For me, summer usually means a few things:
- Drinking margaritas before noon....because..... you know, it is summer! Par-tay.
Burning the back of my legs on my leather car seats while wearing my shorty shorts
- Lighter traffic - because obviously teachers and other non-summer workers are crazy drivers and clog up the streets!
- Sweating my neither regions off while trying to maintain ANY level of fitness during the hot, oppressive summer
Three years ago I wanted some summer motivation to maintain my fitness. Since no one is actually dumb enough to schedule a race in the middle of the summer, I got 3 of my runner/blogger buddies together and scheduled a race of my own! The Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K. Nobody actually knew which part of their body were “thorns” but it had just enough innuendo to catch on like
Well, it is that time of year again!! Time to announce the 3rd annual Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K Virtual Race!!
For those of you new to the blogging world, running world, or my incoherent ramblings, a virtual race is a “race” that you do on the same day as a bunch of other people but not necessarily in the same location. It is sort of like a cult without all of the hassle of donating your life savings or eating applesauce spiked with poison. If you want to treat the virtual run as a stand alone “race” and run 3.1 miles as a single run, GREAT! If you want to just think
What do you get for your efforts? Prizes. Sweet, glorious, prizes!!
Who: You and 100s of your closest Boring Runner readers
What: 3.1 miles (That can be ran as part of a longer run)
When: Saturday August 4th, 2012 (Loads of time for you to prepare and me to figure out prizes)
Where: Wherever the crap you want! Outside, treadmill, on the track in spikes, naked on the beach, wherever!
Why: Because basically everyone is doing it and if you don't you'll be a huge loser (probably not, but let's roll with it)
Oh yes, there will be prizes. Shoes! Water Bottles! Gels! Yes yes yes. At a minimum, there will be (Self Funded) prizes, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve for some other goodies as well. No strings here (like shipping to the USA only). I'll ship the goods to Siberia if you want me to.
How to Enter:
Just leave a comment on this post saying that you are in! As long as you are a follower of my blog you're entered for the prizes as well (best to tell me that you follow in the comment). Easy peasy. Then, once the 4th rolls around, hop, skip, and naked shower dance your way cross the 5K finish line, write up a quick report, and email me the link - theboringrunner (at) gmail.com.
I'll post a link to your race report (not required to be entered into the contest) and fame and fortune will most certainly come your way.
Past race reports can be found here:
2012 Freeze Your Thorns Off
2011 Freeze Your Thorns Off
2011 Sweat Your Thorns Off
2010 Sweat Your Thorns Off
Results pages can be found here:
2011 Freeze Your Thorns Off Results
2011 Sweat Your Thorns Off Results
2012 Freeze Your Thorns Off Results