Bonus Sunglasses at Pumpkins in the Park 5K
When you register for the @RamRacing Pumpkins in the Park 5K with the code: "BRPUMPKINS" you'll score the bonus sunglasses shown below.
Disclaimer: I’m promotion the Pumpkins in the Park 5K and Hot Chocolate 15K 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!
A Costume Idea for All Ages
You'll get your bonus sunglasses at packet pickup. Why not use them as part of your costume? Here's a suggestion that works for runners of all ages — 3 Blind Mice! Remember, Pumpkins in the Park has a costume contest each year.
The Clif Kids Spooky Sprints for kids 12 and under is at 2:30 pm. The 5K follows at 4:00 pm.
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K Bonus Phone Holder
The zip-front jackets are burgundy and black this year. The fully-supported 5K and 15K races offer hydration and more chocolate on course.
Every 5K and 15K finishers receives a custom cup filled with hot chocolate, fondue and dippable goodies at the finish! All participants get the zip-front jacket and post-race party. Only the 15K finishers receive the city-specific Tampa medal.
Get Bonus Hot Chocolate SWAG with Code
When you register for the Tampa Hot Chocolate 5K or 15K use code “BRHCTampa18” to score the BONUS armband phone holder shown above. You'll get it at packet pickup! This is the 3rd year for the Tampa race. If you've run each year, you're eligible for Legacy perks.
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Next Price Increase is June 3 at Midnight
Don't miss out on the fun race and costume contest in Lincoln Park this October.
You'll find the complete price increase schedule is below. Register soon to save cash.
Here's the pricing schedule for Pumpkins in the Park 5K:
All participants receive a race shirt, timed race, and fun post-race party!
Score BONUS SWAG with my BibRave Code!
Use my code: BRPumpkins when you register to score a BONUS pair of Ram Racing sunglasses in your goodie bag. You can use them as part of your costume!
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Don't Let the Children in Costume Fool You!
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Pumpkins in the Park 5K 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!
That's Right! If you meet the qualifying standards, you can join the Elite Corral at the #PumpkinsInThePark5K this Fall in Chicago! Elite Corral runners are eligible for cash prizes. Now, that doesn't always happen at a 5K!
To qualify, you must submit proof of performance from a similar event. See the chart below for specifics.
Note: If you don't submit proof by the deadline, you'll be placed in an alternate corral and will NOT be eligible for the prize purse.
Placement in the Elite Corral is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't wait! Assignment is not guaranteed. You can verify your corral assignment in your Ram Racing account.
Think you have what it takes to win or place?
Cash Prizes for Elite Runners
Here's the deal. There's a cash purse for runners in the Elite Corral. The Top 3 overall Men and Women in the Illinois Elite Corral will receive awards.
The awards structure for 2018 is as follows for both the men and the women:
In addition to the overall prize money, the top overall male and female finisher who beats the existing Pumpkins in the Park 5K record wins an additional $100.
Current #PumpkinsInThePark Records to Beat
Male Event Record is 14:48.
Run by Dan Kremske of Woodstock, IL in 2016
Female Event Record is 16:53.
Run by Katie McMenamin of Lafayette, CO in 2017
Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Corral in order to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.
How to Apply for the Elite Corral
If you'd like to be considered for the Elite Corral (and be eligible for the prize money), you must be a US Citizen and you must have proof of a qualifying finishing time from a previous race.
To apply, register for the race and select the Elite Option during registration, and when submitting proof of results.
If you already registered, and want to be considered for the Illinois Elite Corral, email your proof of qualification AND your confirmation number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proof of Qualification
Any of the following is considered acceptable proof of your race time:
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
The prize money and elite corral are only open to U.S. Citizens. You'll be asked for proof of citizenship at packet pickup, and on race day when you get your bib.
Accepted proof of citizenship includes the following:
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Don't forget to sign up early for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K in Tampa on December 16, 2018. The price for #HC15K #Tampa increases on April 15th. Use code TAMPAKAREN18 for bonus swag at packet pickup.
Use Code: TAMPAKAREN18 for Bonus SWAG
Last year the bonus swag was an #HC15K cap. This year's swag hasn't been revealed yet, but from what I've heard — it's going to be a good one. Stay tuned for more on that soon.
