I'm very happy that I'm back as a BibRave Pro in 2020. As a pro, I get to test and review running gear and races. The best part is sharing results and discount codes with you!
Check my race discounts page before you register for your next race. There are lots of discount codes that can save you money. Look for gear discounts on my brand discounts page. You'll find new releases and old favorites there.
As a BibRave Pro, I get to test new running gear. It starts right away with my new 2020 Pro swag. Take a look below to see the brand new BibRave logo and gear you may want to try for yourself.
Women's 1/4-Zip Long Sleeve
Thumbholes for the win on this long sleeve! It's 100% polyester. It's wicks away moisture. I love it for layering or wearing alone. The color is a deep orange that really makes the new BibRave logo pop.
Buff Ultra-Light Pack Run Cap
I'm fascinated by my new Buff Pack Run Cap. At first glance, I wondered if it could hold all my hair in place while I ran. It can.
This ultra light cap is comfy and convenient. It only weighs one ounce. And the cap can roll up and fit in your pocket. It's a good solution for traveling. It's going look good after traveling. The brim is a nice size that kept the sun out of my eyes.
There's a sweatband, and the polyester material wicks away moisture. It's super stretchy material, so I'm guessing it will work on most heads. Bonus points for UPF 50 protection!
I tested it on a humid day last week. It stayed in place and kept the sweat out of my eyes. There's an adjustable elastic cord in the back. Use it to tighten or loosen the fit.
It's a Fast Pack Run Hat!
Look how easy it is to collapse the hat and put it in a pocket! This won't take up any extra room on the road or in your suitcase. (Photo: This Old Runner)
Great graphics all the way around the Pack Run Hat.
2020 Racing Tank
This BibRave tank by Augusta Sportswear is 100% polyester. I think it's going to be comfy for training runs and races. I like the two-tone design. This tank looks fast!
BOCO Trucker Hat
lI was eyeing the new custom BOCO GEAR runner trucker at the St. Pete Run Fest. So, I was thrilled when my new BibRave Pro trucker had the same design! It's a lower profile and more fitted than the traditional trucker.
The front logo is embroidered, and the back of the hat looks awesome with the repeating logo on the mesh material. Hand wash to keep it looking sharp.
Another Buff Favorite: Multifunctional Headwear
I doubt I'll ever have enough Buffs. I use them as headbands, wristbands, and neckbands. They soak up the sweat and protect me from the sun. They're great as a face mask when I'm mowing the lawn or blowing off the sidewalk. There's no seam, so it's comfortable any way you wear it.
This new Buff is the best one yet. It stretches every way and then snaps back into shape. It's 95% recycled and engineered with REPREVE performance microfiber. It wicks away moisture and controls odor. AND IT HAS UPF 50+ sun protection! Win-win-win-win!
Visit the Buff website to see all the ways you can wear a BUFF.
Orange is the New Fast!
Thanks to everyone at BibRave for the awesome gear for this new year! I can't wait to train and race in it. Here's to hoping orange really is the new fast for me in 2020.
A few years ago, I found BibRave.com while searching for race reviews. I was so thankful for the info, I added my own reviews. While looking around the site, I discovered the BibRave Pro program and applied.
I've been a Pro for a couple of years, and can't wait to continue in 2020. BibRave is a fun community of active runners. Everyone shares info, advice, tips, and tricks on running, social media, and blogging.
If you're an active racer who likes to test new products you can apply online to be a 2020 BibRave Pro. Apps are open now through November 17.
What's a BibRave Pro?
BibRave Pros are racers and bloggers. We like to test new products and share our reviews with followers on social channels and the web.
Pros are passionate about all things running-related. We're advocates for the BibRave brand. We write race reviews and post them on the BibRave.com website to help other runners make informed decisions.
BibRave Pros are dedicated bloggers who want to grow their social reach and social media skills.
BibRave Pro Application Requirements
Here's what you need to join the BibRave Pro Ambassador Program:
What Products Do BibRave Pros Review?
The Pros test everything from apps to watches to headphones to clothing. One of my favorite products is the AfterShokz TrekzAir bone conduction headphones. OMG. They changed my running life. Now, I run through the city and can hear traffic and my music.
Below are just a couple of other products I've enjoyed testing.
Where Do BibRave Pros Race?
