I am so excited to announce that I am giving away a free race entry to the Back on My Feet 5 Miler! The race is on March 29th, 2014 at 8:30 AM, and will start and finish near the Philadelphia Art Museum.
The amazing folks over at Back on My Feet (BoMF) have generously offered to give my readers a free entry to the BoMF 5 Miler. In case you need any convincing, here are a few reasons you should enter to win an entry to the race!
1) All proceeds from this race go to Back on My Feet.
Back on My Feet is a national non-profit started in Philadelphia to help empower those experiencing homelessness. The mission of BoMF is to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Through training runs and races, the members gain confidence that transfers to the rest of their lives. Read more about their mission here.
2) This is a perfect warm-up race to the Broad Street Run 10 Miler!
If you're one of the 40,000 folks running the Broad Street Run (like me!), the BoMF 5 Miler is a great way to gauge your fitness level halfway to Broad Street. I always do "warm-up" races before big events, which helps boost confidence or pinpoint any weaknesses.
3) Get an automatic Personal Record!
5 miles is not a common race distance. If you've never run a 5 miler, you will automatically have a shiny, new PR to add to your race resume!
Bottom line, Back on My Feet is an awesome organization with an admirable mission. I've always wanted to help out in some way, and even planned to volunteer overnight at their 20in24 race last year before it was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. I'm pumped to be volunteering at the 5 miler, so you'll be sure to see my smiling face somewhere along the course!
The giveaway will run until Friday, March 7th at 11:59 PM. For more info about the race itself, check out the race website. Please use the form below to enter.
*Thanks Rebecca Schaefer (@rebschaefer), for helping to set me up with this opportunity!