Thursday, May 5, 2011

Get fit with USA Fit -- giveaway!

Since no one in their right mind wants to listen to me moan on and on and on about my lack of sleep, I'm going to take this opportunity to post about something exciting! In other words, the complete opposite of sleep deprivation.

Lucky you.

So, on with the excitement!

OK. Do you know about USA Fit? It's a marathon (half and full) training program that started in Houston, TX about 20 years ago and is now active in about 50 cities in the US and Canada. This spring it is starting here in Albany, NY.

The USA Fit program trains runners for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Half Marathon, which take place on October 9, 2011, and the Boilermaker 15K on July 10, 2011. If you're in the Albany area and interested in running these races the USA Fit program could be a great way to train. You'd get a daily workout schedule, a group run every Saturday, informational sessions following the group runs, and coaching from a certified USA Fit coach. Very cool!

And I'll toss this tidbit in there: The MHR Marathon is flat and fast -- for real. In 2010, almost 31% of the finishers qualified for Boston, making the race the #5 Boston Marathon qualifying race according to Marathon Guide.

Want to learn more? Head over here for an article on USA Fit Albany or visit their web site for more info.

The giveaway

I'm happy to be able to offer one lucky reader a free membership to USA Fit Albany! It's a $110 value, but the real value will be in the camaraderie of the training group, the support of the coaches and the feeling you'll have when you cross the finish line in October!

To enter

Ready to train with USA Fit Albany? Good for you!

To enter to win a membership, leave me a comment and tell me that you are ready to run!

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):

  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment with the url)
This giveaway will run through Wednesday, May 11 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Thursday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

Giveaway disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this giveaway. 


JC said...

Yes I am ready to run! I have been following the local USA Fit here in Albany on Fb and was trying to figure out how to swing the membership fee!

JC said...

I am already a follower :)

JC said...

and I'm already a follower of happy runner on fb!! :) yay!

Karen said...

How about that? I am a member of USA Fit Gwinnett (in GA). LOVE IT! We are working on training for the Savannah Marathon in November and a local triathlon in October.

Don't include me in the giveaway... ;)

Suzy said...

I am ready to run! I would love to win this.

Suzy said...

Amazing giveaway! I'm a follower.

Suzy said...

I posted on FB!

Anonymous said...

I am ready to run but need a kick in the butt...mentally to do it! Physically I feel if I carried twins to full time...I can do it! I also have a tight budget and this would rock!! Nicole Reagan

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