Run of the Royal: Sponsorship

Royal River Conservation Trust is planning the fourth annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Let us help you build your brand by sponsoring this successful and exciting event. The canoe race brings together over 200 local professionals and residents as paddlers, and spectators.  2018 Race Sponsors included Maine Beer Company (presenting sponsor), Kennebec Savings Bank, Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating, L.L. Bean, CCB Construction Services, Gorham Savings Bank, Summit Natural Gas, Stantec, Garmin, and Maine Magazine.

The Run of the Royal supports Royal River Conservation Trust’s efforts to acquire and improve public access and shoreline habitat up and down the river and throughout the Royal River watershed.

Sponsorship Options for 2019

We have two available sponsorship levels to accommodate your businesses needs. Both levels include a complimentary team entry in the Corporate Canoe Challenge (value up to $550). See below for details on sponsorship benefits, or download the Sponsorship Form & Invoice.

Select your sponsorship level and click the “Run the Royal Donate Now” button.

Sponsorship Level

Sponsorship Benefits

Lead Sponsor:

  • 2 free relay teams, 8 paddlers per team
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Company promotional display tent or exhibit at start/finish line
  • Conservation partner promotion & visibility*

Supporting Sponsor:

  • 1 free relay team, 8 paddlers per team
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Conservation partner promotion & visibility*

* CONSERVATION PARTNER PROMOTION AND VISIBILITY: RRCT provides year-round promotion of business partners names and logos through communications scaled to the size of the donation or event, including: website, emails, newsletters, kiosks, press and event displays. All of your contributions- including unrestricted contributions, event sponsorship, canoe race registrations-for the prior twelve-month period will be aggregated. We publish and promote our conservation partners as:

  • Royal Champions: $5,000 or greater per year
  • Royal Leaders: $2,000 to $4,999 per year
  • Royal Partners: $1,000 to $1,999 per year
  • Chandler Brook Partners:  $500 to $999 per year
  • East Branch Partners: $250 to $499 per year
  • Collyer Brook Partners:$100 to $249 per year
  • Toddy Brook Partners: $50 to $99 per year

 RRCT events and projects are regularly recognized by statewide and greater Portland media. RRCT email newsletters are sent to nearly 2000 residents and businesses. RRCT’s website and social media pages are visited by thousands of viewers.

For questions, contact Race Director David Truesdell at

Return to the Run of the Royal main web page.