Friday, June 7, 2013

ATHLETA GIVEAWAY ALERT!



I wanted to share this race series with all of you because I really enjoy the women's races and I used to live in Cary, NC and know this route...this will be a great race!

THE GIVEAWAY IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

Even if you don't live in NC, Esprit de She holds races in Chicago, Houston, Naperville, Illinois, and Cherry Creek, CO. 

ATHLETA ESPRIT DE SHE – THE SPIRIT OF HER RACE SERIES – DEBUTS IN CARY, NC
ON JUNE 27 WITH 5K AND 10K
Event inspires, motivates and celebrates women’s athletic accomplishments at Koka Booth Amphitheatre; Features post-race rendezvous and local market

WHAT:
On Thursday, June 27 Athleta Esprit de She, the nation’s premiere athletic event series designed exclusively for women, will make its debut in Cary with a 5K and 10K at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, just fifteen minutes from downtown Raleigh. Fueled by the spirit of “her,” Athleta Esprit de She is a lifestyle that lives beyond the finish line and features a signature post-race rendezvous complete with bubbly bar, tasty tapas and community market showcasing fresh produce, local artisans, creative projects and more.

To see highlights from Esprit de She visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeemyxGd_c&noredirect=1.
WHEN: May 30
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Race Smart, Look the Part at the Athleta store in The Streets at Southpoint, Durham. Connect with local women at a fitness pep rally, complete with a fashion show highlighting quick tips on what to wear while training and racing.

June 24
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Packet pickup at the Athleta store in The Streets at Southpoint, Durham

June 25
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Packet pickup at the Athleta store in The Streets at Southpoint, Durham

June 27 EVENT DAY
3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Day-of registration and packet pickup
6:30 p.m. Race begins
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Post-race rendezvous and night market


June 28
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. A Toast to You at the Athleta store in The Streets at Southpoint, Durham. Celebrate your race with family and friends at this special event featuring mini-massages and cool refreshments.

WHERE: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy Cary, NC 27518.

Our course begins and ends at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, looping through the beautiful greenery of Regency Park along the shores of Symphony Lake.

REGISTRATION: Registration is still open at EspritdeShe.com. Participants can either the Esprit de She 5K or 10K.  To compliment the fun race experience, participants will receive a custom designed, tri-blend lifestyle tank as well as a stylishly functional race bag to use while shopping the post-race night market or wherever life takes you after!



I am giving away to a lucky reader an an Esprit de She gift pack that includes this Athleta visor!  To enter all you have to do is comment on this blog post below with the answer to the question "What was your favorite race and why?"

I can't wait to hear the answers.  Deadline to enter for the prize pack will be Sunday June 9th 5pm EST.   Please feel free to share and winner will be chosen at random!  


33 comments:

  1. My favorite race was the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in December 2012. This was my favorite race because I ran as a St. Jude hero and was able to raise funds for a great cause. The crowd support is unbelievable. I was holding back the tears as I ran through the St. Jude campus. Having patients and families shouting support and thanks was so moving. It was also my first full marathon, so I had the joy of achieving 26.2 miles!

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    1. What an amazing accomplishment and how meaningful! Congrats!

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  2. My favorite race was my first half marathon. For the first time in my life I reached a fitness goal. I shut down forever those little "you can't run" voices that have been in my head for years.

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    1. Fantastic! Half is such a great distance!

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  3. I can't decide between my first half, because I started as one person and came out changed and empowered. Or if it's the Great Island 5k, the most beautiful race ever!

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    1. Great Island 5k in NH? If so, I can only imagine!

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  4. This is tough! I loved running the Hershey 10k. There's nothing better than running through a theme park that's based around chocolate and candy. Although the rides were closed, the staff had the roller coasters running and the Ferris Wheel turning while the race was in progress. It cranked up the adrenaline!

    I also loved the Frederick Half Marathon. It was my first official half and I PR'd like crazy. I loved my pacers and how friendly the other runners were!

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    1. They both sound like a great experience!

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    2. You won Lindsay out of 65 total entries! Contact me in a private message to give me your address to send the prize back. It will come directly from Athleta HQ! Congrats and thank for sharing your race story with me.

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    3. send me an email at colleendahlem@gmail.com

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  5. It may not be an organized race, but mine is when I race against myself! When I get the opportunity to prove to the little voice that says I can't, I CAN!

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  6. I live in Cary and am just finding out about this race! Small world! My favorite race would be The Monster Dash 5k (Raleigh,NC) - I love dressing in costume for races and this was one of my better times!

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    1. That is a very fun race! I've ran it twice! I think I need to do a race review on it :-)

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  7. Hmmm...I think that I have to say that I really loved my recent Miles for Melanoma run with my husband and son through Universal studios! 5k :)

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  8. BOSTON MARATHON 2013. Because just months before, an injury stopped me from training. I didn't think I would run Boston. But, I didn't give up. The race was the hardest race I've ever run, but I FINISHED. The entire journey has changed me forever.

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    1. Amazing Devon! That's exactly how I felt at my last half....pushed through pain all 13 miles but didn't give up. You have double the determination to do it through 26!

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  9. I love the SF Marathon, it is in my opinion the only way to see San Francisco. You get to run out and back over the Golden Gate Bridge as well as run on many of the sightseeing routes in the city by the bay. Not to mention the great weather, the awesome support through the course, and the really cool medal they always have!

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    1. That is now on my bucket list! I was planning on putting my name in the ring for NWM SF, but I will look into this too. I definitely also want to do CIM. Love that neck of the woods!

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  10. My favorite races are always the those that inspire me to keep running because I had a great conversation with a stranger that ran at the same pace as me. However if I had to narrow it down, my favorite race would have to be the Palmetto 200 relay. The course was amazing and the volunteers at the aid stations were fantastic. But I also got to be a part of team with amazing ladies that shared their running stories with me. After running 20 miles of the 200 I felt renewed and wanted to keep going. I also made great friends and felt a huge sense of accomplishment. For the first time I felt like I could call myself a runner.

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    1. I love that Liz! What an amazing feeling to be part of a team like that. I can't wait to do a relay. I was going to do Ragnar Relay here in DC last fall, but was worried about a test I was taking the Sunday of that weekend on what would have been very little sleep I am sure. I am going to try again this fall!

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  11. My favorite race was the only one I've done so far, a color me rad 5k. I'm running my first "race" 5k tomorrow!

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  12. My favorite was my second half, because I felt so much more confident and I crushed my previous time by 30 min!!!

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    1. Amazing! Doesn't that make you just want to keep going and keep crushing those PRs?

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  13. I loved the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach because they had great SWAG, it was well organized, and had an amazing finish!

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    1. My husband ran Shamrock Full and I was a spectator.....loved the atmosphere and the SWAG. I would def like to head back for another. Congrats!

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  14. My favorite race was the Indianapolis Mini Marathon that I ran last year. It's a fun, flat course and you get to run on the NASCAR track which was a unique experience.

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    1. That does sound like a unique experience. Congrats on the accomplishment!

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  15. My favorite race was The 2009 Morrisville Great Pumpkin 5K. It was my daughter's first 5K and I loved running it with her.

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  16. My favorite race so far was the RnR San Francisco 1/2 in April. I was unprepared, undertrained and underhydrated, so I wanted it to be a fun run. Enjoy the view, listen to my body, not run it for time. I stopped to take pictures multiple times, and just listened to how my body felt and ran according to that, only looking at my watch a couple times as a general reference... I ended up PRing!

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