#RunChat weekly sponsor

Run the Blue Ridge Marathon in 2019!

This week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, features a chance to enter to win a race entry for "America's Toughest Road Marathon" - the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.

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The race that starts in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, on April 13, 2019, features 7,430 feet of elevation change -- more than any other road marathon in the U.S. -- and includes a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous other climbs. 

To enter to win a race entry, tweet the below by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question during the #RunChat hour: 

I want run @BRM26pt2 in 2019 because ______. bit.ly/RunChatJuly7 #RunChat

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat. The winner is responsible for your own travel costs to/from race and any other expenses during race weekend. 

You can have a variation of the tweet above, but entries must include a tag to @BRM26pt2, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag. Retweets or liking of your entries do not increase your chances of winning. 

Winners can choose the 10k or half marathon option of the race.

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Celebrate your love of running with JackRabbit and #RunChat

As the calendar flips to June, we're just a few days away from Global Running Day on June 6! 

And to help celebrate your love of running, we have an awesome #RunChat in store for 10 p.m. Sunday, June 3 as we welcome back JackRabbit as a sponsor! 

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JackRabbit is a fitness retailer brand that offers products and experiences with running at the core, as well as other products related to recovery, yoga, cross training, cycling, swimming and more.

JackRabbit, which first joined the #RunChat community in December, is also providing some great prizes as we revamp #RunChatHunt this week. Click here to check that out.  

We have an amazing prize up for grabs this week - a $75 gift card to shop online at JackRabbit.com!

To enter to win, tell us what makes you #RunHappy by simply sharing the tweet below (filling in the blank of course) by 9 p.m. ET Sunday, June 3 AND answering at least one question during the chat. 

_____ is what makes me #RunHappy with @jackrabbit - bit.ly/June3RunChat #RunChat

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final five minutes of #RunChat. Your tweet can vary from above, but you must tag @jackrabbit, link to this post and use the #RunChat tag. 

Also, as part of this week's #RunChat, everyone can get 15% off your purchase at JackRabbit.com with code RUNCHAT15.

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ROAD iD returns to #RunChat!

This Sunday's #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, May 6 - welcomes back ROAD iD as a sponsor! 

Simply answer at least one question during the chat and you'll be entered to win a new ROAD iD band.

Really, that's it! Show up, join and you're entered. Two winners will be selected at random and announcing the final 5 minutes.

ROAD iD has something AMAZING in store for you next week, plus some amazing new colors for their ID bands for you to show off on runs. 

Grasshopper anyone???

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Be sure to help spread the word about Sunday's chat with a quick retweet ... 

CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! 

Be sure to check out a new program that ROAD iD will be launching soon for bloggers and social media influencers. 

Race in Raleigh, NC!

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This week's #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, April 22 - we're partnering with the City of Oaks Marathon, which is in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Nov. 4.

This event also features a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K! More than 5,000 runners are expected to join in this year's races.

As part of this week's #RunChat, you could win an entry to this year's race! Simply tweet the below (filling in the blank of course) by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, April 22 AND answer at least one question during the chat to be fully entered. 

I want to run the @OaksMarathon because _______. bit.ly/Apr22RunChat #RunChat 

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase your chances of winning.

Your tweet can vary from above, but please make sure to tag @OaksMarathon, use the #RunChat tag and include a link to this post. 

Everyone can get 10% off any of the City of Oaks distances with code RunChatCOO. Click here to learn more. 

More about this race from the City of Oaks website:

Raleigh is often described as "a park with a city in it." The marathon will take runners through the city's downtown core, which has undergone a $2 billion renaissance, and over serene trails of the celebrated Capital Area Greenway System. From urban renewal to creekside tranquility, runners will experience what Forbes considers the #6 Best City for Singles and #2 Best City for Business, and one of Runner's World magazine’s Great Destinations Off the Beaten Path.

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JackRabbit gets you ready for spring!

We're so excited to welcome JackRabbit back to this week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, April 8. 

JackRabbit, which first joined the #RunChat community in December, is a fitness retailer brand that offers products and experiences with running at the core, as well as other products related to recovery, yoga, cross training, cycling, swimming and more. 

This month, JackRabbit is focused on ways to ramp-up your spring training routine with recovery, hydration, nutrition and fitness tracking accessories to better enhance your run.

You can check out JackRabbit online or at one of dozens of stores across the U.S. 

As part of this week's #RunChat, you can get 15% off your purchase at JackRabbit.com with code RUNCHAT15.

JackRabbit also has an AWESOME prize pack up for grabs this week that includes:

  • Stance running socks
  • Nathan SpeedShot Plus Handheld Flask
  • Gu energy gels
  • Oofos recovery sandals
  • Addaday Duo Loop exercise bands
  • $50 gift card for JackRabbit.com

To enter to win this prize pack, retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, April 8 AND answer at least one question during the chat. 

