After completing our Scooby #DooGood 5K in September, Copper has advice for other dogs running a virtual race with their humans. Copper's top 5 tips are in the slideshow below.
(Photo credit: This Old Runner)
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.
SAVE 10% with Discount Code
Register before October 20th, and SAVE 10% with code: BIBRAVE. The discount is good on the #Scoobtober 5K or 10K. If you ran in September, you can add the October race and score the Challenge Medal too!
Run your race all at once, or break it up into smaller distances. All you have to do is run by October 31st to score your Scooby SWAG. Get all the race details at www.scoobydoorun.com.
Running for a Reason — Canine Officers
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!
Is there anything better than running for a reason? I find it hard to think so.
That's why I just registered for another canine-related race. This race is the K9s United 9K on December 1, 2018 in Apopka, Florida.
The 501c3 non-profit K9s United was established after Debbie Johnson heard of the tragic death of a local K9 officer. The races help raise money to provide:
K9s United supplements K9 unit agencies that have more needs than budget. Each agency is different, but budget constraints mean there are always needs.
Save 10% with "BIBRAVE18"
You can SAVE 10% on 9K, 5K with my code "BIBRAVE18" when you register at https://www.k9sunited.org/events/
If you can't be in Apopka on Dec. 1st, do what I'm doing — run the race virtually! That way, you can run your distance wherever you are and still support the K9s.
Race Pricing Schedule
Runners and walkers are welcome at all distances. Check out the prices below. Register before the prices go up on November 10th! More details on the race here.
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Need Help Training for the December 15K?
The Hot Chocolate 15K #Tampa has you covered. When you register to run you receive a FREE 12-week training plan. (That's perfect timing from RIGHT NOW!)
The plan is by McMillian Running. It's tailored to match the pace you submit at registration.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting the 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
Use Code: BRHCTAMPA18 for Another Bonus!
Use code BRHCTAMPA18 for a BONUS #HC15K phone armband holder below. Read more details on the --> Hot Chocolate armband.
The Hot Chocolate Tampa 2018 Race Course
Take a peek at the race course for the #HC15K and #HC5k this year. As you can see below, you'll run on Bayshore Drive next to Tampa Bay. It's a beautiful time of year, and a scenic course!
See the Rest of Your Hot Chocolate 15K SWAG
Nope, free training plan and phone holder are just the start. Click the link to see the rest of the goodies you'll get with your Hot Chocolate racing experience.
Register Before the Price Increases on Oct. 14
Visit: hotchocolate15k.com/tampa to register and see the rest of the race details!
Here they are! Your first look at the #BestDamnRace medals for the Orlando events on March 2, 2019! These medals are fantastic! The races are March 2, 2019 at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.
Each medal is unique! 5K is a swan cutout; 10K is a flamingo cut out; Challenge features the ICON Orlando observation wheel. When you run the 5K + 10K Challenge you get three! If you run the half marathon your medal has both a swan and flamingo on it. It spins with a different image on each side!
Use: THISOLDRUNNER for $5 Off Any Race!
Register early for the best price: https://orlando.bestdamnrace.com
Use my code, “ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race distance for you and your running friends. Stay tuned for more medal sneak peeks as we reveal the 2019 #BestDamnRace medals for Savannah and Safety Harbor (Tampa) soon!
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#Racecation #Runcation #FloridaRaces #FloridaHalf
I saw some spooky things in the ‘hood on today’s run. Baaahaaaahaaaa! (TooSoon?) But, I have to say that 86 degrees and 73% humidity doesn't feel like Halloween. Fall in Florida won't arrive for a while yet.
Disclaimer: I’m promoting the 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!
No doubt the scary season is coming, so I have an easy Halloween race costume idea if you’re running #PumpkinsInThePark5K Oct. 20 in Lincoln Park, Chicago. If you use my code, you'll get bonus Ram Racing sunglasses in your goody bag.
Use your sunglasses as part of a costume that's easy to run in. Keep reading to see the first idea. I'll post more ideas soon. You can find more advice on running in costume here.
Bonus Code for Free Sunglasses When Your Register for Pumpkins in the Park 5K
Grab your bonus sunglasses with code: “BRPumpkins” then use them as part of your costume. Register soon, prices increase on October 7th.
#PumpkinsBR #BibChat #SwagCode #SeenOnARun #SceneOnARun #RunChicago #RaceCostume #SeenOnARun #BibRavePro #MRTT #Runchicago #LincolnPark #Chicago #HalloweenRace #RunCHI
Time to Start Your Race Training Plan
12 weeks is plenty of time to train for a brand new race in Pasco County this December. Run a Half, 5k, or 1 Miler. The RaceTheBay Half and 5K is on December 2, 2018 at SunWestPark in Hudson, FL.
You’ll see lots of water views like this. It’s a flat, fast course at a beautiful time of year in Florida. The Half and 5K are chip timed. All half and 5k runners receive shirts and medals. The half marathon finishers get a choice of a Bourbon and Boweties bracelet or keychain in addition to their finishers medal!
After the race stay and play SunWest Park (beach, volleyball, SUP, kayaks, water obstacle course, etc.) Park admission is included in race registration.
All proceeds benefit Classical Preparatory School, a Florida Charter (public) school. Register before the price increases. Student discounts available. Details at RaceTheBay.com.
Use Code ThisOldRunner to SAVE $10 on the Half or 5K Race
SAVE $10 on the Half — and the 5K — with code THISOLDRUNNER. No expiration date.
Register before the price increases at the end of October!
Check Back for Course and Expo Details
Each week I'll post more details on the race course, expo, and post race festivities for Race the Bay. If you're looking for a race getaway in December, consider this inaugural event. See you at the starting line!
#RunTampa #RunStPete #RunFlorida #Aripkeka #BourbonandBoweties #BibChat #RaceTheBay #Florida #RunStPete #RunTampa #WaterSlide #SunWestPark #RunBradenton #RunSarasota #RunTrinity #RunPasco #RunPinellas #RunHillsborough #Hudson #BibChat #RunChat #ClassicalPrep #floridarunner #optoutside #halftraining #DecemberRaces #RaceCode #DiscountCode #RunChat #MRTT
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Oct. 1-30, 2018
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