Energizer Night Race For A Brighter World {Giveaway For Chicago Race Registration}

(Disclosure: I am a Blogger Ambassador for the Energizer Night Race but all thoughts are my own.)

Did you know that 1.3 billion people lack access to clean lighting, forcing them to rely on kerosene lamps? It sounds innocent, but kerosene is actually responsible for 1.5 million deaths annually. Without adequate lighting, children in these rural communities can’t study effectively. Physicians can’t provide proper medical attention after daylight hours. And, kerosene is so expensive that it ends up costing these families half of their income.

Energizer has decided to help by donating 14 million hours of light to families around the world through their partner, One Million Lights – a non-profit that provides clean, safe, affordable solar lighting to rural communities globally.

 

Energizer is hosting a series of races this year where participants race at night, with the light of an Energizer® headlight to guide them, letting them unite to raise awareness for the global need for safe, affordable solar light for the 1.3 billion people in the world living without electricity. This year’s Chicago Energizer Night Race is on June 7th.

GIVEAWAY:

Two readers will each win registration for the Chicago 2014 race

HOW TO ENTER:

 Tell me why you want to win

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Giveaway ends June 1, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be a US resident to enter. Giveaway includes registration only and does not cover any other costs including travel, parking, etc…

Family-Friendly Event: Run Or Dye Chicago {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I will receive compensation and admission to this event in exchange for this promotional post.)

Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is headed to Toyota Park on May 24, 2014!  Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy the world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.

Run or Dye is for everyone! Whether you’re a recovering couch potato or an avid marathon runner, you’ll love the atmosphere and experience at Run or Dye. You’re welcome to walk, run, dance, or skip your way to the finish line. And Run or Dye is family-friendly — kids 6 and under participate for FREE and do not require registration!

Use the code: BLOGCHICAGO to save $10. CODE EXPIRES MAY 17th!  If you join a team you can save another $5!

GIVEAWAY:

Enter below for your chance to win two codes for free admission to Run or Dye in Chicago on May 24th, 2014. Giveaway ends 5/10/2014 at 11:59pm. Winner will be send the codes via email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.

 

So who wants to join in on the fun with me?!

Pretty Muddy Women’s 5K Run {Chicago}

(Disclosure: I received free registration to this run in exchange for sharing about it but all thoughts are my own.)

Pretty Muddy, the all women’s 5k mud run, is coming to Chicago September 7th! This run is more fun that exercise. With obstacles and costumes it will be a blast so get your friends together and sign up! Use code: HAWKSWIN to receive $20 off your registration. Offer expires July 5th.

I Just Signed Up To Run My First Marathon…

{Funny story….}

I sat in a meeting where I signed up to run a marathon. Then, after the meeting, I discovered Sinisa had not picked the boys up from their Sunday School classroom {like I thought he would do while I was at the meeting} so I sprinted through Church to pick up Jacob. By the time I got down the hallway I was out of breath.

Yet I somehow think I’m going to make it 26 miles…

What did I get myself into!?

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I’ll be running {err more like gasping for air with each step I take} the Chicago Marathon in October and raising money for World Vision to give clean water to children in Africa. I love the cause and I love the Charity so I’m really excited to be doing this. Who has good tips for beginning runners? I’d love to hear them :)