We are trying to do something unheard of and we need you to help us do it!
If you tuned into the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships, you may have seen a new logo on the chest of your favorite athletes. Our company, Run Gum, invested in twenty competitors that were in need of financial support. We provided these hard working men and women with gear, product, and CASH.
When my coach and I launched Run Gum in the fall of 2014, we knew that one of our most important goals was to give back to the community that had given us so much. We committed to earmarking 5 cents of every single packet of Run Gum sold for athlete sponsorship.
As we watched Team Run Gum athletes soar to new heights and punch their tickets to the 2015 World Championships we knew we had taken our first small step towards repaying the running community.
When I made my way through the mixed zone after my own race, I was pleasantly surprised to run into another company equally committed to growing the sport of running: Flotrack. Their first question to me: "Nick, what can we as runners do to help Run Gum?"
There is one very simple way you can help us: please visit your local running store and ask them to stock their shelves with Run Gum. Retailers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to place a wholesale order.
As a company, Run Gum has grown steadily over the last eight months. We couldn't have done so without your support! Now, as we begin to look towards the 2016 Olympic season, we know that we need to continue to grow if we are going to be able to accomplish our next goal: making sure EVERY SINGLE eligible athlete at the 2016 Olympic Trials has a sponsor financially backing them.
We thank you from the bottom of our heart for supporting us in investing in athletes. To keep you informed of how your investment is doing, I will be blogging for Run Gum every month until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. Blogs will be published on the first Monday of every month!
Thank you again. Your friend in running,