Welcome, March Lunacy participants! As our THANK YOU for voting in this year’s tournament, now until Sunday, April 22 we’re giving two new RaceRaves members: 

  • one (1) FREE entry to November’s highly rated Monterey Bay Half Marathon, from the awesome team at the Big Sur International Marathon (current retail value $109), or
  • one (1) $50 gift card to JackRabbit.com, a community of running enthusiasts who help you find the perfect fit in all your favorite brands of active gear. (Save 15% off any online order from JackRabbit now using the code RACERAVES15 — expires 5/31/18).

To qualify for the giveaway, simply:

  1. sign up for a free RaceRaves account, and
  2. add to your member profile two past races you’ve run and two future races you plan to run — choose from thousands of races around the world

Then increase your odds of winning with each race review you post! How’s that for easy?

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Each winner also receives a stylish RaceRaves race hat by Headsweats®:

Why join RaceRaves? Think of us as a “Trip Advisor for races”, a one-stop resource where runners of all levels can:

  • Track your past & future races, including finish times and personal bests, and visualize your travels on our smart 50 States Map
  • Rate & review races (with photos, videos & blog reports) to help other runners and race directors
  • Connect with supportive, like-minded members of the RaceRaves community

With so many events to choose from, RaceRaves is all about helping runners discover the best races and run the world.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck, and thanks for getting to know us at RaceRaves, your premier online resource to discover, track & review all your races!

(ICYMI, our March Lunacy tournament wrapup is here.)

HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, non-members must 1) sign up for a free account on RaceRaves.com between Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and 2) add at least two past races and two future races to their profile (“Staging Area”) page. Races can be added by selecting the “Add a Race” button on the Staging Area (profile) page or the “Add to My Races” button on any race page or search results page. Each review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member within this time frame will then count as one (1) additional entry into the drawing. To ensure relevance, only reviews for races run since April 30, 2015 are eligible for the drawing. Existing RaceRaves members are ineligible for the drawing — but we love you guys just the same!

On April 24, 2018, RaceRaves will randomly select two prize winners and notify them by email. The grand prize winner (first winner chosen at random) will be given their choice of either prize (free entry to the Monterey Bay Half Marathon or a $50 gift card to JackRabbit.com), after which the runner-up will be awarded the remaining prize. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm on May 5, 2018, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein. Previous winners are not eligible again for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the closing date of their winning giveaway period.

Every eligible race review counts 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. Please keep in mind, the more thoughtful & detailed your review, the more helpful it will be to other runners. Naturally your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Other RaceRaves articles you’ll enjoy (trust us!):

Dave McGillivray: Running the world in 7 days
8 Quick Picks for 2018 Races
Introducing your (smart) 50 States Map
Best Bets for a Boston Qualifier (Oct-Mar)
Best Bets for a Boston Qualifier (Apr–Sept)
Unconventional Races that dare to be different
5 Half Marathon Series worth a full look

And for more helpful articles, check out our blog!