It’s MY birthday coming up, but I’m giving YOU the presents, Bloggy Friends! I’m ridiculously excited to host my very first virtual race:
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
A few weeks ago, I participated in Marcia’s virtual race, The Power of 10+, and had so much flippin’ FUN! It really got my hamster wheels turning. I know that you guys like to have fun and be creative and race. And I know that I really enjoy celebrating my birthday - it’s not until November 9th, but why not start now? So what better way to celebrate than a virtual race with awesome prizes?!?!?
This is a choose-your-own-adventure race – have fun with it! There’s really only one rule (but I’m going to list a bunch of them so it looks more “official”):
RULE #1 - (Almost) anything goes. Please don’t do anything illegal or life-threatening.
RULE #2 – Pick a theme, a distance, and a venue. Feel free to go with some sort of birthday theme :-)…or something to do with the letter P…or, see Rule #1.
RULE #3 – You don’t have to RUN this race. Currently injured athletes are welcome here! Any form of human-powered locomotion will be accepted – kayaking, skating, sledding, bicycling, surfing…see Rule #1.
RULE #4 – But you CAN run a race if you want to. Not feeling all that creative? No worries, you can still win! Just submit a race report from ANY race you do between now and the end of the contest (see below for dates and details). You wanted that NYC Marathon to count for something, right??
Race schwag doesn’t get better than this – I’m giving away some of my very Favorite Things (some people get delusions of grandeur, apparently I get delusions of Oprah):
Custom Beach Tote from CafePress.com (full review coming soon – they have terrific customizable gifts, holiday items, shirts, you name it!) “Pain is temporary, but your finishing time posted on the internet is forever.”
Road ID - if you don’t already have one of these, you need one NOW. The Hubs has the Wrist ID Elite and loves how comfortable it is – he says he doesn’t even realize he’s wearing it. I have the Shoe ID, which gets attached to my new pair of shoes the day I buy them so I never have to think about it. Wear it for your own peace of mind and for those who love you. One lucky winner will get to choose their own Road ID product!
“Vela” sunglasses by Ryders, makers of high-performance eyewear that even us non-elites can afford (full review coming soon, but you’ve probably already noticed in pics that I wear my Ryders all the time!) The Vela model is a medium fit, perfect for men or women and features adjustable anti-slip nose pads, anti-slip temple tips and interchangeable lenses.
Three lucky adventurers – yes, THREE of you! – will win a Spinervals DVD. Just because it’s cold or windy or snowy outside doesn’t mean you can’t ride your bike – a Spinervals workout is guaranteed to kick your booty from the comfort of your indoor trainer. Winners will get to choose from “No Slackers Allowed!” (featuring our very own Miss Zippy as one of the cyclists!!), “Sweating Buckets,” and “Ultra Conditioning: Ultra Full Body with IronGirl.”
HOW YOU CAN WIN:
All entries must be received before Friday, November 12th.
Entries can be submitted as a comment on this post (no need for separate comments, I’ll be transferring everything to a spreadsheet for randomization) or by emailing me: PahlaB2@gmail.com
There will be one Grand Prize winner, chosen by me, for the most creative adventure race. The Grand Prize winner will get to select TWO of the prizes listed above – wow!
Four other winners will be chosen at random. The first random winner will get to choose from the remaining prizes, then the second random winner and so on.
Up to six entries per person:
Be a follower or become one (one entry)
Post a link to this race on your blog, FB, or Twitter (one entry per link – up to three entries)
Submit a race report, either by leaving me a link to your blog post in a comment or by emailing me: PahlaB2@gmail.com (two entries – because you’re awesome)
I hope everyone has a lot of fun with this race – I can’t wait to see how creative you get and read all your race reports! Happy Adventuring!!