SPONSOR FEET FIRST
Employees who live, work, and shop in walkable communities are healthier and more connected to surrounding businesses.
Your business understands the importance of walkable and vibrant communities and is looking for a way to express this value.
Sponsor a Feet First walking event or map to demonstrate your support of our work in your neighborhood and throughout Washington.
Why Sponsor Feet First?
Reinforce your reputation as a leader that invests in the local community. Feet First’s members range widely in terms of age, income, and interests, and they all share an interest in supporting community health. Members are focused on fighting obesity and increasing safety through walking routes to and from school. They are also advocates of the many economic benefits of a walkable neighborhood. While other members enjoy incorporating a healthy, sustainable lifestyle by exploring neighborhoods by foot.
Let your customer base and other stakeholders know that you care about the health and vibrancy of the community that supports you."We all benefit from a more walkable city. Most of my customers live or work within walking distance from the pub. The more walkable the city is, the better my business does and the safer the streets become as our visitors choose to walk to and from the pub."
The audience for sustainable urban design topics continues to grow, as record populations move toward lifestyles that provide convenient and easy ways to go by foot. Feet First interacts regularly with local political officials to discuss transportation issues, and has seen its membership take off, having doubled over the past year.
Our events are promoted on a monthly basis through local newspapers, neighborhood blogs, social media channels, and partner organizations, accruing a reach far beyond membership.
Through the Walkable Washington program, Feet First consults with city officials on making their cities more walkable. Feet First’s website is a resource for policy issues and special events that attracts over 10,000 unique page views each month.
In addition to reinforcing your commitment to community health, your support of Feet First enables you to reach thousands of active and influential members of the community.
Programs and Events
|5,000+ annual participants and attendees|
|Average 1,500+ page views per month|
|650+ Facebook-Likes / 800+ Twitter Followers / 600+ Meetup Group Members|
Business and Organization Event Sponsorship
Feet First "We place high importance on the walkability of our communities. Feet First is Washington's leading advocate for walkable and safe developments. We are proud to be Feet First members and sponsor their Walk & Talk events."
offers businesses and organizations three types of local sponsorship opportunities.
- Sponsor a Feet First Signature Event, such as a Walk & Talk;
- Sponsor a Safe Routes to School campaign, such as the IWALK Challenge; or
- Sponsor a Feet First Neighborhoods on Foot walking map.
These sponsorship opportunities provide your business or organization a great way to receive targeted exposure in a neighborhood, while you show your support for the importance of walkable communities.
Sponsor a Feet First Event
Feet First Signature Events such as Walk & Talks and our Neighborhood Walking Ambassador city-wide walks draw up to hundreds of attendees together to celebrate walking and talk about making our built environment a vibrant and safe place for everyone.
Walk & Talks
Walk & Talks take the public on a short walk showcasing local development projects designed to promote walking. These unique community engagement events bring together leaders and topic speakers to educate participants on the importance of safe, inviting and accessible places to walk, what they look like, and how to make them happen. Each event ends with a reception.
Stairway Walks Day
Over a dozen guided urban explorations of the Puget Sound Region’s beautiful outdoor stairways, attracting hundreds of participants, highlighting the awesome elevation changes, and discussing the individual characteristics and historical context of the stairways. This event is held each year on Neighbor Appreciation Day, which falls on the first Saturday in February.
Hand-Truckin’ Earth Day
Teams compete in a 10 mile relay walk-a-thon to transport kegs of beer from the Stadium District to Green Lake using only human-powered movement to celebrate Earth Day in April!
In October, thousands of schools around the world get their students walking for International Walk to School (IWALK) Month. Feet First’s IWALK Challenge makes it easy for parents, teachers, and students throughout Washington to participate by giving them the tools and incentives to organize an event at their school.
Walable Washingtin Program
Feet First works with communities to implement a comprehensive set of policies, plans, projects and programs that results in walkable communities throughout the region. This event is held in the fall.
Benefits + Recognition
Sponsor a Neighborhoods on Foot Walking Map"There's a sustainability and lifestyle component to my Real Estate practice. I like helping people live close to where they work and play, and Feet First supports my goals of helping people live healthier and more active lifestyles. That's why I support them."
Highlight your company or organization on one of our walking maps.
Contact us about sponsoring or commissioning a map for your neighborhood.
To find out about upcoming Feet First events, Neighborhoods on Foot Walking Maps, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206.652.2310 ext. 6. Payment/in-kind donation is required for sponsorship recognition. Decisions related to program content rest with Feet First. Benefits are subject to change.
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