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. 

Check out 2 new shoes from Altra!

This week's #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, March 25 - welcomes back longtime sponsor Altra, who is here to show off two new shoes.

If you participated in our Scavenger Hunt, #RunChatHunt, at the end of 2017, you've heard of one of these shoes - the Duo. 

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The Duo pairs a max cushion height — 31mm — with a low weight of 7.9 ounces.

On Altra's website, the Duo is described as: the perfect combination of maximum cushion and minimal weight. The blown rubber outsole, injection molded midsole and super thin mesh upper all work together to create a super fast, cushy, lightweight racing shoe. The Duo is the perfect example of Speed to the Max.

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The Duo is intended for the long-distance runner.

Altra's other new show is the Vanish-R. The Vanish-R's stack height is 14 mm and also has a low weight of 7.9 ounces. 

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On Altra's website,  the Vanish-R is described as: With a glove-like fit in the crazy light upper, a Propel Plate underfoot to increase energy return in every push-off, and a durable laminated rubber outsole, this Footshape Flyer is made for speed. 

The Vanish-R is geared for shorter runs and races. 

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Want one of these pairs of shoes?!? Retweet the tweet at the top of this post (and below) by 7:45 p.m. ET AND answer at least one question to be entered. We will be giving away one pair of the Duo and the Vanish-R. 

Two winners will be selected at random and answered in the final 5 minutes of Sunday's #RunChat. 

Win from PRO Compression!

This week's #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, March 18 - welcomes back our longtime sponsor PRO Compression! 

We have multiple chance for you to win a pair of compression socks from PRO Compression this week - FIVE chances total! 

The first two chances are to simply Retweet and/or Like the tweet below. You CAN enter both ways! 

And then join #RunChat on Sunday, March 18 and answer at least one question to be fully entered. Two winners will be chosen at random from the tweet - one from the retweet and one from the like! 

The second way to enter to win is to simply fill out the tweet below AND answer at least one question in the chat. 

I need a new pair of @PROCompression socks because _____. bit.ly/Mar18RunChat #RunChat

Your tweet can vary from above, but make sure to tag PRO Compression, keep a link to this post and include the #RunChat tag.

Enter once per Twitter handle. Retweets/liking of tweets do not increase your chance of winning.

Two winners will be selected at random at the end of the #RunChat hour. 

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 9:55 P.M. ET!

A fifth winner will be chosen from someone who joins #RunChat! Be there at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, March 18! 

Check out Altra's Everyday shoes!

UPDATE: ENTRIES TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF SHOES HAVE CLOSED! A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF #RUNCHAT. 

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This week's #RunChat (8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 11) welcomes back our longtime friends with Altra Running ... but for a little while this weekend we're going to talk about what shoes you wear when you're NOT running! 

That's because Altra is showcasing its "Everyday" line of shoes -- yes, that's right! Shoes that are actually comfortable while you're at work or a wedding or you just want to have a cool, casual look! 

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Don't forget ... Sunday's #RunChat kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 11! Click here to visit Altra's website to check out more Everyday shoes! 

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Ready to rock?

There's a big game on TV this Sunday, which means that we're continuing something that's become somewhat of a tradition in the first week of February - creating a NEW RockMyRun #RunChat Mix! 

RockMyRun is an awesome app with a ton of great mixes to keep you motivated on your workouts. Over the past few years we've created some AMAZING #RunChat mixes created by YOU, the #RunChat community. 

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Be sure to visit rockmyrun.com for more information about this app, how to download and to find all the #RunChat mixes from the past few years! 

At Sunday's #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Feb 4 - you'll be creating a mix full of weird, wild songs. Be sure to be there on time for the first couple of questions for the next mix that will be available in a few weeks! 

And as part of this week's #RunChat, you have two chances to win a RockMyRun membership! The first way to enter is to simply copy/paste the below into a tweet AND answer at least one question on Sunday to be entered. Your tweets in the entry will also help make the next #RunChat mix! 

The weirdest song on my running playlist is _______. Be sure to join #RunChat with @RockMyRun on Sunday! bit.ly/Feb4RunChat

You can vary the tweet, but it must tag @RockMyRun, use the #RunChat tag and include a link to this past. 

One winner will be selected at random and announced sometime Monday afternoon. Retweet or liking of tweets do not increase your chances of winning.

The second way to enter is to retweet the tweet below AND answer at least 1 question during Sunday's chat. Retweets are due by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 4

One winner from the retweets will be chosen at random and also announced on Monday, Feb. 5!

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Enter to win a Myrtle Beach Marathon entry!

