Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chicago 13.1 Marathon Race Entry Giveaway

Ever feel like running and racing burns a huge hole in your pocket where you can't enjoy all of the great local races your city has to offer?
Well Chicago locals, this is your lucky day...

The Allstate 13.1 series has generously offered one free race entry for the June 9th Chicago course to a lucky Chicago Runner Girl reader.


A little info about this race:
The party meets the pavement when 5,000 runners will hit the streets at the Chicago 13.1 Marathon® starting and ending at the South Shore Cultural Center along the shore of Lake Michigan. After the race, join the Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon® post-race party, where all participants will be able to quench their thirst and accomplishment with an ice cold Michelob Ultra. Enjoy a beautiful half marathon course along the lakefront with over 20 party station along the way. A bash with live entertainment, food and refreshments among friends and family will await you at the end.

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 And the best part is that I'll be there too, and if you're really lucky I may even offer you my beer!

To enter for your chance to win a complimentary entry to the June 9th 13.1 Marathon Chicago all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me the funniest thing you've seen while out for a run.
As simple as that.

This giveaway is open to any and all interested entrants, the only stipulation if you are not a blogger would be to leave some type of contact information within your comment. Best of luck to you all and I can't wait to get out there running with you on June 9th!

Giveaway will run until Wednesday March 28th at noon.

38 comments:

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  2. I've been looking for a June half!

    Hmm, I've seen people running in jeans. I always look twice at that.

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    1. I just saw this yesterday, and they were skinny jeans. How that woman was booking it in those pants I have no clue.

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  3. This weekend i ran the NYC half. A woman had an unfortunate accident, she had pooped her pants no more than 6 miles into the race! I'm not sure if it's funny or just plain crazy! Either way I'd love to run this race and unfortunaltey probably won't unless I get a discount or free entry :) get me on twitter @KerenGeorgina

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  4. I've seen nothing exciting besides deer and turtles on runs. Which is good enough for me!

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  5. I would LOVE to run this half marathon! I ran a 10k in DC this past weekend and a man was dressed in a kelly green spandex suit..... Not too attractive!! erintemple@hotmail.com

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  6. That's a great race! The funniest thing I've seen is 3 deer, all at the same time, circled around an apple tree, all standing up on their hind legs, reaching up and biting apples. Crazy.

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  7. The funniest thing I ever saw was at the Monster Dash Half Marathon. A person's costume was a hospital patient. She had a plastic butt sticking out of a surgery gown all while carrying an IV bag on a stick. OMG, nothing funnier than running up to a running pretend butt!!!!

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  8. Ooh, that would be a really fun race! A few weeks ago, there was an older woman running with a jogging stroller on the trail in front of me... I was impressed that she was pushing her grandchild, but as I got closer and passed her, I saw a tiny puppy along for the ride. :)

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    1. Was this on the lakefront path on the North side? If so, that lady is out there almost every day with that little guy. Sometimes he runs along side her, but most of the time she is pushing him. I think it's kind of sweet, but yes it is a bit strange.

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  9. I've always wanted to go to Chicago!! Sounds like a great race!

    Anytime I see people running barefooted in frigid winter temps I find it a little humorous and intriguing.

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  10. The funniest thing I saw was a guy peeing in the bushes and when he realized I saw him, he got startled and peed on himself.

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  11. The funniest thing I've seen recently is a guy popping a squat in the bushes beside a busy road at 6:30 am. It was just getting light out but when we made full eye contact, I could see the sheer embarrassment on his face knowing that I caught him stopping for more than just a pee break!

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  12. I haven't seen anything crazy running outside but I have seen people fall on treadmills which is funny as long as they aren't hurt! bar8348@gmail.com

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  13. The funniest thing I have ever seen while running was on a very early A.M. run. It was two cats, and they were, well making babies :)

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  14. Hmm.. This is a tough one! Out of all the runs I've ever done,I guess the funniest thing I've ever seen was a guy running on the beach in a speedo. That was quite the sight! Lol

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    1. there is a guy that often works out along the lakefront here in a speedo. he does squats, lunges, and all kinds of stuff with resistance bands. sometimes he even puts on this crazy straw hat too.

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  15. I would so love to run this half marathon! The funniest thing I've ever seen is a man dressed in nothing but tighty whities and a superman cape! A sight to see for sure!