In the meantime, don't wait for the price to go up. Get all the chocolate at a great price when you register early. See you at the starting line!
If You Run All 3 Years in Tampa, You're a Legacy Runner — That Means Even More Swag!
2018 is the third year for the Tampa edition of the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Races. If you run 3 years in a row you're eligible for the Legacy swag! You don't have to do anything except sign up. When you get to packet pickup, your extra goodies will be waiting for you! This is a picture of the 3-Year Legacy Swag handed out at last year's race. FYI: You don't have to run all the races in the same city.
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The Bigfoot Triathlon, 10K and 5K Trail Races, in Lake Geneva — Of Course!
He'll be in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Come join the fun at the #BigFootTri or a 10K or 5K #BigFootTrail Races. Even if you don't see you know who, you'll have a great time in this beautiful setting on June 23-24. Read all about the events here.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting the BigFootTri and Trail Races 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!
Score Sweet Shades with Code: "BRBigFoot"
The events are hosted by Ram Racing — the people who always give out great goodie bags. This year everyone who participates gets a BigFootTri Hydration Back Pack. And as if that isn't enough, use my code "BRBigFoot" and you'll score some sweet Ram Racing shades. You'll be set for summer!
Register Before the April 29 Price Increase
Don't wait to register. The price increases on April 29 for all events. Register at BigFootTriathlon.com — right now!!
#BigFootTri #BigFootTrail #LakeGeneva #BigFoot #RamRacing #SummerTri #BibRavePro #FreeSwag #PromoCode #RunBigFoot #BigFootBR #BibChat #BibRave
Or does he? Maybe you should find out.
If you find yourself near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on June 23 and 24, try the BigFoot Tri or Trail Races. Even if you don't spot the big guy, it's a great event. Details below.
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!
BigFoot Size Swag!
First things first! Use my Discount Code "BRBigFoot" to score bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! The code expires two days before race day.
Okay, now that you have your bonus shades, what else do you get?
Every participant in the Big Foot Tri and Trail Races receives a branded hydration vest. How cool is that?!?
Keep reading for the rest of the race day details.
BigFoot 10K & 5K Trail
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2018 Race Plans
305 Half Marathon
Best Damn Leftover 5k
Best Damn Race
Bib Rave Bundle
Bib Rave Pro
BigFoot Tri & Trail
Boley Jingle Bell Run
Bolt Run 5K-5Miler
Chick-fil-A 5K Tampa
Clearwater Fit Foodie 5k
Cocoa Beach Half
Conquistador Half & 5K
Cupid's Undie Run
Discover Caladesi Island
First Watch Sarasota Half
FL Beachathon Half
FL West Coast Half
Food Themed Races
Fort DeSoto 15K
Frugal Fitness Hacks
Gasparilla Distance Classic Expo
Getaway 10K St Pete
Half Marathon Tips
Heroes Memorial Run
Honeymoon Island Half
Hooters 10K 5K Clearwater
Hot Chocolate 15K Tampa
Hot Weather Hacks
How To Run In Hot Weather
Kettle Krush 5K
Madeira Beach 5K Series
May Day Races 10K
Miami Beach Half
NuGo Protein Bars
One Step Closer 10K
Par 4 Miler
PB & J 10K Run
Pumpkins In The Park 5K
Quack Attack 5K
Race Day Photos
Race Day Tips
Race For The Cupcake 5K
Race The Bay
Race The Bay Half
Robinson Presv 10K-5K
Ronnie's Run 10 Miler
Run For All Children 10k
Running In The Rain
Run Run Santa Races
Sarasota Music Half
Skyway Bridge 10K
Spring Break Races
St Pete Beach Classic
St Pete Grand Prix 5K
St Pete Rocks
St Pete Run Fest
Sunset 5K Series
Tampa Bay Parks
Tampa Flavor Run
Thin Mint Sprint 5K
TIA 5K On The Runway
Tips For Older Rookie Runners
TPA5K On The Runway
UA HOVR Sonic
Was Your Race Cancelled?
Weedon Island Trail Run
Weedon Trail 8K
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