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!
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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Windy Weather Delayed the Races for 2+ Hours
Two big weather fronts threatened the Key West Half and 5K on Sunday morning. Race officials delayed the race to keep everyone safe. After 2+ hours, the race started as planned.
Everyone I've seen or heard from said it was a fun event. Great tour around the island, musical street party, happy volunteers, and blingy bling. This year's medals were a mermaid for the half marathoners and a cute-as-ever 5K medal.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 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.
Views of the 2019 Key West Half and 5K
Here are some official photos from Key West!
(Photo credit: Key West Half Marathon)
First Place Award is an Engraved Conch Shell
On #MedalMonday I was checking out everyone's medals. This one blew my mind. I'll never be fast enough to win a race, but if I was — I would set my sights on the Key West Half. How cool is this conch shell award from the Conch Republic?
Congrats to Real Life Runner Kevin Brown, on his first place men's division win! The photo below is from his Instagram account if you want a closer look.
Register for the next Key West Half & 5K on January 19, 2020
That's right! It's never too early to register for next year! Visit the Key West Half website to sign up for next year's race. The lowest price of the season is on for the next few days. If you don't want to commit now, check back for a discount code.
I'll post as soon as I have one for next year's events.
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Race January 20, 2019 in Key West, Florida
If you're thinking about running the Key West Half Marathon or 5K this month, hurry up and register. There're fewer than 70 spots left in the half; 40 left for the 5K.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 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 review
Save 20% on the Half with Code: BIBRAVE20
The good news is you can still use my code: BIBRAVE20 to SAVE 20% on the half!
Go register —> https://www.keywesthalfmarathon.com/ before it sells out!
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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Here's a warm, sunny, waterfront suggestion if you're looking for a Winter race-cation in Florida. It's the Key West Half Marathon and 5K on January 20th.
SAVE 20% on Key West Half with "BIBRAVE20"
Take a peek at the race medals and shirts below. You can use my code: BIBRAVE20 to SAVE 20% off the Half Marathon! Don't wait to register — this one sells out!
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 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
Check the Key West Half and 5K Medals
The Race Shirt Looks Great Coming and Going
Key West is Historic, Funky and Fun
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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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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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Last Day to Register for #Scoobtober Virtual 5K or 10K is October 20
Popping in with a quick reminder. If you want to run the #ScoobyDoo Scoobtober Virtual Run, today's the last day to sign up. Click on over to ScoobyDooRun.com and register. You can run alone, with friends, or with your favorite canine.
Disclaimer: I received a Scooby Doo Run Series entry 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.
Get Scooby Doo Scootober SWAG
Check out the goods for October runners! Humans get a Scooby official backpack and medal. Pups get their own medal (with velcro fastener) and matching bandana.
If you ran the September #DooGood 5K, and add the October #Scoobtober 5K/10K, you'll earn a Challenge Medal. It's a spinner medal with the Scooby gang on it!
Copper and I Are Almost Done with #Scoobtober
We've run 5 of our 6.2 miles. I'll be back with a race recap when we're done. If you didn't see our September medal ceremony, check it out.
Use the Discount Code to Save Money and Support the Best Friends Animal Society
Use my code: BIBRAVE when you register. You'll save 10% on your registration. You save money and help out the Best Friends Animal Society. Besides being a great way to stay motivated to exercise, these virtual races help other pups like Copper find families. We hope you'll join us and run.
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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.
Don't miss your chance to support dog heroes!
Run the K9sUnited 5K or 9K in Apopka, FL on December 1, 2018. You can choose a 9K, 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run. If you can't make it to Apopka, sign up for a virtual race. All runners earn a t-shirt and medal.
After the races there will be a K9 photo booth, arts and crafts, and a K9 demonstration. You'll see first-hand how important our canine heros are to the community.
Disclaimer: I received a free entry to K9sUnited 9K virtual race 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!
Save 10% Off Registration with "BibRave18"
Use the code "BIBRAVE18" when you register to receive 10% OFF your race. Get all the details at www.k9sunited.org
All proceeds from the races benefit K9s United, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life to dog heroes during and after their service. K9s United memorializes K9s who give their lives in service.
Other K9s United Races in Florida
Looking for a race closer to you? K9s United is hosting races in support of K9s in the following cities:
Jan. 12, 2019 in St. Augustine, FL
Feb. 23 2019 in Cape Coral, FL
May 11, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Since the race is to benefit Law Enforcement K9s, only service dogs are allowed to attend. There will be several from surrounding agencies. We want our K9s to have the freedom to participate in the run as well as the K9 demonstration afterwards.
#K9sUnitedBR #K9s #PoliceDogs #Canines #BibChat #BibRavePro #Apopka #Florida
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April 6, 2019
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