Sunday, October 4, 2015

"Fall in Love with Running" Virtual 5k Preregistration & Giveaway

I don't know about you, but Autumn is my favorite time of the year. In fact, I think it is the most wonderful time of the year. You the famous song?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
The runners' hearts are all swelling
and everyone’s yelling, Autumn is here!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest season to run
With those hi-five race greetings and pace grouping meetings
When we all come for fun
It's the hap-happiest season to run

There'll be track meets to host
finish line beers to toast
And pacing long runs real slow
There'll be new PR stories
And tales of the glories of the
Races long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year
Oh the lines we’ll be toeing
Our bling will be glowing
When the finish line’s near
It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the most wonderful time
Yes the most wonderful time
Oh the most wonderful time
Of the year
-Lea Genders of

Who's with me on this one?

After a hot summer of running, I am ready for the brisk cool air of Autumn. This is the time of year that I fall in love with running all over again. It always feels like such a short time between the brutal summers and cold winters, I love to take advantage of fall and get as much outdoor running in as possible.

In order to celebrate this wonderful season I am teaming up with my blogging friend, Toni from Running, Loving, Living to host the "Fall in Love with Running" Virtual 5k! There will be two hosts, so twice the fun and twice the giveaway prizes for participants (that's you)! It begins on October 11th but you can preregister for the event here.

What is a Virtual Race?
A virtual race is an event that you run on your own terms. Forget parking hassles and long lines at the porta-potty, you decide where you will run 5k (3.1 miles). Afterwards join the other participants online to brag about report your run. You can run the virtual race in your neighborhood, on the treadmill, on your local trails or a track (or wherever else you can dream up). The beauty of a virtual race is that you choose the location. You can learn more by reading a post I wrote about everything you ever wanted to know about virtual racing here.

Who can join?
Anyone who wants to run or walk (skip, crawl or cartwheel) a 5k can join in on the fun on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #FALLinlovevirtual5k and by tagging @runningwithollie and @runninglovingliving. The giveaway is limited to US residents only.

How much does it cost?
$0. It is 100% free and fun. We organize these virtual races to motivate runners and walkers, build an online community, to raise awareness of our blogs and to help promote the brands we love.

When is it? 
You can participate in the virtual race by running or walking a 5k (3.1 miles) anytime between October 11-17.

Did you say giveaway? What can I win?
Oh, so many great prizes. Once you run the 5k you will have a chance to come back and enter to win one of many great prizes. Want a sneak peak? OK, twist my arm (truth: I'm so excited to share). A full list of the prizes and descriptions will be available at the launch of the event!

Fall in Love with Running Virtual 5K giveaway prizes sneak peak

Why do I need to preregister?
If you preregister, we'll remind you on the 11th so you don't forget all about it. I know I sometimes get excited about things, but then just get busy and forget. Sound familiar? Besides, if you preregister before October 11th, you can enter into a separate giveaway for a $25 Sports Authority gift card. This is a giveaway separate of the main event giveaway and the winner will chosen among the people who preregistered only. The winner of the preregistration giveaway will be announced on the launch of the main event on October 11th.

then once you've preregistered come back to enter the giveaway.

Ollie is ready! You'll be able to download your own race bib at the launch of the event.

Preregistration giveaway runs 10/4-10/10
No purchase necessary.
Winner will be randomly selected via Giveaway Tools
Entries will be verified. Entries not completed will be disqualified. (i.e. don't say you did it if you didn't.)
Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.
Winner will notified via email and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected
Prize will be shipped directly from Running with Ollie in Texas or Running Loving Living in Florida. Please allow 30 days from contest end for delivery of prize.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this idea! Ollie is as cute as ever, and this is indeed the BEST time of year for runners! Thanks for putting this together!


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