Yesterday's 7.3 mile run put my #465Challenge at 266.47 miles. I've completed 5 Loops of the virtual I-465 run! Each loop is 53 miles; I've been working on it since January 1st.
Join the Virtual Challenge and Earn a Medal
You can register until Feb. 29 to get credit for your January and February miles. There are Premium and Basic registration options. Here's what you get with each one:
Premium registration is $39.99; finishers receive:
• T-shirt • Medal • Bumper Sticker
• Race Bib • Certificate of Completion
Basic registration is $24.99; finishers receive:
• Bumper Sticker • Race Bib • Certificate of Completion
When you register for the premium package you get this unique medal with a race car that slides all the way around on I-465!
Use Code BIBRAVE to SAVE 10% on Any Registration
Use code: BIBRAVE to SAVE 10%
Learn more and register at 465challenge.com
Race Benefits Girls on the Run (GOTR) Tampa Bay
The Cupcake 5K benefits Girls on the Run Tampa Bay, a wonderful organization that teaches girls to be confident and live a healthy lifestyle.
SAVE $10 with GOTR Discount Code
You can SAVE $10 on your race when you register using code: GOTRCUPCAKE
Here's the 5K pricing schedule:
January 2 through March 4: $35
Online registration ends on March 4th.
March 5-7: Register in store or at the race site for $45
Thursday, March 5, 4 to 7 pm and Friday, March 6, Noon to 7 pm at St Pete Running Company.
Everyone receives a cupcake and medal when they finish. Race awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.
PLUS, there's an award for the participant who finishes in the middle of the pack!
Age group awards go to the top three finishers in each 10-year age group.
Virtual Race Option
Popping in to show you this awesome collaboration by Knockaround and Green Flash Brewing Company. They put together this awesome design on the Fast Lanes frames.
If these don't scream tropical paradise with a cold one, I don't know what does. You need them for spring break, summer vacation, and running, of course! These sweet UV400 sun protection lenses are available for a limited-time. Go get yours for just $30.
Every pair comes with a sunset palm pouch. Click the image below to grab yours. Find them under the Collections —> Custom Collaborations tab at Knockarounds.
Scroll down to learn how to SAVE 15% on your first order.
Knockaround x Green Flash Brewing Co. Custom Sunnies
SAVE 15% on Your Entire First Order at Knockaround
Look for the box below on the check out page. When you sign up to get texts from Knockaround you'll receive a 15% OFF CODE. Use it right away when you place your first order!
That's all there is to it! If palm fronds and beer aren't your style, use the discount code to create your own custom Knockarounds.
Shipping is fast with Knockarounds. I ordered my last pair on a Friday, and received them 3 days later, on Monday. (I live on the opposite coast!) All orders over $50 receive FREE shipping.
Enjoy your new sunnies!
It was sad news yesterday when Events by Life Time announced it's ending the First Watch Sarasota Half & Relay event in Sarasota. They sent an email to past participants. (Websites aren't updated yet.)
The Life Time First Watch Sarasota Half & Relay was one of my favorite half marathons. They celebrated their 10 year Sarasota anniversary in March, 2015. In 2019, the race moved from it's perfect March date to October due to road construction issues.
That was a rough change because October in Florida is still super hot and humid. Severe storms the day before the event forced race management to reduce the half marathon to a 10K. I enjoyed the 10K, and the after party was as good as ever, but there were a lot of disappointed runners. I'm sorry the race series ended on a bad note.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that a new race comes to Sarasota soon. We're gonna miss this race!
Gotta love a holiday that fills your inbox with discount codes for races and gear! And, as they say, Sharing is Caring — so here you go! Below are a few deals good for today only.
FYI: Follow these links for ongoing race discounts and brand discounts!
SAVE 10% OFF Registration for the Copperhead 5K
Want to run through the world-class Copperhead Course at Innisbrook? Now's your chance to run and save 10% with code: VDAY20.
This race kicks off the Valspar Championship golf tournament with a Sunday afternoon race in a beautiful setting. Register here: www.copperhead5k.com.
You'll be supporting Veterans Alternative, and getting an inside view of the course. Discount online only on February 14, 2020. #Copperhead5K
SAVE $14 Today on the Pittsburgh Marathon, Half or Relay
Use code VALENTINESDAY14 when you register to #MOVEPittsburgh at the 2020 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and SAVE $14 off TODAY ONLY! Note, this discount is for Sunday events only: Full, Half or Marathon Relay. #MOVEPittsburgh
Get Hydrated and Save Cash on Hidrate Spark 3
You know how much I love this smart water bottle! Here's a #ValentinesDay Deal on the water bottle that glows and texts you to remind you to stay hydrated.
SAVE $10 with code LOVEU10. You can use it twice ($20 off 2 bottles) to share the love! #HidrateSpark
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
2020 BDR Schedule
Feb. 1-2: Safety Harbor
Feb. 15: Savannah
Feb. 29: Orlando
Mar. 22: New Orleans
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