The Running Event-TRE Influencer’s Day

Disclaimer: I received entry to The Running Event as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

My previous post was about my weekend, as a whole, in Austin Texas but I wanted to do a post that talked about The Running Event(TRE) specifically. This day was so special, it even got its own title “TRE Influencers Day”. This was the first year anyone outside of product & brand representatives were allowed to attend TRE, and Bibrave Pros were honored to be the trailblazers.

Entrance
The Bibrave Pros were required to meet at 8:15-8:28(depending on who you ask J ), and we would be on a very strict schedule. Upon meeting we were split into 2 different groups of 10 so that we wouldn’t all be overwhelming the same booths as the same time. After splitting up, we snapped a quick pic before heading into the “running land of awesomeness”. 

Arcanum
First up was the product brand Arcanum. I admit I had never heard of the company, but they utilize activated hemp to assist in performance and recovery. I know what you might be thinking, but it is clinically tested and you won’t test positive if you took a drug test. J I know the saying goes, “save the best for last”, but I feel like the representative for Arcanum was probably the best of the day. She was not only extremely knowledgeable about the products, but she was able to convey all the benefits without it feeling like she was selling. She also demonstrated one of the products, The Quill, before thoroughly answering all our questions. Stay tuned for future blog when I review the Arcanum products we were given.

Handful
Next brand up was Handful. Handful makes sports bras and clothing for the ladies, so nothing for the fellas to test out. The owner was on-hand but apparently lost her voice at some point, so her best friend was doing the talking for her. It was amazing to hear about how she just could never find the right bra, and within a few weeks had already created her first prototype. The lady Pros all had great things to say about the clothing, a lot of them were even wearing them. Bibrave co-founder, Jessica gave a testimonial that Handful bras are the only type of bra she wears now. The owner was even nice enough to demonstrate their newest product, “Flippin Awesome Scoop Tank”. It is a reversible top that can show scoop in front or show off your back. We were told a great story about how Handful began work with The Scar Project, collection of breast cancer survivors showing off their scars and how Handful bras how helped women’s self esteem.

Vuori
We visited the booth for Vuori clothing next. This was another brand that I had not previously heard about. Vuori means mountain and the representative explained how the brand was born on the west coast in California. The began as men clothing line but has since began making women’s clothing as well. The shorts and pants feel AMAZING, and I can’t wait to post my view about the shorts we received in our bag.

Vooray
The bags that all I swag was in, was a Vooray bag so we were all excited to visit their booth. Vooray makes high quality bags at not so high prices. Matter of fact, the rep informed us that every one of their bags are under $100. If you feel the quality of their bags, I guarantee you wouldn’t believe it was under $100. Bags were made to hold everything from yoga gear to laptops. They showed us some new bags that due to debut in the Spring and some of the Pros even gave input of some things they thought would help enhance their bags even more, like reflective material. Still fairly new but we were informed that Vooray products are starting to be sold everywhere. I was even surprised to hear that a couple stores in my city would be carrying them soon. Before we left, the rep gave everyone Vooray hip pouches.

ADDADAY
Our trip to the Addaday booth was nothing short of relaxing. Although addaday is known for making exercising and massaging equipment, the representative unveiled that they are now making runners tea. Their tea packages contain whole tea leaves and each package can make up to 5 cups of tea. They had several stations set up to try some of their message tools, as well as some tea on hand for us to try. The tea was very good and the stations were trouble. Once you sat down and the massagers started working, you did not want to get up. We probably went over our time a couple a minutes because Pros were enjoying the massages too much.

Nuun
Who doesn’t love Nuun!!!? Nuun is all I take on my runs during training season and it has yet to disappoint. Of course the Nuun booth had tons of samples available for us to try. Their newest product was Nuun Immunity which you can drink cold or HOT. Who knew? The representative let us in on a secret about Nuun, if the Nuun has a color top, that means caffeine has been added. Good information to know since I typically prefer the caffeine added options on my long runs. Before leaving the rep made sure to have us load up our pockets with some single tablet samples they had on-hand. Definitely didn’t have to twist anyone’s arm to do that.

Incrediwear
Another new product brand was Incrediwear, which makes anti-inflammatory recovery products. We were given several pairs of socks, as well as tights in our bag. Incrediwear had Olympian Manteo Mitchell on-hand to talk about his experience with the product. If you don’t know who Manteo is, he is the game that broke his leg in the middle of the 4x400m relay during the London 2012 Olympics. He said the products helped his recovery time after that injury and he is a proud spokesperson for them now. He was kind enough to take pictures with everyone who wanted one, as long as they promised they would post them on Instagram. I mean, how many times do you get a chance to meet an Olympian?

