Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chicago Half Marathon Race Giveaway

Looking for a fall half to run in the Chicagoland area?
Then today is your lucky day!



The Chicago Half Marathon & 5k on September 9th has graciously offered a complementary entry to one Chicago Runner Girl reader. This race starts and finishes on the south side of Chicago in Jackson Park and runs along the beautiful Chicago lakefront hosting some incredible views of the Chicago skyline.




With an expected 20,000 runners gearing up to toe the line of this event, I'll also be joining the ranks of my fellow Chicagoans taking advantage of this rare opportunity to run on Lakeshore Drive. This race has a 7 am start and a post race party flowing with Chicago style pizza and beer, no better way to spend a late summer Sunday morning!

This race is also part of the Windy City Challenge for runners who complete both the 13.1 Chicago, which was June 9th, and the Chicago Half. Perks to completing this challenge:

  • A special Windy City Challengers medal
  • Exclusive Windy City Challenge packet pick-up at the Hyundai Hope on Wheels expo
  • Special results showing a combined time for the two races with the opportunity to receive a special award for top placers
To enter for your chance to win this complementary entry to the September 9th Chicago Half Marathon all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer activity. Plain and simple. No other strings attached.

Giveaway is open to all interested entrants. If you are not a blogger, please just leave your name or other contact information with your comment.

Giveaway will run until July 8th at 12 pm.

45 comments:

  1. Pick me....My favorite summer activity is running, as early as possible, to avoid the heat. Welcome to summers in Illinois.

    The family spends a lot of time swimming to avoid the heat.

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  2. Popsicles! ( that's an activity, right?)The promise of one gets me through a long, sweaty run like nothing else!
    Julielynnesmith@gmail.com

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  3. I love rollerblading! And yes, I'm aware it's not 1992 anymore!

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  4. I love celebrating July 4th! Fireworks, grilling, independence - what could be better!?!?!

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  5. Ahh! This is my goal half! I'm in!

    My favorite summer activity? Outdoor dining! :)

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  6. my fav summer activity is running late at night just before dark, or early in the morning! I would love to win this, the 13.1 series was my first half and I had so much fun!!

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  7. my favorite activity is a toss up between running and frozen yogurt eating. luckily the latter usually follows the former (literally every day, no shame!)

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  8. My favorite summer activity in Chicago is running on the lakefront and swimming at the beach!

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  9. Hiya!

    My favorite Chicago summer activity is riding my vintage pink bike on the lakeshore path :)

    Rayana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Ohhh I was eyeing up this race! My favorite summer activity is grilling out!!

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  11. An evening on the porch with friends or family and a cool beer in my hand!

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  12. what a cool giveaway lady! well, summer is hot here, we definitely like the water, aquajogging, swimming, etc!

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  13. My PR half marathon! Love this race. My favorite summer activity is just being able to be outside without 12 layers of clothing.

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  14. would love to run this! my favorite summer activity is lounging in the pool :)

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  15. Hey Brittany! It's really fun following your blog! My favorite summer activity is biking to the beach, followed by some delicious frozen yogurt. ;)

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  16. Picnics in the shade!!I'm not a great hot weather runner (last weekend's Chicago Women's Half basically killed me), so I'd much rather do big distance outside in February. But even though I'm swearing at Mother Nature while running in the summer, I do love her when it comes to a nice summer picnic under a tree at Montrose Beach.

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  17. Perfect-I need a fall race!!!
    My favorite summer activities are early morning runs followed by afternoons at the pool/lake, with an ice cold beer in my hand!!!

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  18. Fun! My favorite summer activity is going to the beach!!!

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  19. Love that you get to give away an entry to this race!

    My favorite summer activity is lounging by the pool with a good book. Coming in a close second would have to be early morning runs as the sun comes up!

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  20. Right now my favorite summer activity is going and exploring all of the awesome parks around where I just moved. So many great trails and gorgeous views!

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  21. My favorite summer activity this summer has been going to the pool & swimming! Last summer I spent a lot of time at street festivals and loved listening to the outdoor music!

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  22. Thanks for the opportunity!! My favorite summer activity is spending time with my kids doing fun and crazy things. NO strict schedule makes this possible. I love summer vacation!

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  23. my favorite is jumping in the pool after a hot run

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  24. Favorite summer activity... backpacking (its cooler in the mountains)!

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  25. Favorite summer activity hands down - trail running with the dogs! Even better if we find a nice swimming hole along the trail :)

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  26. My favourite summer activity would be relaxing with friends in the shade with a cool drink in my hand, preferably near the water.

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  27. My favorite summer activity is cooling off in the pool after a hot run.

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  28. Running, of course. :) But also love baseball & pool time.

    This would be awesome -- I have been thinking about doing this race anyway as a tune-up for a goal half in October. :)

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  29. My favorite summer activity is hands down laying out at the pool... especially after a run! "Showering" in a cold chlorine bath is perfection! :)

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  30. Outdoor Bootcamp is my favorite summer activity!
    Nursemichele(at)gmail(dot) com

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  31. My favorite summer activity is going to the summer concerts at Millennium Park! Taking a bottle of wine and some picnic snacks and relaxing.

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  32. I wish I lived closer to Chicago, you have great races!!!
    I hope your week is going great Britt and that you have a wonderful holiday!
    xoxo!

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  33. Definitely BBQing with friends is my favorite summer activity. We often stack our weekends with multiple BBQs ;)
    erintemple@hotmail.com

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  34. Swimming and eatin' watermelon are definitely my favorite!
    Hope your 4th is goin' swell!

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  35. My favorite summer activity...(besides the 4th of July)...eating watermelon & all fruits, running outside, and spending the day at the beach!

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  36. Favorite summer activity are BBQs and time well spent with family and friends.

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  37. Favorite summer activity? Celebrating my kids' as well as my hubby's birthdays!

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  38. Jessica KempainenJuly 5, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    running! and celebrating my birthday!

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  39. My favorite summer activity is running, of course! And then celebrating the sweat-fest with a smoothie (or two!).
    [lindsay.s.byron@gmail.com]

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  40. Running and cycling! And then eating watermelon afterwards...yyuuummmmm!!!!

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  41. My favorite summer activity is eating all of the fresh, yummy seasonal produce that is in season! I get in trouble when I step foot into Whole Foods. :) I also do enjoy running in the summer, although I don't particularly enjoy running in the heat. I get up as early as I can to do my runs so things are still cool, but at least I get to see the sunrise.

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  42. My favorite is going biking on the trails near my house, and of course running when it isnt as brutally hot as it has been

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