Black Wednesday For Runners

Enjoy from Home!

  1.  Atlantic City Half Marathon, 11K, 7K (Atlantic City, NJ; 4/11/15): 30% off with ACMTURKEY2015 through 11/30/15
  2. Cleveland Marathon and Half Marathon (Cleveland, OH;  5/17/15): 10% off with 2015CLEDEAL
  3. Outerbanks Marathon (Outerbanks, 11/7-8/15): $5 off with BLACKFRIDAY
  4. Bull City Race Fest (Durham, NC; 10/19/15): $15 off the 1/2 Marathon or $5 off the 5 Miler with THANKS through 12/1/2014
  5. Divas Running Series: 10% off races with BLACKFRIDIVA14 through 11/30/14
  6. Myrtle Beach Mini (1/2) Marathon (Myrtle Beach, SC; 10/17/15): 10% off with BLACKFRIMBM14 through 11/30/2014
  7. Spartan Race: 20% off 2015 races with BLACK20
  8. Mustache Dache (San Diego, CA; 12/6/14): $5 off with HOT_CHOCOLATE_MUSTACHE
  9. Road Runner Sports: 25% off $145 or more with 25FITMAS
  10. Gone For a Run: 15% off with HOLIDAY15 through 11/28/2014


Holla at some deals!

Let’s cut to the chase, it’s Christmas so have some deals!

  1. GU: 50% off and Free Shipping with Givethanks2012
  2. Road Runner Sports: extra 15% off with CX12N312 through 12/21/12
  3. Gone For a Run: Free shipping with PHILLY12 through 12/12/12
  4. Running Warehouse: 15% off liquidation items with FB15D
  5. Running Skirts: 15% off with iskirt

Black Friday Deals

Happy Black Friday and early cyber Monday! Hurry and enjoy:

1. Omega Sports 20% off with coupon or until 1 pm 11/23/12

2. Philadelphia Marathon Endurafit free shipping with PMBF-FREIGHT 11/23/12 ONLY

3. National Running Center: 15% already reduced prices

4. Running Warehouse Women’s and Running Warehouse Men’s Black Friday deals (more deals after midnight and on cyber Monday)

5. Gone For A Run: 20% off and a free Gone Running Magnet through 11/26/12 with BF20

6. Mizuno: Free shipping with ATHLETE

7.Caeser Rodney 1/2 Marathon: $45 for registration with BF2012; race is 3/17/13 in Wilmington DE

Freaky Friday Deals

Who’s up for some early Halloween deals?!

  1. Gone For a Run: Free shipping with CHICAGO12 through 10/15/12
  2. Running DVDs [Building a Better Runner]: 20% off with STRENGTH through 10/20/12
  3. Running Warehouse: 15% off Clearance with FB15D
  4. Al’s Sports: 10% off Garmin items with GOODTIMES


Discount Friday! Who Loves Free Shipping??

I admit it, I’m cheap. I hate paying full price if I don’t have to, especially for things that should be less than what the full price is.  Needless to say, I was happy the other day when said that the $50 nike gift cards were 1000 points instead of 2000 points.  Want to guess who had just over 1000 points?  This girl!  Anyways, I always find good deals so here you go!

  1. Nike: Free shipping for a limited time.  code: SWOOSH and it saves you $8! If you ran the Chicago or the NYC Marathon, they have some clothing that’s going for at least $10 off to boot.
  2. Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon: Save $10 with the code AZRETREAT. You would think that Rock n Roll would just decrease their prices all together with the amount of promotional stuff they’ve been having recently.  Found this one through the one and only Bart Yasso!
  3. Rock n Roll has invaded Dublin, Ireland for a half marathon.  Currently, price is 33 euros ($44.61) through November 19th, 11:59 PST
  4. Gone For a Run: 20% off Rockbands (headbands) for runners with the code ROK11.  They’re also offering 50% off their portable water bottles for athletes.  Ends November 21 11:59 EST
  5. Schwaggle: The Ultimate Mud Run *Night Ops* which is April 21-22, 2012 in Millville, NJ.  Typically, $99- the schwaggle deal will get you the race for $54 for a 5-7 mile course with 20-25 obstacles and free beer at the end if you’re 21+.  Starts at 6 pm.  Have an membership? Take another 15% off and pay $45.90.


Where Do Your Race Medals End Up?

When I started the half marathon/ marathon thing, I had no idea how addicted to it I would become.  With said (healthy) addiction, comes an influx of medals with each race.  Initially, I began hanging them on the corner of one of my bookshelves in my bedroom.  After running a few, my mom convinced me to get a 3 hook ‘thing’ (for lack of a better word) to nail into the wall to show off my medal.  It was a cheap sort of thing and quite frankly, I’m now out of hooks.  The poor hanger could potentially come out of my wall! So I decided something to ask for as a present or gift for Christmas was a hanger or stand for my medals. And by 1, I really mean like 3 or 4.

I asked my mom about this and she sent me to Gone For a Run and to SportHooks.  Later on last night, she also found Tribute Sport. And when I asked where she found them, she said the back of Runner’s World- well why didn’t I think of that??  Of course, she is the MOM, so she knows stuff like this.  I’m now on my evaluation of a. what sort of medal display I would like and b. where can I get it for the best price (including shipping).

Gone For A Run

  1. They have stands for your medals or hanging displays that you nail into your walls.  The Standing display looks intriguing because you can put medals on the front and back and it’s something that doesn’t involve hammer, nails and having to fill in the nail holes if I ever move.  Price: $19.99-$29.99. Downside, only 2 options
  2. The hanging displays are nice in that you can get one that’s strictly metal or that is metal mounted on a wooden back. Price: 47.99-67.99.  There are more options and the top part of the display has different options of being plain or something written (like ‘Marathon’, ‘I Run These Towns’, ‘I Did It’, etc. Downside, only one side to hang medals on and it leaves wholes in your walls. And more expensive.

Option 1 Medal Stand

Option 2: Wall Display







  1. Oh SportHooks.  I actually saw them at the Philadelphia Rock n Roll Half Marathon in September when I ran.  They have the option of getting a 10 hook hanging wall display ($63.95 + $14.95 shipping), a 5 hook hanging wall display ($39.95 + $9.95 shipping) or a 1 hook hanging wall display ($18.95 + $6.95 shipping)
  2. They have designs like the running foot, ‘Run Happy’, ‘Bling Junkie’ etc, but not a whole lot of variety/ ones that I really like.
  3. Some are specific to the Rock n Roll Series, to which I’m not a huge fan of
  4. They do have stickers, ornaments and maps in addition on the website, but I could put together a map cheaper than what they’re selling it for!  With the ornaments/danglers, the shipping is almost as much as the ornament ($9.99 for the ornament, $6.95 for shipping!)

Tribute Sport

  1. Not a whole lot of variety, but cheaper of the three sites I’ve seen.
  2. 5-8 hooks for the displays, but all of them get nailed into my walls!!
  3. They also have ornaments, but only 3 total.
  4. They cater to Triathletes, cyclists, snowboarders and golfers in addition to runners and are currently running a 20% off and $5 off shipping promotion through 11/15/11 (coupon code gomoab).

I know open this up for discussion.  Where have you, my dear running friends, gotten running display options?  Which do you like better??  I am an open book and if you know of other places, what are they??