Who: The 21st running of the Myrtle Beach Marathon
What: This week's #RunChat partner
When: 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 14

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From the Myrtle Beach Marathon site: 

The Myrtle Beach Marathon is the perfect event to kick off your spring race season. Average temperatures in Myrtle Beach on race day are 40 degrees at the start and 62 degrees for the high temperature. The weather delivers spectacular racing conditions as well as comfortable conditions for spectators and families.

As part of this week's #RunChat you could win one of two Myrtle Beach Marathon (or half, or 5K) entries! First, make sure your schedule is open for Saturday, March 3. Then simply retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question during the chat to be entered. 

Two winners will be selected at random and answered in the final 5 minutes of Sunday's chat. 

New year, new sponsor joins #RunChat

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This week's #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 7 - welcomes a new sponsor with Science of Speed. 

Join us for the first chat of the year to talk about your 2018 goals! 

Science of Speed is an endurance sports coaching, testing and analysis company that serves athletes across the country training for running, cycling, triathlon and beyond.

Coaching is administered virtually, making it easy to connect with your coach and complete your workouts whether at home or on the go.

"Coaching is not just for elite athletes -- runners of all abilities and experience levels can benefit from working with a Science of Speed coach," Science of Speed tells us. "It is for athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and with a wide variety of goals."

At Science of Speed, coaches take pride in their professional life as well as in their own individual sports. Each coach is certified and completes regular continuing education courses to stay current on research and methodology. In addition, our coaches consistently train and compete in events of their specific sports.

Science of Speed says coaches will provide honest feedback and challenge you to take on workouts you never thought possible, and will always do so while cheering you on and pushing you to be more confident in your athletic abilities.

As part of this week's #RunChat, we'll have 3 giveaways to two months worth of coach plans at the basic coaching level. Enter to win by first retweeting the tweet below by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 7: 

Then join Sunday's #RunChat at 10 p.m. ET and answer at least one question to be completely entered! 

Three people who retweeted that tweet AND answered a question will be chosen in the final five minutes of #RunChat. 

Also be sure to sign up to get a 10% discount from Science of Speed coaching and gear! Click here to get on their email list. 

Welcome JackRabbit to #RunChat

As 2017 draws to a close, we're excited to welcome a new sponsor to this week's #RunChat -- JackRabbit

JackRabbit is a fitness retailer brand that offers products and experiences with running at the core, as well as other products related to recovery, yoga, cross training, cycling, swimming and more. 

JackRabbit tells us that they're "transforming movement into adventure by personalizing the fit process and helping find the perfect shoe for all of our customers." They also offer free gait analysis in-store to help find the perfect shoe for every foot and fitness activity.

You can check out JackRabbit online or at one of 62 stores across the U.S. 

As part of this week's #RunChat, you can get 15% off a purchase of $100 or more at JackRabbit.com with code RUNCHAT15 through Saturday, Dec. 23. 

JackRabbit also has an awesome prize pack up for grabs at this week's #RunChat! To enter to win simply retweet the tweet below by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question to be entered. 

We will choose two winners - one male and one female - at random and announce them at the end of the #RunChat hour. 

JackRabbit will also have an exclusive #RunChat discount after the chat! Simply fill out your information below to get added to their email list, then watch your inbox for a new code on Monday. 

One last #RunChat with Road ID

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We're a bit sad that this week is our FINAL #RunChat of the year with Road ID as a sponsor. 

We've had #RunChat with us throughout the year with several opportunities to win gift cards and grab discounts, and this week is no different! 

To close out the year, Road ID will have a chance for you to win a new ID for you AND a gift card for a friend or family member at this week's #RunChat, which is at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Dec. 10.  

To enter, simply tweet the following, by filling in the blank: 

I need a @ROADiD because _______. bit.ly/Dec10RunChat #RunChat

Tweets are due by 7:45 p.m. ET Dec. 10. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase your chances of winning. One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. 

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Run with your friends at the Blue Ridge Marathon

This week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, features one of the coolest giveaways we've ever had -- a marathon relay giveaway. 

You voted on Twitter this past week to decide on the giveaway -- one person wins and that person gets to pick three of their friends to join them on the team at the 2018 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.

The race, known as "America's Toughest Road Marathon," is coming to Roanoke, Virginia, on April 21. The race features 7,430 feet of elevation change -- more than any other road marathon in the U.S. -- and includes a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous other climbs in the southwest Virginia city. 

The marathon relay team will divide the course up into four unique challenges -- click here to check out it, as well as some important guidelines and rules about the relay. 

To enter to win a spot for your team, tweet the below by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question during #RunChat. 

I want be on a @BRM26pt2 relay team because ______. bit.ly/RunChatNov26 #RunChat

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat. The winner is responsible for finding three people to run on the team (you cannot change team members after signing up). You're also responsible for your own travel costs to/from race and any other expenses during race weekend. 

