Monday, June 4, 2012

My First Giveaway

I know that there has been some blogger buzz around the 13.1 half marathon this year in Chicago. I haven't talked about it much because I won't be running the race this year. However, like many other bloggers, I'd like to offer a reader the change to enter into the 5k the day of the race (Saturday, June 9). In order to be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know you are interested. I will choose the winner by Wednesday, June 6 at 9am CST as online registration has to be completed by June 6.

Partnering with the 13.1 event is the charity, Give Your Sole. Some information is below on the charity and how you can participate.

Details: · Allstate Life Insurance Company and non-profit organization Give Your Sole are giving half marathon runners the chance to leave a unique footprint on local communities as part of a shoe donation program around Allstate Life Insurance SM 13.1 Marathon® Series races.

· Beginning with the Chicago 13.1 Marathon on June 9, race participants, spectators and local residents can donate moderately used athletic shoes to benefit homeless shelters and missions in race markets. All shoes collected in Chicago will be donated to Breakthrough, an organization that provides shelter, meals and other services to homeless men, women and children within the city.

· In addition to the Finish Line Festival, race participants and local residents will be invited to donate shoes at 2012 race packet pick-up events leading up to the race. Participating Allstate® agents will assist with collecting donations by inviting customers to drop off shoes at their local agencies. In Chicago, donations will also be collected at participating Fleet Feet Sports store locations (N. Lincoln Ave. and N. Wells St. in Chicago, and at E. Schiller St. in Elmhurst) until June 10.

· To celebrate the program launch in their hometown of Chicago on June 9, Allstate Life Insurance Company has teamed up with Chicago Bears’ 2012 first-round draft pick Shea McClellin to interact with runners and encourage donations at the Allstate Life InsuranceSM Chicago 13.1 Marathon® Finish Line Festival, held at the South Shore Cultural Center.
I plan on donating a few pairs (that I won't be wearing to the Warrior Dash later this month). Have you donated shoes before? If so, was it part of a race or simply at your local Goodwill or donation center?


  1. I am interested, hook me up!

  2. I am interested in the 5K! My wife is doing the 1/2 so it would be fun to do the 5k!

  3. Congrats Marty! You won! Please contact me ASAP for the registration code. Thanks!