offline marketing activities. @DiscoverDonegal
  • Influencers -We have partnered and work with local (Donegal) influencers James O’Donnell photography (James and Iggy), and Erin from ‘Coolest place on the planet’. They have huge followings, and can advertise and promote your
    brand on their platforms. We have also recently recruited @rickiwynne10 to be our Seven Sisters Skyline ambassador
    .
  • Adventure Running Donegal – in 2021 we started a training club for the Seven Sisters Skyline event. The club also caters for beginners to trail running and hiking in general. The club trains every weekend, covering different areas and
    routes in Donegal. This club offers a great opportunity for a sponsor to be associated with a social, fitness setting linking physical activity and appreciation of the great outdoors.

Sponsorship

With Excel Sports

At Excel Sports, we appreciate the value of our sponsors, and how they help us to deliver top-quality events and experiences to our participants. In return, we offer our sponsors exposure and return of investment through promotion and branding before, during, and after each event.

The delivery of quality sponsorship management is the key to our future success.

Sponsors benefit to gain a return on their investment through such methods as: increasing brand loyalty, creating awareness and visibility, reinforcing your company image, changing consumer behavior, driving traffic to retail and website locations, finding new markets, etc.

We intend to give the best value, achieved by working with you to design a partnership that will help you reach your marketing goals. Racing provides endless marketing opportunities for the participants, families, and fans. Events give fans a chance to associate their personal values with such core values as fitness, dedication, and achievement. Endurance event partnership is a great way to associate these values with your company. Share your partnership with the events on social media often and watch how people will be attracted to your company and brand.

As each event is held in Donegal we like to align with Donegal-based companies who are keen to be linked to the county, with a brand that promotes ‘pride of place’. Our lead sponsors become synonymous with fitness and premium racing in Donegal.

Sponsorship Marketing

Matrix
Promotions
  • Announcers
  • Product giveaways, discount vouchers
  • Surveys
  • Event Ambassadors (past winner influencers) support as event sponsor
  • Prizes
Logo Impressions
  • Bibs
  • Uniforms
  • Start/Finish line and registration area signage
  • Website and social media posts
  • Association with Adventure Running Donegal club
Media Channels
  • Announcers
  • Local Radio
  • Signage
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Press releases
  • Articles/interviews
  • Flyers
Internet
  • Sponsor profile on Excel Sports website
  • Logo link to your website
  • Frequent graphic mention on event and Adventure Running Donegal social media pages and Excel Sports website
Internet
  • Food & Beverage
  • Company representative at events

Join the

Club

Adventure Running Donegal

If you become our Lead Sponsor we invite you to also be part of our Adventure Running Donegal club. The club can act as brand (product) ambassadors for Nomadic as part of the Lead sponsor package. We can promote your brand at all the various scenic locations our group runs, weekly:

  • Showcasing your products in scenic locations around Donegal
  • Linking the Nomadic brand with Donegal, nature, scenery, fitness, health, socializing, fun
  • Associating Nomadic products with endurance racing training
  • Supplying photos for your social media pages
  • Promoting the product to Adventure Running Donegal members

2022 Lead Sponsor

Benefits
  • 12 months exposure
  • The right to use the Excel Sports and event logos in advertising and promotional material leading up to and after each event.
  • Lead Sponsor included in all subsequent media including website, social media, print ads, press releases, flyers, posters, race applications, route signage, T-shirts, bib race numbers, start/finish and registration area signage.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Highland radio Interviews
  • Branded promotional videos of Seven Sisters skyline & Wild Atlantic Marathon.
  • Paid advertising through social media.
  • Hyperlink to your website from ours.
  • Optional inclusion in our Adventure Running Donegal Club promotions.

After each event we will call or meet with you to let you know how things went. We will tell you of any special exposure or feedback you received and how many times we were able to get you mentioned in announcements.

2023 Title Sponsor

Opportunity
  • The Right to the Race Events Names, including in graphic design of logos and signage:
  • 12 months exposure
  • The right to use the Excel Sports and event logos in advertising and promotional material leading up to and after each event.
  • Title Sponsor included in all subsequent media including website, social media, print ads, press releases, flyers, posters, race applications, route signage, T-shirts, bib race numbers, start/finish and registration area signage .
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Highland radio Interviews
  • Branded promotional videos of events. Paid advertising through social media.
  • Hyperlink to your website from ours.
  • Optional inclusion in our Adventure Running Donegal Club promotions.

After each event we will call or meet with you to let you know how things went. We will tell you of any special exposure or feedback you received and how many times we were able to get you mentioned in announcements

If you opt for Title Sponsorship, we will also give you the right as the sole Lead Sponsor.

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