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Winners: eBibs 2.0

Hi Trippers,

The bibs are up and the eBibs 2.0 contest has ended.

Thanks for ilovetorun.org for sponsoring the contest.

And a big round of thanks to everyone who entered… some really great eBibs. I wish I could give every one of you awards; it was really tough to decide.

But with very little further ado… ado ado ado ado.

Okay, that’s enough ado.  Here are the winners:

from cdmauger!

from cdmauger!

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CONTEST: eBIBS 2.0

Hi Everyone,

Cartoon running!

Cartoon running!

About a year ago, I first showed off the cartoon version of my running mugshot… remember this?

Yup, my caricature was courtesy of the gang at ilovetorun.org. They had introduced the glory that is the “eBib.” Think of it as an ecard specially designed for runners. It was simple:

  1. Go to  I<3torun.org and their “create” eBib page.
  2. Choose a character (or pick my cartoonized face if you so choose).
  3. Select a simple color background for your bib.
  4. Jot down a motivational/funny/cute saying.
  5. And bask in the fun results, like below:
eBibs featuring... you!

eBibs featuring… you!

You could then e-mail your eBib or post it on a plethora of social media sites.

Easy, right?

Well, the eBib caught on and literally thousands of them have been created so far. Read the rest of this entry

WINNER: THE BIG SQUEEZE STRIKES AGAIN

Hi Trippers!

Squeezy squeezy!

Squeezy squeezy!

Thanks to everyone who entered “The Big Squeeze Strikes Again” contest. And whether you put your socks on left foot or right foot first (or for the life of you can’t remember) we all manage to get dressed eventually.

Drum roll please.

The winner of a FREE pair of PRO Compression marathons socks or calf sleeves:

Katie Gehrand

Congratulations and here’s wishing everyone comfy calves in their next race.

And for those of you who didn’t win, you can still score 40% off at the PRO Compression website. At checkout just enter the code: BLG14

And be sure to check in to Tripping The Kenyans later this week as I prepare for my journey to run 3 half marathons in 33 hours.

Run on!

CONTEST: THE BIG SQUEEZE STRIKES AGAIN

Hi Trippers!

Get your squeeze on!

Get your squeeze on!

I hope everyone had a good Halloween weekend and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning (sometimes it’s nice just to “fall back”).

It’s time for another giveaway at Tripping The Kenyans and it’s a good one.

The fine folks at PRO Compression want to deck you out with a FREE pair of marathon compression socks or calf sleeves.

I started wearing PRO Compression calf sleeves during races and the marathon compression socks afterward for speedier recovery. And it’s really helped me bounce back quicker. Read the rest of this entry

WINNER: CANYON CITY CHA-CHA

Hi Trippers!

Less than three weeks away!

Less than three weeks away!

A big round of thanks to all of you who entered the “Canyon City Cha-Cha” contest.

I’m looking forward to running down the mountains near the Angeles National Forest and into the foothills of Azusa. And I can’t wait to see which of you gets to join the festivities “for free.”

So without further ado… okay, maybe just a little more ado. Ado. Ado. Enough?

The winner of a FREE entry into the REVEL Canyon City Marathon/Half Marathon is:

Christine Rodenbo

For those of you who didn’t win, you can still save some bills on registration. Each of you is eligible to save up to $10 on November 15th’s inaugural running of the REVEL Canyon City Marathon/Half Marathon.

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CONTEST: CANYON CITY CHA-CHA

Hi Trippers!

Inaugural Canyon City race is Nov. 15, 2014

Inaugural Canyon City race is Nov. 15, 2014

I had a blast running the REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon in Salt Lake City back in September.

It was an absolutely gorgeous downhill mountain course. And not only did I meet up with some good friends (and made some new ones) but like many other runners, I had a fantastic run and achieved a PR.

Ready for an encore?

The REVEL race series is preparing for the final race in its 2014 season and it’s going to be a fun one: The inaugural running of the REVEL Canyon City Marathon/Half Marathon on November 15th in Azusa, California.

Here’s your chance to be there from the start and become a legacy runner.

The REVEL Canyon City Marathon/Half Marathon takes runners from the mountains of the Angeles National Forest down to the foothills of Azusa.

