Friday, August 3, 2012

Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K Bib!

Well the day has arrived!  Naked dance party at my house.  Time to sweat ‘em if you’ve got ‘em – the 3rd annual Sweat Your Thorns Off 5k! If you're not entered, go here! As a reminder, all that you have to do is run 5K (3.1 miles / 5000m if you’re a track nut) either stand alone as a “race” (preferred) or as part of a longer run.  Easy!!  If you want to submit a race report, feel free to do so here and I’ll consolidate them over the next few days (in the past there have been 150+ so it takes a WHILE – bear with me!)  Between you and me, if you run Saturday or Sunday it’ll likely count as I won’t get the results summary done by Tuesday at the earliest.

There are a few things that any race needs: Free watered down Gatorade, girls in booty shorts, and race bibs (I'm sure that there are other things, but those are the only ones that pop out in my head).  Well, I'm looking at you the participants for one of those three, but I figured that it was the least I could do to supply one of the others.  Here is a bib that you can download, customize and print for your run.  Have fun with it!  Afterall, running IS supposed to be fun.



In case you'd forgotten WHY you were running so hard and fast in the dead of summer (northerners) or the dead of winter (south paws), here is a reminder of the sweet sweet giveaways!


Prize number one!!! A free pair of shoes from onlineshoes.com!  Running shoes? Yep! Granola cruncher shoes? Yep! Jellies? Yep! (Do people still wear those?)  I'm buying them myself with a coupon, so I'm going to restrict it to $100 bucks.  No Jimmy Choo here, thank you very much.  But, I'll ship them to Tasmania if you want me to (thank you Olympic ceremonies for reminding me of that place!)

Prize number two - SALT!  More specifically, deliciously flavored electrolytes in the form of a 4 pack of Nuun and a Nuun water bottle!  I actually don't drink Nuun while running, but do ALL the time afterwards.  Mmmm, taste the rainbow.



Prize number three - a Clean Bottle with iPhone "runner" attachment!  I did a review for it a while back and I LOVE it.  Seriously, I've put literally hundreds of miles on mine (and am sort of bummed that you're getting one and not me....this one might get "lost in the mail". Kidding!!  Sort of).


Prize number 4 - Rock Tape! Rocktape, Rock Sauce, Phast Legs. I've honestly never tried it, (sounds like I will - let the body hair shaving begin) but not only is it meant for injury prevention, but also recovery.  Sign me up!


Prize number 5 - 110% Compression sleeves or socks!  When I posted that I was giving a pair of these away on twitter people went BONKERS about how awesome they are.  That has to be good, right? BONKERS!


Finally, Prize number 6 - Infinit Napalm (A gel for your fuel belt for long runs and races.) Brilliant!


So seriously, if you're wanting in on a chance for some of the loot - go sign up!  You don't have to run to have a shot at the prizes.....but come on.... running is fun!

24 comments:

Jamoosh said...

No pizza?

Scallywag said...

SIGNED UP ALREADY AND GOT MY PLANNED RUN ON.

oops caps- didnt mean to shout!

Ronalee said...

Great prizes.. Thanks for getting my lazy ass off the couch for a 5k run.

Jamie said...

Yay! I'm excited since I missed the last few. My bad.

Mark Matthews said...

I signed up, but I may have to wait until Sunday to get mine in. I'm planning on counting 3.1 miles of sundays 26.2 run, when I will be jumping into the Womans Olympic Marathon in London. Yes, I'm the cross-dressing bandit.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Darn it! I really want a pair of Jimmy Choo! Hey' he's my countryman, so gotta support him!

Adrian {Happy Girl} said...

Totally got my run on this morning. It may have been a tad short of 5k, but it was over 3 miles. The puppy came with me and did pretty well too, does that count as a second entry ;)

Robyn said...

3.2-ish miles in 40 min on a business trip to New York City! Not the most scenic run ever (it was in Washington Heights), and surprisingly hot and muggy at 6:30 am, but got 'er done. I'm recovering from a bad hamstring event, so this was my longest run since April. Sigh. It's good to be back running.

Running Moose said...

Awesome prizes! I did sign up, but won't be able to run. I haven't been able to stay injury free te past year- two partially torn adductors (well, same one twice) and now something's up with my ankle/ just above it. Taking it easy with ice and hoping it goes away :)

Mike said...

3.1 miles in 25:36 which is fast for me. Negative split by a minute too which was nice. Wasn't planning on "racing" it but another runner came onto the trail at just the right time at the beginning to trigger the "I must pass them" instinct :-).

Melissa said...

3.1 hot and sweaty miles in 25:34. I definitely sweated my thorns off in AZ tonight!!

Elaine Hillis said...

Dragged my butt to the hotel gym at 10pm to get this done! Walked/jogged 47:37. Only this 5k would get me on the treadmill during vacation!

Mark Matthews said...

http://markmatthewsauthor.blogspot.com/2012/08/3rd-annual-sweat-your-thorns-off.html

My Virtual Race Report. It's a bit odd. I hope you get a kick out of it.

runaweigh said...

Finished and finished! What fun!

I wasn't sure I'd be able to do it, it was HOT HOT HOT out, but I did! SO excited too, as I hit a PR for 5km time - 35 minutes and 15 seconds! I just kept thinking 'push it, push it." every time I wanted to stop and lay down and melt under the sun. This was so much fun! Can't wait for the next one!

Becca said...

Done, though no bib since my ink catridges dried out. No PR, but was so sweaty even the bill of my hat was sweaty! Thanks for the inspiration.

runaweigh said...

Oops!

http://wp.me/p2kMan-5r

Mt report!

Whitney said...

My race report: I ran my 5K as part of a 6.7 mile run that was the 3rd and final of my 3 runs/legs for the Wild West Relay in Colorado! I'm not sure how fast just the 5K was, but I can my 6.7 in about an hour and 3 minutes! I'm pretty sure this is a PR for me, but I don't have an official time report.

My run was a gradual hill the whole time, ending with a steep incline. It was an exchange point for the next group to take over the runs, and other teams formed a "arm tunnel" for me to run through! Even though it was my 3rd 6 mile run in less than 24 hours, I feel great and accomplished to complete the wild west relay!

-Whitney at racingthestates.wordpress.com

Missy said...

I dedicated the first 3.2miles to SYTO. It was sweaty so it was slow. 29.06.
Here is the post.
http://sugarcoatedathlete.blogspot.com/2012/08/ramblings-about-weekend.html

Amy Mary said...

Race report! http://stilllearning2run.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweat-your-thorns-off-5k.html

Scallywag said...

It was damn hot here on Saturday so I dedicated my miles to hating your ass ha ha, just kidding!

3.1 miles, 27.59 so about 9 min miles.

Havent decided yet if I will race report but as I tweeted frankie Boyle was supah confused about my bib so maybe?

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

3.1 as part of my 16 miler! http://www.justacoloradogal.com/2012/08/16-miles-woot-woot.html

Book Dragon said...

non-race report....threw my back out on Monday. I did race on the beach Thursday but I was with a two year old. um, I should check to see how far she ran!

By the time Saturday came, I was too pooped to party.

Book Dragon said...

dang, she did almost 2 miles! If I realized it was that far, I would have done it again.

Kim said...

Argh! I forgot to come and post my results (stupid vacation travel to the Rockies)...if you haven't already tabulated the results, I did a 5k in my short run of 3.3miles...3.3 done in 32:48 and 5k done in 29:56