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by leandre on December 13, 2012 · 29 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Good things come to those who risk embarrassment! Congratulations to AMBER who won last week’s Giveaway for complimentary access to our Marathon/Half-Marathon 201 class! A special thank you to everyone who shared their stories of creating bathroom facilities on the run. Absolutely smile worthy.

One of my favorite series here on The RunDown is This Rookie’s Ramblings. This Rookie’s Ramblings is written by one runner each year who is training for their very first marathon.  This year we’re recruiting our Rookie a little differently, and thanks to Green Mountain Running Medicine Shop, we’re able to offer more, too. If the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon will be YOUR first Marathon and you’re willing to share all the gory details…the ups and downs of training, the funny things you learn along the way, the questions that pop up on your 6am 5-miler, we want to hear from you. Pop on over here to learn more how we’re selecting this year’s Rookie.

This week we’re giving away KeyBank Vermont City Marathon running cap. The hat comes in several different colors. It’s comfortable and adjustable and suitable for both men and women.

To Enter:

Tell us: if you could go for a run anywhere in the world, where would it be?

PLEASE NOTE: In order to claim extra entries for Tweeting or FB’ing the GIVEAWAY, you must follow the rules below. Thank you!

The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, December 19; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, December 20.

* 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/or #vcm and leave one additional comment.

* Share the giveaway by clicking the “share” button just below the GIVEAWAY post on our Facebook page 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.


{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah December 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I visited the Great Wall once, but didn’t get to run there at that time. I’d love to run there someday!

2 Sarah December 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I am a follower too. :)

3 Steph December 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

If I could run anywhere, I would in Colorado! I know that sounds boring, but I absolutely fell in love when I was there for my honeymoon. I didn’t get a chance to run at all and I would love to run through it’s beauty.

4 Mike December 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm


5 Chad December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Running around Mt. Hood, Oregon at altitude on a crystal clear day is my happy place. Gorgeous and an incomparable silence

6 Shawn December 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I would run on a ridgeline along the Pacific Crest Trail.

7 Shawn December 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I follow this blog via RSS reader, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

8 Shawn December 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I shared this on Facebook.

9 Shawn December 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I tweeted this.

10 Lauren Fowler December 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I would run on trails in Costa Rica – through a rainforest and onto the beach!

11 Ashley Calkins December 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I would run in Hawaii!

12 Ashley Calkins December 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I’m a follower too!

13 Lesley December 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I’d like to do the Antarctica marathon

14 Corey Burdick December 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

through the vineyards of southern France

15 Corey Burdick December 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’m a follower

16 lisa fine December 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I’d love to go running in Alaska, in the evening during the summer.

17 lisa fine December 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I follow on Google Reader!

18 Krissy December 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

I would run in Ireland.

19 Krissy December 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

I’m a follower

20 Amy December 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

Hawaii or somewhere tropical.

21 Amy December 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

Shared on FB

22 Amy December 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

I’m a follower.

23 Bill Fine December 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

Definitely Hawaii!!!

24 Bill Fine December 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

And I follow this blog!

25 Bill Fine December 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

just shared it on FB, too!

26 Lesley December 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

Im a follower

27 Grisel Esmé Levene December 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I would like to run in Cuba, along the ocean.

28 Heidi December 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I love running on the beach, so I think my favorite spot would be on a tropical beach, like Costa Rica.

29 Barb Hanson January 15, 2013 at 1:35 am

I would love to go to Virginia Beach,Va So I could see my son.
i haven’t been able to see him for years.

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