Tuesday, March 12, 2013

13.1 Marathon Chicago Giveaway

Last year I was lucky enough to be able to run the the Allstate Life Insurance Chicago 13.1 Marathon alongside a handful of truly great bloggers.

Photo courtesy of MagMileRunner
AmandaKaylaZachSaraMaggieDeanna
AmandaCary
CharlynKim, moi
pre race Chi-town (and 1 Miami visitor) blogger meet up
It was hot as all heck, the humidity was through the roof, and I was in the mid-stage of the overtrained summer that kicked my @$$. But, it was one heck of a time because the company of local bloggers has the ability to make things a lot more enjoyable. 

This race starts at the beautiful South Shore Cultural Center and runs north alongside the lake until mile 7 where it heads back south on the lakefront path on Saturday June 8th. The course is fully supported and hosts a pretty sweet post race party.

Photo courtesy of Erin

It's a beautiful way to spend your morning as you take in some of Chicago's more nautical side, and today is your lucky day. The Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Chicago Marathon has generously offered a complimentary entry to one awesome Chicago Runner Girl reader.



How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling me what you are looking forward to most this Spring.

****All commenters welcome. If you don't have a blog, please just leave a valid email address so that I can contact you****

For an extra entry, you can:

Tweet "I want to win a free entry to the Chitown @131Marathon from @ChiRunnerGrl"

****In order for you tweet to count, you will need to leave a separate comment telling me that you tweeted****

This giveaway will run until March 18th at 12 pm CST where a winner will be announced and chosen shortly after. Good luck to you all and hope to see quite a few of you there!

Photo courtesy of Xaarlin

42 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I ran the 13.1 Chicago in 2009 (I think it might have been their first one here?)and have been meaning to register for it again! And for spring? Definitely outdoor runs in shorts. Putting on running tights can just feel like such a chore in a way that shorts never do -- is that super lazy?

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  2. What am I looking forward to the most this Spring? Just all the great races coming up down the pipeline! All the winter training pays off once spring hits and the races start filling up my weekends (fingers crossed!).

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  3. I am looking forward to short sleeves and shorts on the path with the sun up when I am out running in the morning! And lots of fun races!

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  4. And I tweeted: https://twitter.com/EAgran/status/311480862887788544

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  5. The thing I am looking forward to this spring is to see my cold winter training paying off. My first 100 mile ultra is in April. The training will be all worth it.

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  6. Looking forward to running in shorts and tanks!

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  7. I am looking forward to running in shorts this spring!

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  8. I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  9. Getting out before the heat is what I'm looking forward to! And eating waffles afterward.

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  10. You are amazing!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  11. I am looking forward to not running in the dark during the mornings.

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  12. I can't wait until the Illinois Marathon this spring where I will finally qualify for Boston! Happy running everyone!
    Amyenass@gmail.com, I tweeted too :)

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  13. Ah spring... Can't wait to not have to wear a boat load of layers & look like the Staypuft marshmallow man out on the path.

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  14. Definitely can't wait for the snow to be gone and the 40s and 50s weather; perfect weather for running!

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  15. I am looking forward to running my first marathon in April, soooooo excited!!!!! Hopefully it's nice weather!!

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  16. I also tweeted! Thanks!!! Melanie@seemommyrace.com

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  17. I tweeted and I am leaving a comment. I am looking forward to running this race. Running for free would be fantastic!!

    http://louloulovestorun.blogspot.com/

    @lcyr

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  18. Nice blog! Many ads though... I'm coming to your town in October!

    http://dickheadmarathon.blogspot.com/

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  19. I'm just looking forward to SPRING - the weather, being able to run in sunshine AFTER work. I just love spring. :)

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  20. I am looking forward to warmer temperatures and the beach! abbysrogers@gmail.com

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  21. I am looking forward to warmer temps and getting my kids outside!

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  22. I'm looking forward to the sports bra and shorts running season!!! These mittens and tights are weighing me down!!!!

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  23. I'm looking forward to being able to run outside on trails again!! I miss running with my dog! :)

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  24. I'm looking forward to spending my runs outside!! The treadmill is getting a little old :) oh and I'm and definitely excited to take my dog on lots of long walks/hikes!

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  25. Tweeted! https://mobile.twitter.com/oowidescrnoo/status/311643331434278912

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  26. What am I looking forward to most? ...being able to leave the shirt at home on training runs!

    I'd love to join you guys at Chicago!

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  27. I can't wait for green..grass, leaves, etc!

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  28. I am looking forward to the snow being GONE! I'm tired of the areas where I am running, looking forward to getting back onto the bike path that isn't covered with ice and snow. Also...not having to layer up every morning will def. be a perk!
    erinnicole14@gmail.com

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  29. https://twitter.com/bradywadie14/status/311669068136603650
    tweeted :)

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  30. Awesome giveaway! I'm looking forward to spring for the 5K and 10K races in my area; time to set a new PR!! And feel free to check out my blog, www.livesweatsleeprepeat.com; I'm doing a giveaway right now too!!

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  31. I am most looking forward to it being light out on my 5 am runs! And seeing the sunrise!!

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  32. Warmer weather to run in rather than 30 degree temperatures! Laurencox23@gmail.com

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  33. I can't wait for it to be warm enough to run in shorts and a tank. I usually don't mind running in colder weather, but I'm a warm-climate girl at heart!

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  34. I cannot wait to run outside without my nose running like crazy because of the cold!
    caitlin.block@gmail.com

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  35. I can't wait to run outside in shorts:)

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  36. I'm looking forward to racing and seeing if my hard work over the cold winter months will pay off with new PR's!! dasalmon@umai.iu.edu

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    1. Sorry, email is dasalmon@umail.iu.edu

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