“When we started LRDOWS right from the beginning we wanted to run an event and what better challenge than a 10k open water swim? London’s Royal Docks are known as an historic, iconic venue but no one had ever swum between the docks before. And so Dock2Dock was born. Now into our fourth year we continue to improve and innovate the event. The addition of the 5k and the 1500m swims went really well and so are back again with even more swimmers. We can’t wait for 2019 which will be our best ever!”
Rick Kiddle, Dock2Dock Founder
The Dock2Dock is a combination of 10k, 5k & 1500m swim events located in London’s unique and historic waters of the Royal Victoria and Royal Albert docks. The Dock2Dock offers an unforgettable opportunity to compete in the open water in the heart of the city against a stunning backdrop.
The Dock2Dock Race appeals to swimmers of all abilities whether they currently reside in the pool or open water. The 3 very different distances offer flexibility for those who are looking to push themselves to the limit for the marathon 10K as well as the charity swimmers and personal challengers in the 1500m. Many of our competitors also come from Tri Clubs, Ironman disciplines as well as Corporate Sports Clubs so this is a fantastic opportunity for a potential sponsor to showcase their product/services to a large audience.
This year’s Dock2Dock race will take place on Saturday 13th July 2019.
We are expecting a buzzing sponsor and swimmers village with lots of food, fun and activities for all spectators and swimmers on the day, a new and exciting addition to the Dock2Dock.
We are looking for sponsors to be involved in this exciting sporting event. Could this be you?
Please look at our sponsorship packages for what we have to offer!
TIER 1 – GOLD – Headline Sponsor
We are looking to create a mutually beneficial relationship with our headline sponsor, that includes working alongside you to integrate your businesses chosen charitable causes and staff engagement goals.
We will work with you to create a bespoke package that achieves this, utilising the unique access and facilities at London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming and the DOCK2DOCK event.
- £6,000 – £10,000
- Reciprocal link and promo on social channels for D2D – schedule to be agreed
What to expect:
|Opportunity to sponsor a major sporting event in the heart of London||Your logo on the D2D signage until January 2020|
|Your logo on the D2D race pack||Your logo and link on the D2D website|
|Your logo and link in the footer of our emails to competitors||Social media thanks before and after the event|
|You provide us with up to 3 blog posts that are advertorials for your product||Your company branding on the day in your sponsored area (provided by you)|
|A dedicated page on our website||Premium location in sponsors village (if required)|
|Your company mentioned in our opening promo video||Featured blog post explaining why you’re sponsoring the event|
|Logo printed on competitor t shirts||Promo and filming rights for the event|
|Use of these unique facilities for a one time self promo or staff engagement event|
TIER 2 – SILVER – Product sponsor
Aimed at companies who want to promote their product to our engaged audience of sporting event participants. Great value for sponsoring a premium sporting event in the Heart of London City.
Nutrition, Drinks, Music, Wetsuits, Trophies, Prizes, Hot Tubs, Media, Changing Robes.
- Provide chosen product for the event
- Provide competition prizes
- Mentions on social media with link to D2D (monthly minimum)
- Shares on social media to promote D2D
What to expect:
|Your logo & link on our D2D website||Prime location in sponsors village|
|Dedicated page on website||Logo on race pack|
|Social media thanks before and after event||You provide up to 3 blog posts that are advertorials for your product|
|Racers provided with details on the product provided, including your product guide within our race pack||Your company branding on the day in your sponsored area (provided by you)|
TIER 3 – BRONZE
A great opportunity to engage with participants and supporters of this iconic London sporting event. Showcase your product or service in the sponsors village.
- £250 – £500
What to expect:
|Tent in sponsors village for you to promote your company or products||Notification of your presence at the D2D event within our race pack|