OLD SITE – Race Sponsorship 2016-11-25T18:54:33+00:00
R A C E   S P O N S O R S H I P
Once you get going on your fitness plan, it can be helpful to set a goal for yourself. A local race can be a fun way to challenge yourself and meet other runners. You’ll be surprised how rewarding it can be to finish a race!
Race Sponsorship recipients are selected through an essay process.  An individual can receive up to 2 scholarships per calendar year with a limit of $50 each. Only those runners who are unable to pay the race entry fee without financial assistance are asked to apply.  Annie’s Locker’s Board of Directors will review the essays to determine scholarship recipients.


Annie’s Locker is of the belief to “pay it forward”. By offering race sponsorships we hope to assist you in your personal fitness quest. Please submit an essay in response to the following questions:
• What motivates you to be physically fit?
• Why do you feel you need a sponsorship?

Essays should be one handwritten page or roughly 250 typewritten words in length. Children are encouraged to submit handwritten essays, and are welcome to include drawings in their essay.

To be considered, an essay must be received two weeks prior to the race. 
To apply for a second race sponsorship, please submit an essay reflecting on your experience in training or competing in the race that you received your first scholarship.We always welcome photos of your experience too. Please respond to the following questions.
• In retrospect, how did receiving a race sponsorship impact you.
• Why do you feel you need a sponsorship?
Annie’s Locker reserves the right to use submitted essays on it’s website to inspire new recipients and donors. Only first names will be used, and recipient can request to remain anonymous.
Send name, phone and typed essay to info@annieslocker.org
Handwritten essays should be mailed to:
1641 N. Alpine Road
Suite 208
Rockford, IL 61107