Update and Upcoming Neon Dash in NYC! {Giveaway}

Hey friends!

Since I decided to get back into running and sign up for my first 10k race, I've been upping my running game a bit--not quite as much as I'd originally envisioned (yet), but a bit.  If you follow Dare You To on InstagramTwitter, or DailyMile, you may have noticed my runs and walks.  Earlier in May and June, I was so excited to get outside for some open-air runs.


However, by the end of June and now in July, the heat has been prohibitive and runs were exhausting.  When the weather is right, I've still successfully gotten out in the morning or evening, trying to avoid peak heat hours. I've been able to cover my target distances, but I'm moving far more slowly than I used to!  It's hard to tell if this is due to the heat or this year's lack of training, but it's probably a combination of the two.

To give myself some extra running motivation, I signed up for an awesome race that is making its debut in New York City this summer:


August 2, 2014

When I was invited to participate, the timing couldn't have been better:
  • It's a month and a half before my 10k
  • It's the distance I know I can confidently complete
  • It'll be at night, so heat won't be such an issue
  • I've always wanted to participate in a colorful FUN run like this
  • It's going to get me into the race-running spirit again! 

What is the Neon Dash?  According to its website:
"The Neon Dash is the Original Nighttime 5k Run and Walk Event that's been sweeping the Country since 2011!  Become a part of the show when you run, walk or dance this 5k course as you're covered in brilliant Neon Colors! Add to the entire experience by dressing in costumes and wearing anything that blinks or glows!  Thousands of glowing Participants will light up the After Dash Bash filled with UV Blacklight, Music, and Entertainment!  Don't miss this Event of the Year!" 
Learn more by clicking here.  

As a participant, you are making a donation to the chosen Charity Partner and you get a Runner's Bib, a T-shirt, a headband, and entry to the "After Dash Bash."

I am so excited! 


YOU can join my team here: Dare You To Dash



Don't YOU want be part of this colorful crowd?!?!?

NOW is your chance!  Dare you to enter below to win a free race entry, and THIS could be you:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

AWESOME!  See you at the finish line :) 


Have YOU ever participated in a bright, colorful race like this?  What was it like??

Have a great weekend :)

Dislaimer: I was invited to participate in the race free of charge for myself and one winner of this giveaway. I am not being otherwise compensated, and the opinions expressed above are my own.

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