Disclaimer: I’m promoting Big Foot Tri & Trail Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Register for the 2019 Bigfoot Tri and Trail During Early Bird Pricing!
Track YOUR Bigfoot progress by signing up for next year’s #BigfootTri and #BigfootTrail races. Register by July 22 for the best early bird pricing!
Next year the 5K and 10K Trail races are on Saturday, June 22; the Tri is Sunday, June 23, 2019. Register at Bigfoottriathlon.com.
Take a look below for a schedule of price increases on the Olympic Tri, Olympic Relay, Sprint Tri, Sprint Relay, 5K Trail Run and 10K Trail Run for 2019.
Another great perk at RamRacing events is the free photos. Visit EnMotive.com to find your action shots!
Connect Your Results to Your Athlinks Profile
Don't forget that in a couple of weeks the official results will be available on Athlinks.com. Once results are verified, you can add them to your #Athlinks profile.
I really like how Athlinks let’s me track my results in one place online. It's a great way to compare and contrast your racing events year to year.
Check Back For Bonus SWAG and Discounts!
That's a wrap for the #BigfootTri and #BigfootTrail races for 2018. Don't forget to register before July 22 if you want the best price for next year.
Check my race discounts and gear brand discounts pages for deals on more races and stuff athletes love! There are new races and brands every couple of weeks!
Happy racing, everyone!
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Largest Database of Results for Athletes
Disclaimer: I'm writing this review of Athlinks as part of being a BibRavePro.
Use Athlinks to Track Your Progress
Athlink uses information from race directors and athlete communities to fill the database. When results are posted online, the Race Director sends files and/or links to the Athlinks team. Athlinks uploads the information to the website and database.
I had 30+ races done when I opened my free account. It was fun to create my profile, then link to all my races. It didn't take long to assemble all my stats on Athlinks. Now, I see my progress all in one place. While I'm not the fastest runner, progress keeps me motivated.
Athlinks gives you a few ways to view your race results:
Feeling competitive? Click the Rivals tab (shown below) to see how you compare to other runners. If you run the same race as someone you follow, Athlinks keeps tabs on who beats who.
Plan Your Race Schedule with Athlinks
Whether you're already registered, or looking for your next race, Athlinks is an impressive planning tool. Use it to view upcoming races so you can plan for training and recovery.
To find a new race, enter an event name, date range, location, and/or type of event. Hit search and Athlinks will show your results. Below are results from searching for races near Tampa, Florida between May and December, 2018.
As you can see, there are clickable links for previous years. Use those to see stats on the race. You can search results, see the number of participants, winning times, weather, etc. You'll find a lot of useful info. BTW, there were more results than I'm showing here.
Free Training Plans and Advice
Yep, there's more than statistics. Athlinks has resources for endurance athetes. You'll find advice on training, gear, and nutrition. Visit the Athlinks Blog for details.
Featured Events and Destination Races
Have your eye on a special race? You'll find plenty of featured events and destination races on Athlinks.com. There are descriptions of racecations for foodies, special attractions, charities, and landmarks. FYI, I want to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon next May.
You'll also find articles on gear, coaching, the best races for first-timers, races for people who like to party, and more.
There's An Athlinks Mobile App
Take Athlinks with you using the mobile app. You can stay up-to-date with race details using the official event feed.
Share your race with family and friends. The mobile app has animated maps that predict your location during an event. Your peeps can track you on course. It's perfect for meeting up during and after the race.
Join the Athlinks Community!
Go ahead and follow me on Athlinks. You probably run faster than I do, and that's okay. I'm just here to make you look good! You're welcome.
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Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the 2018 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon as a BibRavePro.
Register Early for 2019, Save Big Bucks
Today, you can register for the Half Marathon for $50, 10K for $50, and 2-person Relay for $80. But, these prices won't be around for long. When the early entry blitz is over, they're gone. Regular prices are higher. The race is worth every penny, but why not save some?
The pricing structure for 2019 Blitz is based on the number of entrants, rather than the date. Look at the price chart below to see what I mean.
Take advantage of 2019 Blitz Pricing and register now at http://SarasotaHalf.com
Read my This Old Runner Review of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon to learn more about the race course and amenities. It was lots of good food, views, free photos, and bling.
Race date is scheduled for March 24, 2019. Hurry to take advantage of 2019 Blitz Pricing on now at http://SarasotaHalf.com
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What do you think of when someone says Miami? Maybe it's beaches, sunshine, celebrities or excellent food. (Maybe it's all of those things!) But, did you know it's a popular race-cation destination?
And why not? It never snows in Miami. And the sights and sounds are excellent! There's everything from alligators in Everglades National Park to historic architecture in the Art Deco District. It's a fascinating area.
The 305 Half Marathon and 5K (formerly 13.1 Miami Beach) is perfect for a running vacation. This year the races are on March 4th. Let's take a look at the race course.
Tour the City While You #RunMiami
The 305 Half Marathon begins and ends on historic Ocean Drive in South Beach. I love South Beach. It's beautiful to look at, plus you can find the most delicious food!