CEP
If you are a runner, there is a good chance you have heard about CEP products. CEP products are all equipped with graduated compression technology, so the compression decreases as it goes up. We were given recovery socks and compressions in our bag. The representative told us about some exciting new products and new colors in the works. He also told us about how he gets tired of correcting people when they see the “L” on the sleeves, because they think it means left. The “L” stands for large folks. J

Altra
Altra was next, and I can honestly say these representatives were probably the most passionate about their product out of everyone. I personally had never owned a pair of Altra before so I was excited when we were given a pair of the Escalante 1.5 in our bag. I wore them for the first time during our group run early Friday morning before coming to The Running Event. The representatives explained that all Altra shoes how a low to zero drop and also the toe box is made wider than other running shoes. I idea behind the wider toe box, is that if your toes are wider, you have increase stability.  They went through most of the different shoes in their line-up and demonstrated how each differed from the other. We were also given sneak peak of some of the limited edition Altra coming in 2019. They do a limited edition shoe for each of the world majors, and had the Tokyo shoe from 2018 to show us. Looking forward to more test runs in these.

Brooks
I won’t deny it, Brooks has been my favorite running shoe for years so I was extremely happy when we received a pair of Brooks Ghost 11 in our swag bag. I had been eyeing these shoes but never pulled the trigger to purchase any. Brooks probably had the largest booth setup of any other brand we visited, with a wall displaying all their different models. The representative let us in of the new technology that is being used in Brooks shoes called DNA technology. When the foot strikes the road, the energy transfer back into the feet instead of the opposite, so it provides you will some bounce back for each foot strike. I bought a pair of Leviate 2 earlier in the year so I was familiar with it, and you can def tell the difference when you are running.

Thoughts
In all TRE Influencers Day was nothing short of spectacular. Not only being the first mortals allowed into The Running Event, but to be able to hear straight from the brands and ask questions helped to make the experience unique. Not having to deal with large crowds that you typically find during race expos, made for more intimate question/answer sessions with the brands. Since majority of the brands weren’t selling products, a lot of the brands would give away stuff to us. Free is always good. TRE was an amazing experience and you wouldn’t have to twist my arm to return in 2019.

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Terrific TRE (The Running Event)-PS Austin,TX I ❤️ You

Disclaimer: I received entry to The Running Event as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

ARRIVAL
I don’t know where to begin. After being 1 of 20 Pros chosen to attend this year’s The Running Event (TRE) in Austin, TX I was beside myself. We were notified over a month ago so that left 30 days to anticipate the trip. It felt like forever before finally trip week arrived. After packing all things orange, I was ready to fly out to Austin. I was lucky enough to get a direct flight from RDU to AUS, took off 9am EST and was touching down in Austin around 12 CT. I got off my flight and was walking to the airport, within 5 minutes I was being tapped on the shoulder. I turned to see 2 other Bibrave Pros decked out in their orange. After introductions we nabbed an Uber to head towards our hotel. We were all thinking we would have to leave our bags before heading to lunch but surprisingly enough, the Hilton already had our rooms ready. Huge relief to be able to put our bags in our rooms and sit for a minute before heading out.

LUNCH w/ Pro Family
While in route to the hotel we get messaged that another group of Pros were heading to a place called Moonshine that was down the street. All the pros ended up meeting there so everyone was able to meet each other, a lot of them for the first time. I knew a few Pros from a meet in greet after Chicago Marathon in 2016 but I hadn’t met the majority of the pros in person.  We laughed, took pictures, enjoyed some good food and chatted about the upcoming weekend. I had a pork belly sandwich that was AMAZING.

WALKING TOUR
After lunch we had a few hours before we were supposed to meet up for our first event, so half of us decided to do a small walking tour. We walked down to one of the Austin signs and took some pictures. After that we headed to the Drischell Hotel to check out their lobby and large Christmas tree. I think the Drischell is the oldest hotel in Austin. On our walk back we had to make a stop at the famous Voodoo Donuts. I am not huge on sweets but my fellow pros got some interesting ones, the most interesting was the vegan $4.00 donut called “Cock and Balls”.(yes, it is what you are thinking)

FIRST MEETING/ZWIFT RUN
Our first official meeting was set to kickoff at 5:30. This would be where we would finally get to see everyone AND we would receive our “swag bag” for TRE. Everyone was excited to see what would be in them. In addition to receiving our bags, 4 of our Pros were chose to do a 3 mile run using the Zwift app which allows you to run will anyone across the globe on a treadmill. This event was pre-planned so there were hundreds of people running at the same time and you could see them on screen or your phone. After cheering on our pros, we were given our swag bags and THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I will be reviewing each item received in our bag in the coming weeks but to name a few; we got shoes from Brooks and Altra, compression from CEP, compressions from Icrediwear, Nuun, hooded jacket from Brooks and Zwift pod to name a few. After more pictures and mingling, we headed to our rooms to put up our stuff before heading to dinner. We also learned we had been invited to party being thrown by Brooks later in the evening.

