Hello, ladies! I have something special for you: a chance to win a free entry to a See Jane Run race! (And while I only have one free entry to give away, anyone can use the coupon code below to get 25% off any See Jane Run event: a half marathon or 5K in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Calif.), a half or 5K in Seattle, or the Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon in Shadow Cliffs, Calif. How’s that for an awesome deal?)
See Jane Run’s mission is to empower women of all ages, athletic ability and size through running and sports – and they do an amazing job at that through their events. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself with a new distance, to PR, to complete a triathlon or simply to have fun with your BRFs – or all of the above! – you will find yourself in the right place at a SJR race.
Since 2012, I’ve run the SJR half in Alameda twice, and I’ve completed the SJR triathlon twice (read my recaps of the 2013 and the 2014 tri races, and the 2013 half marathon), so you could say I’m no newb to their events. Yet, each time I’m so impressed and surprised, really, at how different they are, compared with most “regular,” co-ed races.
Instead of nerves at the start, there are smiles, hugs and a fun group-dance warm-up; and on the course, in place of the competitiveness is camaraderie and the heartfelt support of others. They’re not your competitors, they’re your partners in fun and badassery! It’s as if all these women athletes have one end goal, really: to go out there with friends and family and enjoy life — while kicking ass, of course — and then celebrate all that with a glass of champagne and a bite (or three) of delicious chocolate.
Sound like something you’d enjoy? Here is your chance to score a free entry — and my chance to make one person happy this year! I’ll contact the winner on April 6!