#RunChat weekly sponsor

Week 2 of #RunChat + PRO Compression!

It’s the second week of PRO Compression sponsoring #RunChat! This week’s chat kicks off at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 15.

As part of the sponsorship for the past two weeks, use code CHAT19 to get 40% off your PRO Compression order so they know that #RunChat sent you!

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We also have a second and third giveaway for a pair of socks!

To enter this week’s giveaway, we want to hear why you want a new pair of PRO Compression socks!

Simply tweet why you want a pair, include a link to this post, tag @PROCompression, use the #RunChat tag and answer at least one question in Sunday’s chat!

Your tweet can be, for example, this (filling in the blank of course):

I want a new pair of @PROCompression socks because _______. bit.ly/Sept15RunChat #RunChat

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of Sunday’s chat. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase your chances of winning. Entries are due by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 15.

You can also enter to win a pair of socks by filling out the form below by 11 p.m. ET Sunday:

PRO Compression is BACK with #RunChat!

They’re baaaaaaack! Our longtime friends at PRO Compression are sponsoring the next two #RunChat weeks! Mark your calendars for 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 8 and 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 15, for an hour of chatting about all things running.

As part of the sponsorship for these two weeks, use code CHAT19 to get 40% off your PRO Compression order so they know that #RunChat sent you!

And on top of that, we’ll have THREE chances for you to win a pair of socks for you to show off while running this fall.

The first is a retweet to win entry. In addition to tweeting the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Sept. 8, you must also answer at least one question during the chat!

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.

The second option is to fill out the information in the form below during these two weeks that PRO Compression is sponsoring #RunChat. You can enter through the retweet to win option AND this option. One winner will be selected at random and contacted via Twitter and email on Sept. 16.

The third way to enter to win will be announced the week of Sept. 9 and added to a new post here.

Enter to win a Bull City Race Fest entry

If you’re looking to fill up your racing calendar this fall, check out the Bull City Race Fest in Durham, North Carolina!

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Straight from their website:

This festival has something for the fastest runners and families alike. Start and finish at Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus and choose from the Half Marathon, Five Miler or 1 Mile distances. Enjoy a fall morning of running through downtown Durham and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. After you cross the finish line, enjoy delicious eats from a variety of local food trucks!

As part of this week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 1 - you can get 15% off your race entry with code LABORDAY when registering for the half marathon, five miler or one-mile race.

We’re also giving you a chance to win a race entry to the race of your choice! To enter, simply retweet the tweet below by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 1 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. Winner is responsible for all other race-related expenses.

Check out the Bull City Race Fest website for more information about this awesome event!



Enter to win an entry to Race 13.1's event in Charlotte!

This week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Aug, 11 - welcomes back our longtime friends from Race 13.1, who have several races throughout much of the southeast U.S.

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This week they’re featuring their event in Charlotte, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.

You can get $5 off with code RunChatCLT - and sign up now before a price increase on the race next week!

Also as part of this week’s #RunChat, you can enter to win a race entry! To enter, simply retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Aug. 11 AND answer at least one question during the chat.

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of Sunday’s chat. The winner is responsible for all other costs and transportation to/from the race.

#RunChat sponsor AfterShokz blasts off with new headphones

It’s time to redefine your possible with the new Aeropex headphones by AfterShokz!

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AfterShokz open-ear headphones use bone conduction technology, allowing runners to gain motivation from audio, such as, music and podcasts, and still hear their surroundings.

AfterShokz has redefined their possible by taking their technology to the next level with re-engineered bone conduction technology and improved audio quality, waterproof capabilities, a longer battery life (8 hours!), and a lighter feel.

As part of this week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 28 - you can get $50 off AfterShokz’ Aeropex Endurance Bundle with code “RUNCHAT” here

And we have an amazing giveaway this week in which you AND a Twitter friend can come away winners.

You could win the new Aeropex headphones and a friend of yours can win the Air with just a couple of tweets!

Here’s how to enter in one tweet: tag a Twitter friend, tag @AfterShokz, include a link to this post and use the #runchat tag.

It could say, for example:

Hey @______, I want us to win @AfterShokz headphones thanks to #RunChat bit.ly/July28RunChat

You, the original tweeter, will be eligible to win the new Aeropex headphones. Your friend will be entered to win a pair of Air. To be fully eligible, you must also answer at least one question during Sunday’s #RunChat. (Your friend doesn’t have to be at #RunChat.)

Entries are due by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, July 28. Enter once per Twitter name. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase your chances of winning.

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Join #RunChat to 'Redefine Your Possible'

This week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 14 - welcomes back the awesome sponsor AfterShokz.