DINNER
You can’t go to Austin and not at least try the bbq, right? We had dinner at Iron Works BBQ, which was a few blocks away from the hotel. Since I had pork belly for lunch and went with the brisket for dinner. The food once again was amazing, and we all just enjoyed each other’s company. We learned about each other’s families and where everyone was located. We basically closed down the joint, before packing up and starting the trek to the Brooks party.

PARTY TIME
We were one of the first to arrive at Cedar Creek Courtyard, and the venue was very nice. We hit up the bar and everyone was looking at us because we were all in our Bibrave Orange, it’s like we were an orange gang. As we were all talking, our community director walks up to me and motions for me to look behind her. Behind her walked in, no other than the 2018 Boston Marathon winner, Desi Linden. We all know she is a Brooks athletic but had no idea she would be there. We were all snapping pictures as she stood at the bar. We she turned to walk out, I had to do it. I asked if she would take a pic and she happily did. She was really nice. After that, everyone came over and asked for pictures…And you know what, she took a picture with every single person that asked. That’s how you would hope all your elite athletes are in person, humble and nice. A cover band took the stage and begin to play music, ranging from Bruno Mars to lots of 80s rock and roll. By this time it was packed with people and so was the dancefloor. The highlight of the evening, after meeting Desi, had to be when the DJ played the Wobble when the band was taking a break. I started it and before you know it, I had the whole dancefloor doing it. Who knew Austin could “wobble”. J  We had a scheduled group run at 6:30am the next morning so I left the party around 12:15am and headed back to the hotel. Some people stayed until after 1am, bless them. Lol

GROUP RUN
Everyone managed to pull themselves together enough to make it downstairs to meet for the run. There were a lot of red eyes but everyone was happy. We took a few group pictures before heading out into downtown Austin. We had our on photographer, so he was riding around on a scooter getting action shots as we ran around. We ran to the capitol building where we again took some group photos, including an infamous jumping photo. After photos we ran back to hotel for a quick breakfast from Panera and heading up to shower. We had about a 45 minute window before we had to meet at The Running Event for our tour.

TRE
The Running Event was in the convention center and it pretty much took over the whole place. They split us up into 2 groups before we headed out to visit. We were to visit the booth of each of the brands that had products in our swag bag. It was great hearing more about some of our favorite brands AND learning about some new brands we had not previously heard about. A few of the booths that stood out were Arcanum, Handful. Incrediwear and Altra. The spokesperson for Arcanum was exceptional, she provided a lot of detail without over selling it. Arcanum makes a product that makes use of activated hemp. Handful makes workout bras and tights for women(so I didn’t get any of their product) but the owner was entertaining. Amazing how she had an idea and without a couple weeks had her first prototype for the bra. All the ladies in the group said they loved the product. Incrediwear makes compression socks, sleeves, and tights. They had Olympian Manteo Mitchell in their booth telling us about how the product help him rebound from injury. If you don’t know Manteo, he was on the USA Olympic 4 x 400 team in the London 2012 games. He broke his leg on the first leg of the race but still finished. Finally Altra spokespersons were all passionate about their shoes. They showed us all the upcoming shoes and special edition shoes in the making. We actually ran out of time talking to them, so you know the conversation was a good one.
After we finished our required tour, we were free to walk around to all the other booths and see the products. We were on a time crunch since it was starting to shutdown but still managed to see a few booths. Learned out a brand Untapped, which use pure maple syrup to create energy waffles and gels. They product was REALLY tasty. Also learned about a new company called Muir who makes a kind of food paste instead of the usually gels runners used. We were able to try several of their products and they were exceptional. Since it was more of an expo, majority of the products were not for sale but some people were still able to score some products for FREE. Someone got a free bra from Handful, another was able to get a free duffle bag mailed to her from Vooray and one guy got a whole outfit(shorts and shirt) from a brand called UGlow.

