September 20, 2013

Giveaway: Seven Bridges Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

Like running? Like water? Like combining things you love and rolling them up into a juicy burrito of awesome? Then you should check out the Seven Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, TN. Coming up on October 20th, Seven Bridges gives you a chance to explore the gorgeous water, hills (but mostly from a distance), and trees surrounding Chattanooga. I want to go to there


If you're looking for a little less time on your feet, the half marathon takes you over four bridges, or the 5K takes you over two. 


This event is in its third year, so it's still a smaller race. Last year, there were over 400 finishers, and with a cool town like Chattanooga as the host(ess), my educated (read: obvious) guess is that that number is going to keep growing every year. 


The swag looks legit too. I love the bridges on the ribbon, and well, orange is where it's at. So A+ on that one, y'all. 



And about those hills. I don't see any climbs over 100 ft., and I'm guessing that those spikes correspond with bridges.


Living in Birmingham, we're only a couple of hours away from Chattanooga, and people here talk about Chattanooga as if it's the really cool big sister of Birmingham. Like, one day I'll be punk rock enough to dye my hair fire red and be in the recording studio all night with my band like my big sister. Except it's really like, one day I'll be metro enough to have an aquarium the size of a small city and a classic enough to have a song all about you written by the great Glenn Miller

Tennessee Aquarium

For more info about the race itself, check out these reviews. Last year one of my running buddies scored a huge PR there, and these are a few of his thoughts on the race.
Overall, I thought it was a fantastic race! The course is challenging but not as hilly as you'd think for the area. It was well organized for only being in its second year. The thing that really stood out to me was the scenery. Running along the river and over the bridges provided some great views of the river and the surrounding mountains. I also liked the novelty of running over that many bridges (including one over a dam)! The shirts and the medals were both nice. Chattanooga as a whole has a lot to offer. A vibrant city with so much to do! I would definitely do this race again.


So here's what I've got for you: a chance to win one of five entries into this race! You and your friends can all win and make it a road-trip-party-athon. And I'll have some extra race swag to mail to winners too. Just a little bonus with your win.

To enter: Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page (for the people who have blog commenting problems) telling me why you want to win. Is it for an awesome training run, redemption race, sightseeing adventure, or you just like punishing yourself by running marathons? Check your calendar first to make sure you can actually make it there on October 20th!

For bonus entries: These are completely optional! But if you do them, make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all. 

* Like Seven Bridges Marathon on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share! 

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma Runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

I'll close this giveaway next Friday, Sept. 27th, to give you (and your four friends who win with you) enough time to plan your trip. Random.org will help me out with picking the winner.

Seven Bridges Marathon is providing the entries for this race. I was not compensated for this post. 

60 comments:

  1. I so wish I could enter but I'll be in Florida watching the husband in a paintball tournament :( Good luck to everyone!

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  2. I want to go to there....because now it is local! Well kind of- a few hours. And it is conveniently occurring after Half Moon Bay and Chicago so why not keep up the trend of doing all the marathons;)

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  3. I'd love to win this to visit Chattanooga--I went as a child, but haven't been back since. And what better way to sight-see than while running?

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  4. And I liked 7 Bridges on facebook!

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  5. I of course already like you on FB!!

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  6. and I follow you on Twitter...please let me win:)

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  7. I am registered for the 5K. Thanks for all of the compliments to Chattanooga! :)

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    1. You guys have an awesome city! Seriously so many people who live here say, "If I were to move, it's probably be to Chattanooga." The trail runners down here love running up there too! Is Geno running this one too?

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  8. Pick me, im only a couple of hours away in Nashville

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  9. I like Yo Momma facebook style

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  10. I want to win for a few reasons. It's my birthday that weekend and I really want to run a marathon to celebrate, Chattanoga is a fun spot to visit, and the course looks beautiful!

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  11. I share the giveaway on twitter!

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  12. I'm recovering from runner's knee so I don't think I can handle marathon training yet, but I'd love to do the half. I've been wanting to visit Chattanooga.

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  13. I don't want to register but I just wanted to give kudos to the race. I ran 7 Bridges last year and it was an awesome race. Beautiful course and incredibly stocked aid stations for the full marathoners.

    About the course, the hill/bridge at ~16 is pretty rough and the small rollers will wear over time but overall a great course :)

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  14. I would LOVE to do this race so I can get my 5th Marathon Maniac star! Plus I've never been to Chatanooga and would love to visit! Pick me! Pick me!

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  15. And I just "liked" 7 Bridges Marathon on FB!

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  16. We have wanted to travel over to Chattanooga for this race for a few years! Absolutely LOVE Chattanooga - great city, great trails, and, of course, great road runs! We would love to try it out this year!

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  17. I have already 'liked' Yo Momma and Seven Bridges on Facebook and Twitter!

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  18. I also tweeted about it because now I am super convinced that I need to do this marathon. What is wrong with me? HMB is going to be great- wish you could have come for the fun! Have a great weekend!

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  19. Gosh, I wish I could do this. I love Chattanooga!!!

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  20. I want to win because I've always wanted to do this race!

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  21. I already like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook!

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  22. And I just liked the 7 Bridges Marathon on Facebook:)

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  23. I'd love to do this for a training run!

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  24. I'd love to do this as a training run for the Rocket City Marathon and to bring my family to Chattanooga for a mini vacation. My calendar is wide open on 10/20!

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  25. I follow you on Twitter!

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  26. I like you on Facebook

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  27. I like 7 bridges marathon on Facebook.

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  28. Shared this blog on facebook!

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  29. Shared this blog on Twitter!

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  30. I would love love love love love to win this free entry!! I have been considering this race, but as of right now is out of my fall budget. I love everything about Chattanooga and hope to live there in the future!! It would be awesome to get to visit with my long time childhood best friend and hopefully help him catch the running bug too!! pick me pick me pick me!!

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  32. I've never ran a marathon, but i'm training for one - though I'm about to finish my training plan in about 5-7 weeks, and I haven't signed up for a marathon yet (I'm a atmospheric science grad student, so my financial priorities have gotten in the way of signing up for a marathon yet). About Thanksgiving time last year I had a hard time being able to complete an 8k (at that time my longest run was a 5k) and now I can run distances I never thought I would ever see - so if nothing else I think this would be a great marathon to prove to myself that in a year I went from ~4 miles to 26.2 :)

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  33. I liked you on Facebook, followed you on twitter, and liked the 7 Bridges Marathon Facebook page! I would absolutely love to win an entry to this marathon! I love Chattanooga with all my heart and plan on moving there someday. I'm not the best runner, but I definitely try my hardest! Just keep me in mind :D

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  34. I've been eyeing the 4 Bridges for a few months. I ran my first half on Sunday (Talladega) and was worried that I wouldn't be ready to run another one that soon after but as soon as we got in the car on Sunday, the hubs & I were trying to plan which to run next! I'd love to win an entry (with two of us, it gets expensive!)

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  35. I followed Yo Momma Runs on Facebook!

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  36. I follow Seven Bridges on Facebook!

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  37. I followed Yo Momma Runs on Twitter!

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  38. I'd like to win because it would be a fun & quick trip for my family

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  39. I followed Yo Momma Runs on Twitter

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  40. Please can I enter and pass my inevitable winning place to my new running buddy Bean?

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  41. I follow you on twitter

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  42. I follow you on FB

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