Runner Sponsorship Program

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The Program

At Fair Shake, we seek to empower communities and stimulate economies in the Appalachian Basin through our residency program and our outreach programs. To foster a network of natural advocates in the regions we serve, we're looking to sponsor runners who work to increase exposure to the communities we serve by hosting events and utilizing social media to encourage people to explore our service area by foot.

What's in it for a sponsored athlete? 

  • a yearly stipend
  • event support
  • Fair Shake ELS swag 
  • community engagement and leadership opportunities

We're not concerned about your stellar performance as an athlete. Instead, we're looking for athletes who are fit enough to show off their trails and communities by foot.

How to Apply

If you're interested in being a Fair Shake ELS sponsored athlete, send us the following with "Sponsored Athlete Application" in the subject line:

  • A letter of interest that describes who you are, why you're interested in being a Fair Shake ELS sponsored athlete, and what event(s) you expect to put on within the next year;
  • A photo (or several) of the area that you intend to highlight as a sponsored athlete; and
  • A list of deadlines you need to be able to meet to put on the event(s) described in your letter of interest.

Applications should be emailed to:

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Image by SAW Photography