The 13.1 Atlanta is Almost Here–Run It For Free!

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We are inside the last 30 days and the weather is starting to change to prepare for the cool morning temperatures that are sure to greet us as we line up on October 2nd in Town Brookhaven for the third running of the 13.1 Atlanta and the Karhu 5k.  The fall weather in Atlanta is some of the best when it comes to running weather, and the Atlanta stop to the 13.1 Marathon Series takes full advantage of it.


If you haven’t heard yet, the course has changed slightly this year to encompass a new start and finish line.  I mentioned it a couple months ago when the new course was announced, but it is summarized nicely in this recent press release:
The new start line has been improved and will feature wider lanes with less congestion allowing for a smoother transition to accommodate all the participants. For the finish line, Town Brookhaven will add a festive atmosphere for the runners who have completed their 13.1 mile journey and want to celebrate a personal victory.  Located in the Town Green, the new start/finish area will be adjacent to the recently opened hybrid Publix at 104 Town Boulevard in the Town Brookhaven development off Peachtree Road.  For more information and to read the full press release click here
131atlanta2010runnerIf you are planning on running the 13.1 Atlanta or if you are planning on running the Publix Georgia Marathon in the spring you need to take a look at the ATL Challenge.  The ATL Challenge rewards runners who complete both the 13.1 Atlanta and the Publix Georgia Marathon or Half Marathon.  Make sure you check out the details and get signed up for for the ATL Challenge, as well as the 13.1 Atlanta and Publix Georgia Marathon or Half Marathon.

So, you want to run the 13.1 Atlanta and you haven’t signed up yet?  Or maybe you have signed up, but you are trying to talk someone into running it with you?  You still have time to register and it is not too late to build a few more miles into the schedule before race day if you have found your motivation lacking lately.

Or….. Run the 13.1 Atlanta for free!

Your other option is to take advantage of US Road Sports generosity and run the race for free!  One of you will be walking (or running) away with a free race entry for just taking a moment to enter below and sharing this giveaway with all your friends.

The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive a FREE entry into the 2001 13.1 Marathon Atlanta which will be run at 7:00 am on Sunday October 2nd.  Entries will be taken through September 20th and the winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday the 21st.

To Enter:

Do any of the following, each will count as an entry:

  • Leave a comment, any comment…. but this is so easy you could enter at least one other way.
  • Share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Dailymile, your blog, or by telling your friends, neighbors, or everyone at your local running club.  Just send them back here: 262qst.com/lFc4l 
  • Follow the @131Marathon Twitter account, or Like the 13.1 Marathon Fanpage.

If you decide to go crazy you can get a lot of entries, just leave a comment for each one to ensure no entries are missed.  To make sure you don’t miss the winner announcement make sure you join the 26.2 Quest Community at the 26.2 Quest Fanpage, follow the @262quest Twitter stream, and subscribe via RSS. There is always something going on and I would love to have you as part of the community!

27 comments:

  1. ashley - redonkrunnerSep 12, 2011, 9:02:00 PM

    whoop whoop! here is my "comment, any comment" entry! :) i feel like it's bad luck if i'm first to enter lol

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  2. ashley - redonkrunnerSep 12, 2011, 9:02:00 PM

    i follow @131Marathon!

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  3. ashley - redonkrunnerSep 12, 2011, 9:05:00 PM

    i tweeted the giveaway!

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  4. ashley - redonkrunnerSep 12, 2011, 9:07:00 PM

    posted on dailymile!

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  5. My entry - Can I get a plane ticket to Atlanta as well?

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  6. I Like 13.1 Marathon on Facebook

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  7. I like turtles.... and the 13.1!

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  8. Just posted on https://www.facebook.com/mrttgeorgia :)

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  9. And I already 'like' the 13.1 fanpage!

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  10. I've wanted to run this race since Mary Chind told ms about how awesome it was last year! Thanks for the opportunity to run it for free!

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  11. I follow you on twitter! (@monkeysonthebed)

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  12. I like y'all on FB! (initials are ABS)

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    My email is in my profile just in case you need to contact me should I be the lucky winner!

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  13. I shared on dailymile!!! Love that site!

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  14. My DM account Automatically updates my running twitter account (@doublejogger) so I shared on twitter, too! Thanks for this great opportunity!

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  15. I want to win!!!!!

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  16. Awesome giveaway!  My training schedule for the R&R Marathon in Savannahcalls for a half marathon that weekend, this would work perfectly!

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  17. I also Follow you on FB!

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  18. ...and Twitter

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  19. Tim,  Enjoy following your blog and hope you get back to full running soon.  Here is my entry.
     

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  20. Also follow your FB page...

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  21. Commenting!! Hope to run, looks like a great race! :)

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  22. I've really been battling my marathon training this year (and losing the battle) and could benefit from the reality check of running 13.1.

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  23. I also follow @131marathon!

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  24. It is a great race!  Hope to run it this year again.

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  25. ME WANNA RUN!!!! =) 

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  26. would love to run the 13.1! I have had it on the radar the past 2 years but it just never seemed to work out. This may have to be the year :)

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