Discount Monday: Happy Early Thanksgiving

Race weekends mean expos and expos usually have some discounts!

1. Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon (5/2-5/3/15, Pittsburgh PA): 10% off with PHILLY10PGH15 through 11/28/14

2. Charleston Marathon (1/17/15, Charleston, SC): 10% off with PHIL14 (price increase on 12/2!!!)

3. Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K (4/4/15, Philadelphia, PA): Free hat with PHILLYHAT2

4. City Sports: 20% off a non sale item if a Insider Rewards Member or 10% off if not a member with MARATHON14

5. 12Ks of Christmas Holiday Run (12/13/14, Washington DC), $5 off when you go through here!

6. Route 66 Marathon and Half Marathon: Early Registration discounts to the first 400 runners.  $60 for the half marathon, $70 for the full marathon, $75 for the half/5K, $85 for the Full/5K

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April Deals

  1. The North Face Endurance Challenge: 10% off Wisconsin (BIBRAVE10WI), Utah (BIBRAVE10UT) and Canada (BIBRAVE10ON) races through 4/31/14
  2.  Cinco De Mayo 5K (May4, 2014, 2 PM Columbus, OH): $5 off with HUSTLE14
  3. Universal Sole 4 Mile Classic (May 8, 2014, 7 PM, Chicago, IL): $5 off with USOLE5
  4. Snohomish Half Marathon and 10K (May 18, 2014 Everett, WA): 10% off with MRSHALLBERG2014
  5. City Sports: 10% off Boston Marathon Gear with RUNGEARGUY10
  6. Finish Line $10 off $75 with 10SPRING75

Enjoy!

Final Four Deals and Steals

To mourn the end of March Madness, here’s extra money in your pocket…

  1.  ODDyssey Half Marathon (6/8/14 Philadelphia, PA): $5 off with CherryBlossom through 4/11/14
  2. Navy-Airforce Half Marathon (9/14/14, DC): $5 off with CBEX14 through 4/9/15
  3. Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon (10/5/14, DC): 10% off with CB10 through 5/15/14
  4. Iron Horse Half Marathon (10/12/14, Midway, KY): $10 off with CB2014 through 5/31/14
  5. City Sports: 20% off 1 full priced item with CHERRY14 through 5/17/14 online
  6. Rock n Roll Portland (5/18/14, Portland, OR): Free Pintglass with registration, use PINTGLASS at check out through 4/18/14

 

Monday Money Savers

After spending the weekend finding some discounts, I feel like I should share!

1. City Sports: 20% off one item with PORTER20. And yes, they work on running shoes!

2. Crosstown Classic 10K (Chicago, IL 9/28/13): $10 off with BATTLE10K through 8/29/13

3. Nike: additional 20% off clearance items through 8/20 with XTRAIN

4. Ross Bridge 8K (Hoover, AL 9/7/13): 10% off with ross10bridge

5. Gear and Beer Night (Philadelphia, PA 9/9/13): Sign up and get a $10 credit, free back pack to the first 30 who register

6. Divas Half Marathon & 5K (San Francisco, CA 6/1/14): 15% with SFBDIVA through 8/26/13

7. Hollywood Half Marathon, 10K & 5K (Hollywood, CA 4/5/14): $15 off half marathon with 3rdannual, $10 off 10K with 10off10k and $5 off the 5K with 5off5k through 8/31/13

Enjoy!

Random Musings of a new Clevelander

I’ve recently moved back to the midwest and to the mother state of Ohio.  I’m still finding the running places to go and the stores that people like around here (let’s face it, I have no idea what running stores are good or not).  So far, I’ve found a Second Sole store a few miles away from me with a running group on Saturdays (maybe?) and  Fleet Feet in Pepper Pike.

