The SR 2013 Race Report Challenge – Win FREE Running Shoes!

Send us a race report! You could win free shoes!

Who wants FREE running shoes?

Oh, you do? We thought so!

To celebrate the fabulous year that 2013 was for Salty Running, we want to give one of our lucky readers a FREE pair of shoes! Read on for details!

We at Salty Running also want to read your 2013 race reports!  So send us the best of your 2013 race reports before December 20th for a chance to win a free pair of running shoes! That’s right, A FREE PAIR OF SHOES!

But I’m not fast/my race was short/I didn’t win/I didn’t finish/I’m a dude

We want you to enter anyway!  Salty Running was built by women who love running fast at all fitness levels, so that means this contest is open to YOU, no matter what the distance, no matter what the speed. We encourage everyone to enter, men and women alike, no matter what kind of race you had:  from breaking tape to bonking hard, from just-as-planned to totally unexpected, from epic PR to epic DNF.  From marathon to mile, roads or trails, bring us those race reports! If you ran the race of which you reported in 2013, send it in!

The Judging Criteria

We’re looking for all kinds of reports and a panel of Salty bloggers will select their three favorites. Here are some loose guidelines:

  • Your report should be somewhere between 500 and 2000 words.
  • Your report should be about a race, a timed event in which there were other participants.
  • Spelling and grammar aren’t the top criteria, but they count!
  • Participants may enter more than one report, but may only win one prize.
  • Making us cry earns you a bonus point. Making us laugh so hard we cry earns you two bonus points!
  • DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS 11:59 EST on Friday, DECEMBER 20th, 2013!!
  • We will announce the winners on January 2, 2014!


The prizes:

First prize

Our first place winner will receive a FREE pair of running shoes* plus an awesome NEW Salty Running “Get Chicked” tech shirt.

*up to $120 value

Second prize

An awesome NEW Salty Running “Get Chicked” tech shirt with matching Sparkly Soul headband and a pair of iBungee Reflective Speed Laces


Third Prize

An awesome NEW Salty Running “Get Chicked” tech shirt.

How to Enter:

Fill out the form below (preferred), or send an email with the subject, “Race Report Contest” to with the following information.


Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. By day she's a camera assistant for films and tv in New York, and by night she's on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is a mix of satirical humor, finding wholeness as an average runner, cheering for runners at all paces and more.

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    1. The confirmation un-formats them, but they’ve been coming through with paragraphs intact, have no fear, Kristi. We’ve received yours in all it’s paragraph-separated glory!

  1. 1. Do I need to be a registered member of Salty?
    2. Also is this for ladies only? I am a male but ‘Salty’ is my only regular visiting running website.
    3. Can I use nickname?

    Do I qualify to write a ‘2013 Race Report Challenge’?

    1. 1. We’re an open family. If you read us, you’re a part of it.
      2. Nope! Boys allowed.
      3. Just use a valid email address and your real name in the form. You can use a nickname in the report and if you so request, we will not reveal your name.

  2. Fun contest! Will you publish links to them all? It would be really fun to read them. And mine has lots of photos at my blog that didn’t come across in the submission form, and I’m sure others do too.

    1. We will definitely publish the top 3. I like the idea of putting the others on a page and linking to it. Thanks! We will contact the winners before publication and get photos 🙂 good luck!