Almost two days more to go and we bid goodbye to February and move forward to 2011. It is already the month of March on Tuesday and it makes me giddy with excitement because it is my “Birthday Month”. Oh and what makes this Birthday Month all the more exciting is that this is the year that I turn the great 4-0! Yep, i turn FORTY this year, OLD na eh?
I have initially planned and wished to be able to run my first ever full marathon this year - at the TBR Dream Marathon on the 20th in fact. But then again, the demands of work, the call of being mom to four kids (two of which are graduating – one from High School, one from Elementary School; one who will be entering school and the last one an 8-month old who still needs all the care and attention i can give) and some health problems, told me to find other means to celebrate “life begins at 40″.
And how could I complain when I have been getting challenging and new experiences almost everyday since this year opened. So instead of sulking, I look forward to a great 2011 full of hopes still of being able to finally get that precious time for running training and yes, that opportunity to being able to run my first every 42km.
Now back to March being my Birthday month! I believe that birthdays are always for celebrations and also gifts! But then since I would like my foray to the world of “40ish women” to be a little bit special, I thought it might be good – great even - if I will be the one giving these gifts. Gifts that when given, will also be taken with great value by the one receiving it. So here goes my first batch of gifts: 5 10-km Race Kits for RUNRIO TRILOGY LEG 1: RUN UNITED 1 (RACE BIB and D-TAG only).
Yep folks! When everybody thought it is all over, no more chance in getting hold of a 10km slot to this race, here is another crack at it. Get a chance to be one of 5 lucky runners who will by all means get to run the 10km after all!
So what should you do to get one of these 5 kits? Simple!
1. Post a comment in this blog post with the answer to the question: “What race feature/s matters most to you as a runner?”
Sample answers: “It will have to be the race route!” or “The race categories are the most important feature of any race for me!”
2. Keep your answer as short as possible (no need to tell a story!). There will be no correct or wrong answers.
3. As you keep your answer short, please also remember that each commenter can only submit ONE entry and thus can only win ONCE. All succeeding entries will have to be disqualified.
4. Since the race will happen on Sunday, March 6 already, entries will only be accepted until 12MN of Monday, February 28.
5. The five winning entries will be chosen via random sampling (using randomizer.org) and will be announced within Tuesday, March 1.
Take note though that my gift will only be the race bib and d-tag, no singlet and no Unilab Kit (since these are out of stock already). But then these are the essential contents of the kit that will make a runner good to participate in the 10km race and if and when he finishes, be eligible to receive the finisher’s kit and see the results under his/her name.
And one last thing, the lucky five will have to PROMISE ME that they will truly use the kits and participate on the 10km run come race day. Why? There are a lot out there who unfortunately were not able to register for any Run United 1 race slots and it will be a shame if one were given this other chance to finally run and then not use it.
Many thanks to Runrio, Inc. for my five complimentary race kits.