This week’s chat takes on the theme of “Redefine Your Possible” where you’ll take on questions of your overall goals, your challenges and how you get through your tough runs.

You’ll also want to be sure to check out a new product that AfterShokz will have soon. Sign up for more information HERE.

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As part of this week’s #RunChat, you’ll have two chances to win Air headphones.

The first way to enter to win is to retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, July 14 AND answer at least one question during #RunChat.

One winner will be chosen from this method at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat.

The second method to enter to win is to tweet what’s below (filling in the blank of course) and answering at least one question during the chat.

I would listen to _______ with new @AfterShokz Air headphones. http://bit.ly/July14RunChat #RunChat

Your tweet can vary from above, but it MUST include tagging AfterShokz, a link to this post and the #RunChat hashtag.

Tweets must be made by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, July 14. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase chances of winning.

One winner will also be chosen from this method at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat.

AfterShokz is here to help you get ready for Global Running Day

This week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, June 2 - welcomes back our friends with AfterShokz, who will help you get ready for Global Running Day on June 5!

AfterShokz is celebrating Global Running Day by hosting a virtual 5K on Strava. Runners can participate by joining the ShokzSquad club and logging 3 miles (or more!) on Wednesday, June 5.

When you do, you’ll be entered for a chance to win Trekz Air headphones!

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And as part of this week’s #RunChat, you’ll have two chances to win your color choice of Trekz Air! (So, yes, that’s three chances to win over the next week from AfterShokz!)

The first way: simply RETWEET the tweet below by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, June 2 AND answer at least one question during the chat.

One winner will be chosen from this method at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat.

The second way: tell us your go-to song or singer/band for motivation, tweet about it with a link to this post, tag @AfterShokz and use the #RunChat tag. For example, it can be as simple as filling in the blank:

______ motivates me on a run and I’d love to listen to it with @AfterShokz thanks to #RunChat bit.ly/June2RunChat

Entries that do not tag AfterShokz, use the #RunChat tag and include a link to this post are not eligible to win.

You must also answer at least one question in Sunday’s #RunChat to be fully eligible. Retweets and liking of tweets do not increase chances of winning.

One winner will be chosen from this method at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat.

To help you get ready for Global Running Day, on Sunday we have several questions lined up to talk about what got you started with running, what motivates you now and some of your favorite moments.

Don’t miss out on all the action starting at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, June 2 on Twitter!

Then on Global Running Day, watch for our traditional “24 hours of #RunChat” with a #RunChat hourly that day starting at midnight.


Welcome AfterShokz back to #RunChat!

We’re excited to have the open-ear headphones AfterShokz joining the #RunChat community once again in 2019!

As part of this week’s chat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, April 28 - we’ll have a couple of giveaways and an awesome discount on AfterShokz bundles!

And get ready for a whole new theme: Escaping your comfort zone.

Two lucky people this week will win a pair of Trekz Air, which AfterShokz tells us “are so lightweight, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. Pair that with a bud-free listening experience and you’ve got comfort you’ve never known.”

These headphone are “IP55 certified to keep your headphones protected through sweat and wicked weather.”

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The first way to enter to win is to post a tweet about your favorite musicians or songs. Then also join #RunChat on Sunday and answer at least one question during the chat to be eligible.

The tweet could say something along the lines of:

I’d love to listen to _______ with @AfterShokz Trekz Air. bit.ly/April28RunChat #RunChat

Your tweet can vary from above, but MUST include:

  • A link to this blog post

  • Tagging @AfterShokz on Twitter

  • The #RunChat hashtag

Entries are due by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, April 28. One winner from this method will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of the chat. Retweets and favoriting of tweets do not increase your chances of winning. Please enter only once per Twitter handle.

The second way to enter to win is to retweet the tweet below AND answer at least one question during the chat. Retweets must by done by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday. One winner from this method will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of the chat..

Also this week, you can grab $50 off AfterShokz wireless bundles!

CLICK HERE to check out what’s available!

Welcome ROAD iD back to #RunChat!

This week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, April 14 - welcomes back our longtime friends at ROAD iD as a sponsor!

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As part of this week’s chat, we will have three chances for you to win a gift card so you can get yourself a new ID band to wear on your runs, or perhaps, get your friends and family one!

The first way is to retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, April 14 AND answering at least one question during #RunChat.

A winner from this option will be chosen at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat.

