Rise. Run. Retreat. {Giveaway}

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Picture it.

A weekend away at a beach house in Maine with an amazing group of fun, fearless and fantastic friends. And you are all runners.

Sounds absolutely wonderful, right?

Well, that is what will be happening the weekend of October 2-5th. I’m beyond excited that I’ll be attending the inaugural Rise.Run.Retreat.

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Rise.Run.Retreat. is an intimate retreat built around the idea that through connections with other women in the running community we can build each other up to be stronger women. Sarah and Jesica cooked up this idea and have invited myself and 7 other spectacular running bloggers:Tina, Laura, Christine, Allie, Sandra, Jen. (Click on their names to follow their amazing blogs).

I can’t wait to hang out with Laura, Christine, Sarah and Michele again. I’m even more excited to FINALLY meet Allie, Sandra, Jen, Jes and Tina. Can you believe I’ve never met Sandra and we live in the same state?!?!

It’s going to be a weekend of laughter, good times and of course running. All the retreat attendees are running the Maine Half Marathon – although I’m undecided since it is the weekend before Chicago Marathon. And who knows what my running status will be by then.

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And look at the amazing line up of New England based companies!

Since Rise.Run.Retreat. is in it’s first year, Sarah and Jes wanted to keep it small. The hope is to one day open it’s doors to all who wish to attend.

BUT, there’s room for one more lucky lady to join us!

Pretty cool, right?

Here’s the details:

  • the contestant will receive: free retreat registration.
  • must be available October 2-5th
  • provide for your own travel to and from Wells, Maine and be responsible for some meals
  • responsible for Maine Half Marathon registration $65 cost
  • be active on social media in some form, you don’t have to have a blog

To enter, simply let me know why you want to attend Rise.Run.Retreat. in 200 words or less in a comment below.

So join us for what is going to be an amazing weekend of running, laughing and building life long friendships!

For other chances to enter, check out Allie, Christine, Laura, Jen, SandraTinaSarah and Jesica‘s blogs for their giveaways. We will each choose one candidate from the entries on our blog and then one overall winner will be selected.

Be sure to following Rise.Run.Retreat on Instagram and Twitter to check out all the fun.

This giveaway is void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest runs 7/1-7/10. Winners will be selected based on their response. Winners announced 7/13. Winner is responsible for all travel and meal costs. 


23 comments on “Rise. Run. Retreat. {Giveaway}

  1. Angela, It’s like the ultimate dream running trip!! I read your blog and every single one of these women’s running blogs and when you’ve been injured as long as I have… it’s keeps you going. This would be a dream running trip for me! I would really, really love the opportunity to hang out with you and these amazing women for so many reasons: 1. I will be running again!! After so much time off from my knee surgery, this would be HEAVENLY for me to get away on a running retreat. 2. I have met most of my closest friends through running and I would love to meet all of you! 3. Maine is one of my favorite places ( I love New England) and it will be such gorgeous scenery for running in October. We just don’t get the beauty of fall colors here on the west coast. 4. I have been dreaming of a little getaway with girlfriends and a running retreat would be so AWESOME!!!
    I can’t think of anything that would make this #motherrunner happier. Thanks so much for considering me 🙂
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  2. I am not going to lie – I just Pricelined everything and even planned how I am going to beg to use 2 of my 3 personal days for this. Running is so much about community and I have never been able to go to a blog conference or retreat to experience that because I can’t afford it on my single teacher salary. Winning my way in would change all that. Looking at the line up of girls who will be there – WOW! It is like an allstar list of bloggers I follow (plus I really selfishly want to meet my coach, Laura, in person). In addition to all that I have never ever been to the Northeast, and what better way to see that part of the country than to run it with new friends.
    PS – You know I will cover this all over my blog and social media if I win.
    I am way too freaking excited. Fingers crossed! Okay, toes crossed too.
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  3. Yeah, I’m running Chicago too. This would be an awesome weekend of meeting all my favorite running bloggers. Yoga, running and socializing! A running bloggers DREAM! I hope I get picked esp since my birthday is October 3rd! 🙂 Sounds like a great weekend and I would love to be apart of it and of course share it with my run buds.
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  5. Okay – I’m entering! I have a marathon that weekend, but would rather spend it with incredible women..and find another Fall run. Totally worth this chance to go!

    I love the community that you have all built around running and motherhood, and how building another woman up takes everyone up as a whole. I would love to join you for this fabulous and inspiring weekend. I’ve been running for over 20 years, but took 13 years off of marathons and racing to have my family. Three years ago I realized that I needed to have that part of me back, so I trained for and ran a marathon again. Now I’ve gotten my BQ and continue to take time for me to and spread my wings and make goals as both a runner and a mom. I’ve never felt healthier, and now love seeing my own daughters inspired to run! Also, while I’ve traveled all over the world – and to 49 States – Maine is the only State that I’ve never stepped foot in. What an incredible opportunity to take numerous(racing) steps in Maine with some amazing and kick-ass women as we take a weekend to refresh and restart and run together!
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  6. When I opened my reader on July 1, it was so weird to see the same title from all of my favorite bloggers. I was so confused – at first I thought something was wrong with my feed. Then I opened up a post and it all became clear. All of my favorite running, blogging, awesome friends were going to be in the same place at the same time, running, bonding and having an amazing time. And how I want in! Right now, I am struggling with getting back to my running zen. Everything seems to have shifted and relocated postpartum, so every time I get in a rhythm, something feels off and I have to start all over again. It’s frustrating and it doesn’t help that running is my outlet. (I know you know what this is like!!) Come October, though, I know I’ll be in my groove and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than meeting the women I am daily inspired by and driven by. You guys all rock and if you picked me I would be the happiest motherrunner around. 🙂
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  7. This is such an great opportunity! I’m hoping we can enter on everyone’s blog…I really want to go! Here’s my entry:

    I would love to attend Run.Rise.Retreat. It isn’t often that events like this come to Maine, though they should as Maine is an awesome place to live in and run! I’m so impressed with the group of women who will be in attendance. I am immensely inspired by every single one on the list, not just of their athletic accomplishments, but because of who they are as people. It would be so much fun to run the half marathon with a bunch of like-minded individuals and be with friends both old and new! The Maine Marathon course was my first full marathon in 2012, so it will always be special to me. I learned that I can truly do anything I set my mind out to do during those 26.2 miles and am proud that I could show my two boys that with hard work and a lot of heart, they too can accomplish anything.

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