Get the Best Deal During the #BDR Blitz
Registration opens at noon on April 10 with the best prices available for the Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor. It's better than a discount code if you're one of the first people to register.
FYI: The Orlando blitz in Wednesday, April 24 at noon. I'll let you know about Savannah and New Orleans when those dates are available.
Safety Harbor Two Day Event: Feb. 1-2, 2020
This year, the Best Damn Race event in Safety Harbor takes place over the entire weekend. The 10K and 5K are on Saturday, February 1st. The Half Marathon happens on Sunday morning, February 2nd.
Now, you don't have to decide on one distance or the other. You can run all the races on both days!
Keep reading for details on the Best Damn Race challenges.
Best Damn Race Double and Triple Challenges
Take a look at the perks of running a Best Damn Challenge in Safety Harbor!
Double Challenge Perks
Triple Challenge Perks
Click on over the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor and get signed up!
My Discount for BDR New Orleans Expires Soon!
If you want to save some cash on the Best Damn Race in New Orleans on March 24, use my code (ThisOldRunner) when you register to run the 5K or Half.
My code works for both races!
(Photo credit: This Old Runner)
Earn Some Beautiful Bling!
Get ready to celebrate your run with beignets, beads, and these awesome sugar skull medals! Both the 5K and Half medals have glow in the dark faces. How cool is that?
Here's what you get at the Best Damn Race in NOLA:
Packet Pick Up
Try to pickup your packet before race day. You can pick up 2 total packets at a time as long as you have a copy of each participants photo ID. (This can be a text message photo or on paper).
Parents can pickup packets for children under 18. Come an hour early if you plan to pick up your packet on race morning.
Best Damn Race 5K and Half Course Maps
Want to see where you'll be running? Here you go!
The 5K will start and finish in the French Quarter at Louis Armstrong Park.
The 5K is a USATF Certified Course #LA18012DR.
The Half Marathon starts and finishes in the French Quarter at Louis Armstrong Park. The course has 11 aid station opportunities with 2 port-a-potties per station.
Aid Stations have Gatorade & Water. Aid Station #2 (Mile 3.5) and #4 (Mile 6.5 & 11.5) offer GU Engergy Gels and Cliff Shots.
The Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Course #LA18011DR. There will be pacers in ten minute increments from 1:40 to 2:50 finishing times.
Come Run the Best Damn Race in New Orleans!
Don't Forget to Register by Midnight on March 10 to Save $5
Use my code: ThisOldRunner (not case sensitive) before midnight on Saturday to SAVE $5 on either distance.
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Check out my review of the Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event features a 5K, 10K, Challenge and Half Marathon. I ran the half marathon this year. Read all about this fun race.
If you want to try a Best Damn Race, make sure you use my discount code. Enter THISOLDRUNNER to receive $5 off any race in any of the remaining cities. Check my race discount page for expiration dates.
#BDR #BestDamnRace #SafetyHarbor
Here's some good news for anyone looking for the best damn gift for their favorite runner this Valentine's Day. Take them to Savannah and run the Best Damn Race!
A race in a romantic city makes the perfect gift for your favorite runner! 🏃♀️🏃♂️😍 #Amirite? Right now the half marathon is $75 and the 5K is $40. Use my code to take $5 OFF.
You Can Still Save $5 on the Half or 5K
🎉 More Good News! 🎉
Use my code “THISOLDRUNNER" to SAVE $5 💵 on any BDR race in any city until the code expires.
Only 3 more #BestDamnRace events this season:
👉 Savannah Feb. 16. Code expires Feb. 14
👉 Orlando March 2. Code expires Feb. 16
👉 New Orleans March 24. Code expires March 10
Get more details and register: BestDamnRace.com
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Don't miss your chance to SAVE $5 on the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon at the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor on February 2, 2019! Check out each city and it's medals in this post.
FYI: The JAX code expired on Dec. 31st, but you can still register for limited spots for that race on January 12 in Jacksonville.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting the Best Damn Races as an ambassador for the Best Damn Race series.
Best Damn Race Safety Harbor is Feb. 2, 2019
Use my code "THISOLDRUNNER" for any race in Safety Harbor and you'll SAVE $5 on registration. You can use it for you and any of your running friends. Hurry, it expires on Saturday, January 12 at midnight. #BDRSafetyHarbor
Best Damn Race Savannah is Feb. 16, 2019
2/16/19 Best Damn Race Savannah in Savannah, GA
It's the Inaugural year for #BDRSavannah Half and 5K! Use "ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race! Code expires 2/1/19.
Best Damn Race Orlando is March 2, 2019
3/2/19 Best Damn Race Orlando in Orlando, FL
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, 10K, 5K and Challenge.
Code expires 2/9/19. #BDROrlando
Left to right: Orlando 5K swan, 10K flamingo, Challenge ferris wheel (Orlando Eye) medals. (Photo credit: This Old Runner).
Best Damn Race New Orleans is March 24, 2019
3/24/19 Best Damn Race New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, and 5K. Code expires 3/3/19. #BDRNOLA
Save $5 on Every 2019 Best Damn Race
Go ahead and use my code for one or all of these Best Damn Races! Make sure you note when the code expires for each city.
Beyond the bling and runner SWAG you'll enjoy a great course through interesting cities. After you race enjoy food and fun at the post race party.
