Thursday, February 25, 2010

Three Things To Do...

...Before the weekend ends. This week has flown by far faster than I expected. Actually, wait, I take that back, this month has flown by faster than expected, and I can hardly believe that we'll be ringing in March come Monday. But as February draws to a close, there are a few deadlines that have crept up on me that expire at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night. And no, I'm not referring to the Olympic flame being extinguished--even though that's an event I'm sad to see come to a close, especially since it's meant something interesting to watch on TV at all hours of the day and lots of unique stories to follow.

Mark your calendars for these events that you don't want to miss:
  • Ironman Lottery. I blogged about this chance to win a spot to Kona, Hawaii, more in depth last year. And it's hard to believe that the deadline to enter this year's lottery rolls around on Sunday after being open shortly after the 2009 World Championships came to a close in October. Give yourself a chance to race this infamous Ironman course that started it all and features the best in the sport, pros and age-groupers, by entering the lottery here.
  • Greater Outdoors Project. Nominate, apply, or suggest an organization worthy of receiving a $50,000 grant courtesy of the Redwood Creek Greater Outdoors Project. Think about outdoor organizations that restore public parks, non-profits trying to complete river restorations and clean-ups, community groups that preserve, protect and provide access to the outdoors and get them listed on the ballot that the public will vote on April 1 through August 31.
  • Ironman 70.3 Racine. If you're planning on racing the Ironman 70.3 in Racine, Wis., come July 18, you might want to sign up sooner rather than later. This is my personal reminder too as I've been telling myself for at least the last month that I wanted to add this race to my 2010 calendar. Reason to sign up by Sunday? The race fee increases from $200 to $225 when March rolls around. Click here to register.
Know of any other important deadlines that come at the end of February? Add them to the comments as we'd love to hear them. Photo grabbed from TBA. Posted by Kate

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