An annual 5k event in conjunction with the REALTOR Foundation which is our charitable/community outreach arm of the association.
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS YoPros
Number of members:
Number of attendees:
Yes, several hours were devoted by staff
About the event:
We do an annual 5k event in conjunction with the REALTOR Foundation which is our charitable/community outreach arm of the association. The event is held at a public park, we rent the equipment including signage, clock, runner numbers, horn etc. from a local company. Typically we have some sponsors that cover the cost of the event and registration fees are then donated to the foundation. We do a prize for 1st place (male and female) and best shoes. Sponsors are able to provide something of value to runners whether its swag, or water bottles. The environment is very positive and family friendly.
Describe the marketing you did for the event:
Email blast to association, social media promotion, word of mouth, and flyers at prior events.
Tell us what you learned from this experience and what others considering hosting this event should be aware of:
Renting the equipment and use of public park made the event run smoothly, this event was attended by both your typical YPNer as well as more of general population from association. It is great to be able to offer something that doesn't involve a happy hour.