Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Giveaway... Free Race Entry!

I've had this blog for a few months now, so it's time for my first giveaway!

As you know, I am a committed volunteer for Team Ortho Foundation and have been since 2009.  Team Ortho's mission is "to improve and enhance the lives of orthopaedic patients through our commitment to supporting research, education, and advancements in orthopaedic technology; and to promote good muscular, skeletal, and joint health by encouraging an active lifestyle including training for and participating in amateur athletic events."  And boy, do they put on some great events!  Last year's Minneapolis Duathlon was the world's largest.  The inaugural Get Lucky (2010) sold out in a week's time.  The very first Go Commando adventure race was a success in 2010, and resulted in two Go Commando races for 2011.

Team Ortho's races are known for their fantastic gear: hoodies for last year's Get Lucky, stained glass finisher medals for their 2010 races, and great performance shirts and fleeces for their other races.

Future hubs and I after running the 2010 Minneapolis Half-Marathon (Mark's first HM!) and 5K (me)
Team Ortho also sponsors training runs for its major races to ensure that participants are prepared for their races, no matter the distance.  Training runs for the Get Lucky Half-Marathon and the Minneapolis Marathon and Half-Marathon will start this Saturday.


I am giving away ONE FREE RACE ENTRY to the Minneapolis Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5K, which is on June 5, 2011.  All participants will receive a performance t-shirt (men's and women's cuts available) and finishers will receive a stained glass finisher medal.  Marathon finishers receive a 24-karat gold-plated finisher medal!

Here's what you need to do to enter my giveaway:

1 – Become a follower of my blog or post a comment if you already are (MANDATORY).

2 – Let me know what race (marathon, half-marathon or 5K) you would like to do (MANDATORY).

3 – Like Team Ortho Foundation on Facebook HERE (BONUS).

4 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH. (BONUS).

Enter now though President's Day (Monday, Feb. 21).
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 22.



  1. I would like to enter the contest but I live too far. Good luck to everyone.
    However if I were there I would be at the start of the half.

  2. I'm bummed I already have something on 6/5! If not I'd be all over it. I'll link you on my blog anyway.

  3. This is totally an entry! Maybe I'll win by default because I'm the only one who enters!! Fingers crossed. I'm a follower!

  4. I like Team Ortho Foundation on Facebook.

  5. awesome giveaway! count me out though, too far away :)

  6. What an awesome giveaway! I'm a follower and I would do the half (although I almost typed full - but maybe Fargo on 5/21 this on 6/5 and Grandma's on 6/18 would be too much!). I love the stained glass medals. :)

  7. I'm a new follower. What a fab blog and awesome give away!!!

  8. I would run the half marathon.

  9. I have posted this give away on my blog's sidebar under "win this".

  10. I've run this one before, loved the swag, and would love to do it again!

  11. I like ALL of the Team Ortho sites on FB! (Monster Dash, Marathon, Get Lucky...all of 'em!)

  12. I am late but I really really want to win this. I ran the race last year but I can't afford to run it this year. I am trying to earn enough bones before the race.

    I am a follower of your blog.

  13. I would like to run the half marathon

  14. I already like team ortho on facebook. They are a great cause and a great organization.