Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Trail Race Sweepstakes = A FREE RACE ENTRY!

You all have been so patient and wonderful with me this past year as I go through my ups and downs with blogging and I am so happy to be back at it.   Thus when Eddie, organizer of great Cambridge 5k race series,  gave me the opportunity to hold a Sweepstakes for a free race entry for the Vert-Sasquatch portion of the series, I jumped at the chance!

Just as a way of background if you are not familiar with the Cambridge 5k Series going on this year.  CHECK IT OUT!  There are 5 races, the first one took place this past Sunday.  But there are four left, two trail races and two more road races and apparently you can be on teams!  Honestly, check this out and if you are one of my close dear friends in the neighborhood, you know that I am already formulating our Jewish team for the December 1 race - you know who you are! And as per my NJ and other friends not located in MA - get your butts up here and race!

The Race Schedule
Race #2  is the SASQUATCH race on July 14th
Race #3 is the  BIG BAD WOLF, on September 21
Race #4 is the OKTOBERFEST on October 6
Race #5 is the YULEFEST on December 1

Eddie has been gracious enough to offer Aaron and I chance to run the last of the 5 races, The YuleRace.  I think Aaron would rather dress up as Chanukah Harry rather than Santa though...

Ok back to the race entry at hand.  Now personally, I have never done a trail race, but this one looks just amazing!!!!!  It is located at the DCR Middlesex Fells on July 14th at 10 a.m.  Now, if you have never been there, then this is reason enough to want to try this race out.  The Fells is amazing and very close to the Stone Zoo, which happens to be the location for the post race party!  Just a note race entries are filling up fast so if you do not want to wait - register here

note it is the 14th I promise

So here is what is getting me about this just looks so darn enticing

(1) It is great for a beginner trail runner as it is only 2.35 miles.

(2) At the same time, an experienced trail runner may love to do this for fun or to help another newbie!

(3) You can take the Orange Line directly to the race (they offer a shuttle bus at Oask Grove before & after the race).

(4)  The post race party is going to be amazing and sponsored by Notch Brewing, Slumbrew, & Pretty Things.

I am not one for trails in all honestly, but this one may just convince me otherwise. At first, I was like "I would never do a trail race," but as I look at this race more and see the pictures I am more and more enticed by this race.  Also, my coach OK'd it, so now what excuse do I have. 

These people look happy.  They don't even look tired.  I am in.

The lucky winner will receive 1 free race entry and a cool VERT hat.  Two others will receive VERT Hats.  Hey why not...can always use a hat.

So how do you win?  Here is the lawyer in me, if you remember, it is not hard to win my sweepstakes, you just can simply enter your name in the comment sections for a chance to win.  However, feel free to spread the word, it won't help you to win or lose but will let other people know about this cool race and the series in general..

Here is all the fun Terms and Conditions

Basics:  To enter the sweepstakes for a free entry and/or vert hat Band please just leave a comment on this post, meaning the post that announced the sweepstake.  The comment does not have to be anything in particular.  It will be used so that your name can be entered into the sweepstakes as facilitated by Random.Org.   There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY or any other type of consideration that must be given to enter this sweepstakes.     By entering a comment, you are entering in the sweepstakes and are thus agreeing to the full terms and conditions outlined here.

Contact information/Privacy Policy:  When entering the sweepstakes, please provide a means for the writer of this blog to contact you when the sweepstakes has ended.  You may choose to leave your blog address, twitter handle, email address, or any other means that you are comfortable with and provides a reasonable way for the writer of this blog to contact you.  If you do not want, your contact information put in the comment field, you may e-mail the writer of this blog at  Your contact information will be used so that the writer of this blog may contact you if you win or if the retailer sponsoring the sweepstakes needs to contact you if you win.  Your information may also be used so that the writer of this blog can converse with you, even if you are not the winner. Your name (meaning whatever name you leave - whether twitter, blog, or real name) will be announced on this blog if you do win.   Your name will also be announced on Twitter. After the contest, either the writer of this blog or the sponsor of the sweepstakes will use your name and contact information to contact you if you win and send you your prize.  By entering this sweepstakes, you give the writer of this blog, the right to contact you or have the sponsor contact you as well as post your name on the writer's blog to announce the winner as well as announce your name on Twitter.  

Eligibility Requirements:  To enter this sweepstake you must be over 18 years of age and a United States citizen.  Other restrictions apply.  You can enter by simply leaving a comment on this blog, NO PURCHASE or other consideration is neceessary.   You cannot enter by any other means. 

Duration and deadlines:  This sweepstakes starts on Wednesday May 29, 2013  at 8 p.m.  and will go to Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Winner will be announced by Monday June 3, 2013 at 8 p.m. and will be announced through this blog -  A winner has one week from the announcement of the winner to claim the prize or else a new winner will be chosen Monday June 10, 2013 after 8 p.m.) .  All prizes will be awarded.  Thus if the winner does not come forward, a new winner will be chosen.

Prize Description: There will be three winners.  One winner with receive a free race entry and a VERT Hat.  The other two will receive a VERT hat. The race fee is valued at $38.00 

Odds of Winning:  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The winner(s) will be chosen using  The writer of this blog will count up the names that have been submitted and plug the information into the Random generator on to select a winner. 

Disputes or mistakes:  Writer of this blog will not be held liable for any technical failures or typographical errors.  If the winner does not claim his or her prize within one week of the winner announcement, a new winner will be chosen.  If there is a dispute between two or more participants on who won the sweepstakes, a new winner will be chosen.   If the site goes down, and comments/entries are lost, participants will have to resubmit their entry.  The writer of this blog will make an announcement on her blog and extend the sweepstakes for one week starting from the time that the comment section is back in working order.   At any time,  if the comment section is not working, the writer of this blog shall not be held liable.  When she becomes aware of this (although it is not her responsibility to become aware of it), she will extend the period of the sweepstakes to ensure that all entrants are given one week total time to enter the sweepstakes.  Thus if the comment section is down for one week, one week will be added to the sweepstake.  If it is down for one day, one day will be added to the sweepstake.  This only applies if the writer of this blog is aware of this issue.

Sponsor Information:  Eddie, organizer of the race, can be contacted through twitter here

Disclaimer:  This sweepstakes is being held in the United States and is open to United States citizens, making it under federal and all 50 U.S. states law and jurisdiction.  The sweepstakes is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  The writer of this blog is not liable or responsible for any lost or broken items and is held harmless.  She is also not liable or responsible for any injuries or problems that occur from using the item won in this sweepstake.   

Time of delivery:  Once a winner is chosen and contacted, the writer of this blog will work to get the winner his or her prize either by shipping the item or having the sponsor ship the item to the winner or by any other means reasonable.  There is no time requirement by which the item must be shipped.  The writer of this blog will work with the winner and the sponsor and will ship the item (or deliver by any other means reasonable), but again no time limited is required.  The writer of this blog is not responsible for items lost or damaged while in shipping or delivery or before or after shipping or delivery.  If the item needs to be returned/exchange or if there is a problem or issue with the item, the winner should contact the sponsor directly.

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