Monthly sponsorships are available for the morning shakeout’s weekly email newsletter and podcast, both of which go out to a growing audience every Tuesday morning. This is the only way to promote your brand, product, service or event specifically to the morning shakeout’s loyal following of running nerds, track and field aficionados, coaches, writers, mediaphiles and other eclectic intellectuals who appreciate insightful writing and thought-provoking commentary on the sport and other topics I deem worthwhile.

Please note: I will only accept sponsorships for brands, products, services and races I believe in and think will be of interest to my readers/listeners.


+ Newsletter subscribers: 11,249

+ Average open rate: 66%

+ Average click rate: 13%

+  Sponsorship is exclusive. Only one sponsor per month.

+  A hyperlinked “presented by” banner featuring your brand’s logo will appear under the morning shakeout header each week for the duration of your sponsorship.

+ Sponsors are permitted to offer readers a discount code, set up a contest or give away product, if desired.

+ I will personally thank you for your sponsorship in the first and last newsletter of the month.



On a near weekly basis, I glean insight and inspiration from top runners, coaches, and personalities in the sport. As a competitive athlete myself, Olympic-level coach, and former senior editor at Competitor magazine, I’m able to relate to my guests on a unique level and ask unconventional questions that lead to interesting and thought-provoking responses. Past guests include Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi, Des Linden, Rich Roll, Amelia BooneDylan Bowman, Kellyn Taylor, Dean Karnazes, Deena Kastor, Magdalena Boulet, and others.

sponsorship details:

+ Sponsorship is limited. Only two sponsors per episode.
+ Live 60-90 second mid-roll ad read.
+ Live 30-45 second ad read at the close of the show.
+ 210 episodes and 4 million + total downloads to date (as of August 2, 2022)

To schedule a sponsorship for either the newsletter and/or podcast, or for information about rates, please email Chris Douglas, Sponsorship Director.