Race to the Row for Free (Entry Giveaway)!

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Last year, I had the pleasure of running the inaugural 408K Race to the Row: an 8-kilometer run starting in downtown San Jose (right by the Tank; i.e. HP Pavilion, home to the San Jose Sharks) and finishing at the indulgent Santana Row.

Those of you who are not familiar with San Jose… think of Santana Row as a mini-5th Avenue, only with palm trees and bars with posh outdoor seating. Great for shopping, sipping chilled cocktails and people-watching. And, of course, running.

On race day, Santana Row looked like this:

The 408K quickly became one of my favorite races of the year. It was meticulously planned and went without a hitch: no small feat for an inaugural event! The course was flat (read: fast) and entertaining (two words: Mariachi Mile). The finish area – at Santana Row – was fab, with a live band and face painting and balloons for the little ones. There was a kids race, too, which BabyRuns enjoyed very much.

For all those reasons, I signed up for this year’s race as soon as they opened it up. And today, I am super proud and excited to announce that I am a

I’m really looking forward to getting involved with the community, helping out with group runs and spreading the word about the race!

Seriously, if you were planning to do one 8 km run this year, make it this one. It’s the perfect distance to tackle after a 5K and before a 10K. And think about it. Chances are, it will be your first 8K race (that’s just about 4.97 miles, by the way): instant PR!

Now, for the really exciting news:
The folks at the 408K race have given me a free registration code for one lucky reader, so I’ve planned a little giveaway.

Here’s how to enter (ideally, please complete all three steps; but most importantly, #1!):

1. Tell me, which is your favorite race (or run) distance? Post a comment here, to this blog.
2. Like my Facebook page and stay tuned for the winner announcement
3. Like the 408K Race Facebook page if you haven’t already, to keep up to date on race news

You can win bonus entries by helping me spread the word! Simply tweet the following:

I want to win a FREE entry to @the408K race from “AleksRuns” @Aleks_Todorova http://bit.ly/VhSzkG

And that is all! I will tally up the entries and, after a random drawing, will announce the winner in two weeks, on February 4, 2013.

Registration is $45, but goes up to $48 on February 1.

Hope to see you there!

18 thoughts on “Race to the Row for Free (Entry Giveaway)!

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  • February 1, 2013 at 10:24 am
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    10k have always been my ‘favorite’, I felt like they were just far enough that I had to pre-plan a routine. The more I run the further I go and now the new challenge is a PR at 13.1, I can totally beat my time in last year’s NWM if I push it ;)

    After all is that what running is all about?!?!

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  • January 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm
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    My favorite distance is 5-8k because i’m not good at running long distances.. I just enjoy running with friends :)

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  • January 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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    The longest race I have ran is 13.1 and I love it. I love running at any distance though. Having been overweight my whole life and having lost 130 lbs. I am so grateful that my body lets me run at all!

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  • January 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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    Well, I’ve done 5K and 10Ks so far. Out of the two, I like the 10Ks…they are more challenging. This will be my first 8K and I hope it’ll be just as fun!!

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  • January 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm
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    My favorite run was Color Me Rad which is very similar to the more well known “Color Run.” It felt more like a celebration than anything else. Races should always feel that way (:

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    • February 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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      Hey Pia, you were randomly selected to receive the free entry! Please send me an email [check my “contact me” page for my email address] and I will email you back with the code! Congrats!

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  • January 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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    The 5k trail run is always my first choice, but a 10k or half are fun too.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm
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    I like the 8K, because it is more of a challenge than the 5k but is not overly strenuous.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm
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    13.1 ❤ It’s a challenging distance for me but training is not very time consuming. I can easily fit in training into my daily routine.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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    I like the 10k. Enough of a workout without the achy hip flexers and feet. And I don’t have to stop for potty breaks like in a half marathon.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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    Anything 10k and below is fun for me.
    I don’t like the training required for anything longer :)

    The 408k is a perfect distance!

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  • January 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm
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    I love the challenge of the 13.1! Ever since I started back in 2011…I’m addicted! ;-)

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  • January 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm
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    I love the 5k. It is a great short run that won’t kill me if I don’t have enough time to train.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 11:54 am
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    I like the half because it gets me out for a solid 2+ hours of exercise, yet it doesn’t take up my whole day. Full marathons can be so draining-getting up before the sun, getting to the start around 6am, waiting for the race to start, running for hours, taking in a little post race recovery food, and then dealing with an aching body!

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  • January 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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    I like the half – it’s enough of a challenge for me to keep to my training plan but not as intimidating as a full.

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  • January 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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    My favorite distance is the 10K, because I can fit that amount of running into my life relatively easily, it’s long enough to keep me from slacking off on my training and it’s short enough that my knees don’t protest too much! :-)

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