With a new year, comes a new sponsor…or two! The Hull Marathon is delighted to announce a three year partnership with Eon Visual Media and Brainworks joining as headline sponsors of the event. The new headline sponsors sit alongside a new media partnership with BBC Radio Humberside.
Eon Visual Media
Eon Visual Media have had great involvement with the marathon since its inception in 2015. The creative visual media company’s film crew have shot all the excitement of the race over the years, as well as having a vital role in the design of key marathon material, such as the route map and promotional materials. Race Director, Lucas Meagor, added "I am delighted to extend our partnership with Eon Visual Media, who have been an integral part of the Hull Marathon over the past 3 years and now extend that as the new joint headline sponsor of The Hull Marathon 2018.”
Eon Visual Media Managing Director, Matt Dass, commented on his excitement at the company’s involvement:
“We are delighted to be the new joint headline sponsor of The Hull Marathon 2018, alongside our good friends at Brainworks. Having worked closely with the Marathon team filming the event, it is a great pleasure to be able to continue our partnership with the event as a headline sponsor.
Running a Marathon can be a life changing event and brings out the best in human spirit where absolute strangers cheer on absolute strangers. Following on from the huge success of the City of Culture year in 2017 and seeing how that brought people and communities together, we want to inspire people to take up the challenge and help make The Hull Marathon a spectacle the whole City can be proud of.”
Alongside Eon, Lucas Meagor continued “I am also delighted to welcome our new partnership with Brainworks as our joint headline sponsor, an exciting new company founded by Paul Spence.” Brainworks are an ideal sponsor for the race – as their products represent motivation, persistence and energy. Following a traumatic brain injury, Paul found relief through the form of exercise and good nutrition and began to see improvements in his overall brain power by following certain regimes and sticking to some important food ingredients. Having met with a nutritional expert and combining their passion and knowhow - Brainworks was born. The Brainworks bar contains a powerful mix of 5 natural ingredients specifically designed to support brain health.
Brainworks founder Paul Spence added:
“We are extremely proud to be one of the headline sponsors of The Hull Marathon 2018. Brainworks have created a range of foods to improve both the brain and the body, a perfect training partner for the physical and mental challenges faced during a marathon.
As a local Hull company, where two of our founders have taken part in the race, we have a real affinity to the event and the challenge of completing this brilliantly supported Marathon around our fair city. Brainworks are honoured to share in the journey, the blood, the sweat, the tears and, above all, sense of achievement that comes from accomplishing such a feat.
We hope to support you along that journey with inspiration from where we originated and the products we have, that will help before, during and after the event.
The Marathon & relays will continue to engage with the city’s cultural status with music and art installations along the route which takes you on a running tour of the city and beyond and concludes with the finish inside the KCOM Stadium. Race Director Lucas Meagor commented:
“A three year package helps us secure the Hull Marathon as it grows as one of the city's big events and embraces the city’s status as a cultural hub."
Entries are open and to celebrate the new headline sponsors, marathon entry fees will return to the early bird rates of £38 for UKA members and £40 for unaffiliated runners until 29 January.