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The Virtual Joggermom Marathon…it’s not just a 26.2 mile race, it is an adventure! How fun will this be to run and compete with other Moms all over the US virtually?!? We will be signing up Moms from February thru May 15th. On May 1st the race begins. Participating Moms can start recording mileage until they complete a total of 26.2 miles by May 31st.
Why a Virtual Marathon you may ask? Two reasons: 1) We are all Moms and finding time on the weekend to run in a race does not always happen. This way you can run with or without your children at your own leisure. It is a race but, it is not about who finished first or fastest. All who complete the race are winners. 2) I wanted to put on the Joggermom Marathon is to give back to other Moms. May is the month all of us Mothers are recognized, why not do something for ourselves this month with a promise to become more fit? This year 10% of your entry will go to the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the #1 killer in women.
Check Out our Grand Prizes-
- Bumbleride Indie Stroller- All new for 2013
- B.O.B. Revolution SE Single Stroller
- Baby Jogger Summit X3- All new for 2013 (Can’t wait? Baby Jogger has a great promotion you can enter to win when you purchase your new Baby Jogger Summit X3 between March 1st and May 31st)
- Garmin Forerunner 10- GPS running watch ($130 value)
- $100 Amazon gift card
- Another Mother Runner book and accessories ($30 value)
- 2 Handful fitness bras ($50 value)
Funny Photo Contest- Let’s have fun on the run! Send in your funny photos of you during the Joggermom Marathon (preferrably with you running). This is one of last years entrants…This mom was exhausted after the race especially because her unborn baby beat her to the finish line….haha! Send all of your entries here:email@example.com Want to see all that entered last year for some inspiration? Check us out on Pinterest.
- Winner will win a “fun” prize worth $100
Why Sign Up-
- A fun way to do something good for you and give back to others
- Weekly newsletters about popular running topics
- Discounts from our sponsors
- Weekly play list to keep you moving
- Great place to hang out with like minded Mom’s
- The prizes, the prizes, the prizes….
As with everything in life we have rules:
Event Dates: May 1st thru May 31st (you have the whole month to complete 26.2 miles, there is no need to complete it all in 1 run)
Event Distance: Marathon 26.2 mile (That is just under 1 mile a day or just over 6.5 miles a week)
Registration: Registration starts late February and continues thru May 15th. Go to the Registration tab, fill out and submit the required information (name, email, state). Please note we are having you register thru Eventbrite this year and you will be taken off of our page temporarily. Sign Up Today! Weekly prizes to be given out leading up to the start of the race.
Proof of participation: You are required to maintain a spreadsheet or our attached Excel (can be found in the “starting packet” tab up top) Spreadsheet. Once you have completed the 26.2 miles please contact firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you crossed the finish line. If you are a winner you will need proof of your mileage to claim your prize by providing us with pictures of your: Garmin, iPhone, Polar, Nike+, Treadmill, etc…showing the miles and date of each of your runs and the Spreadsheet. This is only due if you are a random.org winner. All Winners contacted on or before Monday, June 3rd. Winners will be announced as prizes have been claimed on JoggermomMarathon.com,via e-mail and facebook (most up to the minute info happens here).
Prizes: We will determine a winner randomly using random.org to select. Prizes shipping within the Continental US will be sent at no cost to the winner.
Pictures: We would love for you to submit a photo of yourself with your “race bib” or with your Joggermom Marathon tee. You can print your “race bib” by clicking the picture below or you can purchase a Joggermom Marathon tee by clicking here. (Pictures can and may be used in the future for promotions, social media, website, etc…). Race bibs will not be available until the end of April. Feel free to post on our Facebook page.
Help Us Thank Our Sponsors: As a thank you to our sponsors we would love it if you “like” them on Facebook or “follow” them on Twitter. It is all about being social ladies! They have done a lot to put up these great awards and we want to recognize them. The list of our sponsors and the links are below.
We love that Karen believes in our marathon and how it can help her readers stay fit and on balance. Who doesn’t want a well balanced life; I have started following her blog http://onbalance.wordpress.com/ to get tips and I must say her writing gives me a lot of inspiration.
A great big thanks to Brandy for helping us spread the word on her blogs (http://themarathonmom.com/ and http://42daystofit.com/). She has a lot of great information on family, faith, food and fitness so please stop on by her sites and see for yourself. Also , she has a great pdf out for download on 42daystofit.com.
We like to congratulate the awesome mom on http://www.momslittlerunningbuddy.com/ on having her little girl Allie. Also thanks for her support to Joggermom Marathon.
We want to keep you motivated all month long….Being that most exercise regimens find you bored and ready to quit in 10 days we thought it would be fun to offer it all month long.
All you do is exercise…any exercise….for 13 minutes every day this month….Post about it….Facebook or use hash tag #Fitness13 on Twitter. Let us know throughout the month how you are doing….It is always good to have a support system in place (even the virtual kind) when you start to sway away from your fitness goals.
