June 22, 2013
You and your friends are invited to join us on June 22-23, 2013 for the Xero Shoes Barefoot #Anywhere5K. The race is open to all runners, so if you’re more comfortable running in shoes then by all means, go for it. But this race is our little nod to those of you who fully embrace the barefoot running lifestyle. Whether you run barefoot in an ode to your ancestors or for health and medical reasons, we salute you!
This month, our Xeros Barefoot #Anywhere5K race is sponsored by the makers of Xero Shoes (aka “Xeros”). That’s good news for you because Xeros Shoes is offering a custom-made pair of Xeros to one lucky participant.
So what are Xero Shoes?
In a nutshell, they are a unique take on your average barefoot huraches running sandal. They’re lightweight, affordable and backed by a 5,000 mile warranty. Xeros, and their creator, All-American Masters sprinter Steven Sashen, have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Sashen is the guy behind the hilarious “Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say” video on YouTube.
To register for the race just complete and submit the registration form. Then, tell the world via Twitter and Facebook that you’re running. Come race day, download and print your #Anywhere5K bib, run your race, and submit your time using the finisher form.
To be eligible to win a pair of custom-made Xeros, a Road ID gift card, or any of our other giveaways you must do the following:
- Register for the June 22-23, 2013 Xeros Barefoot #Anywhere5K race
- Run your race at any time (and anywhere) on Saturday, June 22 or Sunday, June 23, 2013 AND submit your race time.
- Share photo of yourself with your Xeros Barefoot #Anywhere5K race bib on our Facebook page, or post it to Twitter with the #Anywhere5K hashtag
Barefoot Running Disclaimer
A brief disclaimer about barefoot running: Barefoot running is not for everyone. If you’ve never run barefoot but are curious about doing so, please do your research and follow the proper training regimen before participating in your first barefoot 5K. For more information on the pros and cons of barefoot running, check out the following links, explore the topic on your own, and decide for yourself if barefoot running is right for you:
This #Anywhere5K is sponsored by:
July 7, 2013
Who doesn’t love Grumpy Cat, right? The Grumpy Run is a virtual 10K walk/run to raise money to support the ASPCA.
Submit your pictures and times and we’ll post them in the results and feature your picture on IronWill Running’s website, facebook, and twitter!
You’ve got from 7/7 to 7/14 do your 10k and you’ll receive your medal!
Register here: http://ironwillrunning.wix.com/grumpyrun
July 13, 2013
They say third time’s the charm. So we’re offering up another shot at the 2,500 Mile Challenge on July 13 & 14, 2013! The Challenge is open to runners from around the world who are Facebook fans or Twitter followers.
There’s NO registration for the 2,500 Mile Challenge. To be a part of the challenge and to be eligible for the giveaways, just us on Facebook or on Twitter and run any distance be it in a race, as part of your training, or just for fun, on one or both of the days.
When you get back, post your time and distance using the 2,500 Mile Challenge form, and watch the miles add up to 2-5-0-0. Please note, we will NOT count mileage shared on our Facebook page or via Twitter. All mileage must be submitted using the form. The good part is, you can watch the miles add up throughout the weekend right here!
Come Monday, July 15, if we collectively run 2,500 miles, we’ll choose a random winner for an #Anywhere5K tech TEE, another for a GU Energy Labs prize pack, and others for Road ID gift cards.
Go tell it on the mountain
The more the merrier! Go share the 2,500 Mile Challenge with your friends and family on Twitter and Facebook to get out there and run the challenge!
NOTE: The contest is open to all runners from around the globe. You can thank the marvel of worldwide shipping for that. Yeah progress!
This #Anywhere5K event is sponsored by:
July 27, 2013
For the past two years we’ve held one virtual #Anywhere5K road race a month for nearly all types of runners. Yes, in our quest to encourage runners everywhere to “run your own race,” there’s one group of runners that we’ve, well, neglected. These are folks that prefer hoofing-it over hills as opposed to pounding pavement. Yes, we’re talking about trail runners, and they’re long overdue an #Anywhere5K race of their own.
This July, we’re committed to including all of our nature-loving runners as we present the Happy Trails #Anywhere5K. On July 27 & 28, 2013, experienced trail runners and novices alike are encouraged to take the road less traveled by hitting their favorite trail for 3.1 miles of off-road awesomeness. After you’ve dodged trees, jumped roots, and become one with nature, submit your time by filling out the race’s finisher form.
Consider yourself a city slicker? Aren’t sure where to find the nearest trail? No worries. Most websites for local park boards will list any trails located in the park system, and the folks over at American Trails have put together this handy resource guide for locating state-by-state trails.
To register, just complete and submit the entry form. Come race day, download and print your #Anywhere5K bib, run your race, and submit your time using the finisher form. All that’s left to do is spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.
The Happy Trails #Anywhere5K is sponsored by the good folks at Off ’n Running Sports, SPIbelt, Shaklee, and RoadID.
To be eligible for one of the giveaways you’ll need to:
- Register for the July 27-28, 2013 Happy Trails #Anywhere5K race.
- Run your race at any time (and anywhere) on Saturday, July 27 or Sunday, July 28, 2013 AND submit your race time.
- Share photo of yourself with your Happy Trails #Anywhere5K race bib (coming soon) on our Facebook page, or post it to Twitter with the #Anywhere5K hashtag.
This #Anywhere5K is sponsored by: