Tuesday, March 2, 2010

St. Patty's Day Virtual 10K (or 5k Relay)

I just ran my second half marathon (race recap to come) and am about to run my third. But I was thinking, between the two I can't run any great distances but I can run a 10k. I prefer to run with people but all my running peeps are tired from the race. I can't slack just yet. I'm still in training. So this is where you, bloggie friends, come in handy.

The Details: In honor of St. Patty's Day and the inaugural debut of the Irish Running Queens (more to come on that) I decided to host a St. Patty's Day virtual 10k. Come run with me. Between now and March 17th (St. Patty's Day) run a 10k. I have a few followers who are not runners, yet. If you still want to run(walk) a 5k instead, let me know and I'll set up teams. Anyone can run(walk) a 5k.  I know. I've done it as a non-runner runner.

How to Enter: Be (or become) a follower of my blog. Leave me a comment and let me know you're participating.

When you've run your 10k, send me an email at megmehell at yahoo with your time and where I can mail your duckie. I'll post all the participants times and a picture of you running if you send me one. Please send me your times by noon on the 16th

Prizes: All participants will receive a little duck of the Irish. If you push little ones in a stroller while you run, I'll send them each one for supporting mommy. The winners shall receive green with silver tiara Bondi Bands will be give to the winners. The winners will be chosen comme ca... the runner with the median time and a random participant.

 Me with Nanny Goat. I'm sporting my green tiara bondi band

And please spreed the word.  I'd love to have mail out lots of little duckies.
Oh and of course, don't forget to wear your green.

27 comments:

Libby said...

Awww...This sounds like so much fun! I love the duckies and your tiara! I wish I could run or walk :( But I will help get the word out on my blog, hopefully tonight or tomorrow....if I remember haha

nikki224 said...

Ooooh! LOVE this! I'm in!!! Awesome idea, Meg...I love the thought of running a virtual race with bloggy buds! :)

Stephanie said...

I am running in a 5mile St. Patty's Day race on March 13th... Does this count?

Love the duckies!!!

runninaround said...

Oh fun! So this is what the tiara headbands were for! I'd love to win one back =) I'm in!

Melissa said...

Okay....I'm in. I have a race on March 13th that could be a 5K or a 10K. I guess now I'm doing the 10K. :)

scott said...

i'm in. :)

Anne Marie said...

okie dokie...I'm in. I'm running a 10k this weekend (before I dash off for an Oscar fest!)

Jill said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm doing (maybe) a 7K St. Patty's run, otherwise I would. I need to be careful to not over race right now in preps for the marathon but so glad you're doing this, it will pull a lot of fun people together!

Croughwell said...

I am in! I have a 10k race this weekend! I will of course be running with my stroller!

Christina A-BEAR said...

Very excited to be part of your virtual 5k!

Lori said...

That's so cool! Does treadmill running count? I hope to do it outside, but weather can be pretty unpredictable around here!

MCM Mama said...

Ooh, count me in!

Rebecca said...

Count me in! I know of the perfect green shirt to wear.

Staci Dombroski said...

How fun :-)

Darlene said...

I am now a follower - taking for hosting this race. I am defintely going to do it!!

Darlene said...

Since I've only run 5k races, if someone needs a partner, I'm it. Otherwise I'll walk/run the 5k.

Maureen said...

Does it have to be a timed race? Or can I run a 10K and send you my time??

Kerrie T. said...

Congrats on your second half! Mine's coming up. I'm going to become a follower, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to fit in a 10K, so I don't want to officially sign up for that yet.

I'm actually dropping by because I saw your comment on Zoe's blog about my PB&J balls (okay, that felt weird writing that). There's actually a picture over on my blog, albeit not a very good one, of the...um...balls... yeah, that doesn't sound very good.

StephanieC said...

A friend and I are doing our first 5k together on March 13th .Add them up and they make a 10K I bet her little one year old boy would love a green duckie.
Good luck!

Denise said...

thanks for the suggestion for the blog post!! i'll definitely put something together for the mental training. great idea!!

Christina said...

Totally want to be apart of this! I'm running a 5 K :)

Amanda said...

I'll play, but I think a 5K is all I can manage right now. Fun!

EricaH said...

I am in... gonna try to get it in today :)

Christy said...

Dan & I (and Jack) are in! We will be walking a 5K.

Erin Matthew said...

Hey I just did a 10K in Shreveport last weekend! Does that count? Congrats on the running!!

ajh said...

I'm in. I'll run it this coming weekend. Such fun!

Melissa said...

Done! 1 hour and 4 seconds. According to Garmin, it was actually 6.3, so really I finished under 60 (that makes me feel better). :) Either way...I did it!!