Graffiti Park
In between the expo and before dinner a few of us decided we wanted to go sightseeing on the scooters. I had never rode one of the scooters and figured I wanted do it back home so I joined them. The scooters are so much fun and really inexpensive. A thirty minute ride ended up only being about $5, you just had to be careful not to take out the pedestrians walking on the sidewalks. Lol. We had heard about this place called Graffiti Park that we wanted to find. It was everything we were told. It is basically a huge park that graffiti artist can come and paint their art. We walked around and took pictures before climbing to the top where you could see the whole Austin skyline. Breathtaking view. Hopped on our scooters and headed back to hotels to change before dinner.

DINNER
A few pros flew out after the expo but still a good amount remained. A good amount were flying out on Saturday(including myself) so we decided to try to do one last dinner with everyone.  We made reservations at the House of the Rising Tuki-San. I had a Mongolian beef that was AMAZING. Outside we said our goodbyes since everyone’s flights were leaving at different times and even a few people were staying until Sunday.

BACK TO REALITY
My flight was at 7am on Saturday morning, so I scheduled an uber for 4:45am. Before I could even get to sleep, I had to figure out how I was going to fit all the stuff from the swag bag into my carryon suitcase. I had to Tetris it up, and loose the shoe boxes but in the end I made it all fit. The uber was on time an I was at the airport by 5:15am. I worried about getting through TSA because some of the products we got were over the 3oz limit, but I guess I was lucky. I wasn’t stopped and they didn’t pull my bag…WIN. Later in the day I heard from a few different pros that said their bags were pulled and some even said their Nuun tubes were all swabbed, but eventually they were able to get through with no future delays. The flight took off on time and I was in the friendly skies headed to NC, back to reality.

FINAL THOUGHTS
TRE was simply an amazing weekend, and I couldn’t have asked to spend it with a better group of people. The Pros are all from different areas of the world but you would have thought we had known each other for years because when we might it was like seeing a friend you hadn’t seen in a long time. Everyone got along and genuinely enjoyed hanging out with each other. The laughs were endless, and a lot of the pictures were epic. I can’t think BIBRAVE enough for allowing me to participate in such a epic event. Maybe I will be back to TRE in 2019. 😉

Wrap Your Body and Your Car Seats Tight-Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel Product Review

“Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

 

Anything that helps preserve your car seats is a huge plus in my books, so enter Orange Mud and their new Seat Cover and Changing Towel. I was excited to be testing this product, especially since I have recently got a new car and I would love to keep it clean and funk-free as long as possible. I will say I think Orange Mud hit a homerun with this product. Let me go through a few things that I liked most about the Seat Cover/Changing Towel.

MATERIAL
It is my understanding that this is the 2.0 version of the product, the first version was made of cotton. This version greets you with plush microfiber to make it even softer. In addition to the change in material, the 2.0 version also made the belt PU coated the belt to make it look cleaner. You can definitely feel the difference in softness the first time you rub your hand across the towel.

CHANGE WITH CONFIDENCE
Have you ever beast mode your run/workout and was just too sweaty to ride home? Went to the beach and enjoyed the ocean water? With the Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel, you don’t have to worry about stopping at some gas station to change your clothes, instead you can do it on the spot. The Orange Mud Seat Cover and Changing Towel comes equipped with an adjustable belt and secure clip. That means you can wrap the towel around you, and securely undress yourself without any fear of there being a full moon. I used this feature several times after my track workouts and I knew I had to make a few stops before heading home. None of the others at the track was the wiser as I quickly changed out of my sweaty cloths, all under the cover of my changing towel.

SEAT PROTECTION
The Orange Mud seat cover and changing towel comes with a zippered section that when zipped can go right over the headrest in your car, converting it to a seat cover. No time to change, no sweat (pun intended), convert the towel into a handy seat cover and be on your way. This year’s summer felt like one of the hottest in a long time, couple that with the high humidity and it made for endless super sweaty returns from long runs. I got my new car in July so I was super nervous about getting it all stinky after runs but Orange Mud cleared that issue right up. The towel successfully kept the sweat locked in and never transferred to my new seats. Once the towel gets to funky, you can simply toss it in the wash with the rest of your running attire.

SIZE AND WARRANTY
The towel is 30” wide x 60” long so it is plenty big and can wrap some of the largest football players with no problem. Last but not least, the product comes with a 1-year warranty. Buy with confidence and trust assured if anything happens to your product in that year, Orange Mud’s excellent customer service with get you straighten out.

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR OWN? Use code: OMTRX to score 15% off your orange mud purchase.

