Sound the alarm! This one’s a biggie!
Remember how I recently went on and on singing lavish praises about Renewal by Andersen of Detroit and their active role in the local running community? (No? Missed that one? You can read more about that and how to run races for free here.)
Well, now’s your chance to do the same and sing a few praises of your own! You see, I recently won a free race entry from Renewal thanks to you all and your many votes on my “favorite picture of me running” contest entry. (Woohoo!!! Brooksie Way it shall be!) One of the perks that came with this little victory of mine is a free running shirt, a tech t, that looks like this:Pretty sweet right? The thing is, I already have one because I’ve run a race on the Renewal by Andersen team already. Here’s me with the fine looking group of runners I ran with (or way behind, whatever) at the Solstice Run back in June.
(I’m the one with the hat and sunglasses on btw. I like to run in disguise like I’m some kind of really important celebrity mixing with the commonfolk at races. Or ok…maybe I just don’t like the sun in my eyes & the sweat in my face. That might be it too. ;-) )
So anyway, since I already have a shirt myself and since I’m always looking out for you all, I figured I’d see if the Brilliant Brandon Coats, brains behind the Renewal Running Team, would be game for sending one of you guys a shirt instead of me. They’re pretty cool after all. Really soft. In fact SO cool, that I actually had somebody run up next to me during the race to compliment me on my shirt. Can’t say THAT has ever happened before. But I really don’t need two. So why not share the love?
Do you know what the Brilliant Benevolent Brandon told me? He not only said sure, he’d be willing to do that, but he also said let’s throw a FREE race entry in there with it! Can you say: chompin’ at the bit! I knew you all would TOTALLY dig that!
Now, this free entry is for a race of your choice, but only out of the ones listed on their FB page here. And before you shrug this off at the sight of all the local metro Detroit races my out of state friends, you should note that this Brooksie Way race, the one I picked from Renewal’s list to run, was recently chosen as one of eleven most scenic fall half marathons in the good ole U.S. of A. by Active last year. Not too shabby eh?
You could totally make it your fall “destination” race and then shoot me an email and I’ll fill you in on all the other cool stuff to do around these parts while you’re in town!
So how do you win this FREE ENTRY and super sweet running tech shirt? Easy peasy…
Required for entry:
1) Follow this blog somehow. It really doesn’t matter to me how you do it, just that you do. And on your end, it’s a little easier to find out if you win if you’re paying at least some attention every now and then. So subscribe by email, follow with a reader, or on FB or Twitter. Any method will do.
2) Like Renewal by Andersen on Facebook here. Don’t panic my FB holdouts! If you don’t have a FB account, just go proxy your “like” by getting someone else you know to “like” Renewal for you. And if it happens to be a non-runner in MI, let them know that Renewal is at a LOT of really fun non-running events too. For example, they were recently giving away parking passes for the Howell Balloonfest which is SO fun, but parking is not cheap. I think it was like $20. So see! It’d totally be worth their while to like Renewal even if they DON’T run! Besides, non-runners could use doors and windows every now & then too.
3) Leave me a comment on this blog so I know you want in. If you have any trouble with the comments, then just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you entered that way, but remember, you’ve got to do the first two steps too!
And badda boom badda bing, you’re in! But I know some of you really really REALLY want to run Brooksie for free and you’d like to better your chances of winning, so I will give you one additional entry in the giveaway for each different way you promote the contest. You can tweet it, share this post on FB, write a blog post, add a link to your website, talk about it in your favorite online running communities, email your friends, whatever you can think of. Limit 5 additional entries. Just make sure you let me know in the comments what exactly you did to promote this giveaway. (Only one comment is necessary per entry, unless you feel compelled to leave multiple comments. Then by all means, have at it. FYI: I read every. Single. One.)
All entries MUST be received by Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM. The winner will be randomly selected the next day from a big bowl of names by whichever one of my little girlies did NOT get to pick the winner of the Clean Bottle Giveaway (still up for grabs through the 24th btw!) so that life is fair and all is good in this little household of mine. You’ll have 48 hours to claim your prize that way the Brilliant Benevolent Bodacious Brandon can get on to registering you for the event of your choice (so start thinking of which race you want to run should you win, pronto!). If the winner does not respond, we’ll rinse and repeat until we find one who does.
Best of luck!
P.S. I’ve got ANOTHER giveaway, to post this week! Come on now, you can say it. Who’s your favorite blogger?