Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Help!" - The Beattles

I won't even beg for your donations in this post, promise.


[but you know you can always hit that "d o n a t e" button at any freaking time.]

After weeks of attempting to get a treadmill company on board for this run, I am facing HUGE disappointment. My NordicTrack people stopped communicating and other manufacturers and gyms seem to have all kinds of hoops to jump through. (Remember, I run on a treadmill---don’t jump too great).


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does anyone know of a willing manufacturer, gym or corporation that might want to have their mill on TV, advertised, adored and praised on my 24-hour run?

Anyone want to send emails to companies [cough* NTrack* cough] on my behalf?
I do have some backup mills, but for an endurance run like this I.Want.NEED. Great.Treadmills.

I will need two, because I have people paying to run with me [suckas ;) ]for short, varying lengths of time.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Emz

32 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Wish I had some kind of "in" or "pull" somewhere, but don't. Good luck with this. Hopefully with your tons of readers, something will work out. I know it will.

Julie said...

I can't believe people/companies aren't jumping at this. I wish I had some pull.

p.s. I'm amazed at your incredible run yesterday. You blow my mind :D

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I wish.

=(

If the people you're trying to work with saw even HALF of your awesomeness, they would be all OVER this.

Adrienne said...

What's the nordic track email. I have no pull but I could always pretend I'm somebody important and send them an email. :)

Michelle said...

Sending you an email with a contact!

Velma said...

Maybe we could do some sort of twitter spamming? I know you don't do twitter, but a lot of companies use it!

Velma said...

I missed your twitter name. I am bethtris

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

I'm had great experience with Sole, both on phone, online and on Facebook. Worth a shot!

Run with Jess said...

Seriously?! I can't believe NTrack is not jumping on this?! Say the word and I'd do some emails for you!

50 yesterday? you animal!

Kovas said...

The only people I know work with those hamster treadmills, probably not what you are looking for.

Caratunk Girl said...

Hey what is an email address I can send to? Maybe if enough of us "suggest" that NTrack donate a mill for this, they might give in.

Michelle said...

I don't have any ins but I'm happy to send emails and politely harass :)
What's the email address?

JenniferLeah said...

What about Landice (?sp) have you contacted anyone from there??

I am going to check with my DM peeps because one of them just did a big TM review...

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

Try a retail outlet of treadmills and fitness equipment. Especially a locally owned one. They might be more aggresive in wanting imaginative exposure. Especially went it is for a good cause.

You also might try a Health Club. Again a locally owned one might be more receptive?

misszippy said...

Well that pretty much sucks! But I'm sure someone has a line on something that will help you out..don't fret!

Marlene said...

Oh no, sorry about the hiccup! Hope you're able to resolve it! And so fun that people will be running with you!

Christi said...

I don't really don't have any pull but maybe we should do a twitter campaign!

LB said...

try landice, i know they GAVE a treadmill away in a recent facebook photo contest. if theyre willing to give away a TM for a stupid FB contest, surely your very worthy cause would be reason for them to pony up a TM for ya!

Matty O said...

Its not even DONATING a treadmill, its allowing a proper product testing procedure be performed over a 24hr time period on live national TV :)

Give us all the email, we can write on your behalf.

Power of the masses... and treadmill killers ;)

bobbi said...

I was going to ask about Landice too - Heather at http://www.runfastermommy.com/ is the one who WON a treadmill from them...

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Fingers crossed someone comes through for you!

Sammie Girl said...

You would figure the possibility of publicity like that would be worth a measly little treadmill. I mean really, “Our treadmill can stand a 24 hour run. Oh! And we have a heart!” Some companies just get to big for their britches!

Zaneta said...

I dont know of any great treadmill companies...

But... DUDE! I'd pay to run with you if i were in the area ;)

Average A said...

You should post the Nordic =Track email... I bet a ton of people (myself included) would email them on your behalf. :)

Jason said...

Send me the nordic email. I will email them directly and discuss hosting a virtual marathon and all sorts of other ideas to get their brand out there in return for a few donated treadmills.

Marketing is MY JOB!!!! And I am here to help you in anyway you need me too. Let's get this done.

Jason said...

Send me the nordic email. I will email them directly and discuss hosting a virtual marathon and all sorts of other ideas to get their brand out there in return for a few donated treadmills.

Marketing is MY JOB!!!! And I am here to help you in anyway you need me too. Let's get this done.

Barbie said...

i wish I could help. GOodluck Emz.

chris mcpeake said...

NOt much help I am afraid. Hope you can get some help.

Her Name Is Rio said...

Man, these logistics are getting crazy! I don't know of any off hand, but if I do...I know where to find you!

Jill said...

You probably have, but have you tried radio stations to get out there and bat for you? I know a guy here (coloradobikeaholics.com I think) who did that.

Good luck Monday. Let me know how it goes if you can!!

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

Good luck with the search!

Sammie Girl said...

Awesome job in Boston!