Hot Race Discounts You Want

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
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11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

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11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

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11/22/2018 – Oakland Turkey Trot 5K
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December 2018

12/1/2018 – K9s United: 9Ks for K9s Apopka – Apopka, FL

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12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

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12/8-9/2018 – Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run – Ponoma, CA

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12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
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12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
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January 2019

1/12/2019 – Irvine Half Marathon & 5K – Irvine, CA

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February 2019

2/1-3/2019 – Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon – Huntington Beach, CA

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2/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – San Jose, CA

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2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

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March 2019

3/3/2019 – Livermore Valley Half Marathon & 5K – Livermore, CA

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3/3/2019 – Portland Shamrock Run – Portland, OR

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3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
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4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

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May 2019

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August 2019

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Race Discounts

October 2018

10/13/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Oakland, CA

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10/20/2018 – Pumpkins in the Park – Chicago, IL
Use code “
BRPumpkins” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day. 

10/20/2018 – Kansas City Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Use code “
BIBRAVE2018KCM” to save 15% on race entry!

10/20-21/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver – Denver, CO
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/20/2018 – Spartan Race Series: Toyota Park Stadium Sprint presented by Chicago Southland – Bridgeport, IL

Use code “BRP30” for 30% off.

10/20-21/2018 – IMT Des Moines Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Use code “
dmmbibravediscount18” for $10 off the Marathon or Half Marathon!

10/21/2018 – PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K – Atlanta, GA

Use unique URL to register: http://bit.ly/2018PNC10MBR

10/21/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Jose, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/21/2018 – Nutrabolt Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 10K – College Station, TX

Use code “NBRAVE2018” for 15% off!

10/27/2018- Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run- Tulsa, OK

Use code “BIBRAVE18” to save $5!

10/28/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/28/2018 – Onward Shay! Boise Marathon – Boise, ID

Use code “BIBRAVE15” for 15% off.

10/31/2018 – Scooby-Doo Run Series: Scoobtober Virtual Run 5K/10K

Use code “BIBRAVE” for 10% off.

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/3/2018 – DAV 5K Kemah – Kemah, TX
Use code “
BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/3/2018 – Mushroom Cap Half Marathon – Kennett Square, PA

Use code “runbibrave” for $10 off!

11/4/2018 – Hot Chocolate Chicago – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRHCChicago” for a free phone armband!

11/4/2018 – DAV 5K Newport News – Newport News, VA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/4/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Los Angeles, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10/2018 – DAV 5K Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Use code “BIBRAVE4DAV5K” for 20% off.

11/10-11/2018 – Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Use “BIBRAVE10” for $10 off at https://bsim.info/MBHMbibrave

11/10-11/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/11/2018 – Madison Marathon – Madison, WI

Use “MMRAVE18” to save 10% through 11/7 (when online registration closes).

11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

Use code “bibrave15” to save $15 on your entry!

11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

Use code “2018RT66BIBRAVE” for $10 off your entry at https://rt66.run/2018RT66Run

11/18/2018 – Hot Chocolate Columbus – Columbus, OH

Use code “BRHCColumbus” for a free phone armband!

11/18/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Diego, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/22/2018 – North Shore Turkey Trot – Chicago, IL
Use code “
BRTurkeyTrot” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day. 

11/22/2018 – Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago – Chicago, IL
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Oakland Turkey Trot 5K
Use code “BROTTVIP” for 10% off!

December 2018

12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” to save 20% off!

12/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Use code “
RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

12/2/2018 – Hot Chocolate Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

Use code “BRHCScotts” for a free phone armband!

12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
Use code “BCSRAVE2018” for 15% off!

12/9/2018 – Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, HI

Use code “HNLBR2018” for 10% off.

12/9/2018 – Hot Chocolate St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Use code “BRHCSTL” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Hot Chocolate Tampa – Tampa, FL

Use code “BRHCTampa18” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
Use code “
BIBRAVE10” to save 10% off on your race entry!

January 2019

1/12/2019 – Southern California Half Marathon & 5K – Irvine, CA

Use code “BRSCVIP” for 10% off!

1/13/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Use code “BRHCSanFran” for a free phone armband!

1/19/2019 –  Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

1/27/2019 – Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – Miami, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE19” for $10 off the full & half (includes the combo options of full + 5K, half + 5K etc.) and $5 for the Tropical 5K alone.

February 2019

2/2/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – Houston, TX

Use code “BRHCHouston” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Dallas – Dallas, TX

Use code “BRHCDallas” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

Use code “BRHCNashville” for a free phone armband!

2/17/2019 – Hot Chocolate Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Use code “BRHCAtlanta” for a free phone armband!

March 2019

3/3/2019 – Livermore Valley Half Marathon & 5K – Livermore, CA

Use code “BRLIVVIP” for 10% off!

