Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Brooks ID



I have been a part of Brooks Fanatics for the last 3 (?) years. It has been fun to be a part of such a great group of talented runners from all over the US. This year we were told that if we wanted to apply to become a member of Brooks ID we were to submit an email, but we were told that getting accepted was going to be a lot harder this year and that Brooks was being more selective as to which runners would get to be a part of 2013 program. We were told if we thought we had a chance of getting selected we should email to get an application emailed to us. I hesitated, but emailed and was surprised at his quick response telling me that he would send me an application in a couple of weeks. 

In mid November I received my application. I didn't complete it right away and waited until the last couple of days before I submitted my information. I never told anybody that I was applying because I didn't want people to know that I had been rejected if I wasn't accepted. I tend to keep a lot of secrets. :-)


There are different types of sponsorship through the ID program: Elite, Coaches, Media, and Inspirational to name a few. I decided to apply for the media sponsorship because I knew of a couple of other runners who were selected in that category for 2012. The application was straightforward and took me less than 10 minutes to complete. After I submitted my information I was told that acceptance emails would go out in mid December. 


On Monday of last week I had remembered that acceptance emails would probably start arriving this week. I suddenly got pretty nervous! On Friday I saw some of my friends talking about it on facebook saying that they received their letters earlier in the day. I knew that I would probably be getting mine. Insert more nerves here. 

At the end of another stress filled week I was thrilled to see an email in my inbox congratulating and offering me a Brooks ID media sponsorship for 2013. Insert jumping up and down with excitement!

Even 5 days later I am still in shock that I was accepted. I am very excited to have the opportunity to sponsor and represent Brooks. I love Brooks Running and have been a huge supporter of their company since 2002 when I got my first pair of Adrenaline running shoes. 

What is Brooks ID?

Brooks I.D. stands for Inspire Daily. These two simple words guide the principles of the program. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 800 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning their age divisions, accomplishing their personal goals, pushing their own limits, and, by extension, encouraging others to do the same. They are coaches, mentors, and leaders (source).

Brooks I.D. athletes members use their athletic talent to help carry out the Brooks mission: To inspire people to run and be active. We look for athletes who have a passion for Brooks, race and train in Brooks' shoes and apparel, and enthusiastically evangelize the brand (source).

RUN HAPPY!


--Tasha

51 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you!!! Erica
    Ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Erica! 2013 is going to be an awesome year :-)

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  2. Awww, you were a shoe-in; like we had any doubts :) Congratulations!

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  3. Holy smokes, that is awesome Tasha!! Can't wait to see you flying in Brooks in 2013!

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    1. Thanks Lauren- I am so excited. I couldn't believe the email when I first saw it because I was expecting a rejection letter. LOL.

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  4. SO PROUD of you, you absolutely deserve it!! You're a wonderful ambassador for their company-- hard working, thoughtful, and speedy :)

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    1. Thank you Katherine. I am so grateful for the opportunity. 2013 hasn't even officially started and it is already shaping up to be a fantastic year. Run Happy!

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  5. Congrats! That sounds amazing! And I love Brooks. My personal favorite shoe is the Ravenna :)

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    1. Thank you!!! My favorite Brooks shoes right now are my pink Ghost 5s. I haven't tried the Ravenna before, but because it is Brooks I am sure that it is fabulous. Run Happy!

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  6. congrats!!! What are some benefits of being a Media sponsor?

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    1. Thank you Liana!!!!! There are a bunch of different benefits, but mostly just a nice discount on shoes. I won't say no to that! I have been wearing Brooks shoes forever and I love them.

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  7. Congrats on another year w/ Brooks--well deserved!

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    1. Thank you Amanda- I am very grateful and excited for the opportunity.

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  8. This is so great!! Congratulations girl! They are lucky to have you! :D

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  9. So excited for you!!!!! My friend Matthew Smith also got accepted in the program too- maybe you will get to know him :)
    Yay!!!

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    1. Thank you Erika! Is your friend in Michigan or Washington?

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  10. That's awesome! I've never ran in Brooks (I know, I'm crazy...) so maybe you'll just force me to try some ;)

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    1. Thanks Presley! I will have to convert you from those Nikes to Brooks. :-)
      Don't you wear the Nike Frees? You would really like the Brooks pure project line if you do.

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  11. How amazing!! You deserve it Tasha! :) Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Brandi- 2013 will be a much better year for me (fingers crossed)

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  12. That's amazing!!!!! I looooove Brooks!! You're a lucky girl! Congrats!! :)

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    1. Thanks Meagan! I LOVE Brooks too! What are your favorite Brooks shoes or clothing item?

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  13. CONGRATS!!! That's so awesome! So what does it mean? Free shoes and gear? Because that's pretty awesome...!! Or races?? Or...?? Congrats again!

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    1. Thank you Nicole!!!! I don't know all of the specifics yet, but it does include a nice discount on shoes and a swag bag of some type that we are supposed to get in February. We also get new product info before anyone else. I think last year each member got to pick a rock & roll race to run, but I don't know if we will have that option or not. You just reminded me I need to log my miles! ;-)

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  14. Awesome! Congrats Tasha! SO exciting:)

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  15. congrats!! such awesome news! a nice early christmas present :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! The news was a great early Christmas present. :-)

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  16. Wooot! So happy for you. Love Brooks! Proud to represent!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I almost didn't even apply, but I am so glad that I did.

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  17. Fantastic news, Tasha! I love Brooks, too- what an awesome opportunity to represent them. You definitely deserve it!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I am really excited to have the opportunity to represent my favorite running brand. :-)

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  18. This is so exciting - congratulations :) Having run in Brooks shoes the last few years I also think you have picked the best brand to be involved with!

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    1. Thanks Kari!!!! Brooks really are awesome shoes. I am glad that you like running in them too. They are a great company and I am excited to have the opportunity to represent them. Run Happy

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  19. So excited for us! Ill be with them at the Disney expo next Friday eek!

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