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WINNER: “SALT LAKE CITY SHUFFLE”

Hi Trippers!

The shortest distance between two points...

The shortest distance between two points…

A hearty thank you to all who entered the “Salt Lake City Shuffle” contest.

I’m looking forward to running Big Cottonwood and seeing which of you gets to join in the festivities… gratis.

So without further ado, the winner of a FREE entry into the REVEL Big Cottonwood Race is:

Ashley McDuffee   

For those of you who didn’t win, you can still save some cash on the race. Each of you is eligible to save up to $10 on the REVEL Big Cottonwood Race (Sep. 13 in Salt Lake City) or the REVEL Canyon City Race (Nov. 15 near Los Angeles)

Just join “Team Tripping The Kenyans” for either race by clicking below and you automatically save $5 off of your entry (plus an additional $5 Facebook discount is available at checkout).

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Big Cottonwood (Sep. 13th)

or

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Canyon City (Nov. 15th)

Oh, and I’ll be giving away a FREE entry to the REVEL Canyon City Race in the weeks, so keep checking TTK

Have a great Friday… and Run on!

CONTEST: “SALT LAKE CITY SHUFFLE”

Hi Trippers!

Salt Lake City Shuffle

Salt Lake City Shuffle

The first race in the REVEL 2014 series is in the books. A hearty (and large) band of REVELers took to the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver on Sunday morning. PR’s were achieved, swag was earned and fun was had by all.

Next up in the series is the Big Cottonwood Marathon/Half Marathon outside of Salt Lake City, Utah on September 13th.

The Big Cottonwood marathon course drops over 4,000 feet and the half marathon course drops just shy of 3,000 feet.

It’s a beautiful, scenic downhill course that just screams PR… and it is a USATF certified course and “Boston qualifier.”

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WINNER: “RACE IN MY PLACE”

Hi Trippers!

Many thanks to all of you who entered the “Race in My Place” contest.

And the winner of a FREE entry into the REVEL Rockies Race is: ABBIE SOLBERG.

But don’t worry, there are more contests to come.

I’ll be giving away a FREE entry to the REVEL Big Cottonwood Race (Sep. 13th in Salt Lake City) and the REVEL Canyon City Race (Nov. 15th near Los Angeles) in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, you can join Team “Tripping The Kenyans” and save up to $10 off each entry fee.

You can click on the links below:

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Big Cottonwood (Sep. 13th)

or

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Canyon City (Nov. 15th)

Have a great Thursday… and Run on!

HUMP DAY TIDBITS

Fun with made-up words!

Fun with made-up words!

Hi Trippers!

Just a quick pair of tidbits today keeping you “informated*.”

*NOTE: Okay, I know that “informated” isn’t a word, but rather a typo I just made. But doesn’t it look like it should be a word?

Okay, sometimes my brain gets way ahead of my fingers (not that I’m the greatest typist to begin with… I’m fast, but not accurate) and I come up with some wonderful typos that can confound even smartest of spellcheck programs. So in honor of my fingers having a mind of their own, I’m going to keep that word and use it occasionally. How’s this for a definition?

Informated (verb): to haphazardly impart one’s supposed knowledge to others in the hopes of broadening their understanding on a topic or at least making them smile over use of such a silly word.

“I informated to everyone that while ketchup is a wonderful condiment, mustard should be used in its place on hot dogs as a gesture of goodwill.”

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CONTEST: “RACE IN MY PLACE”

Run The Rockies.

Run The Rockies.

Who wants to run a “mile high” marathon (or half marathon) in the “Mile High City”?

For FREE!

That’s right, my scheduling conflict is your benefit. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to run the REVEL Rockies Marathon/Half Marathon on August 17th in Denver, Colorado.

So I want you to run it in my place.

The great people at the REVEL Race Series are allowing me to give my entry to the REVEL Rockies race to one lucky Tripping The Kenyans reader.

And this is one cool race.

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CONTEST: “KEEPIN’ KOOL” (DAY 5)

Welcome to the final day (Day 5) of the “Keepin’ Kool” contest with Kool ‘n Fit.

Last chance to win!

Here’s the results of yesterday’s Trivia Question:

Q: What charity running group do I train with for the Los Angeles Marathon?

