#runblueridge Contest Winner


It gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of my Blue Ridge Marathon free entry contest.

Drumroll please……..

Miranda Byrd!

Congratulations Miranda!!!  You will now be able to register for the 2014 event for free.  How exciting is that?

Miranda provided me with a few details about herself, and I wanted to share that along with a link to her running blog for anyone that wanted to give it a look or follow.

Miranda lives in the Atlanta area in Georgia.  She lived in Memphis, TN for four years, and that is where her running career started.  She ran her first marathon last year.  The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, followed by the St. Jude Memphis Marathon just three weeks later.  Ok, just this detail leads me to believe that she loves a challenge.  The Blue Ridge Marathon will be right up her alley!  Miranda is very involved in her local running community. She is a member of the Douglas County Rogue Runners, GUTS, Atlanta Track Club, and Yeti Trail Runners.  She said she particularly loves trail running.  She loves her dog, and sings in her church choir.  You can check out Miranda’s blog here….  www.mirandainmotion.com

I can’t wait to meet Miranda next April in Roanoke, Virginia, for the 2014 running of the Blue Ridge Marathon.

Again, Congratulations!


Blue Ridge Marathon Contest!!


Ok folks, this is it!

Previously stated, and a couple of different dates were given, but I have been given the go ahead to hold my contest this week!

So, starting today with this post, my official race entry contest begins, and will run through this Sunday evening at midnight.  I will use a random number generator and choose a winner next Monday, and make an announcement with another blog entry on October 21, 2013.

You will receive one entry for a comment left on this blog post, and a second entry if you get others to follow my blog.  Please make sure to let me know on Twitter @RunningWild1313 if you introduce others to my blog, and have those people reference your name in his/her replies in the comment section on this blog post.  Your comment on my post should include the reason/reasons why you want to win a free entry into this race.


The Blue Ridge Marathon is an epic event!  It is challenging, and it WILL challenge you to your core.  The event is April 26th, 2014 in Roanoke, Virginia.  It is a beautiful area, with amazing people.  The winner will receive one free race entry, on this date.  If you would like more information, please visit the official race website at http://www.blueridgemarathon.com, and follow them on Twitter at @BRM26pt2.  The website has a lot of great information regarding race specifics, course map, and elevation chart.


That is me, after completing the event this year.  Happy as a clam, and thrilled with beating this tough course.  The journey was amazing, the views astounding, the race organization top notch.  We would love to have you join us for this event in 2014.  As an official Blue Ridge Marathon Blogger, I will be back again in April of 2014, and ready to better my finish time from this year.


The very best of luck to all of you!

#runBlueRidge Contest Update


I recently posted a few times that I would be running a free entry contest this week for the Blue Ridge Marathon.  I am so sorry to say, but I was contacted late last night about a change in the schedule.  My contest has been bumped to the week of December 9th, so that there will not be two contests going on at the same time.

#RunChat on Twitter has a sponsored giveaway for the marathon this week, so we will look at this as a positive, and a way for those interested to become more involved in #RunChat.  Are you on Twitter?  There is a huge community of runners on Twitter, and it is a great way to become more involved.  “Meet” people from all over the globe who have the same interest in running that you do!  It is also a great way to learn more about races all over the world, and let’s face it, there are over a half billion active registered Twitter users.  There are close to 60 million tweets per day.  That’s a lot of people, and tweets!

I joined Twitter a few years ago, mainly just to check it out, and to follow a few hotels in Las Vegas, as I was planning a trip out there back then, and was looking to get insider info on deals, Etc..  Since then, it really just became a runner forum for me.  Kind of a way for me to pacify my thirst for knowledge about my favorite activity -running.  99% of who I follow are runners, and 99% of my followers are runners.  We can trade info on training, racing, etc..  It’s a great way to get information.  I get a lot of world news from Twitter.  You can really use it in many, many ways.  My Twitter handle is @RunningWild1313, so if you are on Twitter, give me a follow, and I will follow you back.  Hey, and if you are on Twitter already, follow the Blue Ridge Marathon, if you don’t already.  They are @BRM26pt2.

#RunChat takes place on Sundays.  It is a Q&A about all things running, that takes place at 10p.m. On the 1st and 3rd Sunday every month, and at 8p.m. ET on the 2nd and 4th Sunday every month.  Join the Chat!  There is normally a sponsor every week, offering a discount or contest for those attending the chat.  There is currently a 20% discount being offered this week by @KTTape on orders placed using discount code RUNCHAT.

I have been informed that #RunChat will be having a giveaway this week for #runBlueRidge, so my contest is being moved.

Again, I am so sorry.  If you have been waiting for my contest post, please hang in there with me, it will all be worthwhile.  Stay tuned, my contest is just being moved to December.  I loved racing the Blue Ridge Marathon this year, and I actually won a blog contest last year for a free entry.  So, someone will win!!  Promise!


Blue Ridge Marathon Contest Alert


I am an official Blogger for the Blue Ridge Marathon which will be held in April of 2014.  We are 228 days from the start of America’s Toughest Road Marathon.  I ran this race this year, and have recapped it here www.http://wp.me/p3u1nG-i.


If you want to take part in an epic marathon in the beautiful city of Roanoke, Virginia, April 26, 2014 the following information may be very enticing for you!

I will be holding a contest on my blog the week of October 7th, 2013.  Official rules on how to enter will come later, but I just wanted to make you aware that you can win an entry into this amazing running event.  If you don’t want to wait, you can always visit the official race website and enter today.  www.blueridgemarathon.com. The Full Marathon is limited to the first lucky 750 entrants.  I was one of the lucky one’s this year, and had the most memorable time!


So, if you are in the least bit intrigued, I urge you to visit the Blue Ridge Marathon website for details on the race.  Join me and a bunch of other running friends and the entire community that comes out to support this great event in Roanoke.  Your journey to the marathon finish will be one that you won’t soon forget.  The mountains, the views, the challenge!  Feel free to share my blog with others that you think may be interested, as well.  You can also follow me on Twitter, at @RunningWild1313.


Remember:  Contest rules upcoming…. One lucky winner will receive a free entry into the race!  Watch my blog for additional details, contest begins October 7, 2013.