My first running group experience was over a week ago at Fleet Feet (they meet on Mondays at 630).  I had no idea I was running with 2 women who were at the 2012 Women’s Marathon Olympic Marathon trials.  That was mildly horrifying and yes, at 930 min/mile, I was the slowest one there.  See ya back at the store!!  At least with both Second Sole and Fleet Feet I was able to find some good races to look into in the area and now that I’ve found out my schedule, I can plan my minimal social life.  Any suggestions on places to run and stores to utilize are appreciated!!

In other running related schinanigans, I’ve found some deals:

  1. Chicago 10K (Chicago, IL August 11, 2013): $10 off with FLEETFEET10K
  2. Conquer the Bridge 5 Miler and Half marathon (San Pedro, CA September 2, 2013): Active members get 15% off with conquer15bdg
  3.  MAD Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K (Idaho Falls, Idaho July 27, 2013): Active Members get $10 off with  13mad10mar
  4. 5K Dance Party: Check out their Living Social deal for various Cities!
  5. Newly Added: 20% off City Sports with RWB1776.  One full price and select clearance items through Monday

Enjoy!

Dash for Organ Donation 10K

Today was my first race since the Boston Bombings on Monday.  It’s hard to believe the amount of emotion and terror Boston’s been through since Monday, quite frankly it’s all difficult to wrap my head around.  On Thursday, I found the Dash for Organ Donation 5K/10K online and decided to sign up.  I’m an organ donor myself and have been contacted about being a possible bone marrow donor myself, so this race was for a cause close to me.  I was able to pick up my bib and shirt yesterday at the Gift of Life Program House in downtown Philly and by the grace of the parking gods, they have their own parking lot, so no battling street parking to try and find a spot on the street.

This morning, I was up by 8 and out of my apartment by 8:45.  Even though the 10K didn’t start until 9:40, the 5K started at 9:25 and given that 1/2 of the Kelly Drive Loop is shut down on the weekends now and the strong possibility of the Regatta going on on the opposite side, I was figuring I’d be fighting for parking over by the Art Museum.  I pulled into the free 2 hr parking and thankfully the parking gods liked me 2 days in a row and someone was leaving which left me their spot!  I hung out for a little bit in Lloyd Hall and then headed over to where all the activities were going on for the Dash.  It was so encouraging to see so many people out.  I counted about 20-30 teams out supporting people who’ve been donors or received organ donations.

The couse itself was an out and back course on Kelly Drive.  After last week’s blah 10K race on the hills of KS (which never hit the blog due to travel and Boston), this race was so appreciated.  I love me some flatness!!  The first 5K, I ran in 27:44 (the 10K winners were somewhere close to the finish at that point).  On the way out people were hootin’ and hollerin’ at friends running the 5K which is always good to see and it was the same on the way back for 10Kers who hadn’t hit the turn around.  The second half of Kelly Drive gave me a time of 27:57 (at least I’m consistent!) with an overall time of 55:41.  By the time I finished, the 3K walkers were lining up and you saw a lot of teams coming for the 3K.

The nice thing about today was the weather.  Although a little chilly, it warmed up and the sun was out.  We were all subconsciously running for the 617!  The only downside is that the 5K racers started before the 10K racers.  I feel like it should be the other way around since the 10Kers will take longer to run.  Other than that, race is very well run and something we all needed.  If you’re looking for results, head over here to find them.

**Side note, if you’re looking for Boston Strong shirts, head to City Sports for their BOSTRONG shirts.  They’re $10 each with all proceeds benefiting The One Fund to help victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings**

Black Tuesday Deals!

Why wait until Friday for some savings when you can start now!

1. City Sports: 20% off 1 non sale item if you’re a City Sports insider (10% to nonmembers) with RUNPHILLY through 12/18/12
2. Sparkly Soul: 15% off your order with PHILLY through 11/27/12
3. Nike: an additional 25% off clearance items with BLUERIBBON starting on 11/22/12
4. Brightroom: 25% off through 11/28/12 with CYBERSALE2012
5. Gone For A Run: free shipping with PHILLY12

I’ll add to this list as more come in!

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