You can have a variation of the tweet above, but entries must include a tag to @BRM26pt2, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag. Retweets or liking of your entries do not increase your chances of winning. 

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Altra brings a special guest to #RunChat

This week's #RunChat - 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 - welcomes back our longtime friends at Altra Running! And as part of this week's chat, you'll have a chance to get your cross-training and off-season running questions answered by special guest Jeff Browning! 

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Jeff is a running coach, a family man and has a wide variety of experience with cross training, ranging from crossfit to skiing to rock climbing. 

Jeff's recent running highlights include finishing in 4th place at Western States, winner of the Bear 100, winner of Coyote Cohorts Backbone Trail Ultra, and 20th at UTMB.

He has has a record time for "The Double," which is a back to back Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 (he was 4th and 3rd at these races respectively), he's gone top 5 at Run Rabbit Run multiple times, he's won HURT 100, Zion 100, Grindstone 100, ... the list truly goes on!

During Sunday's #RunChat, you can ask Jeff questions directly about cross training, winter running and more. He'll be behind the @AltraRunning account from 10 to 11 p.m. ET. 

We'll also have a chance for you to win a pair of Altra's HIIT-XT! Simply retweet the tweet above by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 19 AND answer at least one question during the chat to be entered. One will will be selected at random and announced in the final five minutes of #RunChat

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RunLites returns to #RunChat!

We're excited to have RunLites back at this week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 12. This is the second straight month having RunLites with us, so please go give them a follow on Twitter!

You could win a pair of RunLites by retweeting the tweet below before the chat begins and answering at least one question during #RunChat. 

Two winners will be selected at random and be announced in the final 5 minutes of the chat. 

RunLites are exactly as they sound -- they're lights you run while running. The lightweight gloves, or a lightweight Sling, have a LED light pouch so you can easily wear your lights to be seen AND to see where you are going. 

The RunLites LED lights -- which are sold separately from the gloves -- are rechargeable, so there's no need to constantly buy batteries. 

RunLites tells us that people love how lightweight the gloves are, how bright the lights are, and how they help people feel safer on a run. 

As part of this week's #RunChat, we'll have an amazing discount code -- RCHAT25 -- for you to grab a pair of RunLites at gorunlites.com for 25% off! This code is good through the end of the year, so grab a pair for a friend as a Christmas present too!

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Kicking off National Runner Safety Month with RoadID

National Runner Safety Month is here and we have some great things line up to help you stay safe on your runs all year! 

We start with this week's #RunChat -- 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 5 -- as we continue our year-long sponsorship with Road ID, the company that makes it easy for you to wear ID with you on your runs! 

Go grab $5 off any purchase at roadid.com! So why not get yourself an ID RIGHT NOW ... or maybe a new ID ... or an ID for your significant other or friends and family. 

Road ID also has several other safety-related products, including lights and reflective gear! 

CLICK HERE to grab your $5! You can also get a free shipping with a purchase of $50 or more! 

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Time to stock up on PRO Compression!

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This week's #RunChat -- 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 22 -- welcomes our longtime sponsor PRO Compression! 

We'll have a few giveaways of their compression socks this week -- with one already have come and gone on Twitter! (Be sure you're following @therunchat for updates!) 

The second and third way to enter to win a pair is to retweet and/or like the tweet below AND answer at least one question in Sunday's #RunChat to be entered. We'll choose one winner from the retweets and one winner from the likes at random.

The fourth way to enter to win is to fill in the blank in the tweet below by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday. 

I want a new pair of @PROCompression socks because ______. bit.ly/Oct22RunChat #RunChat

You can alter the text, but please include the link, the #RunChat tag, and @PROCompression in your tweet. One winner will be selected at random and announced near the end of #RunChat. 

A fifth way to enter is over on Facebook. One winner who enters there by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday and joins #RunChat is entered to win!

You can also get 40% off your PRO Compression order when you use code RUN17 at procompression.com!

With a new look, Road ID is back with #RunChat!

This week's #RunChat -- 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 15 -- continues our year-long sponsorship with Road ID, the company that makes it easy for you to wear ID with you on your runs! 

Road ID recently debuted a new look with a new logo! And as part of this week's #RunChat, you'll have a chance to snag one of these shirts! To enter, simply come to Sunday's chat and answer at least one question during the #RunChat hour. (Please note: this week's winner will be drawn on Monday afternoon, so anyone showing up in the final few minutes can also be eligible!)

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Also, as part of this week's #RunChat you get $10 off any purchase at roadid.com! So why not get yourself an ID RIGHT NOW ... or maybe a new ID ... or an ID for your significant other or friends and family. 

Road ID also has several other safety-related products, including lights and reflective gear! 

CLICK HERE to grab your $10! You can also get a free shirt with a purchase of $50 or more.