#RunChat weekly sponsor

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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Welcome Wegrynd to #RunChat! 

After taking off a week of #RunChat this past week, we're back with a new sponsor this week!

Meet 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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Co-founders Chris and Christine Walsh say on their website that "they’re taking the road less traveled and looking to leave the world a better place than they found it."

As part of this week's #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 22 - we will have two shirt giveaways with Wegrynd and a special 15% off discount! 

The first giveaway is a simple fill in the blank tweet AND answer at least one question during the chat:

I need a @wegrynd shirt while training for _______.  http://bit.ly/RunChatJuly22 #RunChat

Tweets must be posted by 7:45 p.m. ET July 22. The tweet can vary from above (not training for a race, simply just tell us why you need a new running shirt), but it MUST include a tag to @wegrynd, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag. 

A second way to enter to win a shirt is to retweet the tweet below by the same time as mentioned above, as well as answering at least one question during the chat: 

You can enter once per method per Twitter handle. One winner from each entry (two winners total) will be drawn at random and announced in the final five minutes of #RunChat.  

Everyone can CLICK HERE to get 15% off your Wegrynd purchase! No discount code needed - the 15% off will be applied to your cart when checking out. 

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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.