2018 Ambassadorships


As I get back into running again, I am also getting back into working with a few running brands through my ambassadorships. Every year I get a little more picky about the companies I represent and promote. Yes, usually they come with perks but it can actually be a lot of work!

So why be an ambassador?

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love the perks … when you spend a lot on running gear and race registrations, it’s nice to get a break on some things. But in addition to that, it’s great to be a part of the ambassador communities. I feel like my social profiles are more accessible to other runners (yes, do follow and interact with me! @briehemingway on Instagram and Twitter) plus most brands have a closed ambassador group where you can socialize amongst yourselves. It’s a great way to meet other socially savvy runners, discuss the services/products you use and promote (as well as general running stuff and whatnot), and to even give positive or constructive feedback to the company.

This year Iโ€™ll be continuing three of my previous ambassadorships – BibRave (year 4), Altra Running (year 3), and West Van Run (year 3). And Iโ€™m excited to be starting a new one with Run Like A Girl!

BibRave

BibRave is a website where users can read and write race reviews. They are really focused on building the running community and host aย running podcast and weekly Twitter chat (#bibchat).

Altra Running

Altra Running makes zero drop, โ€œfoot-shapedโ€ shoes for road and trails, as well as a few every day models and some running gear. They are the only shoes I wear running. I like that they are a forward-thinking brand and constantly striving for perfection.

West Van Run

The West Van Run attracts the best people and Iโ€™m honoured to be part of the ambassador group despite living way out in the suburbs. They host a ton of free group runs – I just wish I could make it out to them! Their crew is always representing at all the local races.

Run Like A Girl

This one has been a long time coming. I’ve known the Run Like A Girl ladies for several years now and love the community they have built! I feel like I’ve been an unofficial ambassador for a while – running with them all the time, wearing their awesome gear, and hashtagging #seemeRLAG. I’m excited to finally make it official! Be sure to check out their awesome races, retreats, and gear.


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