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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Keep them Running in!!!!!

Ok-
Today is the day-
The day that I am taking a leap-
A leap of sheer faith-
Faith to keep moving-
Moving towards a great Start-
Start to the big list I need from you-
From you, all the GREAT runs in your area-
Area being your town/state/continent-

SO, throw them out there everyone! Give me your most fun, always sold out, must do once your lives races! Halfs-Fulls-Trail Races-Sprint Tri's-Even you ULTRAs!!!

Because I am starting today! I am making my list! The list that gets me to ALL 50 STATES! Even Different Countries!

The Goal.
My first Marathon in the next 2 years. (Expires August 10, 2012)
My first Trail Race in the next year. (Expires August 10, 2011)
My first Sprint Tri in the next 2 years. (Expires August 10, 2012)
My first Ultra in the next 5 years. (Expires August 10, 2015)
All 50 States in my lifetime (Sorry can't predict that date)
And at least 1 other Country in my lifetime. (again sorry)

SO- repost this on your facebook, or blog, or tweet, whatever you have!! And lets see what I can get planned!!

And a random blogger will be winning: INJINJI MICRO TOE SOCKS!!!

*Color and Size will be chosen by winner

*Every Race post is an entry
*Tell me you Linked it with your blog, facebooked it, tweeted it- each one is an entry
*Become a Follower- one entry

GIVEAWAY ENDS OCTOBER 10TH!! (This is a good 2 months to get me something good! And to get me some more followers! LOL!!!)

56 comments:

Allie said...

Okay, I'll list TX and OK since I've lived in both places. I don't have any idea about an international marathon but hopefully I'll be doing one once we're living in Germany and I'll be sure to let you know about it when the time comes.
TX- Chevron Houston Marathon, it's super flat, perfect weather and has amazing crowd support. Also, it's a Boston Qualifier if that's your cup of tea.
OK- OKC Memorial Marathon, I've never done this one or been a spectator but anyone who is anyone in Oklahoma runs this (clearly, I am no one), I'm sure Shana has already told you about her experience.

Teamarcia said...

Gotta, gotta come and do the Chicago Marathon. It's awesome, flat and fast with excellent crowd support and one of the 5 majors. But you've already run in IL...

Teamarcia said...

This is not my state but you've gotta do the 1/2 or full in Grand Rapids, MI. It was the scene of my first BQ in 2008 and race director Marathon Don makes it perfection. I'll be back this October for the half and am so excited about it!

Teamarcia said...

Also not my state but the Indy 500 Mini is awesome--so cool to run on the race track!

Teamarcia said...

Linked you on my blog

funderson said...

ooooo, I like your goal list!
Trail race: Greenland 25k is a good starter trail race here in Co.Springs...nice smooth trail

funderson said...

The Sage Burner here in Gunnison, CO is a bad-ass trail race if you're brave..

funderson said...

The St. George, UT marathon is GORGEOUS and fast and well organized...a must do, but you've got to win the lottery to get in.

funderson said...

oh...I almost forgot. Also must do is The Other Half in Moab, UT. The Canyonlands Half in the spring is nice too and hard to get in, but The Other Half is in the fall..better scenery...and smaller AND they have beer at the end.

Amy said...

Come do the St. Jude in Memphis, Tn! It's my first half and I'm super pumped!

Running Diva Mom said...

I follow you and think that is a GREAT idea! Chicago Marathon was my first full and I'm glad it was -- flat and awesome crowd support!

Running Diva Mom said...

The Madison Mini Marathon is awesome and a scenic way to see Madison, Wisconsin and the University. I'm so excited to be running it again on Saturday!

Alanna said...

If you come to Canada you can do the Scotiabank 1/2 in Vancouver - it's downhill and mostly flat along the beach. It's a great sight-seeing race.

Alanna said...

For a full I'll recommend the Victoria Marathon (BC, Canada) even though I haven't run it yet - but I will be on 10.10.10. Nice that the giveaway corresponds... I really need a new pair of these! :p

Alanna said...

Became a follower.

Alanna said...

Linked with my blog @ http://running42km.blogspot.com

Forward Foot Strides said...

If you visit London, Ontario, the London Honda Series has 6 races a year! Some 5k, 10k, an 8k and a half.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I also became a follower!

Forward Foot Strides said...

And linked your contest to my blog!

Elizabeth said...

Akron Marathon in Ohio is a great one, not flat but great crowd support and constant change in scenery and you get a very beautiful Brooks jacket instead of just a tech shirt.

London or Beijing will be a great international marathon.

The 50k trail races in Ohio are great and if you are so incline the Burning River 100 race is an awesome well organized race.

Elizabeth said...

Add your blog to my blog roll and your giveaway on my blog sidebar

April said...

Hello!! I am a new follower!!

April said...

I linked you on my sidebar!

April said...

