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A Full Day

Today Abby and I picked our brochures up from FedEx up in Wilmington. We then spent the rest of the day delivering them to our 13 hotel partners. We had some great conversations with the folks at the hotels.

We think things are going to get busy... Our plan is to staff our runs together until the spring. Once the warmer weather sets in, we think we will be busy enough to begin hiring running guides.

This is pretty exciting for us.

A Good Idea

Runboston is the first company to start a running tour company in Boston. Upon doing the market research to start our company up, we came across some other folks who have had similar ideas. Take a look:

www.bostonruns.com
Owned by a local young man. Purchased in 2006. The domain is listed as "Under Construction", however, he cwreated a facebook group in 2009. The domain name expires in May of 2011.

www.bostonrunningtours.com
An Irish man who owns an Irish running tour company bought this domain. The site is currently "Under Construction." The domain name expires in January of 2010.

www.runboston.com
A local man has owned this domain name since 1998 and wants to do something with it one day. This site is currently "Under Construction." This domain name expires in January of 2010.

www.bostonrunningtour.com
A downtown-dwelling young couple own this domain and want to create a running tour company, like us... Their site is currently "Under Construction." This domain expires in September of 2010.

www.bostonruns.org and www.bostonrunningtour.org
Both domains are still available. We may or may not purchase them.

And the numerous blogs that have, at one time or another, discussed this concept...
http://blog.mpdaugherty.com/2009/08/02/exciting-new-running-site/
http://absolutlyfit.blogspot.com/2008/02/random-thoughts-on-friday.html
http://cambridgex.blogspot.com/2009/04/just-runnnnning-in-rain.html
http://sugarbugblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/running-toursyeah-right.html

13 Hotels On Board

So far, the following hotels are interested in partnering with us:

Le Meridien
Liberty Hotel
Hotel Marlowe
XV Beacon Hotel
Nine Zero
The Onyx Hotel
Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston
Copley Square Hotel
Taj Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
The Langham Boston
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
The Westin Boston Waterfront

Brochures Ordered

Abby and I just ordered our first brochures. 300 in total... These will go out to area hotels and running stores. If you see them out and about, feel free to drop us a line...

Ads Purchased

I did it... I bought some Yahoo and Google advertising space online. Here is what it should look like... Did you notice that my ad isn't the one listed :)

Boston Running Tours

Today we purchased bostonrunningtours.org. Now we just need to advertise ;)
Wish us luck... here this will help!

RunBoston at Seacoast

Here it is folks- the first race where Abby and I ran in our RunBoston shirts. Hopefully many more to come!

Merchandising!

Take a look at our new tshirt designs available under our Merchandising link.