Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team Sponsorship

Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team

The Fleet Feet Racing Team was created to increase awareness about Fleet Feet Sports, assist in marketing of the store and to provide unity amongst some of the most skilled runners in the local area.

The 2011 team will be a collection of runners who will focus on building the sport in our community via stewardship, being a role model, participation in training programs, voluntarism and achieving competitive race results.

2011 Selection Process

With high demand for fewer team slots, there will be an application process for the Racing Team. While it is not a fixed number, we anticipate that the team will be smaller than 2010, in which we had 40 athletes.  To be considered, you must download the application from the link below, read the team requirements, complete the required fields and e-mail it to us.

Applications should be sent to fleetfeetracinghuntsville@gmail.com

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The team will then be comprised of runners who will be selected based on how well you meet all of the documented criteria as listed below

2011 Team Season

The new season begins on April 1 of each year. The application window is from January 20 to February 26 and members will be selected and notified by March 1. At that time, the team will be announced and the additional communications will be sent with instructions for the upcoming season.

2011 Member Requirements

A Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team Member is someone who:
  • Regularly finishes in the top 5% of events that they are racing or are likely to place in their age/gender group and meet the competitive performance guidelines listed below.
  • Frequently volunteers for Fleet Feet sponsored events, including races, fun runs, social events or training runs.
  • Supports Fleet Feet by being an ambassador to the brand and encouraging people by referring them to shop at the store.
  • Is a member of the Huntsville Track Club and promotes HTC events through racing and/or volunteering

Competitive Performance Guidelines

These standards are not absolute requirements for membership. They are intended to provide a guideline for potential applicants. These results should have been within the last calendar year. We appreciate interest, but if you do not meet the competitive requirements, we ask that you please do not apply.
  • Men 5k - 20:00, 10k - 42:00, ½ Marathon - 1:35:00, Marathon - 3:20:00
  • Female 5k - 22:30, 10k – 47:00, ½ Marathon - 1:43:30, Marathon 3:35:00
2011 Team Code of Conduct

If selected as a Race Team Member, you agree to:
  • Understand that wearing Fleet Feet branded apparel for training is important and in races is mandatory.
  • Exclusively wear Nike footwear in all road racing events in which you are representing the Racing Team and be encouraged to train in Nike footwear as well.
  • Understand that there are not minimum requirements for the number of races you compete in per year or the number of times that you volunteer, but that our members typically race 6 or more times per year and volunteer just as often.
  • Regularly communicate with the Team Captain via email.
  • Complete an updated bio, including personal records and future goals (part of the application) that will be featured on the Racing Team Website.
  • Not participate in running for, or support of, any other specialty running or athletic store in the local area.
  • Conduct in an appropriate manner during the time you are in a Nike Fleet Feet uniform and act as a role model to other participants, no matter the circumstance.
  • Understand that your personal behavior matters and Fleet Feet reserves the rights at anytime to remove you from the team.
  • Recognize the importance of your visibility at races in Nike & Fleet Feet apparel from the time you arrive through the award ceremonies to show your support.
2011 Team Benefits

If selected as a Race Team Member, you will receive:
  • A Nike Fleet Feet Team uniform which will include a top and shorts
  • Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Sports
  • Free entry to compete in the Cotton Row 10k and 5k, Rocket City Marathon, Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5k, Spooktacular 5k and Running of the Bulls 5k
  • Discounts on Nike products purchased at, or ordered online through Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville.
  • Your own personalized web page on the Fleet Feet Racing Team website
  • Year End Christmas/Awards Party
  • Other incentives or promotional items as the year progresses
2011 Team Membership Dues

Despite many racing teams charging annual dues in excess of $100 per year, Fleet Feet Racing Team Huntsville remains free of charge for those who are selected to the team. It is our belief that your participation, volunteerism and ambassadorship to the store are valuable and worth the investment that you receive in team benefits

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.