Allegra Marketing Print Signs announced today that they have renewed their sponsorship support for the 6th Annual St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon & 5K to be held at Geist Reservoir on May 23, 2013. Allegra will provide marketing support services including promotional printing, signage and expo displays for the Geist Half Marathon & 5K races, course, and packet pick-up at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
The Geist Half Marathon Inc. is an Indiana nonprofit corporation organized to inspire health and wellness in the children surrounding Geist Reservoir in Indianapolis, Indiana. Working closely with the greater Geist community, the Geist Half Marathon raises funds to benefit physical fitness programs being jointly implemented within the schools. Last year’s race drew over 6,000 registered participants raising over $40,000 for Lawrence Township and Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
“Providing community support is an important goal at Allegra,” said John Long, owner. “The St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon was created to provide a means of helping local physical fitness programs receive assistance that may not be addressed by other funding sources. This is our 5th year of involvement with the Geist race and we couldn’t be more pleased in playing a small part of the success of this great community event.”
Tom Britt, Executive Director of the Geist Half Marathon adds, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with area schools again this year to promote this fun and healthy event to children. Our school program, and the far reaching benefits it has brought to the over 1,500 youth who participate, is an aspect of last year’s event that we are most proud of. We are working to expand upon this success so as to continue to support the school foundations’ efforts to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity. This program is a way for us to make a difference in our community, one step at a time,” said Britt. “Along with Allegra, we feel that it is extremely important to reach out to those in need and help our local schools.”
Allegra is a full-service marketing communications provider with in-house printing technologies including full-color printing, short-run digital printing, variable data capabilities, color signs, posters and banners, graphic design, mailing services, promotional products, print management solutions and project consulting.
Allegra is a member of Allegra Network LLC, one of the world’s largest marketing, print and graphic communications franchises linking more than 500 locations in North America.
“Allegra has been with us since the beginning, and looking back on our first four years, we couldn’t have seen the success we’ve had without their help,” added Britt. “Having a community-minded partner like Allegra involved as a marketing partner and volunteering in the planning showcases the spirit of our Geist business community.”