Hello Everyone!! How were your weekends!? Mine was pretty decent. Friday I had a lovely homemade dinner with some friends, new and old. Saturday, my first day off from any job in a long time, I moved more of my stuff from my old house to the new one and got to see my Dad! I also met up with an old friend from high school for a few beers. And finally, Sunday, I worked the Bronco’s game and got to catch the last quarter of the win!! GO BRONCOS!
Yes, I stay pretty busy.
Anyway, There’s a few upcoming events I would love to tell you about again and invite you to come run with me!
When: This SUNDAY, October 12th 8:30am
Where: Westminster, CO at the Westminster City Park
Why: You get to run with your doggie! DUH! But you don’t have to bring a doggie to run. There are a few contests: There will be rewards for the silliest dog costume, the best matching costume (owner and pooch) and the dog who best impersonates a different animal! The race has a charity partner as well: The International Hearing Dog, Inc. (rescues dogs from local animal shelters, trains them to assist the hearing impaired then places them with recipients throughout the US and Canada free of charge). They are looking for items to donate like milk bones, chew toys and more (check out the website for more).
Each person gets a t-shirt and goodie bag (which I just helped put together) and each doggie gets a bandana! I will be there setting up and volunteering all day – I get to take pictures!! (and all the pictures go on Facebook for you to download for free)!
When: October 25th, starts at 11am
Where: At Stoney’s Bar and Grill in Denver, CO
Why: “The race takes place in Downtown Denver on Saturday, October 25th 2014, beginning early in the day with check-in at our Host Site at 9am, the race beginning at 11am. Teams of 2 to 6 racers (21 +) will face a course designed to stump them at every turn. Participants or racers will solve clues that guide them to check points throughout Denver within an approximate 5 mile radius. At each location teams of competitors will be required to perform a magical feat (challenge) based on a Super Power theme. In this battle of good vs evil, only the strong will survive! Most Teams finish the race within a 2 to 4 hour window.”
I will most likely be volunteering at this event, however, if you have never done an Urban Race before you should definitely try it! I have done one with this company and one with a different company! They are so fun! This company also does a few pub crawls throughout the year which I have worked and participated in (on separate occasions), and I love the owner of A-Dre Productions. She’s super sweet and always partners with a local charity and other local businesses! This particular race goes to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
When: Sunday October 26th
Where: NAAC Stadium Golden, CO (just west of Arvada)
Why: This is a USA Track & Field Sanctioned event!! You get a long-sleeved tech shirt, beanie, medal (all distances), and free pics! I will be there to run the warm-up for each race distance! I am going to see if I can run the 5k as well!
The are partnering with Team in Training to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (“LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency committed to research that will cure blood cancers. Also providing free information and support services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, the gift you make when you register will make a difference!”)
That’s all I have for you for the month of October…
Stayed tuned for:
“Egg Nog Challenge:
Compliments of Road Runner Sports, Westminster! Be entered win a pair of shoes if you chug an Egg Nog (5oz) at mile three.
Fill Your Pie Hole Challenge:
At 1k for the 2k Toddlers scarf a piece of pumpkin pie with just 1 kilometer left to run. You guessed it – more raffles in store for those who fill their pie holes!”
***Stay tuned: I will be giving away a free race entry to this event!!*** If you can’t wait for the give-away, you can register HERE and use code WHITNEYV15 for 15% off!
You can register for all four half marathon for one low price of $210!!! That’s $52.50 for each half!! Cheapest half I’ve ever seen and you get all the swag that comes with each race!
I have done the Summer and Fall Prairie dogs this year and will being finishing out the series, lopsided – running the Winter and Spring ones in 2015.
More info HERE. Not sure if my code (WHITNEYV15) works for registering for the series, but you can try it. I WILL be getting a new code for 2015, so if you want to register for the races but on a separate case by case basis, stayed tuned for the 2015 discount code.
-Lastly, the 6 Pack Series is back for the winter!! This an awesome series. You pay one price and can either choose from running all 5K’s and the last being a 10k, or run in an incremental way (1M, 2M, 5K, 4M, 5M and a 10K on the last of the series). These will all be on Saturdays, every other week starting January 10th. This series is perfect for the beginning runner, so pass this info to friends who want to get into running or racing in general. The events are very small, community like with awesome volunteers (like me!) without the pressure of a big race. More info HERE.