• Boston 13.1 Marathon Giveaway

    September 3, 2012

    Are you thinking about adding a fall half marathon to your race calendar? Well, here’s your chance to win a race entry to the Allstate Life Insurance Boston 13.1 Marathon and, at the same time, help benefit homeless men, women and children in Boston.

    Allstate and non-profit Give Your Sole have teamed up for a shoe donation campaign to collect moderately used athletic shoes at the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Series races. All shoes collected in Boston will be donated to Boston Rescue Mission, an organization that helps homeless and poor of Greater Boston achieve self-sufficiency by assisting women and men in confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. They also have a Back on My Feet team! Runners who donate their shoes on race day will receive a free pair of flip-flops to wear home.

    Race participants and spectators can make donations at the Boston 13.1 Marathon on Sunday, September 16 as well as during packet pick-up at Fast: Splits Multisport on Friday, September 14 and at the Karhu and Craft North American headquarters on Saturday, September 15.


    The nice folks from Allstate Life Insurance kindly offered to giveaway two (2) coupon codes for a free registration to the Allstate Life Insurance Boston 13.1 Marathon on CNC, so here’s your chance to win!


    To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about why you’d like to run this race. I’ll randomly pick two winners on Wednesday morning.

    Good luck!

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    Nikki September 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I was thinking about signing up for this race as training for my first marathon in October, the price was a little steep so this would be a great opportunity to run it! I also have a few pairs of sneakers to bring to donate


    Robyn September 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    i need a half marathon to get ready for a fall marathon and i would love to race in boston!!!


    jaclyn September 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I have been wanting to add a half and I would love the opportunity to run Boston! Plus, I will be visiting family in Boston this weekend, so it would be PERFECT timing!! :]


    Ann September 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I would LOVE to run this race. I have never been to Boston and would love to see all the history and complete a half while there!


    Ketty September 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    To show my daughter I can achieve anything if I work hard at it!


    Kaitlyn September 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I’ve never run a half, and I’ve been researching them a lot this past week. This would be just the kick I need for a little motivation. ;)


    Kris September 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I would LOVE to run this race! I looked into registering for this race, but I have been on the fence…Such a great cause and a great way to take a break after a very busy start to this school year. Thank you!


    Ivy September 4, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I’d like to win because I think it would be fun to run a half in Boston! I’ve never been. :)


    cassie m September 4, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I would love to run this race because its been 26 years since I’ve been to boston and the best way to explore an unfamiliar place is to run through it!


    Amy September 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I’ve been looking for a fall half marathon to jumpstart my training for a marathon in the Spring and this looks like this would be the perfect one! :)


    Jamie September 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I would love to run this race! I have a bunch of old tennis shoes available to donate!


    Samantha Cernock September 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I’d like to win because I’d like to visit Boston. What better reason to visit than to run in a race!


    Spike September 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    This race would fit in perfectly with my training schedule


    kandi September 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’d love to add another half. I’m doing one at the end of September but I’d still love to do one a couple weeks before.


    Sarah September 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I wanted to sign up for this race but it just wasn’t in my budget. I’d love to run this race because it seems like a great course and a great cause!


    Mallory September 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I’d love to run this race cause September marks my first year living in MA (near Boston) and it would be a great way to commemorate a year in my new home! :)


    Liza September 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I want to run this race because I’m ready for a new goal and challenge this fall!


    Emily September 4, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I am already training for the Smuttynose half at the end of September, so I would love to fit in another, especially in Boston!


    Allison September 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This would be my first half marathon. I have been training for one but have been too scared to commit. This is the push that I need!!


    Mariza September 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I would LOVE to run a half marathon in another city. I have run all my races in the DC area but think that running races in another city is a great way to see things and meet new people!


    Tiffany September 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I would absolutely love to run the Boston Half! I tried to qualify for the Boston Marathon when I ran the New York City Marathon a couple years ago. The qualifying time for my age group (when I ran it) was 3:40.99. I crossed the finish line at 3:41.02. Just missed it! The Boston half would be a great motivator to qualify for the full!


    Brianna Butterfield September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I would love to run this race because I have never been to the east coast. I just ran my first half-marathon on Labor Day and loved it.


    Anais Taboas September 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I would love to run a race in Boston! Living in Florida, most of our races are pretty flat, and boring.


    Eric September 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I need a tune up race before my full marathon, but as a graduate student, I don’t have that much $$ to sign up for another race!


    Jamie September 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    After a few years of running and a few 5 & 10K races under my belt, I’m finally ready to run a half marathon.

    I’m so excited for the new experience!


    Irini September 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Running a half-marathon is on my 2012 bucket list since…January! So it’s really time I get on it, and since I looooove Boston, this would be a great way to enjoy the city also!


    Lisa September 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!! This is the perfect race to kick off my half-marathon season! Scheduled to run 2 others in October and have been searching for a half-mary to run in Sept! This is perfect timing! Would love to run this one!


    Karen September 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The B’more marathon sounds perfect, I was a total slacker and missed the registration for my favorite fall race (the Army 10 miler), but wanted some distance race this fall!


    Kim Cash September 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I want to run this race because it goes right through my neighborhood! I’ve been on the fence about doing it but a free entry would make my decision for me!


    Katie Kronenberger September 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I haven’t run a half marathon since January and have been itching to run one again soon! I also think Boston would be an amazing place to visit since I’ve never had the chance to see the city before!


    Jackie September 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I would loovvveee to run this race! Boston is oen of my favorite cities, AND I have a buddy pass I should probably put to use!


    Monique September 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I would like to run this race because it supports a great cause, I have been yearning to run a half marathon for a year now and my brother lives in Boston, so I could spend the weekend with him!


    Candice September 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I would LOVE to run this race! Because I have never even been to boston! It would be a trip of a lifetime!


    Vanessa G September 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I really mean it when I say I’ve dreamed of coming to Boston and running!! I will run my best for such a wonderful cause.


    kara September 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I am love races and am running a half during christmas and would love to add one before that to prep for in advance!


    Patty September 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    What a great cause! I’d love to run this half marathon as training for the Philadelphia Marathon in November, but it would feel even better crossing the finish line knowing I’ve helped those in need.


    Nghia Tran September 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I’d like to this race to complete MA in my goal of running a Half in every state. It will be my 40th race.


    Becca September 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Just called my mom this morning and told her I’m signing up for a half marathon before the end of the semester. Would love love love to do it in Boston!!


    Kate September 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

    This sounds like a great cause that I would love to be a part of. Also I’ve been thinking about doing a half marathon for a while now and I would love to do it in Boston!


    Crista Murray September 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    9/16 is my 44th birthday and I will be in Boston with my husband to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary and honeymoon that we didn’t take last year when we got married on 9/10/11. I wan’t to run this race on my birthday to start a year of health and wellness for me and our family and show my daughter you can do anything you set your mind on doing! Thank you!!


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