Thanks to BibRave I've enjoyed some fun races. Options include in person races as well as virtual ones. BibRave promotes races across the US, including Rock n Roll and Hot Chocolate series. Check out some current races and discounts here.
I ran the Scooby Doo Virtual Race Series with my friend, Copper.
BibRave Pro Perks
Yep! There are perks to being a BibRave Pro. You get to try new running products — sometimes before they reach the market. When you opt-in, you promise to test the product in exchange for an honest review.
Another benefit is free race entries. You promote the race and any discount codes in the months leading up to the event. Then on race day, you run for free. Boom!
Inside the BibRave community, you'll find encouragement and motivation from a variety of runners. My favorite part of BibRave is the range of runners. I've learned something from everyone. There's a steady stream of friendly advice on running, social media, gear, and blogging.
It's fun to meet up with other pros at races. I enjoy meeting people IRL that I've talked to online. Plus, BibRave hosts a weekly #BibChat on Twitter every Tues. at 8 pm ET. Join us each week for a lively running-related conversation and product giveaways.
My BibRave Pro Take Aways
I arrived late to running. But, I'm enthusiastic and want to learn everything I can. I spent 30+ years in Creative Services. I like that I now combine my love of running and messaging as a BibRave Pro.
Here's what I enjoy the most about the BibRave Pro ambassador program: The people are kind, smart, and industrious. It's a magical combination you don't find everywhere.
If you like to run and test new products, and share what you learn, apply to the BibRave Pro program.
If you have questions, shoot me an email or DM. You can find me @ThisOldRunner on Instagram or @ThisOldRunner on Twitter. I'm happy to tell you more.
You Can Always #AskABibRavePro
Another way to learn more is to search #AskABibRavePro on socials. You'll see what other BibRave Pros have to say about the ambassador program. Check out the races and gear they've tried.
Application Deadline is November 17
The deadline to apply is November 17. If you don't want to commit to being a BibRave Pro, be sure to check out the race review (and add your own) at BibRave.com!
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I'm committed to running the First Watch Sarasota Half in October, and the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K in Tampa in December. If you're interested, grab a discount code and join me. See you at the starting lines!
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I wanted to show you how the AfterShokz Trekz Air bone conducting head phones work — so I tried to take a selfie. But, I couldn't get the angle right. And I tried taking the photo A LOT. #SelfiesAreHard
Then, I saw this picture of a real AfterShokz model (wearing his hair in a bun). I had to ask, "Who wore the bun better?" Probably him. Definitely him. Still laughing.
At least you can see how the headphones fit over my ear and wrap around the back of my head. Despite my poor selfie skills, I want to tell you about these next level headphones! They're for any (every) workout where you're moving and sweating.
Disclaimer: I received AfterShokz Trekz Air 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!
AfterShokz are Bone Conduction Headphones
You charge the Trekz Air headphones with the power cord provided. AfterShokz says the charge will last 6 hours. I tested the length of a charge a couple of times by wearing them all day.
My headphones lasted for more than 6 hours. That means Trekz Air can keep you happy on your extra long runs.
What's in the Box: Headphones, Carrying Case, Ear Plugs, 2-Year Warranty, Power Cord
Along with your awesome headphones, AfterShokz gives you a 2-year warranty. Just register your headphones online and if anything goes wrong, you're covered. Well, if your dog eats your headphones, that's not covered, but everything reasonable is!
You also get ear plugs. If you're listening to your music in a safe place, put in the ear plugs to experience total bone conduction. You're gonna love the sound!
There's a soft and secure carrying case. It has room for your headphones, earplugs and power cord.
SAVE $55 OFF the BibRave TrekzAir Bundle when you use my code: "BRBundle"
There's a special deal going on now. If you want to try bone conduction headphones, now's a good time to get them.
You can order Trekz Air headphones in Canyon Red (like mine), Slate Grey, Midnight Blue or Forest Green. Use my code (BRBUNDLE) to take $55 off the bundle price of $204.95. You get EVERYTHING shown below for less than the cost of a pair Trekz Air headphones alone! Go get it.
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If you're looking for a way to ease the heat during your Summer training, give this ice necklace a try. My new #BibRave BUFF® reminded me of one of my favorite hot weather hacks for runners.
A BUFF® is a knitted tube of technical fabric. There are lots of ways to wear a BUFF® to make it your own. Today, I'm using the kerchief style to create an ice necklace.
There's a video version of this advice on my Instagram account.
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
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