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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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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. 

Blue Ridge Marathon returns to #RunChat

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Kick off the final third of 2017 with #RunChat at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 3 as we welcome back our friends at the 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. 

As part of this week's #RunChat, we have two entries of the marathon (or 10k or half) up for grabs! To enter, simply fill out the tweet below AND answer at least one question in Sunday's #RunChat. (More rules are at the end of this post.)

I want to run @brm26pt2 because ______. bit.ly/Sept3RunChat #RunChat #runBlueRidge


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If you're not up for the full course, but still want to run a part of this incredible course with friends, join the four-person marathon relay team. There is an extremely limited amount of space for a relay team as there are only 14 teams of 4 people. CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up with your friends. 

You can also use code BRMCHAT20 to get 20% off the relay team (and the 10K, half and full marathon)! 


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Next year's event also features a chance for runners to get DOUBLE that elevation change with the Blue Ridge Double Marathon. This is the second time this race is an "official" event -- for several years a group of dedicated runners completed the course before the marathon started, all for some bragging rights. 

(Please note: the #RunChat code is not valid for the double.)


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For this week's giveaway: Two winners will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. You can vary the tweet from above, but please make sure @brm26pt2 is tagged, the link to this post is included and the #RunChat tag is included. 

Winners are responsible for their own travel expenses, hotel stays and anything else you purchase on your trip. 

You can sign up for the 10k, half or full marathon and get 20% off with code BRMCHAT20 at blueridgemarathon.com.

Race with The North Face ECS in Utah

We're excited to have The North Face Endurance Challenge Series at #RunChat for the third time in four weeks! 

As part of their sponsorships you can get 15 percent off their Ontario, Wisconsin and Utah races when you use code RUNCHAT15 when signing up. (CLICK HERE for more info on all those events.)

As part of this week's #RunChat -- which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 9 -- we're taking a closer look at the event's stop in Utah

WHEN: Sept. 23-24
WHERE: Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah
EVENT FEATURES: This race course will not only start at the highest elevation within the North America series at 7,000 feet but it will also climb to the highest elevation of 10,000 feet. The North Face Endurance Challenge cruises along the Wasatch Back, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range in the resort destination of Park City. Athletes will navigate this world-renowned ski destination using a mix of double and single track trail, ski runs, mountain bike trails and various dirt access roads. 

The event's stop in Utah features a marathon, a 50K and a 50 miler There's also a marathon relay team and a kid's run!

CLICK HERE for full details and to sign up. (Don't forget your discount code!)

We're also giving away TWO entries to the races in Utah! Enter by tweeting the info below and filling in the blank by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday:

I want to run @thenorthfaceecs in Utah because _________. bit.ly/July9RunChat #RunChat #ECSUT

You can change up the tweet if you'd like, but please make sure @thenorthfaceecs is tagged, there is a link to this post and the #RunChat tag is included. 

To be fully entered, you must also answer at least one question during the chat. Two winners will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat, which starts at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, July 9. Retweets of your entry and/or others liking your tweets do not increase your chances of running. Please enter only once per Twitter handle.