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  16. I ran a Ragnar Relay and a runner was stretching and smoking his cigarette!

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  17. I would love to run a half marathon..I have been looking for one recently and this would be perfect. Last summer I saw a man running in lady flip flops...maybe this is some new running technique I don't know about, but it looked really strange! My contact into is gallae96@gmail.com thanks!

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  18. I saw a guy in a woman's bikini smoking a cigar. But Florida is kind of random like that! This will be my first half marathon and would allow me to see my parents as well! Double win.

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  19. well suburban life doesn't provide much 'comedy' per se, but where i run on the trails I've seen deer, woodpeckers, snakes and bats. kinda cool but yeah, totally not hilarious :D

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    1. I grew up in the western burbs and used to do a lot of training on the Prairie Path and would often see bats. They would always give me the chills and make me feel like I was in the scene of a murder movie! Now living in the city, I miss seeing the wildlife.

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    2. ..and I miss the lakefront! we can trade paths for a day :) (this was all on the salt creek trail)

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  20. This looks like a great race! I love running in Chicago.

    I was running on a snowy path one day and the only other people I saw were cross-country skiing. It made me feel a little silly, since the snow was rather deep. In the exact same place, but in the spring, I saw a man playing the bagpipes. It wasn't really hilarious, but it was unexpected.

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  21. I saw a guy running in those moon boot things last fall and nearly fell off my bike. The kids and my husband and I had to have a talk about how it's impolite to stare but none of us could make it through it because we just kept laughing. I would love to run in Chicago! I live in Toronto and we have been working to do more short trips with the kids this year, this would be a great one!

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  22. Running in Chicago when it's cold out I always see some questionable fashion. I saw a guy out running a few months ago in shorts, a tank top, and snow boots. How he was able to move as fast as he was in the boots was beyond me. Would love to run a 1/2 marathon. I haven't done anything above a 10K, but have been training for (but yet to sign up for) a 1/2.

    dacubster@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I've been searching for a Half-Marathon in early summer - this could be the ONE!! :) I've run the Valentine's Day Undie 1 mile race (in DC) - it's hilarious to see men in "tidy whities" while running (and a bit awkward- haha)

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  24. I really want to run this race!

    The funniest thing I have seen while running is when two people were looking down and not paying attention, they ran right into each other!

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  25. I saw a squirrel eating a GU. On the lakefront trail.
    It was adorable, and rather appropriate.

    email: kathleen_juliet@hotmail.com

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  26. Seeing people run in jeans! I just don't know HOW they do it! apiwowarczyk on twitter!

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  27. I'll be running on June 9th too! Hope to see you there!
    - Jordan

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  28. During a race, a guy had a sign that said "You are all really good at exercising"

    bizlok at gmail.com

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  29. There are deer on the trails all the time, but once a deer crossed my path in the residential streets of Evanston, no where near the forest preserves. It looked like a Great Dane to me so when I got closer, I was in for a surprise!

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  30. The funniest thing I've seen while running just happened this past Sunday at the Shamrock Shuffle. I was feeling miserable during this run (even though it was my 8th time running) because I had just come off of running a long run of 18.8 miles for marathon training the day before. Around mile 4, two guys in hockey gear (full hockey gear, pads, helmet and hockey sticks) come running past me.

    I thought it was a weird hockey training thing. I'm a huge hockey fan so his was entertaining enough.
    As we round the corner at mile 4 onto Michigan Avenue, they go off to the side, throw down there gloves and start "fighting" as if they were in a real hockey game! Needless to say, it gave me a good smile and chuckle when I was feeling already miserable!!

    I took a picture of them running past me too but that was right before the fight.

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  31. I would love, love, love the opportunity to run this race. The weirdest and grossiest thing I witnessed was a man with his goods out urinating while running. Myself and other runners were sprinting to avoid getting doused in urine.

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  32. I was running along the lake path one morning, and there was a couple walking with their toddler in a running stroller. The dad kept pushing the stroller way ahead and then running to catch up. Only one time when he pushed it, he accidentally pushed it off the path and into the grass where it tipped over!

    The baby was okay, of course, and everyone thought it was funny. Once I knew he was okay, I couldn't help but laugh, too.

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