The race begins on the beach with views of the water and all the restaurants on Ocean Drive. Ahh, I can feel those balmy ocean breezes now.
The race course moves north from South Beach through town. Many buildings have a fun art deco vibe. You'll have a street-level view of some beautiful homes. You'll see the lush green Miami Beach Golf Course on your way to the bridge.
It's All Foot Traffic on the Causeway
On the Julia Tuttle Causeway there will be beautiful blue water on either side of you. Running across the bridge is fun without cars! I don't know about you, but I always enjoy running where I can't on a normal day.
Wynwood Walls and Doors
After exiting the causeway, runners head south on 2nd Ave NE for a couple of miles. This part of the course takes you past the Wynwood neighborhood.
It's a converted warehouse district known for graffiti, funky galleries, breweries, bistros and bars. It's an outdoor mural museum! Make a plan to spend time here before or after your race. It will recharge your creative juices.
Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island
Next, you'll run away from Miami — back across the water on the Macarthur Causeway. You'll see giant cruise ships in the port. On the north side of the causeway is Palm Island. You'll exit the causeway and follow the paved South Point Park Bayway along Biscayne Bay with views of Fisher Island.
South Beach, Lummus Park
The course turns north, then takes a jog onto Ocean Drive for the last mile. The finish line is in Lummus Park on South Beach. Did I mention that I love South Beach? There you'll receive your medal and enjoy a post-race beach party.
305 Half Marathon and 5K Race Amenities
There are a lot of amenities and perks built into this event! First, there's the weather! The average temperature in Miami during March is 74 degrees.
When you register for 305 Half Marathon and 5K you'll receive a tech shirt, beautiful medal, and a fully supported raced course. (There are 11 aid stations for the half marathon.)
Here's everything you get when you run:
To Recap: Register. Run. Race-cation!
The views and vibe are awesome in the 305! During the race you'll see the city in a new way. After the race there's so much more to see and do.
Miami and Miami Beach offer more than beautiful beaches. Botanical Gardens. Art Galleries. Fine Food. Museums. Street Art. Music. Little Havana. Little Haiti. Sightseeing Cruises.
Check out this list of the ten best things to do in Miami.
Use My Discount Code for the 305 Half!
The race is on March 4, 2018. Make your plans and "do it like a local" at the 305 Half Marathon & 5K. Use my code: BIBRAVEMB18 when you register and you'll SAVE $5 on the half marathon.
Disclaimer: I’m promoting the 305 Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!
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I Loved My Best Damn Races
The Safety Harbor edition of the #BestDamnRace was great fun! This was my second-ever attempt at running a Challenge — a 10K and 5K race one after another. The first challenge was in January, so why not try another in February?
I'll write a full review later — I have lots of good things to report about the race. (Big bling, organized, wonderful race atmosphere, support and party, etc.) Until then, take a peek at a few photos below.
I'm a BibBoards Fan
Gotta say — I am very happy with my #BibBoards. I snapped on my bib at home, and never worried about it again.
It stayed in place in the 10K and again in the 5K race. It performed on race day exactly as promised! No pinching, poking, flapping or parachuting!
I'll definitely use these from now on. Plus, I have to tell you I did catch a couple of people smiling at my smiling sunglasses emoji when they looked at my bib!
What About the Challenge?
The Best Damn Race Safety Harbor courses have some rolling hills. Hills are hard to find in Florida, so it's a good test. Plus, who doesn't love to run downhill?
This challenge was a bit harder than the super flat course I ran in January. And, I'll admit I was a bit distracted at the start of the 10K. I buckled down about 3/4 of a mile in, and stayed on pace for the rest of the race.
I finished my this 15K Challenge 3 minutes slower than the SPB Classic in January. But, I'm happy with my races. These races are part of training for a PR at the First Watch Sarasota Half on March 18th. I felt strong for all 9 miles. That makes me optimistic because I have 6 weeks to be ready to run strong for 13 miles.
Save Money with Discount Codes for Runners
Here are the codes for races/gear mentioned in this post. Find more discounts here.
—> First Watch Sarasota Half and Relay:
$10 OFF the Half or Relay with code: SARASOTABIB18. This is a goal race for me this year. It's a beautiful race that takes you up and over the Ringling Bridge (twice!) and around beautiful Sarasota, Florida.
—> Best Damn Race Orlando or New Orleans:
If you haven't ever run in a #BestDamnRace you should try one. It's super organized, and has lots of wonderful perks for racers. Check out Orlando on March 3rd and New Orleans on March 25th.
You can use my code: THISOLDRUNNER to save $5 on any race in either city. Orlando has a 5K, 10K, Challenge and Half Marathon. New Orleans has a 5K and Half. The discount codes expire 2 weeks prior to race.
—> BibBoards #SaveTheShirt Bib Holders:
You can SAVE 20% with code: #BIBCHAT at BibBoards.com. Choose from a variety of stock designs, or create your own by uploading artwork. You can preview the design before you order it.
Disclaimer: I received BibBoards to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!
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