Monday, September 17, 2012

Virtual Race Alert: The Half Goofy Challenge

Ok, guys.  I've been trying to think of a unique, low-cost and super fun way to get you all involved in my Team in Training Journey...and I think I have it!

The Goofy Challenge.  Sure - I am insane and am running the whole thing.  Something so many have told me is crazy and not something they would ever do.  So, it set me to thinking - would you do half?  Especially if it was for a great cause?!?!

Announcing: 




When: I am running on the 12 & 13, but you can choose to do it on any weekend in January 2013. (just to account for potential bad weather in January.) 

What: Saturday - run or walk 10K/6.2mi and Sunday - Run or walk 21.1k/13.1mi  You need to do both distances to complete the challenge.  Just like the Goofy Challenge - you would do them on consecutive days

Cost: $10 - all proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will help me meet my personal fundraising goal of $4500!


I'll provide a training plan to all registrants, plus 2 bibs for the two races and a badge for your blog.  The training plan will assume that you can currently run 5k and will be 16 weeks in length.  I will ensure it is in both miles and kms so that the math is done for you.

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Now, for the big question - will you get a medal?

YES

Of course, you will get a medal - I'm a medal whore and am trying to encourage that lifestyle to everyone!

I will mail you an actual, handmade finisher medallion when you send me proof of completion (screenshot of Garmin results, photo of treadmill console, screenshot of Nike+...anything to show you did it). 

I am just putting the finishing touches on the sample medallion and will post a photo as soon as it is complete.  My intention is to make something that you can add a lanyard or ribbon to to hang on your medal rack or to proudly wear on a necklace.   It will be your way of showing your support to finding an end to blood cancers!

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So - are you in?

This race is open to everyone, anywhere.  As long as you are willing to register, train and participate - you're in! And $10 for a race that has no cut-off time and gives you a medal?  I challenge you to find another one like it!

REGISTER HERE:

Registration is now closed.

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Help Spread the Word!

If you can help me spread the word by posting this information on your blog, Facebook and Twitter - I would be so appreciative.

I have started a Facebook page for the event so you can all share your training stories and bond as you go...click here to "Like" it!

10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea!! Definitely something i might do--give me a few days to think about it since i wasn't planning to start any running until Feb :)

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  2. You could totally do this! Even if you decide to walk one of them! ;)

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  3. I'm seriously considering a half marathon on Saturday NIGHT, January 5th (http://www.newyearsrace.com/) If I can get someone to do it with me. Streets of LA after dark ~ Yes! But not by myself!

    Would I need to do the 5K on Friday?

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    1. Yes...but it's not 5k...it's 10k! So if you could walk or run the 10k on Friday and then do your half on the Saturday - you'd be set! And you'd be helping a great cause!

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    2. Oops! Yes, I would do 10K. As long as I don't have to do it at 9:00 p.m. ;)

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    3. LOL...nope - you can do it anytime - just so long as you do the two distances on consecutive days.

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  4. I just signed up!! Wheeee!! This shall keep me motivated for my 30K run in March, and a way to honor my friend who passed away last year to leukemia, way too soon. Can't wait to spread the word about it too! (will share via my non-profit Picture the Cure if you don't mind).

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  5. Love this idea! I am IN! *and a TNT alum.. great cause!

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