3/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Seattle – Seattle, WA

Use code “BRHCSeattle” for a free phone armband!

3/3/2019 – Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon – Napa, CA

Use code “19NVMRAVE10OFF” for $10 off!

3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
Use code “trmrave19” for $20 off!

3/24/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Diego – San Diego, CA

Use code “BRHCSanDiego” for a free phone armband!

3/30/2019 – Hot Chocolate Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Use code “BRHCIndy” for a free phone armband!

April 2019

4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “BRHCPhilly” for a free phone armband!

4/6/2019 – Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” for 20% off!

4/7/2019 – Statesman Cap10K – Austin, TX

Use code “BibRave2019Cap10K” for $5 off!

4/25-27/2019 –  IL Marathon- Champaign-Urbana, IL

Use code “bibraveillinois2019” for $5 off!

4/28/2019 – New Jersey Marathon – Oceanport, NJ

Use code “NJMBIBRAVE19” for $5 off any distance (5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Marathon Relay).

May 2019

5/25/2019 – Run Madtown presented by SSM Health

Use “RAVENSAVE” for 10% off (excludes kid’s race).

5/26/2019 – Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

Use code “BibRave10” for $10 off!

August 2019

8/11/2019 – Oaktown Half Marathon – Oakland, CA

Use code “BROAKVIP” for 10% off.

Race Discount Codes-Hot off the Press

August 2018

8/25/18 – Under Armour Mountain Running Series: Killington

Use code “BIBRAVE20” for 20% off.

8/26/2018 – Fort 2 Base – Fort Sheridan, IL
Use code “BIBPRO18” for 10% off the 10NM or 3NM (not valid on military pricing).

September 2018

9/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach – Virginia Beach, VA 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

9/8/2018 – Run Mag Mile – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRMagMile” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

9/8/2018 – The Great Pumpkin Run – Lansing 5K – Lansing, MI
Use unique URL link to register: ow.ly/jN9E30kWxVZ

9/9/2018 – San Francisco Giant Race – San Francisco, CA
Use code “RACESF2018” for $10 off the half marathon,10K, or 5K.

9/15/18 – Under Armour Mountain Running Series: Mt. Bachelor

Use code “BIBRAVE20” for 20% off.

9/15-16/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

9/22/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Sacramento, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

9/22-23/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal – Montreal, QC 
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

9/23/2018 – Chicago Half Marathon & 5K – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRCHIHALF18” for $10 off half and $5 off 5K.

9/30/2018 – Bucktown 5K – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRBucktown” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

October 2018

10/6/2018 – Freedom’s Run – Shepherdstown, WV

Use code “BIBRAVE5” for $5 off your race entry!

10/6/2018 – Bellin Women’s Half Marathon – Green Bay, WI

Use code “Bibrave5” for $5 off your race entry!

10/6-7/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose – San Jose, CA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/7/2018 – Hot Chocolate Denver – Denver, CO

Use code “BRHCDenver” for a free phone armband!

10/13/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Oakland, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/14/2018 – San Ramon Valley Run for Education – San Ramon, CA

Use code “BIBRAVE5” for $5 off your entry!

10/18-21/2018 – Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon – Detroit, MI
Use code “2018DETROCKS” to save 10% on your race entry!

10/19-21/2018 – Runner’s World Half and Festival – Bethlehem, PA

Use code “RWHALF18BIBRAVE” which is good for 15% off all events including multi distance challenges!

10/20/2018 – Urban Bourbon Half Marathon – Louisville, KY
Use code “BourbonRave2018” to save 10% on your race entry.

10/20/2018 – Pumpkins in the Park – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRPumpkins” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

10/20/2018 – Kansas City Marathon – Kansas City, MO
Use code “BIBRAVE2018KCM” to save 15% on race entry!

10/20-21/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver – Denver, CO
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

10/20-21/2018 – IMT Des Moines Marathon – Des Moines, IA
Use code “dmmbibravediscount18” for $10 off the Marathon or Half Marathon!

10/21/2018 – PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K – Atlanta, GA

Use unique URL to register: http://bit.ly/2018PNC10MBR

10/21/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Jose, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

10/21/2018 – Nutrabolt Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 10K – College Station, TX

Use code “NBRAVE2018” for 15% off!

10/27/2018- Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run- Tulsa, OK

Use code “BIBRAVE18” to save $5!

10/28/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Half Marathon!

November 2018

11/3/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah – Savannah, GA
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/4/2018 – Hot Chocolate Chicago – Chicago, IL

Use code “BRHCChicago” for a free phone armband!

