I have a special giveaway for NYC-area runners! The rest of youâ€¦Iâ€™m sorry 🙁 Iâ€™ll understand if you X out right now and come back tomorrow.Â
I love NYC races, but I also love getting off my island and seeing things from a different perspective. Iâ€™ve run the Newport Half twice (2010Â and 2012) and even recommended it as a great, flat course to a friend for her first half while gearing up for the Marine Corps Marathon.
A few weeks ago, the PR people for the Newport 10K reached out to see if I wanted to run the 10K on May 2 there. YES! But wait, no. Iâ€™m taking a class that weekend. (Which means all the fun things happen then, obviously.) So I asked if I could do a giveaway for my entry instead, and they were kind enough to agree to that.Â
The organizers say itâ€™s known as the fastest course in the tri-state area, and there are four water stops. (Thatâ€™s pretty awesome for a 10K; mine this weekend only had 2, and I wouldnâ€™t have minded the option for more, especially on such a warm day.) The course runs along the Hudson and through downtown Jersey City and should have AWESOME views. If you live in NYC, itâ€™s a short PATH ride away, especially if you live downtown and can get on at World Trade Center.
On their Facebook and Twitter, theyâ€™re asking people to share #whyirun. Tell me below in the comments why youÂ run for a chance to win a bib to this race.Â
Since this is next weekend, Iâ€™m going to keep this short and sweet â€” entry is open until Thursday, April 23 at noon EST.