Saturday, August 31, 2013

Race Entry Raffle - Hogsback Half Marathon - September 28th - Colebrook, CT

Okay. So I know you all have been hearing me gush about Running for Rescues and how I am trying to raise money for this fantastic organization. BUT did I mention that Running for Rescues is the benefactor for a half marathon I am doing in September? Maybe...Maybe not. WELL IT'S TRUE. One of the only ways you can get me to do a half in CT is to either have a great cause or a great medal. The Hogsback Half has both!

Now even though my health has been what you would find in a field full of bulls after a large meal... I have been hitting the jackpot in life so far. Not only was work really good and productive this week but...

I won a roll of KT Tape from We Run Disney this week


I won a free entry into the Hogsback Half!..... Wait, but I already paid for it. Oh....hmm...

After learning I won the free entry I contacted the amazing company to give it away (Sonic Endurance) and they allowed me to give it away to one of you!

What I would like to do is ask that if you are interested in gaining entry to this EPIC half marathon you visit Sammy's and my fundraising page through

Here is the link:

Donate $5 to our fundraising and you will be entered into winning this entry (I will give the winner a code). I will draw the winner on September 14th. The race is on September 28th. The regular registration fee right now is $35 ($30 if you are a Friend of Running for Rescues). Please make sure you give me some way of contacting you so I may give you the code.

Here is some information about the race from Hartford Track Club's website:

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  • Course:
    *It is a fast course with a 100-ft net decrease in elevation. You'll run on country roads through the towns of Riverton, Pleasant Valley, Hartland and Colebrook with a beautiful finish on the top of the Goodwin Dam.
    *Course will be open for 3 hours and will close at noon (13:45 minute/mile pace)
    * There will be a lead bike and a sag bike to escort the first and last runners
  • Race Day Schedule:
    *Packet pick up begins at 7 a.m. on race morning (September 28, 2013)
    *Race begins promptly at 9 a.m.
    *Awards ceremony will being at approximately 11:30 a.m. (you must be present to receive your award or have someone else collect it for you)
  • Amenities:
    *Long sleeve shirts for all pre-registered runners
    *6 water stations at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12
    *At every water stop there will be water and Skratch energy drink. At miles 6 and 10 there will be Clif Shot Gels
    *Great post-race food including apple pie, apple cider donuts, apples slices with peanut butter, nutella and caramel, apple cookies, fruit, bagels and lots of sweet treats
    *Bib Tag Electronic Timing by Platt Systems
  • Awards:
    *Top 3 overall male and female
    *5-year Age Divisions (no duplicates): 18 and under 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Registration:
    * $30 - General / Open
    * $30 - Friends of Running for Rescues
Think about it... APPLE PIE..... Yup. You got me. I'm in. I was in before I knew this. But now. I feel even more psyched to run knowing that will be waiting for me afterwards.

1 comment:

  1. All that apple sounds so good. I love apple cider donuts, and actual fall weather in September is something I miss.