Archive for February, 2013

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Running For Angels Virtual Race Medal

The medal design is finally in. I absolutely love it! A very big thanks to RunningAwards.com for the great design and providing excellent service.

If you would like to know more about the race, you can go to http://facebook.com/runningforangels5k.

To register for the race, go to http://regonline.com/runningforangels.

For $30 you get an entry into the race with a tech tee and a medal.
For $20 you get an entry into the race with a medal only.

These prices are valid thru February 28, 2013. After that the cost of registration will go up $5.

Thank you to everyone who has shown support and registered. Invite your friends and family to be a part of this amazing event. All proceeds go to the Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.

-Tim

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Tomorrow is International Angelman Day, and to celebrate it I am giving away 1 free entry into the race. This includes a tech tee and a custom medal. To enter: 1) Go to http://facebook.com/runningforangels5k and click “LIKE”. 2) Share today’s post about the giveaway. It looks like this:

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Running For Angels Giveaway

It just that easy!

Last weekend when I tried out my GoPro camera, I learned that the head strap was probably a better option instead of the chest strap. I can’t wait to try it out during tomorrow morning’s run. I’ll post a video after I get home from my run.

Also, since I decided to take on my first 100 mile race this summer at the Run Woodstock Hallucination 100 Mile, I stopped at the book store and picked up a couple of new books to read. Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich and Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes. I probably won’t have time to start reading either of these until my plane ride to LA next month for the La Jolla Canyon 50k Trail Race. I’ll let everyone know how they turn out.

-Tim

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This summer I will be doing my first 100 mile ultramarathon. I’m heading back to Run Woodstock for the Hallucination 100 mile race. Last year I did my first 50 miler out there and it was such a life changing experience. I knew I’d go back again this year, but until recently I never considered the 100 mile. I have 1 friend coming with me, and 2 more that I’m going to try to get to join us. I can’t wait to take on this challenge!

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This WILL be mine!

I tried out my new GoPro Hero 3 White Edition.

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I’ve wanted one for a long time, but I finally bought one today. I ended up buying a GoPro Hero 3 (White Edition), chest harness, extra battery, and a 32gb memory card. The camera features 1080p video and 30 frames per second. With a 32mb memory card, I should get approximately 4 1/2 hours of video.

I really wanted it for next month when I run my ultramarathon at the La Jolla Canyon 50k.  Instead of taking constant pictures of the beautiful landscape I can now record almost the entire race. This will also come in handy at Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, 5k Foam Fest, and all of my other fun adventures I have scheduled. I’m getting it set up now and hope to make it out to a trail today so I can test it. I’ll post a video today or tomorrow and give it a review.

-Tim

For those that haven’t, a virtual race is a race that anyone on earth can participate in no matter where they live. The idea is that you run the mileage anywhere you’d like on the race day. With your registration, you usually get a t-shirt and medal for participating. Most virtual races benefit a charity or cause, so you are helping contribute to a greater good by participating.

Last year I ran in the For the Love of the Kids Half Marathon, and had a great time participating. I decided to host my own virtual race this year to benefit The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. This cause is very special to me since my cousin’s daughter was diagnosed with this rare disorder. I have done a lot of fundraising for the cause and I envision this race as a much bigger contribution to funding research for Angelman Syndrome. I invite all of you to participate no matter where you are.

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Running For Angels Virtual Race logo

The registration prices are as follows:
Before February 28, 2013
$30 for registration with tech tee and medal
$20 for registration with medal only

After February 28, 2013
$35 for registration with tech tee and medal
$25 for registration with medal only

The tees and/or medals will be shipped to you within a week of the event. Tech tees will be made by Hankerd Sportswear in Swartz Creek, MI, and the medals are being made by Running Awards and both will feature our logo. Online registration is being provided by RegOnline.

To learn more, you can visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runningforangels5k.
You can register for the event at http://www.regonline.com/runningforangels.

I hope to see a huge turnout, so invite your friends to run it with you!

-Tim