I hope you’ve been enjoying “Tripping The Kenyans.” I’ve really had a blast rambling on about my runnings and I love the comments from everyone who has decided to follow it or stop by for a look see.
Well, today I have a favor to ask of all of you.
I submitted my running story to a popular LA running store, “A Runner’s Circle,” and as a result I’ve been chosen as a San Fernando Valley finalist for their “Running Ambassador” program. It basically means that I’d be sponsored by the store (provided with shoes/clothing/gear) for a year’s time in exchange for doing what I like to do already… go to races, talk about running and of course mention their store (which really is a cool running shop… I’ve been going there since “day one” of back in fall 2008).
The contest is a “Facebook” vote contest (so popularity helps) where you click on a link, “Like”* A Runner’s Circle and pick one of the candidates. I’m up against four other candidates, including one who has won two years in a row and is the odds on favorite.
NOTE*: If you’re not comfortable “liking” a random business, you can always “unlike” them next week. But A Runner’s Circle is really a great store involved with the community. Not only do they sponsor runs, but they are also one of the sponsors of “Team To End AIDS” my marathon running charity.
Winning this contest not only would help out financially (as we all know running gets expensive), but it would be a nice way for me to impact even more of the running community.
The contest runs from 7am PST on March 19th (today) until 7pm March 20th. Yup, just 36 hours and it’s over.
So, what I’m asking is if each of you would go to A Runner’s Circle on Facebook and cast your vote for me (anyone can do it). In addition, if you feel comfortable, I ask that you either share the info on your Facebook page or give me a shout out (or repost) on your blogs. Some of you have been doing this a while and have oodles more followers than I.
Here is the link.
I’ll be mentioning this contest for the next 36 hours and then it’ll be back to business as usual.
I thank you for your help and also for taking the time to read “Tripping the Kenyans.”