I was recently asked what stroller is best to push in the snow? All I could think of is a BOB video that shows a mom running thru the snow with her stroller to get milk and eggs. I had to share it with you too! Be sure to click on the picture to see the video. It is pretty funny.
What to look for in a snow baby stroller:
- Fixed Front wheel (wheels will actually work against you if they are in swivel mode
- Large tires-Look for a 10″ or bigger (Remember the larger the wheel size the easier the push
- Tires with grooves much like a mountain bike tire to grasp the surface it is being pushed on.
- Tires you put in air into will get you where you want to go. Plastic tires will pop in extreme cold temperatures.
- Tire rims you want to be covered not a shiny metal as that will rust when used in water or damp conditions for long periods of time.
- It is recommended that you also use a stroller rain cover to keep your baby warm while you are out and about.
The stroller we recommend to take you where you want to go whether it be summer or winter would be the BOB Sport Utility Stroller or BOB SUS. It comes complete with shocks, large air filled tires with grooves to grasp the surface you push it on. It is only a fixed wheel which also makes it perfect for the snow or sand and the wheels are covered to avoid rust.
We recently shipped a new BOB Revolution SE to Kristin over at Life’s Little Mashup. Listen to what she had to say about her new jogger and how much she loves to run behind it (almost as much as her son loves to ride in it). “I could tell from the first moment we headed out with the new stroller that things were going to be different. I can not believe hard I was working before. I’m going to have to find another way to burn off the extra calories I used to push my first stroller. We took our usual route and I could feel the hesitation mounting as we got ready to hit the first uneven part of the sidewalk. It was amazing!! We flew over the bumps without a single problem. (Kaleb didn’t have to hang on for dear life) At that point I was totally hooked. The difference was unbelievable. My run was so relaxing I actually found my mind drifting for a while….
Kaleb says he really likes his new stroller! I used to joke before that running with the stroller was my “make up” run if I missed my run I was supposed to do on my own. Although I love going out with Kaleb, it was sometimes a total hassle to take the stroller out. Now I can really enjoy our runs together! There are so many things I love about my stroller, but a few of my favorites are that the handle bar hits me right at my waist, the handle bar console has cup holders that are so much deeper, the whole inside of the stroller seat is padded and the sun shade is so much bigger! Things have been massively improved for both of us.” For the complete jogging stroller review go here: http://www.lifeslittlemashup.blogspot.com/2012/12/strolling-along.html
Mountain buggy has started a new EVOLUTION of Mountain Buggy strollers for 2013!
Not only does it now have a rigid front locking wheel (5% play is still an option too!) but, you can urbanize your stroller by purchasing the optional 12″ rear wheels. The Terrain Wheel Set will retail for $64.99. The best of both worlds! Starting to ship next month.
So What is all of this talk about an EVOLUTION?
Mountain Buggy has evolutionized itself with the introduction of the Mountain Buggy. They took their current line up of strollers and developed a new stroller based on feedback from parents from across the globe. Here is what they have come up with:
- Lie Flat to Upright positioned seat
- Seat capacity is 44 lbs
- New Aerotech 10″ wheels (remember the rule about larger tires? “The larger the wheel size the easier the push”)
- Included accesories: Cup Holder & Safety Wrist Strap
- Customize your Mini with a different colored hood. Retails for $34.99
- Pop out sun Visor
- Full swivel front wheel makes it easier to maneuver in tight places.
- Need to know more? Holly of Baby Gizmo has given her review here.
Have a question about this new line up? Be sure to leave a comment.
For those of you that have been running in races a white t-shirt and a medal used to be status quo. Most races have given up on giving out medals but, continue to give out race tee’s. 99% of your 5k or 10k races are still the white logo’d tees with the race graphic on the front and the sponsors on the back. I have 20+ of these white tee’s that I only use to clean house in. Who wants to run in cotton??? It keeps the sweat on your body and it does not breathe as well as a tech tee. For a little more money you can get a tech tee that you would actually run in again or wear a really cool graphic tee done on a color like this one shown above from the Westminster Women’s Classic put on by 3W races. I actually “wear” this cotton tee for every day things like going to soccer practices. It is a favorite! Still shows that I ran in a race but, it doesn’t shout it out like so many others do. I realize races need to get the word out about their cause and or race and they need to show their sponsors (I have been one of those sponsors and I am happy to wear a tee with my business on it). I also realize that a plain white tee with a graphic on the front is the best way to advertise their race.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could “opt out” of the tee or say the first 100 to register get a free tech tee? Just thoughts….I will continue to give out cotton tees but, sell the tech tee’s I hope those who wear them wear them because they like the graphics or logo….
Another thought is to give a sweat towel, visor or socks out to the racers…Personally, I miss the bling and would rather get a medal at the end of a race then a white cotton tee….need a few ideas on what to do with those white cotton tee? Check out this post on what to do with race tee’s, bibs and medals: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/What-to-Do-With-Your-Old-Race-Bib-T-shirts-and-Medals.htm