Free Race Entry Giveaway!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Des Moines Marathon Free Race Entries Giveaway!

**This giveaway has ended and winners have been notified**

Oh my gosh ya'll- I am so excited!

As many of you know, I am a blogger for the IMT Des Moines Marathon. I am so pumped to announce that just like last year, the wonderful race organizer, Chris Burch, has agreed to give away 4 prizes on my blog! 

We will be giving away TWO RACE ENTRIES (full, half, 5 mile or 5K- your choice!) and TWO runner up prizes of IMT DMM swag! So, yes, that’s correct- FOUR PRIZES! This year the races are on October 14-15, 2017, so there is still plenty of time to start training for any of the distances!

Please see the Rafflecopter above and enter daily! The giveaway starts Monday, May 15th but hurry and come back often as the giveaway ends Monday, May 29th. Most of you should be fine, but if you have trouble seeing the Rafflecopter giveaway above from a mobile device, try 1.) scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on "View Web Version" or, 2.) logging in from a PC or a non-mobile device.

This giveaway is particularly special to me because the IMTDMM was my very first marathon in 2014. I ran the I-35 Challenge in 2015, the half in 2016 and will be running the full marathon again this year, so I am really excited to offer these prizes and hopefully get to meet some of you on the start or finish line!

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During my first marathon, the IMT DMM in 2014.

I absolutely love the IMT DMM races. As I said, I have run both the full and the half, and both times have been an amazing experience for me. I blogged about some of my race experiences here and here and am excited to keep blogging about my training for my 2017 experience. Last year I posted several articles on the IMTDMM official blog that will help you understand why I love this race so much. Not only is it in my home state of Iowa so I always have family and friends to cheer me on as I run it, but last year my brother even ran the half with me- his very first half marathon. The medals, the course, the option of the I-35 Challenge (two races in one weekend), the amazing food venders, but more than anything the IMTDMM is the most supportive race I have ever run. So many incredble volunteers and spectators cheer on complete strangers as they run the course... the race director does an excellent job of making sure the whole package comes together wonderfully.

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After the I-35 Challenge in 2015.

Okay, so how do you enter to win these free race entries and awesome swag? It is so easy! On the top of this website there is a Rafflecopter. (Again, most of you should be fine, but if you have trouble seeing the Rafflecopter giveaway above from a mobile device, try 1.) scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on "View Web Version" or, 2.) try logging in from a PC or a non-mobile device.) You simply complete a few easy tasks of your choice, such as visit the IMTDMM Facebook page, 'Like" us both and Tweet about the giveaway, as well as a few other options, and you're entered! Some of the entry options you can even complete daily, meaning that you can get even more entries into the drawing. 

When the drawing ends, Rafflecopter will randomly draw winners from the entries and then I will personally notify winners via email and tell them how they can collect their prizes. The Rafflecopter will run for two weeks and the only stipulation for winners is that they must use the free race entry themselves (no gifting it to someone else). If you have already registered, you will be reimbursed for your paid entry fee. Remember you can decide what race distance you want to enter (full, half, 5 mile or 5K). And that's it! 

Once again the giveaway ends May 29, 2017 and you can enter daily!


On your mark, get set, go! 

I will post again next week with more details about the race, such as price increase dates, the race weekend events, route maps and anything else I can pass along.

37 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I'd love to win the full marathon entry. I ran the full last year and had a tough day personally, but I loved the course and support. - Brittni L.

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  2. Hope I'm the lucky winner this year!

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  3. This is my first Full Marathon! how awesome would it be to win a free entry!!!

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  4. Des Moines was my first full in 2015 and I would love to run it again and try to get a better time!

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    1. I'm currently registered for the half this year and am shooting for a PR.

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  5. I would love to win the full entry! Last year was my first marathon ever after discovering a love of running trying to lose some baby weight. :)

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    1. Devin I totally get the baby weight thing ;) Best of luck!

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    2. Thanks! I look forward to following your posts as I still feel like a new runner and need all the tips I can get :)

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  6. This may be the best post ever!

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  7. I would absolutely love to participate in the Des Moines Half this year!

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  8. Would love to win an entry for the full! The lst time i ran the marathon was 2013. I had a baby in 2014, broke my ankle in 2015 and had another baby in 2016!! I'm ready to RUN!!

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    1. You sound like you deserve this! Good luck- fingers crossed!!

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  9. The full marathon please :). DSM was my first full, did it for Charity.

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  10. I've never done a full marathon, but am about to do my 3rd half. I would love to do this full for my daughters who will be 1 in June & 11 in August to show them that strength is a lifelong mental & physical adventure.

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    1. You sound like a great role model! Good luck!

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  11. Thanks so much for this chance! I have run Des Moines 3 years, but decided to bow out this year due to finances. Would love to win this!

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    1. Race entries can get expensive. Best of luck Aarika!

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  12. I did the Des Moines half this past year, it was my first half and I loved it, hoping to make it back this year!

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  13. I have done the full marathon the last two years and am planning to go back down to the half marathon this year.

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  14. As much as I would like to do the full (my accountability partner is doing the full), I think training for the half fits better into my family schedule right now.

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    1. I too struggle to find time to train, which is why it's been a few years since I have ran a full. Best of luck!

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  15. My first full was DSM in 2015 and I loved it! Training in the hot summer wasn't love though!

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    1. Summer training can be brutal! Good luck 😉

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  16. I would love to do the half marathon!

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  17. I'm in for the marathon.... my second.... Bring on the training!!

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    1. Good luck Suzy! This will be my 2nd as well.

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