The cool weather, shorter days and snow outside only means one thing for runners — it’s spring marathon training time!
That’s right, just when the weather is at it’s pique for running (sense my sarcasm?), it’s time for us runners to start training again. Lucky for us, we’re a crazy crew and we’re ready to take on the challenge! That’s why I’m excited to share that once again I’m returning as a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador!
That means that I get to promote one of my favorite race series – the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, happening May 19, 2019. Not ready to run a marathon? Race weekend has plenty of options, including a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 8K, 5K, 1-mile and even a Kids’ Run. And there’s my favorite – the Challenge Series events, where if you run both Saturday and Sunday, you get 3 cool medals and a special gift (gifts have included a fleece blanket, hoodie, etc.)!
What’s in it for you? I get to give away one race entry! This year’s giveaway is taking place somewhere new – my Instagram account. That’s right, head on over to @koskim on Instagram to enter.
And while you’re on Instagram, check out the @Clevemarathon account – I’m taking over their stories today!!
Some fun facts about the Cleveland Marathon:
- The Cleveland Marathon is one of the 50 oldest marathons in the country – it began in 1978 and had the same course until 2004!
- The race was the first to invite elite runners from the Soviet Union to the marathon during the Cold War.
- The 10K was added in 1978, the half marathon event was added in 2005 and the 5K added in 2009.
Ready to run? Check out @koskim on Instagram to enter today. The giveaway will run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 1/20. And you get a bonus entry just by commenting on this blog post!
Some questions for you:
- What was the last race you ran?
- Do you like winter running?
And if you don’t win, you can still get 10% off! Use discount code MC2019 when you register.
10 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Run CLE with Me! Cleveland Marathon Entry Giveaway”
I like running in the cold, but not necessarily in the snow due to the footing. My wife, kids and I ran a 5K on New Year’s Eve. It starts at 11:45 pm and runs through the new year. My oldest son and I have done it for 8 years straight, he’s 15 now and I’m hoping I can squeeze out 2 more years from him to make it 10 in a row!
Wow! That race sounds like a fun experience – how cool you can do it with your son!
I would love to run that marathon some day. I just don’t think I’ll be ready this year. I’ll try and see how it goes.
Wish I could but that is a very long way away:(
The last race I ran was the Kiawah Island Half Marathon near Charleston SC. It was on December 8th!
I would not say it’s always run running in the cold but I prefer it to the heat and humidity of the summer
Last race I did was Santa Hustle Cedar Point. It always gets me in the Christmas spirit even though it was freezing this year!
I love winter running! I struggle in the summer with the heat. I’m really excited about winter running this year because I got yaktrax for Christmas so now I don’t care if there’s ice or snow. I can just go out and run without worrying about falling and getting hurt before my Disney trip for the Princess Half next month!
This is so exciting! I definitely want to do it next year, when I am back in Cleveland for good!
I love running in like 40-50 degree weather… once it gets below that, I’m back on the treadmill! But I’ve ran this race the last 2 years, love half marathons!
Last race was in decmeber! Oklahoma.. my 47th state! I do love winter running as long as it’s not windy! There is a certain calm about it.
You’ll never catch me running in the snow, or running at all — unless something REALLY scary is chasing me lol I’m sure impressed with your dedication and all the hard work you put into this. Get it girl!