Thursday, December 11, 2014

Giveaway: F^3 Lake Half Marathon entry

Happy holidays, everyone!

I have a growing backlog of things I wanted to talk about, including a winter running challenge, some home barre workout DVDs, upcoming goals, etc., etc., etc. But first - I have a great giveaway to share.

The kind folks at REM-Fit are sponsoring the F^3 Lake Half Marathon this year.

I've never personally run the F^3 Half, since I've always been terrified of racing during the heart of Chicago winter. Plus, the F^3 stands for F-ing Freezing Frozen. How's that for hard-core?

However, I have heard absolutely rave reviews from those that have run this race in the past. Check out recaps from Erin, AmandaKelly, Maggie, and Maureen. (Special kudos to Maureen, who has done this race three years in a row!) This is definitely a "badge of honor" race.

REM-Fit is offering one free race registration to anyone who would like to participate!

Here are the race details:
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Swag: A beanie hat, tech gloves, and a finisher medal. (I am told the medals do double duty as bottle-openers, for those of you who may be so inclined.)

BONUS: REM-Fit will provide the giveaway winner with the new REM-Fit Active, which is a sleep and activity tracker.

Chicago winter has nothing on F^3 runners!

If you'd like to enter the giveaway*, please leave a comment below. I will use to select a winner on Monday, December 22.

*For more chances to win, Agnes and Erica are hosting giveaways, too! Be sure to enter on both of their drawings!


  1. I would love to run this race!! As my 4 y/o daughter sings the song from frozen daily "the cold never bothered me anyways!" I prefer cold weather to the heat and have always wanted to run this one!!

  2. I wll love to win an entry. I've done this before (2 years ago) and loved it! It's my current PR. Of course it's in a new location now.

  3. This is one of my favorite races!

  4. Oh yay! I contemplate this race every year and I'd love a reason to finally check it off my list.

  5. I wish I was in half marathon shape right now... stupid feet. If I get randomly chosen, can I take the activity tracker and will the race entry to another lucky contestant on the list?

    1. Awww, what a bummer to hear that you're still having foot issues! Yes - if you win but end up not being able to utilize the registration, we can have you re-draw a new winner. How's that for foot-healing motivation!?!!?

  6. I don't even like driving in Chicago during January...

  7. Thanks for the shout-out! Yep, I love this race, and so far have failed to register for it. Oops. Here's hoping I win, haha.

  8. Ok ok. I'll throw my name into the hat. My dad will be here and it would be "fun" to have him spectate this one. ;)

  9. I never knew what F^3 stood for until now. That's awesome, lol (and a lil bit ominous...)

  10. I could use a winter race to motivate my training.

  11. Not sure if my comment went through. I've done this race many times, but didn't do it last year.

  12. I would love to run this race. It looks fun.

  13. Sounds like a great first race of the year!

  14. I would love to win this entry. If i can run extreme heat why not the cold. Plus running with my Sole Sisters always warms me up with their warm heart felt conversation.