All the Best Damn Races are a great value, but who doesn't want to save some cash? I always do. See you at the starting line!
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Choose from a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon on January 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL. Don't forget to use my code (THISOLDRUNNER) to save $5 on any distance.
BDR JAX Medals Revealed!
Here they are! The 2019 Best Damn Race Jacksonville medals IRL.
Register Early for the Best Damn Price on the Best Damn Race in Jacksonville on Jan. 12, 2019
One of the coolest things about the Best Damn Races is the sliding scale for pricing. If you sign up early, you pay the least amount. Registration increases as more and more people sign up. Today (12/8) you can get the half marathon for $65, the 10K for $30, and the 5K for $25. Those are excellent prices!
I think even the top price for each race is a great value, but who doesn't like to save a bit of cash and get the deal! Register here for Jacksonville races.
SAVE $5 on Any Race: Code is "ThisOldRunner"
If you're not running in Jax use “ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race distance at any 2019 Best Damn Race. Feel free to use it for you and your running buddies!
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Last year, I ran the Inaugural St Pete Run Fest half marathon. I loved it. The race was shiny and new, but the race directors were experienced pros.
The Best Damn Race Booth at the Expo
I kinda love a good expo as much as a good race. It's fun to talk to runners. We compare notes and talk about their race goals. I got to show them all the great medals for the 2019 Best Damn Race Series.
It's fun to meet people in real life that I know from online or racing. Plus, at the Expo there are discount codes and extra goodies when you register there. The music, people, and excitement all takes place in beautiful downtown St. Pete on the waterfront. It's a fun weekend from start to finish line.
Save $5 on Any Best Damn Race with Code
If you weren't at the expo you can still SAVE $5 on any Best Damn Race in the 2019 series. Just enter my code THISOLDRUNNER at registration. Share the discount with your running friends so they save money, too!
Sunday's Finish Line Fun
I was back at the starting line at 5:30 Sunday morning. Our first task was to fill all the Tervis tumblers with water.
Finish Line Fun
I loved this reverse finish line experience. Perhaps being a runner made it extra special. I worked the half marathon side of the finish line. It was fun to greet and congratulate the runners.
Some of the people who volunteered were squeamish about getting transfer sweat on them. That made me laugh. At the end, one volunteer asked everyone if they were hugged by a sweaty runner. Turns out everyone was.
Finish lines are emotional. I gave a hug to every runner who wanted or needed one. There were some tearful moments with runners I didn't know. I laughed, clapped, shouted, and cheered for everyone who crossed that line.
Here are my favorite things in no particular order:
If you get a chance, give back to your favorite race by volunteering. As I runner, I can tell you we love seeing a cheerful, encouraging face on course and at the finish line.
Kudos to everyone at St. Pete Run Fest for another successful race weekend!
The 2019 Best Damn Race Jacksonville Shirt
Have you registered for the #BestDamnRace Jacksonville on January 12, 2019? When you do, you get a great race, fun post-run party, plus very wearable race shirts and a fantastic medal. 'Cause it's the Best Damn Race, guys!
Here's a sneak peek at the race shirts. It's super soft material in Alpine Green. It comes in ladies and men's cuts so everyone looks good!
Register Early for the Best Damn Price
Choose from a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon on January 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL. Don't forget to use my code (THISOLDRUNNER) to save $5 on any distance. Register at http://jacksonville.bestdamnrace.com/register/ to sign up.
The Medal has a Wooden Surfboard
Here are the 2019 Best Damn Race Jacksonville medals. Each one has a wooden surfboard, with a metal cityscape and waterfront. And of course the iconic JAX blue bridge is on the surfboard.
SAVE $5 with Discount Code "ThisOldRunner"
Don't forget to use my code, “ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race distance for you and your running buddies. Code works for ANY BDR race in ANY City!
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Check out the medals for the first-ever running of the #BestDamnRace Savannah! They're beautiful and have lots of images that rep the charming city of Savannah. The race is Saturday, February 16, 2019. Register at Savannah.BestDamnRace.com.
Savannah 5K and Half Marathon Medals
Save $5 on Any and Every Registration with Discount Code: THISOLDRUNNER
Be sure to use my code: THISOLDRUNNER when you and your friends register for the Savannah Best Damn Race. In fact, you can use the code for any race in the 2019 Best Damn Race series. That includes: Jacksonville, Safety Harbor, Savannah, Orlando, and New Orleans!
I hope you'll join us for one or more Best Damn Races in 2019. Take a look around this blog to see all the other wonderful medals appearing at each #BDR finish line.
The Best Damn Race series has awesome medals for the 2019 season. Here's your sneak peek for the Safety Harbor races on February 2nd!
Each medal has unique characteristics like textured sand and stained glass features. But the really big deal is the 3-dimensional sand globe on the half marathon medal! It's a clear dome attached to the front of the medal — with real sand inside it. That's unique tropical bling!
Take a Closer Look at Each Medal
Of course, these are renderings, but they give you a great idea of what the final medals will look like. Don't miss your chance to earn one, two, or three medals in Safety Harbor this coming February!
Use code THISOLDRUNNER to SAVE $5 When Your Register for Any Best Damn Race
You can use my code, THISOLDRUNNER, to register for ANY Best Damn Race in ANY city in 2019. Use the code to save $5 for you and all your running buddies!
Register early for the best prices. Get all the details at Best Damn Race!
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April 20, 2019
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