It seems as though this cold, wet spring may finally be giving way to summer here in the Pacific Northwest.
With the end of National Runner’s Month upon us (even if it is just some fancy marketing on the part of Dick’s Sporting Goods), and National Running Day arriving on June 1st, what better time to celebrate all things running? And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual race for a chance to win some real sweet running swag?
So if you like to run, and you want to win free stuff from a pair of the running community’s finest, read on to learn all the exciting details.
The rules of the road (race)
The rules are completely straightforward.
- Get in a run at a 5K distance (3.1 miles, just so we’re clear) anytime between May 25th and June 4th**. Time your run. Then come back here to enter your time in the form below. That’s all it takes!
Since it’s been raised, if you don’t currently have any short runs on your schedule, feel free to take the best contiguous 5K segment of any run during the entry period.
There are a few prizes up for grabs in this race.
First, since this is MidpackRunner.com, the runner finishing closest to the middle of the pack will receive a signed copy of Christoper Russell’s fantastic book, The Mid-Packer’s Lament. This collection of short stories perfectly captures the spirit of the Mid-pack.
Second, as I mentioned when reviewing Bart Yasso’s book My Life on the Run, two lucky runners (one male, and one female) will be drawn at random from the remaining eligible entries. Those two runners will each receive a personalized copy of Bart’s book.
Now you know what you’re racing for. So get out there and have some fun.
Once you’ve entered your time, leave me a comment telling me your thoughts about the race. Did you enjoy the virtual 5K? Is this something you’d like to see repeated here on Midpack Runner? Leave me some love.
The fine print:
Entries are limited to one per runner over the age of 18. There’s plenty of time if you feel you need a do-over. But only your first time will be accepted, so enter wisely.
Entries will be accepted until June 5th, and prizes will be awarded on or before June 10th. In order to be eligible to receive a prize, you must be a resident of the United States. However, I would still encourage international runners to participate.
In the event of a tie for the mid-pack prize, a winner will be drawn at random out of the finishers tied for position.
** Please note that, due to popular demand, the deadline for entry has been extended from June 1st to June 4th. Get those run times logged, folks.