The second way to enter to win is with a simple tweet of why you need a new ROAD iD! It can be, for example, as simple as filling in the blank to this:

I need a new @ROADiD because ________. http://bit.ly/Apr14RunChat #RunChat

The tweet doesn’t have to be exactly that, but it MUST include:

  • A tag to @ROADiD

  • A link to this blog post. You can use this to copy/paste: http://bit.ly/Apr14RunChat

  • The #RunChat tag

Enter once per tweet handle through this method. (So yes, this and the retweet count as two entries!) Tweets must be posted by 7:55 p.m. ET Sunday, April 14. You must also answer at least one question during the chat to be fully eligible.

One winner from this method will also be chosen at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat. Retweets and favoriting of tweets do not increase your chances of winning.

The final way to enter? Just show up to #RunChat and answer at least one question - one additional winner will be chosen at random in the hour!

You could use that gift card on a new Sidekick ID that attached to your Fitbit or Garmin watch.

From ROAD iD’s website:

The all-new Sidekick ID seamlessly attaches to any smartwatch or fitness device. Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Versa, Garmin Fenix, Garmin Forerunner, you name it—if it has a strap, the Sidekick will work. Keep your info on hand and one less thing on your wrist.

Check it out HERE.

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Welcome the Greenbrier Half Marathon to #RunChat!

Have you missed having a giveaway as part of a #RunChat?!?

We’re excited that this week’s chat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, March 17 - welcomes our partners with Resort Races to show off their amazing Greenbrier Half Marathon in West Virginia, complete with a discount code and a race entry up for grabs!

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The race on Saturday, May 11 features:

All Greenbrier Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Entrance to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch

  • vineyard vines Participant Performance Tee

  • Finisher medal

  • Pre-race gear check

  • Access to activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

Anyone can get $10 off any race distance (half, 10k and 5k) with code GBRUNCHAT10 when registering.

And one lucky person will win a race entry this week! To enter to win, simply tweet why you’d like to run this race, tagging @ResortRaces, using the #GreenbrierHalf and #RunChat tags, and including a link to this blog.

For example, you tweet can be as simple as copying the tweet below and putting your own reason in the blank:

I want to run the @ResortRaces #GreenbrierHalf because ________. bit.ly/Mar17RunChat #RunChat

Entries are due by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, March 17 and you must answer at least one question during the chat to be fully eligible. Winners will be announced Monday afternoon (not at the end of the chat).

Winners are responsible for their own travel expenses to/from/during race weekend.

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Week 2 with the Kentucky Derby Festival marathon

This week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 20 - welcomes back our newest sponsor with the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival mini and Marathon!

This race takes place on Saturday, April 27 in Louisville, Kentucky, and will take runners through historic Churchill Downs, past the Muhammad Ali Center, alongside the world’s largest baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum and more.

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If you missed out on our chat last week, you’ll get another chance to ask them questions directly about their race, as well as catching a few surprises from them along the way.

Want to run in one of the nation’s flattest Boston-qualifying marathon? CLICK HERE to register. Use promo code CHAT2019 to receive $5 off registration.

Welcome the Kentucky Derby Festival to #RunChat!

This week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 13 - welcomes a new sponsor with the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival mini and Marathon!

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This race takes place on Saturday, April 27 in Louisville, Kentucky, and will take runners through historic Churchill Downs, past the Muhammad Ali Center, alongside the world’s largest baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum and more.

Want to run in one of the nation’s flattest Boston-qualifying marathon? CLICK HERE to register. Use promo code CHAT2019 to receive $5 off registration.


Win a training plan from the Blue Ridge Marathon!

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This week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, features a chance to win a training plan for "America's Toughest Road Marathon" - the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon in Roanoke, Virginia.

Here’s the awesome thing about this plan - while it’s designed for the Blue Ridge Marathon, you can use it to help you train for a marathon anywhere.

The plan for the marathon training program starts on Dec. 24; the half plan starts on Jan. 7.

“People can use it to run America’s Toughest Road Marathon, but it would be great motivation and training for any spring race in April or after,” race organizers say.

To enter to win, simply retweet the tweet below by 9:55 p.m. ET Dec. 16 AND answer at least one question during the chat.

Two winners will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of the chat. (Note: this is NOT a giveaway for a race entry; it is for a training plan for either a marathon or half marathon designed for BRM. Click on the hyperlinks above for full details.)

Also this week we’ll have an exclusive 30% #RunChat discount for the marathon, half, double, 10K and training plans that will start on Sunday and be good for only 48 hours!

The race on Saturday, 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 in the southwest Virginia city. 

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2019 marathon discounts!

Check out these discounts from our partners at the Myrtle Beach and Charleston marathons!

