WhO is an RTA?

Affinity for the Dave’s Mission • Leads an Active Lifestyle • Has a No Worries Attitude • Loves People

We are positive, uplifting, caring, respectful, kind and considerate to everyone. We promote goodwill, and cheer people of all ages and abilities to the finish. We always listen. We answer questions. We motivate people to be passionate with us. We maintain a no worries attitude as our way of being. And most of all we have fun and smile.

Run Toledo’s Ambassadors share and promote healthy lifestyles through the Run Toledo and Dave’s Running Shop brands. They are amateur athletes of varying ages (*21+) and experience levels; ranging from beginners, walkers and casual runners, to seasoned marathoners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, hikers and many more.

Being chosen to serve as an official Run Toledo Ambassador is a privilege sought by many, but available spots are limited and are filled by way of staff review. Ambassador terms are one year in length and are re-evaluated each year. Do you have what it takes to represent our running community in a positive, friendly, helpful and insightful way? If so, keep an eye out for your opportunity to join the team. — Get Faster | Go Farther | Feel Better

AMBASSADOR: am·bas·sa·dor, /amˈbasədər/ — noun — defined: an authorized representative or messenger. A person who acts as an official representative or promoter of a specific entity.

REPRESENTATIVE: rep·re·sen·ta·tive, /reprəˈzen(t)ədiv/ — noun — defined: a person chosen or appointed to act or speak on behalf of another’s interests.

What Does an RTA Do?

Complete Official Training

Learn Brand Protocol

  • Complete Dave’s Good Form Running Program
  • Attend at Least 1 Ambassador Training Session/Year

Show Brand Affinity

Be Highly Visible in Running & Multisport Community

  • Advocate Brand Online & In Person
  • Engage, Share, Support Content Online
  • Contribute at Least 6 Unique Online Content Pieces

Event Participation

Runs / Triathlons / Duathlons

  • Volunteer for at Least 4 Events Each Year
  • Wear Current Official Gear at All Races You Attend

What Does an RTA Get?

Race More. Volunteer More. Earn More Comps.

Race Gear

Official Apparel (every 2 years)

  • Branded Singlet
  • Choice of 3 Branded Shirts
  • Special Gear Options

Big Discounts

In-Store Savings

  • Shoe Discounts
  • Apparel Discounts
  • Tech & Gear Discounts

Race Comps

Receive Free Entry

  • Any 1 Run Toledo Event to Start
  • Volunteer/Comped Entry Ratio After
  • (must wear official gear)



  • Official Dave’s RTA Designation
  • Featured Bio on RunToledo.com
  • Lots of Exclusive Perks