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by leandre on March 1, 2012 · 27 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congratulations to Forrest who won our last GIVEAWAY! Forrest’s favorite run is in “…Acadia National Park in Maine specifically around Eagle Lake. It has great scenery, very quiet, and the trails are groomed often.”

Speaking of favorite runs, one of mine is in Red Rocks Park in South Burlington, VT. Red Rocks is stunning in the fall, a great place to escape the heat in the summer, but a little iffy in winter. Since I typically run in the wee hours of the morning when it is still good and dark I don’t get there as often as I would like. Yesterday afternoon afforded me the rare opportunity for a sunlit afternoon run so I set off looking forward to the quiet isolation of trails.  Because the sidewalks in town were clear, I went without my trusty IceSpikes. Bad idea. The trails at the start consisted of hard packed snow but changed to sheer ice as I made my way downhill.  Not quite the liberating run I was after, but a run nonetheless. Tomorrow I think I’ll stick to the bikepath.

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And now, for the GIVEAWAY…

How about a new KBVCM hat?

Sooner or later it is going to be time to ditch that fleece beanie you’ve been running in for something a little cooler, and we think this hat, in color combos brand new for 2012,  is just the right choice. In case you can’t wait for the GIVEAWAY winner to be announced next week, you can hop on over to the RunVermont store and purchase one. (The store is also the place to purchase your 2012 Half Unplugged gear! We’re offering half shirts in two styles and 3 colors this year.)

To Enter:

Tell us about your favorite guilty (food) pleasure.  Girl scout cookies, ice cream, the occasional bacon-topped burger?

The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, March 7; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, March 8.

* 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.)

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.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley March 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

My favorite guilty pleasure food is nachos. Yum!

2 Ashley March 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

I’m also a follower of the Run Down.

3 Adam Warrington March 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

I am an RSS follower.

4 Adam Warrington March 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

Shared on FB

5 Adam Warrington March 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

No debate on this week’s question… ice cream with peanut butter on top.

6 bob March 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

Mmmm pepperoni pizza

7 Kaitlin March 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Reeses Peanut Butter cups or white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies….omw…delish!

8 Jake March 1, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Mountain Dew. Nothing else even crossed my mind. Probably one of the worst things to be addicted to considering it has basically no nutritional value.

9 Jake March 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I am a follower as well

10 Jake March 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Shared on Facebook.

11 Forrest March 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I love cherry garcia ben and jerry’s ice cream. so flavorful

12 Forrest March 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I am a follower!

13 Forrest March 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I just tweeted.

14 Danielle C March 2, 2012 at 8:17 am

Oh goodness. I have way too many guilty pleasure foods. My favorite? Cookies. For sure!

15 Kayla March 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’m going to have to agree with Kaitlin on this one- Reese’s peanut butter cups!

16 Forrest March 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

and I posted to facebook

17 Helen March 3, 2012 at 7:41 am

No need to ponder this one…vanilla ice cream with VT maple syrup! Oh the delight and the guilt!

18 Helen March 3, 2012 at 7:42 am

I’m a follower!

19 Helen March 3, 2012 at 7:42 am

And I’m posting to Facebook!

20 Krissy March 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm


21 Krissy March 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I’m a follower

22 Rick March 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm


23 Rick March 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Shared on FB

24 Rick March 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I’m a follower

25 Lesley Fearnley March 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Anything that combines chocolate and mint

26 Lesley Fearnley March 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I’m a follower

27 Mike March 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Date night @ at Madera’s…on Thirsty Thursday, indulge in their Grande Nacho’s with marinated beef…

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