Sponsorships

Become A Sponsor


T-Shirt showing FWT sponsors

Share your love of the trails with your customers, by sponsoring our activities and events. Sponsors are not only donors, but receive recogniton as a trail partner. Specific benefits are described below, and there are several options to share your business and logo with the trail-loving community. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the events listed:

2022 Trail Maps


Highlight your business and support trail development in your community!

In 2022, we will print roughly 70,000 trail maps. The yearly trail map is a community favorite and can be found all over Fort Wayne. Interested in becoming a trail map sponsor? We have several options to fit your business or organization! Being a Trail Friendly Business is a great way to entice people through your doors! If you are interested in being a part of our trail map please contact [email protected] or at 260-969-0079.

Brewed IN The Fort


We are very excited to announce that Fort Wayne Trails is once again a Charity Partner for the 2022 Brewed IN The Fort craft beer festival held by Mad Anthony Brewing Company. It is being held this year on September 12th at Headwaters Park. As many as 2000 people will attend this 1-day event, and we have sponsor opportunities available.

Sponsorship Levels:

Tent Sponsorship ($2500) — Includes 4 complimentary tickets, name and logo on the tent, name, and logo on table-tents inside the tent, logo on all print and media advertising, logo on social media, and website, and name will be announced at the event.

CONTACT:  Brian White, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected].

Example of a Tent Sponsor

 

Event Sponsorship ($500) — Includes 2 complimentary VIP Fort Wayne Trails tickets, name, and logo displayed in the tent, logo on social media, and website.

CONTACT:  Brian White, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]

Vendor ($250) — Includes set-up of a booth at the event, and ability to sell your products.

CONTACT: Neil Davey, ph: (260) 704-6242, [email protected].

Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll 5/10K


Fort Wayne Trails is the organizer of one of Fort Wayne’s best 5k/10k events, and sponsorship helps us to organize the race so that all of the race registration funds go directly to trail development activities. All sponsors receive website, registration form, and social media inclusion. Sponsors must be confirmed by April 1, 2020.  for inclusion on the registration form and race shirt.

Sponsorship levels:

T-Shirt showing FWT sponsors

Title ($3500) — Includes large logo on the race shirt, inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

$1000 — Includes small logo on the race shirt, and inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

$500 — Includes name listed on the race shirt, and inclusion on website, race registration form, and in social media.

CONTACT: Brian White, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]

(click here for a pdf sponsor agreement)
(click here for a pdf sponsor flyer)

Trek the Trails


Trek the Trails is a weekly bicycling program for families and individuals who want to learn more about the trail system while participating in a mild-paced (10-12mph) bike ride. Sponsorship includes logo placement on our annual T-shirt.  Many of the participants wear these proudly while riding their bicycles throughout our community, providing a trail-loving billboard for your business! We had over 1,500 riders participate in 2021 and plan on 2020 being even bigger.  It’s not too late to be a sponsor–contact [email protected] for details to be a 2022 sponsor!

Example of large and small logo placement on race shirt

Sponsorship Levels:

Season Sponsor – $2500

-Includes a large logo on the kick-off event poster, Fort Wayne Trails website, and annual event t-shirt, which is sold to participants.

-Benefits also include the option to provide information or sell merchandise at all weekly rides.

Weekly Sponsor – $1000

-Includes a medium logo on the kick-off event poster,  Fort Wayne Trails website, and annual event t-shirt, which is sold to participants.

-Benefits also include the option to provide information or sell merchandise at one(1) weekly ride of your choice.

Kick-Off Event Sponsor – $500

-Includes a small logo on all Kick-off event promotional materials and annual event t-shirt. Also includes the opportunity to set up a tent and table at the kick-off event.

 

CONTACT: Brian White, ph: (260) 969-0079, [email protected]