Just make sure you note your finish time... I will have a form on the blog that day for you to fill out a couple of questions, so that I can post the results. The prizes are not going to be given for the fastest times, but as a random drawing for EVERYONE who completes the Virtual 5K; so please don't feel like your time is "too slow". Nothing is too slow! I would also like to post some fun stats, like the number of different states/countries people run in, the oldest runner, the youngest runner, etc. So I might ask some random questions like that.
As far as the prizes go, here is the plan: I have 31 prizes, all having to do with my favorite things (or things I have a love/hate relationship with, like running!). If you successfully complete your 5K, you will automatically get 10 entries into the drawings. There will be 23 separate drawings (one for each of the prizes shown below--some of the prizes have more than one of the same item, so I will pull more than one name for those).
You can divide your 10 entries up however you'd like. If there is something you really want badly, you can use all 10 on that one item's drawing; or you can split them up among (up to) 10 items. Picture it as 10 raffle tickets, and 23 jars you could divide them up into. Your choice how you divide them up. I will pull a winner (or multiple winners) for each prize.
Now, I would have LOVED to give away amazing prizes like running shoes, Garmins, Under Armour clothes, etc., but I don't have close to that kind of money. Almost all of these prizes are self-funded (read: I bought them or bought the supplies and made them); so while they aren't uber-expensive, they are priceless, because I made them with my own bare hands. I am also going to be shipping these (except for the scale), so I will ship anywhere in the world.
On to the good stuff... the prizes!
|I will make this to order--you tell me the color and measurement.|
|This was donated by reader Rach at Operation Rosebud (her family|
has a contest of who can spend their birthday money the most creatively,
and this is how she wanted to spend it... pretty fun, right?!)
|Instead of using the wasteful paper sleeves for your carry-out|
coffee or tea, you can throw this in your purse to use instead
|A nifty little wallet for your tea. I like to use this to keep|
my tea from getting smushed in my purse. (Yes I carry
tea bags in my purse)
|This is the scale that I reviewed recently. Another love/hate relationship|
of mine is with the scale! ;)
|This book is SO inspiring! Whether you are a runner, or|
you are hoping to become one, these are stories from real
people about running.
|You know I love The Biggest Loser--and cooking. This is the "Flavors of|
the World" cookbook.
|Another Biggest Loser cookbook--Simple Swaps|
|My VERY favorite thing--dessert!|
|For anyone looking to document a journey to 26.2|
|I keep a written running journal, writing down my distance,|
time, and pace. It's fun to look back on and see all of
|A food journal is a MUST in my opinion when you are trying|
to lose weight. This is a small pocket-sized notebook that I covered.
|This is a VA DVD that you watch while on an indoor bicycle|
|This VA DVD is called Compass, which is much slower--more|
of a leisurely hike than running. For viewing while you're on the
|The Biggest Loser weight loss planner--lots of recipes, meal|
ideas, and exercises, as well as tips from the contestants. The
lovely Ada Wong (my Ragnar teammate) is in here!
|Perfect for carrying a bottle of wine|
to a friend's house (not that I do that
often, or anything...) I will embroider
your initial on the front, if you'd like.
|A PDF download of my top 31 favorite recipes--I've calculated|
all the nutritional info, as well as Weight Watchers Points on all
of the recipes!
|This is a cover for a Weight Watchers 3-Month Journal (journal not included, sorry)|
Hopefully everyone finds something that interests them on that list!
It's still not too late to sign-up, so you can do so here. I will remind you at least one more time before Friday, but just in case, here is what you need to do to participate:
1) Sign-up if you haven't already.
2) This isn't for sure yet, but I am going to try and make a race bib for you to print out if you'd like. Not necessary, but I think it would be fun!
2) On Friday, anytime and anywhere you wish, run or walk 5K (3.1 miles). Note your finish time.
3) Take a picture (of you, of your shoes, of your Garmin, your treadmill readout, whatever...) Not sure if I'll be using these yet, but it would be nice to have just in case!
4) Come back to my blog and fill out the form no later than Saturday night (1/26).
That's it! I spent all day working on this post, so I need to get it posted... now.