Giving Back

The organizers of the Chris Jarvis Autumn River Run Marathon believe in the power of community.  When people come together in a common purpose, the good that can be wrought is limitless.  Run with us, walk with us, or join us to support and enhance the marathon experience for others.

Aid Station winners Priority Medical.

Aid Station winners Priority Medical.

Financial Sponsorship

Financial support is vital to provide a high quality event, complete with amenities and incentives that attract runners and walkers to our community.  We need and accept gifts of financial support at all levels.  Gifts of $500 or more will assure your logo will appear on the race shirts and website, the size of which is based on the amount of your gift.  The organization/business name will listed on the race shirt and website for those gifts under $500.  Contact Trudy Merritt at for financial sponsorship opportunities.

In-Kind Sponsorship

In-kind sponsorship is a secondary opportunity for businesses and organizations to support our local marathon.  Those providing in-kind contributions of products and services will listed on the race shirt and the website.  The value of the in-kind contribution will determine the type of display.  Contact Natasha Burch at for in-kind sponsorship opportunities.

Aid station winners Sylvan Learning Center.

Aid station winners Sylvan Learning Center.

Aid Station Hosts

Aid Station hosts are very important to the success of our event.  Aid stations provide necessary fluids, foods, and encouragement to athletes along the race route.  One of the amenities that makes our event attractive is the ample supply of aid stations staffed with energetic, encouraging volunteers.  Businesses who agree to host an aid station provide two shifts of four or more volunteers to distribute drinks and food, keep the area free of trash, and provide upbeat motivation.  All aid station supplies are provided for you.  Volunteers at some aid stations will also provide some course direction to the participants.  Aid station hosts decorate their station (the sky's the limit!) and athletes vote on their favorite!  The winning half-marathon aid station and the winning marathon aid station receive a beautiful traveling trophy to display at their place of business for one year, and will be prominently featured on the sleeves of the next year's race shirts. Contact Trudy Merritt at to host an aid station.

Race Expo Booth Sponsor

Our event offers a pre-race expo during early packet pick-up as an amenity to our athletes the evening before the marathon.  Athletes enjoy shopping for athletic wear, specialty goods, accessories that reflect their running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. passion, self-care and home care products.  There is no charge for an expo booth.  Contact Natasha Burch at for more information about our Race Expo and booth opportunities.