Since 1992, we've sponsored athletes who embrace the entire athletic experience—training, racing, and community involvement—and want to share it with others. After all, since so much more time is spent preparing to compete than actually competing it only makes sense to enjoy the entire process, and not just focus on yourself and the finish line.
Beyond competition, our sponsored athletes represent the values of Clif Bar & Company— they're approachable, humble & friendly. Our athletes are ambassadors for their sports, active in their communities, and try to leave the smallest ecological footprint that they can to protect the places where we all love to play.
Due to the high-volume of inquiries and low turn-over of athletes and partners every year, we are unable to take on any new relationships at this time. We appreciate you for thinking of Clif as a potential partner.
Do you have an athlete sponsorship application form?
Nope, we no longer require a completed application. If you are a competitive cyclist, mountain biker, triathlete, runner, or an accomplished climber, surfer, skier or snowboarder, simply send a proposal and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are not currently reviewing proposals from athletes competing in sports beyond those listed above.
I am not a top ranked professional athlete, should I still apply?
Definitely! We are proud to sponsor both professional and amateur athletes alike. While competitive results tell part of the story, we feel there are many other qualities that make sponsored athletes great ambassadors for their sports and their sponsors.
What does sponsorship consist of?
There are various sponsorship packages awarded depending upon the athlete/team. All sponsorships are for one year and are structured around the calendar year.
When is the best time to apply?
We review athlete sponsorship proposals on an as-needed basis. Since sponsorships are structured around a calendar year, fall is generally the best time to apply.
Do you sponsor international athletes?
Not at this point. From the Clif Bar & Company office in beautiful Emeryville, California we can only sponsor athletes who reside in the United States, or race for a U.S.-based team. This does not mean that you must be a US citizen; rather you only have to reside in the country so that we can ship product to a US address.
I am currently sponsored or previously sponsored by Clif Bar. Do I need to reapply?
We cannot guarantee sponsorship beyond the one-year time frame of your current agreement, but odds are someone from our team will be in touch regarding future sponsorship opportunities before the start of the coming season.
Does LUNA™ have its own sponsorship program?
Nope. Sponsored athletes do have access to LUNA, however all of the logos used and promotional items received will be for the CLIF brands only.
I have a question that is not answered in this list. What should I do?
You can email us at email@example.com. We try our best to get back to everyone, but let’s face it: we receive a lot of questions. It might take us a while, but we will get back to you.