Enjoy your 13.1-mile tour of the gorgeous Salinas Valley? Tell other envious runners about your experience, and you could win a FREE entry to the Monterey Bay Half this November!

Simply post your review for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon on RaceRaves.com by Sunday, August 20, and you’ll automatically qualify for a chance to win a free entry to the Monterey Bay Half on November 12, 2017. Both races are a part of the Big Sur Marathon’s family of events.

PLUS, increase your odds & earn additional drawing entries by reviewing more races! (one drawing entry per review)

Our winner also receives an eye-catching RaceRaves tech tee or singlet (medal earned separately):

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It’s easy to create a free RaceRaves account (or sign in via Facebook) to share your ratings and reviews as well as add photos, videos or even a blog report.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck, and thanks for sharing your race-day experiences on RaceRaves, your premier online resource to discover, track & review all your races!

HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, submit your review (= one drawing entry) for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon between August 5, 2017 and 11:59pm PDT on August 20, 2017. Every review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member will then count as one (1) additional entry into the drawing. To ensure relevance, only reviews for races run since August 30, 2014 are eligible for the drawing.

On August 21, 2017, RaceRaves will randomly select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm on August 27, 2017, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein. Previous RaceRaves giveaway 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.

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