Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bastille Day 5k & 8K Chicago Giveaway

There's something about twilight races and running on the lakefront as the sun is setting that makes my heart skip a beat. The city's beauty looks amplified and things just seem a bit more peaceful.




Evening races are hard to come by, but a staple in my racing schedule for the past few years has been the Bastille Day 5k in Lincoln Park. It's one of those token Chicago races for me that has a pretty neat post race party, a "merveilleux" block party. 

There were the worlds tiniest cupcakes at the finish line of the 2011 race, when I broke 20 minutes for the first time.


And the 2012 race holds a special place in my heart as the first race I've ever won and stands as my current 5k PR.


The Bastille Day 5k & 8k will be held on Thursday July 11th in the evening. The race starts and finished in Lincoln Park right in front of the Peggy Norbert Nature Museum where the course weaves through the lakefront path.

Excited to offer one Chicago Runner Girl reader the opportunity to win a free entry to either the 5 or 8k race. 

To enter leave a comment below telling me your favorite summertime dessert.

For an extra entry you can tweet
"I want to win a free entry to the #BastilleDay 5 or 8k from @ChiRunnerGrl #runCHI"

****Giveaway is open to all entrants, however for anonymous comments to count a name needs to be included somewhere in comment****

Contest will run until 12 pm CST on 6/4 where a winner will be chosen shortly after

35 comments:

  1. Gelato!

    Had a great run at this race last year and would like to do it again! I am giving away some Athleta Esprit de She gear on my blog (last day) - come check that one out with me in Chicago on 7/18!

    http://ericafinds.com/2013/05/hey-ladies-ready-to-tri-a-great-new-event/

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  2. VANILLA GREEK YOGURT WITH FRESH SLICED PEACHES ON THE SIDE. YUM!

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  3. fro yo with tons of toppings!

    - Erica

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  4. My favorite summertime treat is ice cream on a cone!

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  5. Strawberry shortcakes are by far the best! I tweeted too!

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  6. My favorite summer treat is the lime popsicles the Mexican vendors sell in the neighborhood. So refreshing on a hot summer day :)

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  7. Chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

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  8. My favorite treat? Froyo! I have a weakness for Pinkberry...

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  9. I tweeted about this giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/runsbythelake/status/339414252530065408

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  10. My favorite summer dessert is grilled pineapple!

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  11. I'd love to run the Bastille Day 5k! My favorite summertime dessert is frozen yogurt with pretzels, chocolate chips, and strawberries!

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  12. Strawberry shortcake! Or key lime pie! Or lemon icebox pie! With all these desserts, I should probably start running... :)

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  13. My fav summertime dessert....frozen yogurt loaded with fresh fruit toppings!! Nom nom nom!!

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  14. https://twitter.com/ErinnicoleTIU/status/339470692686893056
    tweeted!

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  15. my summertime treat is the same as the rest of the year. I love peanut butter...Jiff peanut butter; right from the jar.

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  16. My favorite summer dessert isn't healthy or natural, but I usually only have it once all year - a sno cone from one of the trucks in the park.

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  17. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/ilovepool/status/339498859208249344

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  18. You are amazing! My favorite summer time dessert is froyo

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  19. I'd love to run this race! My favorite summer time dessert is strawberry shortcake.

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  20. well done! favorite summer treat is a firecracker popsicle!

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  21. My fav is ice cream cake!

    I also tweeted giveaway, thanks!!

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  22. I love ice cream or froyo! (: With cookie dough on top of course.
    This race would be so much fun to run!

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  23. mine is italian ice at carms on racine street in chicago

    Tony salerno

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  24. Any kind of ice cream or frozen yogurt!

    Laura

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  25. I never win things, so this is more to keep my streak alive.

    My favorite summertime desert is Vienna beef hotdogs. I'm a carnivore, what can I say.

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  26. Strawberry fro-yo with kiwi and fruity pebbles. I think I just drooled a little!

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  27. Vegan chocolate sorbet! I tweeted too, merci!

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  28. Favorite summertime dessert? Brownies. or cupcakes. I love me some baked goods all year round.

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  29. Watermelon gelato!! :) totally entering this for an awesome excuse to go back to Chicago haha

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  30. I am doing the Bastille Dar Run giveaway on my blog right now.:) I hope to get to meet you at the race!!

    Karen
    tradingheels.com

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