A: Team to End AIDS. (Check it out and join us starting in October to train for the 2015 LA Marathon)

And the winner of a 4oz bottle of Kool ‘n Fit Sport spray is: ERIKA WHITNEY

Congratulations!

And now onto day 5:

Q: Kool ‘n Fit appears at several race expos (and on race courses) during the year. What SoCal race will they be attending in October 2014?

Hint: The answer is somewhere on the Kool ‘n Fit website (www.koolnfit.com).

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CONTEST: “KEEPIN’ KOOL” (DAY 4)

Welcome to Day 4 of the “Keepin’ Kool” contest with Kool ‘n Fit.

Up for grabs!

Here’s the results of yesterday’s Trivia Question:

Q: What year did Kool ‘n Fit first introduce their products to America?

A: 1985 (The same year when “We Are the World” was recorded, Marty McFly went “Back to the Future” and Mario introduced the US to crazy killer mushrooms courtesy of the Nintendo Entertainment System).

And the winner of a 4oz bottle of Kool ‘n Fit Sport spray is: HEATHER DANIELS FIRCHOW

Congratulations!

And now onto day 4:

Q: What charity running group do I train with for the Los Angeles Marathon.

Hint: The answer is somewhere on the TTK website.

Here’s what you do…

  1. Go to the Tripping The Kenyans Facebook page (and give us a “like” while you’re there).
  2. Leave your answer in the comments section on the TTK Facebook page under the post.
  3. The first correct answer that day… wins.

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“REVEL” JOINING A TEAM

Speedy and striking!

Speedy and striking!

Q: What’s better than running a half marathon or marathon?

A: How about running a half marathon or marathon that features a “fast as hell” downhill course? And how about a “scenic” fast as hell downhill course?

Q: What’s better than that?

A: Saving some money (aka cash, dough, coinage) while running a scenic, fast as hell, downhill half marathon or marathon.

Q: How much money?

A: How’s $10 grab you? Or better yet, how about a chance to run for FREE?

First things first.

Last week I was named one of the Revel Race Series ambassadors and it’s time to get the ball rolling… downhill.

Click on the image below to learn more about the REVEL Race Series and its trio of races (REVEL Rockies, REVEL Big Cottonwood and REVEL Canyon City).

I’ve just created team “Tripping The Kenyans” for both the REVEL Big Cottonwood and REVEL Canyon City races and here’s you chance to sign up for a team too.

Why join a team?

By signing up for a team, you can save $5 off of the price of registration. And coupled with the additional $5 Facebook discount available during checkout, you can save up to a total of $10 (pretty sweet).

And be sure to sign up before August 1st to beat the price increase on the REVEL Canyon City race.

And it’s worth noting that the REVEL Race Series does NOT have any of those annoying registration/convenience/nonsense fees that many other races tack on to hide additional costs.

And there’s additional team benefits:

  • Teams get a professional group photo taken at the race
  • Teams with 12+ members get tent space at the finish line
  • Teams are eligible to win a prize for the lowest average time in each race distance

So talk to your friends/running group and see about starting up your own team (and coming up with a cool name).

And you’re also all invited to join team Tripping The Kenyans (and can save up to $10 immediately). Just click on the links below:

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Big Cottonwood (Sep. 13th)

or

Team Tripping The Kenyans- REVEL Canyon City (Nov. 15th)

YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT RUNNING FOR FREE?

Yes, I did.

In addition to offering team discounts, I wanted to let you know in the upcoming days/weeks I’ll be running contests to give out a FREE registration for each of the three REVEL races.

And the first contest starts on Monday, August 4th. So be sure to check in and see about running a marathon “gratis.”

Join a team, save some cash… and Run on!

CONTEST: “KEEPIN’ KOOL” (DAY 3)

Welcome to Day 3 of the “Keepin’ Kool” contest with Kool ‘n Fit.

Spray and Run on!

Spray and Run on!

Here’s the results of yesterday’s Trivia Question:

Q: I recently PR’d at the 2014 Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta. What was my time?

A: 56:56 (a number so nice I had to repeat it twice)

And the winner of a 4oz bottle of Kool ‘n Fit Sport spray is: LEE SCOLARO

Congratulations!

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