Interested in becoming an ambassador for the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k?  Do you like to help and inform runners of all levels? Do you love running and sweet race swag?

As an Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k ambassador, you’ll help spread the love of the Event. You’ll be a reflection of the event on and off the course. No matter if you’re a daily runner, a first time or veteran marathoner or half marathoner – we want you on board!

What you’ll need:

  • Enthusiasm about the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k.  Of course, the most important part of being an ambassador is that you’re enthusiastic about the event. If you love to run and love the community that the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k brings together, then this will be a good fit for you.
  • Good communication skills. Whether you’re online or offline being able to communicate with potential participants is key.  We’ll provide you with the info so you’ll have a good understanding of the event in order to communicate it with future Runners.
  • Connections in the community. Having connections in the community is important but these connections can be gained while working as an ambassador.  That means going to running clubs, running & bike stores, gyms – basically anywhere where you can promote the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k. This can be done both online and in person.

Read below about our Local Ambassador and Social Media Ambassador programs. If one sounds like it is the right fit for you, fill out the application at the bottom of the page. Our program manager will then reach out to you with any questions.

Local Ambassador Program

Local Ambassadors represent Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k in a specific geographic region.

  • You represent Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k in your geographic region
  • Your main job is to help spread awareness of the Event, be an advocate for running, and establish relationships with local runners and businesses (e.g., running store, etc.)

Local Ambassador Program Details

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promote the Event online and offline
  • Invite people to register for the event
  • Help at expos where Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k is present
  • Coordinate local events (e.g., group runs, meetups, Q&A sessions)
    • Coordinate food (e.g., pizza). We’ll pay.
    • Coordinate a guest speaker (e.g., a local runner, former Olympian, dietitian, physical therapist, etc.)
    • Give away race entries and partner products at the meetup
    • Reach out to local running & tri clubs
    • Livestream the event
  • Attend local running club meetings and workouts representing the Event
  • Contribute content such as pictures of these workouts and events
  • Recruit volunteers locally to help at a race

How We’ll Measure Success

  • Local events (e.g., group runs, meetups, etc.) are coordinated and occurring successfully
  • You actively participate in the private Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k Ambassadors discussion group
  • Attend regular calls to discuss ambassador program updates, get/share tips for success, etc.

Benefits

  • 2 free guaranteed race entries for yourself & another to use for Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
  • Discounts to other High Five Events triathlons, bike rides and other running events
  • Swag: could include such things as t-shirts, stickers, hats, mugs, jackets, etc.
  • Invitation to Ambassador volunteer party
  • Promotional code to share with your followers on social media
  • We’ll help our audience get to know you better with Ambassador Shout-Outs on our social channels
  • Link from our Ambassadors page to your personal social channel
  • Private group chat for Ambassadors
  • Exclusive branded outfit
  • Published blog posts and social media shares
  • An amazing community of runners

Social Ambassador Program

Social Media Ambassadors represent Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k online. There is no requirement to be present on race day, but you must have attended at least one Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k in order to be considered for the program.

  • Must have attended at least one Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k before applying
  • You represent Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k and help promote it online

Social Ambassador Program Details

Primary Responsibilities

Support: Help to answer other people’s questions/comments/complaints on social media. You’ve got direct access to our Communication Manager who will help you get answers quickly.

Contribute: Help to generate interesting/valuable content that other runners would appreciate

  • See interesting national run news? Post it to our Facebook page
  • See good tips for running at altitude? Post it to our Facebook page
  • Twitter
  • Post-race reviews on your blog, review sites, etc.
  • Check our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. profile regularly and share interesting posts to your own audience. (This is the most basic ambassador expectation.)

How We’ll Measure Success

  • Post Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k content to your audience at least 1x/month (using a custom hashtag)
  • Actively participate in the Facebook Group page for Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
  • Provide interesting content for Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k Facebook page
  • Actively participate in our private Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k Ambassadors discussion group
  • Attend regular calls to discuss ambassador program updates, get/share tips for success, etc.

Benefits

  • 2 free guaranteed race entries for yourself & another to use for Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
  • Discounts to other High Five Events triathlons, bike rides and other running events
  • Swag: could include such things as t-shirts, stickers, hats, mugs, jackets, etc.
  • Invitation to Ambassador volunteer party
  • Promotional code to share with your followers on social media
  • We’ll help our audience get to know you better with Ambassador Shout-Outs on our social channels
  • Link from our Ambassadors page to your personal social channel
  • Private group chat for Ambassadors
  • Exclusive branded outfit
  • Published blog posts and social media shares
  • An amazing community of runners