  • O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon (Jan. 12) code for 10% off any distance: ChatCHS 

  • Bless Your Heart Bling: register for both Charleston Marathon and Myrtle Beach Marathon (any distance except for the Family Fun Run or Youth Marathon), and earn a bonus medal that's a triple spinner

Run in Myrtle Beach!

This week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Dec. 2 - features a chance for you to win an entry to the Myrtle Beach Marathon!

The flat course, which usually features ideal running weather, is March 2, 2019!

To enter to win, simply retweet the tweet below by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question during the chat.

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of the chat. Winner can choose between the marathon, half marathon or 5k. You’re responsible for all other expenses.

Also check out these discounts:

  • O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon (Jan. 12) code for 10% off any distance: ChatCHS 

  • Bless Your Heart Bling: register for both Charleston Marathon and Myrtle Beach Marathon (any distance except for the Family Fun Run or Youth Marathon), and earn a bonus medal that's a triple spinner

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Wegrynd returns for #RunChat

If you missed out on Thanksgiving’s giveaway with #RunChat and Wegrynd, have no fear - there’s a chance to win a shirt at Sunday’s #RunChat at 8 p.m. ET Nov. 25.

All you have to do is answer at least one question in the hour to be entered to win from Wegrynd, a running apparel company that offers "eco-friendly, premium running wear that's 55% bamboo charcoal and 45% recycled polyester.”

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

Also, be sure to check out Wegrynd’s holiday sale - Black Friday through Cyber Monday, buy any Wegrynd running shirt and get a second one for half off. CLICK HERE to check out their lineup and get your shopping on.

Altra Running returns to #RunChat!

This week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 18 - welcomes back our longtime sponsor with Altra Running!

Altra’s zero drop shoes have been wildly popular with our community over the years and at this week’s chat we’re excited to show off one of their newest trail shoes - the Timp 1.5.

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This shoe features

  • New mesh uppers that flex directionally to help you run over rocks and roots

  • Improved asymmetrical lacing pattern

  • 4-point GaiterTrap™ hook-and-loop tabs provide attachment points for gaiters to create a against trail debris

As part of this week’s #RunChat, you could win a pair of Timp 1.5! All you need to do is tell us in a tweet why you’d like to try this out or where you’d wear them.

Fill out the tweet below, filling in the blank, by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 18, and answer at least one question during the chat to be eligible to win:

I want a pair of @AltraRunning Timp 1.5 because _____. bit.ly/Nov18RunChat #RunChat

The tweet can vary from above, but it MUST include a tag to Altra’s Twitter handle, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag.

Please only one entry per Twitter user. Retweets and favoriting of tweets do no increase your chances of winning.

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

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Welcome AfterShokz to #RunChat!

We’re excited to have AfterShokz joining the #RunChat community for not just this week, but for next week as well! (10 p.m. ET Oct. 21; 8 p.m. ET Oct. 28)

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As part of the next couple of weeks, we’re going to have a giveaway and an awesome discount on the open-ear headphones AfterShokz.

One lucky person this week will win a pair of Trekz Air, which AfterShokz tells us “are so lightweight, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. Pair that with a bud-free listening experience and you’ve got comfort you’ve never known.”

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These headphone are “IP55 certified to keep your headphones protected through sweat and wicked weather.”

To enter to win a pair, simply tweet the below tweet by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 21 AND answer at least one question during the chat, which kicks off at 10 p.m. ET Sunday.

I want to listen to _______ in a new pair of @AfterShokz if I win during this week’s #RunChat. bit.ly/Oct21RunChat

Your tweet can vary from above but it MUST include a tag to @AfterShokz, the #RunChat tag and a link to this post.

One person will be chosen at random and announced in the final five minutes of #RunChat. Retweets and favoriting of tweets do not increase your chances of winning.

We’ve also added a second way to enter to win Trekz Air - simply retweet the tweet below by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 21 and answer at least one question during the chat and you’re entered.

One person from this method will be chosen at random and announced toward the end of #RunChat.

Also this week, you can grab $50 off AfterShokz wireless bundles!

CLICK HERE to check out what’s available!

Start your 2019 in Charleston, SC!

This week’s #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 23 - welcomes the 02 Fitness Charleston Marathon to #RunChat!

The race on Jan. 12, 2019, features a new course that will take you through sites such as The Citadel, iconic King Street and Hampton Park in the gorgeous South Carolina city.

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As part of Sunday’s #RunChat, we have a chance for you to win an entry! To enter, simply retweet the tweet below by 7:55 p.m. ET AND answer at least one question during the #RunChat hour.

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. Winners can opt for the half marathon option if that’s your preference.

Everyone can enjoy 10% off with the code ChatCHS when you sign up HERE.

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