11/3/2018 – Mushroom Cap Half Marathon – Kennett Square, PA

Use code “runbibrave” for $10 off!

11/4/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – Los Angeles, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/10-11/2018 – Monterey Bay Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
Use “BIBRAVE10” for $10 off at https://bsim.info/MBHMbibrave

11/10-11/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

11/11/2018 – Madison Marathon – Madison, WI

Use “MMRAVE18” to save 10% through 11/7 (when online registration closes).

11/11/2018 – Honor Run Half Marathon – Florence, KY

Use code “bibrave15” to save $15 on your entry!

11/17-18/2018 – Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK

Use code “2018RT66BIBRAVE” for $10 off your entry at https://rt66.run/2018RT66Run

11/18/2018 – Hot Chocolate Columbus – Columbus, OH

Use code “BRHCColumbus” for a free phone armband!

11/18/2018 – DC Wonder Woman Run Series – San Diego, CA

Use code “WWBIBRAVE” for 10% off!

11/22/2018 – North Shore Turkey Trot – Chicago, IL
Use code “BRTurkeyTrot” to score some bonus RAM Racing sunglasses! Expires two days before race day.

11/22/2018 – Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago – Chicago, IL
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

11/22/2018 – Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Use code “BIBRAVE18” for $5 off!

December 2018

12/1/2018 – Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” to save 20% off!

12/1-2/2018 – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Use code “RNRBRP2018” to save $15 on the Marathon or Half Marathon!

12/2/2018 – Hot Chocolate Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ

Use code “BRHCScotts” for a free phone armband!

12/9/2018 – BCS Marathon + Half Marathon – College Station, TX
Use code “BCSRAVE2018” for 15% off!

12/9/2018 – Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, HI

Use code “HNLBR2018” for 10% off.

12/9/2018 – Hot Chocolate St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Use code “BRHCSTL” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Hot Chocolate Tampa – Tampa, FL

Use code “BRHCTampa18” for a free phone armband!

12/16/2018 – Mount Dora Half Marathon – Mount Dora, FL
Use code “BIBRAVE10” to save 10% off on your race entry!

January 2019

1/13/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Use code “BRHCSanFran” for a free phone armband!

1/27/2019 – Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – Miami, FL

Use code “BIBRAVE19” for $10 off the full & half (includes the combo options of full + 5K, half + 5K etc.) and $5 for the Tropical 5K alone.

February 2019

2/2/2019 – Hot Chocolate Houston – Houston, TX

Use code “BRHCHouston” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Dallas – Dallas, TX

Use code “BRHCDallas” for a free phone armband!

2/9/2019 – Hot Chocolate Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Use code “BRHCCharlotte” for a free phone armband!

2/16/2019 – Hot Chocolate Nashville – Nashville, TN

Use code “BRHCNashville” for a free phone armband!

2/17/2019 – Hot Chocolate Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Use code “BRHCAtlanta” for a free phone armband!

March 2019

3/3/2019 – Hot Chocolate Seattle – Seattle, WA

Use code “BRHCSeattle” for a free phone armband!

3/3/2019 – Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon – Napa, CA

Use code “19NVMRAVE10OFF” for $10 off!

3/17/2019  – Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon – Cary, NC
Use code “trmrave19” for $20 off!

3/24/2019 – Hot Chocolate San Diego – San Diego, CA

Use code “BRHCSanDiego” for a free phone armband!

3/30/2019 – Hot Chocolate Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN

Use code “BRHCIndy” for a free phone armband!

April 2019

4/6/2019 – Hot Chocolate Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Use code “BRHCPhilly” for a free phone armband!

4/6/2019 – Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K – Savannah, GA

Use code “BIBSAV20” for 20% off!

4/7/2019 – Statesman Cap10K – Austin, TX

Use code “BibRave2019Cap10K” for $5 off!

4/25-27/2019 –  IL Marathon- Champaign-Urbana, IL

Use code “bibraveillinois2019” for $5 off!

May 2019

5/26/2019 – Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, VT

Use code “BibRave10” for $10 off!

OO OO OO OOFOS-Product Review OOFOS OOMG Fibre Low

Disclaimer: I received a pair of OOFOS OOMG Fibre Lows to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

As a runner, there is one part of the body that should always be in the front your mind when it comes to your craft…..you’re feet aka pat & Charlie. If your feet don’t feel good or you are experiencing pain, there is a good bet that you are not going to perform as well during your runs. That being said, why not show your feet some serious love. I am always looking for happy feet, so when the opportunity was granted to me for a chance to test out OOFOS new OOMG Fibre Low, I put my best foot forward.