Oh we have a ton of great races here in the south!! Sept 25th is the Women's Half in Nashville, w/crowd support the whole way!

April said...

Another good one is the Rocket City marathon in Huntsville Al, (my first marathon) Dec 11th,2010. It's also a Boston Qualifier.

Stephanie Anne said...

Not near me, but the Disney Half Marathon is a blast & always a sell out! I did it last year & loved it!

linked you to my blog @ www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

Jaime said...

The Bolder Boulder in Boulder, CO is a great memorial day 10k
The altitude can be brutal though.
My first 1/2 is coming up so I'm not sure how it will be!

Following you now...

SupermomE12 said...

I doubt you'll get many (any?) Wyoming recommendations, so I will recommend El Vaquero Loco (the crazy cowboy!). It is an awesome trail race (you can do either 25K or 50K) in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Star Valley Wyoming. The course is tough, but insanely scenic and people travel from all over to run it. There are good goodies and they barbecue hamburgers afterwards. It's a great atmosphere.

Canadian runner said...

I am a new follower

Canadian runner said...

A great run to do in another exciting country is the National Capital 1/2 or full Marathon in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!! It sells out every year.

Canadian runner said...

I linked your giveaway to my blog

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ING Miami is just a good time because it's a great winter vacation

Oklahoma City is beautiful and emotional

San Diego is the best scenary ever!!!

las vegas RNR along the strip is too cool

Irene said...

The San Francisco Half Mary (or full, if you're hardcore) was AWESOME. It passes all the cool SF landmarks, especially cool running on the Golden Gate Bridge (hollar!).

Irene said...

Linked your giveaway to my blog: pickinguptherear.blogspot.com

Irene said...

I'm a follower! Good luck vibes to me!!

Running Librarian said...

i'm a follower

Running Librarian said...

tweeted

Running Librarian said...

I received some info about running a race in Burmuda at the Philly RnR 1/2 marthon. The man said it was really not too expensive for 4 days..it was a very interesting idea..day one you run 1 mile..next day you do a 10k or 5k then the next day you run a 1/2 or full marathon..you get medals for each race but you don't have to run each day if you don't want to...

Angie Bishop said...

I am a follower!

Angie Bishop said...

This race is so fun!! Huge amounts of food and beer at the expo, at the race, and afterwards too.
It is a great course and well run with lots of volunteers.
http://www.damtodam.com/

Angie Bishop said...

The Living History Farms XC race is the most fun at a race I have ever had and I ran it by myself last year. It totally kicked my ass and I had the best time!
http://www.fitnesssports.com/November_races/LivHistFarms/lhf_index.html

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to this on my blogs sidebar ;)

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to this on my blogs sidebar ;)

Angie Bishop said...

I personally would love to run the Omaha marathon since it has a barefoot division and has finishers medals made by local glass blowers out of recycled glass.

I would love to do the Mind The Ducks 12 hour in Rochester NY too.

runninglawyer said...

I'm a new follower!

runninglawyer said...

I suggest this wicked warrior race! It looks like a LOT of fun - I plan on doing it myself next year!

http://www.warriordash.com/index.php

Christa said...

Chicago is a fun race, as I am running that. My town is hosting it first full Marathon in April (Kalamazoo Marathon), they have done half marathons for 30 years.

Christa said...

I am now a follower. Would love for you to come follow me! I also have a give away going on right now.

Elliott said...

Ooo...you should definitely run Carlsbad. It's GORGEOUS and totally worth getting up at 3am to drive up there from downtown SD. :)

Pretend this is real... said...

The Cleveland Marathon is great for a 1st marathon. (It was mine!) It's got the perks of a bigger race without the price. The course is relatively flat and there's fantastic crowd support for most of the race. Good luck!

Pretend this is real... said...

I linked you on my blog

Pretend this is real... said...

I'm a new follower

Robin said...

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I'm a new follower. Found you via Java Joggers today, and I see you already know several of my Turtles Tribe blogging/running buddies. Glad to meet you. :-)

Robin said...

Just tweeted your request. Follow me at @RobinLeRoyKyle.

Robin said...

Since I live in Orlando, suggesting a great race is easy (if you're looking for a BIG race w/ all the bells and whistles).

Disney Marathon Weekend (early January)

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (late Feb/early March)

My favorite for atmosphere and the associated cause: Miracles Miles 5K and 15K (mid/late Sept) - supports NICU babies at Arnold Palmer Hospital

A fave for folks who fly in:
OUC Half Marathon first weekend in December - awesome weather usually!

I'm looking forward to seeing you compiled list!!

Leelee said...

I am a new follower too...my blog isn't a running blog, but running is my passion...I have been looking for races and your post today (I found via twitter) is like a present!! I am planning on both Disney Half Marathons in January and February...they are a lot of fun...I also love the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston South Carolina in April....love, love your list!!!