You know I love a good run-cation, right? Of course. So, the only question I have is, do YOU? If your idea of the perfect weekend getaway involves social media and running a half-marathon then I have some freakin’ fantastic news for you…

The Maine Event-2

 

THE BASICS

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE A BLOG TO ENTER AND WIN. Got it? Good. Let’s move on.

The Rise.Run.Retreat is the ingenious idea of Sarah Canney of Run Far Girl and Jesica D’Avanza of rUnladylike. I met both of them last year at FitBloggin’ and we ran over a gigantic bridge together, during a 5-6 mile run in Savannah, like everyone does when they first meet. When you sweat with someone it solidifies your friendship. #Truth

The FitBloggin' bridge run! Jesica is up front, Sarah is the cutie in the back with the black headband and Lauren is also in this sweaty shot!

The FitBloggin’ bridge run! Jesica is up front, Sarah is the cutie in the back with the black headband and Lauren is also in this sweaty shot!

This year, they graciously invited me to attend the inaugural event of Rise.Run.Retreat and now I have the opportunity to give you a chance to win a ticket to what is sure to be an amazing weekend of fun, food, fitness and free stuff.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS

THE SANDCASTLE, WELLS BEACH, MAINE

We will all nestle in at a lovely private residence, oceanside in Wells Beach, Maine. I seriously cannot think of a better place to rejuvenate after a long summer of running in the heat. Of course I will simultaneously be preparing for the Maine Half Marathon and the New York City Marathon. #TotallyDoable

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OCTOBER 2-5, 2015

MAINE HALF-MARATHON

Don’t freak out yet. There’s an option to cheer on all those who are running if this race doesn’t fit with your schedule or if (God forbid!) you are injured. The rest of the time will be well spent with a loaded itinerary of yoga, running, eating and drinking in Portland and a surprise guest speaker!

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THE SPONSORS

CAN YOU SAY ‘SCHWAG?’

Stonyfield @stonyfield

LLBean @llbean @llbean_pr

Garuka Bars @garukabars

Lucy’s Granola @lucysgranola (IG)

Dr. Cool Wraps @drcoolwraps

Runner’s Alley @runnersalley

Darn Tough Vermont @darntough

Spandits @spandits

Sabre @sabresaftey @sabrered

Pete and Gerry’s @peteandgerrys

Tom’s of Maine @TomsofMaine

I’m in awe that these two ladies have put together such an amazing group of sponsors! I can honestly say that the products I know on the list (8 out of 11) I absolutely love. I’m certain, when I get to know the other 3, I will also be in love. #TheyHaveGreatTaste

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THE RULES

HOW TO ENTER

Tell me why you want to attend in 200 words or less. Get creative and just be yourself. You know honesty rules on this site!

  • the contestant will receive: free retreat registration.

  • must be available October 2-5th

  • provide for their own travel to and from Wells, Maine and be responsible for some meals

  • responsible for Maine Half Marathon registration $65 cost

  • be active on social media in some form, they don’t have to have a blog

  • Be willing to cook my meals, give me massages and write all my blog posts while I’m there (KIDDING! Totally added this one in but let me know if you’re willing to do any/all of these things.)

Unfortunately for you, I don’t get the final say. The group of bloggers who are already attending will be running a similar campaign, and by ‘similar’ I mean exactly like this. After we receive all the submissions, we will hand them over to our ruthless judges – Jesica and Sarah, to make the final decision.

See what happy runners we are? Don't you want to be a part of it?

See what happy runners we are? Don’t you want to be a part of it? (R to L: Jesica, Me, Lauren, Sarah)

What are some of the things we’re looking for? Honesty. Integrity. Strong women who want to build relationships and learn something. And drink wine. If that’s YOU, I want to hear from you!

DEADLINE

All submissions must be in my inbox by Friday, July 10th and the winner will be announced on lucky July 13!

Email me: allie at vita train 4 life dot com (you know how that’s really supposed to be typed, right?) and tell me why you want to hang with me and my dorky awesome blogging buddies for a weekend RISE.RUN.RETREAT!

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This giveaway is void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest runs 7/1-7/10. Winners will be selected based on their response. Winners announced 7/13. Winner is responsible for all travel and meal costs. 
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