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by leandre on November 3, 2011 · 20 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congratulations, Ashley (comment #2): You won last week’s GIVEAWAY!

Wow, we learned a lot by asking about your preferences for a pasta dinner last week. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!  Our fabulous registration director, Jen Savas, is considering all your comments and they will undoubtedly influence our plans for the 2012 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon.

Today’s post is all about reminders, things we’ve mentioned before that I want to make sure you didn’t miss:

1. If you haven’t registered yet for the 2012 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, make sure you get yourself in by November 15 to receive a complimentary 2012 commemorative calendar chock full of great images, plus reminders about other upcoming races, events and important deadlines. Trust me, this calendar is way better than the other free one you’ll likely soon receive loaded with pictures of puppies and kittens circa 1987…you know, the one that accompanies the letter asking you to make a year-end donation to [enter small, but well-intentioned charity].

2. Speaking of that calendar, if you have great photos from any previous KBVCM race you would like us to consider for the calendar, please send them directly to me. We’re interested in group shots, solo shots, scenery, spectators, volunteers; if it makes you smile, we’d love to see it.

3. We’re seeking nominations for the RunVermont Hall of Fame. Details and the nomination forms are available here; the deadline is December 16.

4. Sunday is World Run Day!  If you’re local, please join us in celebration with a fun and relaxed untimed 3.1 mile run (decidedly NOT a race) followed by free bagels, coffee and GIVEAWAYS at SkiRack.  We’ll take off from SkiRack at 9am and return there afterward.  No registration is required and participation is free but consider RSVP’ing on the Facebook event page so we can get a sense of how many bagels to buy.  Strollers and kids welcome; there is even a special iPOD shuffle GIVEAWAY for the wee ones. We’re giving away great gear, race entries and even the opportunity to bypass the 2012 KBVCM Relay Lottery to some lucky grownups.

With all that stuff to remember, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a nice little notebook of sorts to jot it all down on?  Today two lucky winners will receive a KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Moleskine notebook in the color of their choosing.

To Enter:

Tell us what brings you back to the blog and/or what you would like to see more of here. Do you have pressing training questions, are you interested in what goes in to planning a race, what to eat before a race, post-race wrap ups, volunteer profiles?, or something else entirely?

That’s it!  If you want a few extra entries, answer the question in a comment, then do any or all of the following:

* If you’re a follower of The Run Down, tell us so in an additional comment. (If you’re not a follower, subscribe using the RSS feed on top right of the blog and then leave a comment telling us you did it.)

* Tweet about the giveaway using hashtags #rvt and #vcm and leave one additional comment.

* Share the giveaway on Facebook by linking to this post ( and leave one additional comment.
That’s right; you have the opportunity to get 4 entries into this giveaway!  (If you choose to take advantage of the extra entries be sure to submit an additional comment for each one.) Remember, the contest closes Wednesday, November 9 at midnight.  I’ll draw and announce TWO winners on Thursday, November 10.

The rules/fine print:
* We use to select all winners…at random, from all the comments posted.
* There is no limit on the number of times a single person can win a prize.
* We ask that if you’re local, you pick up your prize.  If not, we’ll mail it (US and Canada only.)
* We contact all winners via email each Thursday; you have one week to reply to arrange pick-up/mailing of your prize.  If we haven’t heard from you within one week, we reserve the right to re-list the prize or choose another winner.
* Have some product you’d like to get in the hands of a great group of runners?  Contact Leandre.

Tagged as: 26.2, 5K, Burlington, giveaway, KBVCM, KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, marathon, running, RunVermont, thursday, World Run Day

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 scott November 3, 2011 at 6:57 am

The give aways!

2 Megan November 3, 2011 at 7:49 am

I love the blog! Everything about it! :)

3 Alicia November 3, 2011 at 7:50 am

The reminders and of course the giveaways!

4 rachel November 3, 2011 at 8:38 am

the information and the giveaways are a nice bonus!

5 Merissa November 3, 2011 at 8:44 am

I love the giveaways and volunteer profiles :)

6 Jennifer November 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

I like this blog because reading about other runners keeps me motivated to run. The stories are what grabs me.

7 Laura November 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

I come for the inspirational stories and the giveaways!

8 Laura November 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

I linked to the post on Facebook!

9 Laura November 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

And I’m a follower of the blog…

10 Laura November 3, 2011 at 9:37 am

And I tweeted too…

11 Sarah November 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

I keep coming back to the blog because I moved away from VT and miss it terribly! I have loved the KeyBank VCM over the years and I am thinking about flying back to do it with my friends in 2012.

12 Jeff November 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I like hearing about the running community in Vermont and being reminded of upcoming events.

13 Ron Bissonnette November 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I like to hear how people get ready for races

14 PK November 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

LOVE.THE.GIVEAWAYS!! (just wish I could win one of these days)!!
Love to read about runners in Vermont (both the beginners and the “experts”)!
Love to get the behind the scene goings-on!
Love training tips!

15 PK November 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I’m a follower!

16 Lesley Fearnley November 4, 2011 at 6:57 am

Just reading about other peoples running and training and also the giveaways

17 Krissy November 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

I visit for the stories, giveaways, and race updates

18 Krissy November 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

I’m a follower

19 Amy O November 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I just love to stay connected to other runners. I like the profiles, can’t wait for the Sarah-thon.
I like to hear about upcoming races and how everybody else is doing too!

20 katie kardashian November 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I like the blog. Would like to see more training information on the site. Maybe a few runner highlights. Or questions like: did you run last year? If so, what mistakes do you make? How will you fix the mistake?

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