Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Buy Now, Race Later: National Running Day Savings

I could list the reasons for why I run—and why you’d love it, too. I could rattle off all the ways to run from the trail to the track, from the jog through the parking lot to the sprint during the race. I could name all of tonight’s fun runs or the running happenings I come across on a daily basis (hello, current addiction: Mezamashii Run Project) or the contests that I predict will appear on Facebook throughout the day or the races on my radar (hello, 13.1, North Shore, Run Home Chicago). I could—and often do—think running 24/7 from shopping about it, to planning race and training calendars, to attending events about it that aren’t races (speaking of which, Scott Jurek and Chris McDougall will be at Fleet Feet tomorrow night). But all of the above would be veering off topic from my uncreative, yet oh-so-true, headline.

Instead, I'm writing about something that you can do today without having to run. It's the buy now, run later option. And no, I’m not talking about buying the latest gear though I’m totally lusting after Saucony’s Daybreak tee.

It's racing. You'll want to pull out your wallet to register for one, or several, of the Rock 'n' Roll races. Competitor is offering $20 off registrations for several of its RnR marathons, half marathons and relays today only. You could run as early as June 23 by signing up for RnR Seattle or you could plan ahead to run RnR Pittsburgh on August 4, 2013--there are 26 events discounted for National Running Day. Just don't set your sights on RnR Las Vegas, it's out of the picture. But who really cares when you can run through the streets of Providence, New York, D.C., Pasadena and more; finish on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach; run the streets and Lakefront in Chicago; go for international flair in Montreal, Lisbon or Edinburgh; and experience what makes each stop of this running tour unique?

Check out all the details, from the races to other National Running Day promotions, and register here. As for me, I'm going running...soon.

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