Why OOFOS you say? Well, they have a good track record and I already own a pair of slides. Let’s take a look at all the things that make OOFOS great and make your feet happy.

STYLE

With the new OOMG Fibre Low, OOFOS is taking a crack at a more everyday shoe. All previous versions are of the more flip flop, slide type so not exactly fitting in the dress codes of most employers. The Fibre Low appears to take on this problem head-on. Currently they are a sleek black so easily can be passed as a casual/dress shoe in the workplace, but hiding inside is all kinds of happiness.

SCIENCE

There is a science behind what makes OOFOS some comfortable, the answer lies within the OOfoam. Here are a few key stats:

-OOfoam recovery technology absorbs 37% more impact than other footwear foams. If you found a sale on something you wanted and it was 37% off, you would be excited right? That percentage is very significant when it comes to the feel of the shoe.

-The OOfoam has been proven to reduce stress on your body while walking, allowing you to recover faster after a workout and feel better all day. Most runners are in a state of some type of soreness after miles and want nothing more to do than eat and lay down. Slipping into the OOFOS after your room gives you a little more energy and relief, making it easier to finish up that Saturday or Sunday “to-do” list you were supposed to do after your long run

-The footbed design is also key. OOFOS footbed designs are designed to cradle your arches and move with your feet, allowing for a more natural feel through your gate cycle. You immediately feel the difference with your first step in a pair of OOFOS and your feet feel like they are been hugged by pillows.

CHARITY

OOFOS is also a company that gives back. As a matter of fact, 3% of all OFFOS.com sales goes to breast cancer research through Project Pink. This cause was born when the Director of Marketing was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2014. The OOFOS family rallied behind her and Project Pink was born. The contributions to Project Pink go directly towards critical work the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is doing to help increase the survival rate of women with breast cancer around the world. For an even bigger impact, you can purchase from the Project Pink collection and $10 will go towards Project Pink.

RECOMMENDATION

If you haven’t already figured it out, I would definitely recommend OOFOS for any runner or individual that performs a lot of tasks on their feet. Don’t worry if the Fibre Low is not your style, OFFOS has lots of different styles and I am certain one will be in your wheelhouse. Head over to OFFOS.com and get your feet a present that is sure to make them happy.

Why you should run the Bucktown 5k

Disclaimer: I am promoting the Bucktown 5K race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

There are many reasons why you should be considering running the Bucktown 5k in September. I figured I will give you a few of my favorite reasons.

1. 100 Club of Chicago

The Bucktown 5k happily supports the 100 Club of Chicago. You might ask what is the 100 Club? The 100 Club of Chicago provides for surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. It extends to all federal, state, county and local officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake county. These individuals put their lives on the line every day for the citizens of Chicago, their love ones should be most definitely be taken care of when their loved one is lost in the line of duty. Your registration fee will help.

2. Swagged Out

Picture speaks louder than words! What other 5k around gives participants such a sweet long-sleeved tech tee? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

3. Run For Free

Go the extra mile and help do some fundraising for families in need. Raise at least $250, and our race entry is FREE!! Overachiever? Raise $500 and earn a $50 giftcard to Fleet Feet, anything over $1000 gets you the free entry AND the giftcard.

4. It’s the 20th Anniversary

Anniversary years are always a good time to run a race, but there is always something special about those “0” years. This year will mark the Bucktown 5k’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate, every participant will get a free poster and be treated to some Chicago donuts and iced coffee. I love free donuts!

There you have it, just a few things to help you get excited about participating in the Bucktown 5k. Ready to register? Use my code BRBucktown to score yourself a free pair of sunglasses.(code expires 2 days before raceday). What are you waiting for, sign up!

Hot Chocolate Charlotte, I’ll be back. Run Bucktown 5k

“Disclaimer: I received free entry to Hot Chocolate Charlotte race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

After running the inaugural Hot Chocolate 15k this year, I decided to keep the streak alive and do it all again in 2019. This year I had no idea what to expect from this race, I had never ran a hot chocolate before but heard good things. I was caught off guard by how hilly Charlotte is, but no surprises in 2019. I’m ready for more hot chocolate treats.

Before we get to 2019, there are still lots of good races left in 2018…. One being Bucktown 5k in Chicago, taking place September 30th. One of the coolest things about this race, besides the swag, is that they support 100 club of Chicago.

The purpose of the organization is to provide for the surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. This includes all federal, state, county and local officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake County.

If you live in Chicago or surrounding areas, you should definitely consider running thud race. Use code on pic to score free pair of sunglasses.