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UPDATE (May 19, 2015): Thanks to all the raving lunatics who participated in our Evergreen Trail Runs giveaway.  And congratulations to our winners (drum roll…):

  • Danny Naylor: Rave prize (Entry to the 2015 Evergreen Trail Runs race of his choice)
  • Ron Frederick: Second prize ($25 INKnBURN credit)
  • Kathie Walters: Third prize (One-year subscription to Trail Runner magazine)

Congrats, Grand Ridge & all Evergreen Trail Run finishers! Endorphins talk, and we want yours to be heard…

To harness that post-race excitement and pay it forward to other appreciative runners, we're asking you to share your race experiences on RaceRaves. It's easy to create a free account (or sign in via Facebook, Twitter or Google+) to share your ratings and reviews as well as add photos, videos, or even a blog report.

As an added incentive, every event (starting with any qualifying Evergreen Trail Run, see list below) reviewed on RaceRaves between May 2 and May 17, 2015 will double as an entry into a random drawing to win one of the following cool prizes:

Rave Prize (1): Entry to the 2015 Evergreen Trail Run event of your choice

Second Prize (1): $25 credit to INKnBURN – performance apparel designed for athletes who don't feel the need to blend in with the crowd

Third Prize (1): One-year subscription to Trail Runner magazine (approximate retail value $22)

Each winner will also receive (party time!) a RaceRaves tech tee.  And everyone who participates will receive a coupon by email for 15% off a future purchase at The Balanced Athlete (valid until June 14, 2015).

For your reference, here’s a complete list of 2015 Evergreen Trail Run events:

Blast from the Past Lord Hill
Lake Sammamish Half Dash Point (Spring)
Squak Mountain Grand Ridge (Spring)
Soaring Eagle Echo Valley
Taylor Mountain Grand Ridge (Summer)
Dash Point (Fall) Tehaleh
Ft. Steilacoom Grand Ridge (Fall)

HOW IT WORKS: To qualify, a member must submit a review (= one entry) for an Evergreen Trail Run event on RaceRaves.com between Saturday, May 2, 2015 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Please keep in mind, the more thoughtful & detailed your review, the more helpful it will be to other runners. Once qualified, there are two ways to earn additional entries:

1) Review more races! Each review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member within this timeframe will count as one (1) entry.

2) Share your reviews! Each review shared on Facebook and/or Twitter (include #raceraves) will count as one (1) entry; limit one entry per shared review.

On May 18, 2015, RaceRaves will randomly select the three prize winners, and winners will be notified by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm on May 22, 2015, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein.

Every eligible race review will count as an entry – positive, negative or indifferent. For other runners looking to discover new races and for race directors looking to improve their events, the most important elements of any review are fairness and honesty. For example, "I ran this race with a stress fracture and appendicitis, worst race EVER" would rate low on the "fair review" scale. Naturally your odds of winning depend on the number of submitted reviews.

Feel free to email us with any questions. Good luck, and thanks for sharing your race experiences on RaceRaves – after all, good things come to those who rave!

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