RUNVAN® Community Ambassador Program

2019-2020 RUNVAN® COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

In 2014, the RUNVAN® Community Ambassador program was founded to partner with leaders who embody and represent the Society’s values in their communities.

The Ambassador Program is ongoing through the year engaging in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and abroad with the free, weekly RUNVAN® Club, visits to local run clubs, schools, charity and community events.

The RUNVAN® youth team is led by an enthusiastic group of young runners from Vancouver who represent the Society as Ambassadors in their schools. These young leaders are tasked with planning, managing and executing 3KM Fun Runs.

RUNVAN® Ambassador Program objective
Support the Society vision, mission and values and focus on promoting and growing the sport of running, healthy living and engaging communities in the celebration of sport.

Mission
Deliver premiere running events that inspire active lifestyles and invite the world to experience Vancouver.

Vision
Be a top destination marathon and home of the best running events in Canada.

Values

  • Responsiveness, Support and Commitment to our Community
  • Innovation, Excellence and Continuous Improvement
  • Healthy Living
  • Personal Achievement at Any Level
  • Collaboration
  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Inclusiveness

BREAKDOWN OF PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

RUNVAN® referrals
  • Invite friends and family to share the running excitement
Pre-scheduled events
  • Help book and visit run clubs/crews
  • Visit community events
RUNVAN® club
  • Host and pace weekly morning RUNVAN® Club
  • Run club meets every Thursday at 6:30am
Volunteer
  • Volunteer at the BMO Vancouver Marathon Expo
  • Volunteer for a shift or as a Captain at either the Granville Island Turkey Trot, Fall Classic or First Half
Social runs
  • Free, fun runs by RUNVAN®
  • Locations set all around Vancouver
Expo support
  • RUNVAN® representative at another event’s race expo
Bio
  • Complete the short bio – tell us about yourself!
  • Submit two pictures – running and non-running
Social media
  • Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to share your stories and pictures

AMBASSADOR EXPECTATIONS

Local Vancouver Ambassadors Are Expected To:

  • Annually schedule and attend two (2) run club/crew visits, or other outreach opportunities
  • Refer ten (10) runners to participate in the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Support the RUNVAN® Club and attend a minimum of one (1) run
  • Attend a minimum of one (1) Social Run
  • Volunteer shift at the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Volunteer shift at either the Granville Island Turkey Trot, Fall Classic or First Half
  • Attend Ambassador orientation Fall 2019
  • Provide Bio & two photos for the website – one running and one non-running
  • Celebrate and promote RUNVAN® races
  • Optional: Attend or represent at another race expo

Non-Local Ambassadors Are Expected To:

  • Annually schedule and attend a minimum of five (5) run club/crew visits, or another outreach opportunities
  • Refer five (5) runners to participate in the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Provide Bio & two photos for the website – one running and one non-running
  • Celebrate and promote RUNVAN® races
  • Optional:
    • Attend or represent at another race expo
    • Volunteer shift at one RUNVAN® event

Youth Ambassadors Are Expected To:

  • Plan and manage fun run at school
  • Refer three (3) runners to participate in the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Volunteer shift at the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Volunteer shift at either the Granville Island Turkey Trot, Fall Classic or First Half
  • Attend Ambassador orientation Fall 2019
  • Provide Bio & two photos for the website – one running and one non-running
  • Celebrate and promote RUNVAN® races
  • Optional:
    • Schedule and attend run club/crew visits, or another outreach opportunity
    • Support the RUNVAN® Club and attend a minimum of one run
    • Attend a Social Run

REWARDS

  • Complimentary entry to all RUNVAN® events
  • Invite to VIP reception for the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Prestige Club benefits for the BMO Vancouver Marathon
  • Invitation to the BMO Vancouver Marathon Community Celebration
  • RUNVAN® swag
  • Wrap up party
  • Incredible opportunity to expand your running community!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Ambassadors are required to submit an application and agree to the program expectations to be considered as an Ambassador by September 15, 2019.

The Society reserves the right to select Ambassadors for the program. The Ambassador term is from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Application Form