August 17, 2017

Join me at the 2017 Runner's World Half Marathon Weekend {Discount & Giveaway}

Today I'm sharing some really freaking exciting news. I literally yelled "OMGGGGGGG

when I saw this email slide into my inbox. 


I am SO FREAKING PUMPED to share that I'm a part of the 2017 Runner's World Half Run Crew and will be at the Runner's World Half & Festival


This year's events start October 20th in Bethlehem, PA and include a 5K, 10K, half marathon, kids races and trail race. There is also several multiple-race options including The Five & Dime (5K & 10K), The Hat Trick (5K, 10K, and Half), and The Grand Slam 26.2 Weekend Marathon. 

I've never attended or run any of the events in this festival, but I'm beyond excited to run in a new festival in a new area. I also have been a subscriber to Runner's World for approximately 4 years since around the time I ran my first half marathon so this is beyond exciting. 


Besides running and being a part of the Runner's World Half Run Crew, there's plenty that I am excited about just from attending the festival. 
Here are five things to check out that are sure to make Runner's World Half & Festival a great weekend: 


1. Seminars with Altra

Besides all of the awesome races, there will be really awesome events including seminars with help from sponsor Altra with some of the topics including self defense, pregnancy and postpartum as well as one I feel every runner should be educated on-Runner's CPR. 

2. Sara and Ryan Hall

This year there will also be a special Q&A with elite runners Sara and Ryan Hall (who will be running events during the weekend with their kids!). Sara's a professional runner who has recently made appearances in the marathon distance, and Ryan is ran in two Olympic Marathons and h

3. Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso is the legendary runner and longtime Chief Running Officer of Runner's World who is retiring in December. He is having a special book release party Friday, October 20 for his second book during the weekend (4 days before it goes on sale to the public on October 24th!). Check out his book here (love the message of the title!). 


After the kids races on Saturday there is a 1-mile run for dogs and their owners through the historic ArtsQuest campus. It's FREE with pre-registration. No, I do not have a dog I am just an avid dog- watcher and animal aficionado. By dog watcherk I mean dog creeper and person who loves to pet other people's dogs with permission! 

5. Free beer from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Who doesn't love a delicious free beer after a half marathon? I'm especially excited because Dogfish Head is one of my favorite breweries! 


I have so much more to share as the event gets closer including lots of goodies and giveaways for you all.  I have a discount code good for 10% off your registration for any event in the Runner's World Half & Festival-just use BREATHEDEEPLY at checkout when you register. 

You can also try your chances and enter my giveaway for a FREE race entry (thanks to Runner's World!) below. 

What race event (or multiple-race challenge!) would you like to run at the RW Half & Festival? Have you ever run a race at this festival? 


  1. I've heard great things about this event - and I love DogFish too. I'd probably do the Half!

  2. I have always wanted to do this! But I think this year might not be the time. BUT I AM SO JEALOUS and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  3. I'd love to do any distance...what a great experience!

  4. I'd love to do the half. This sounds like a great festival! And I could knock Pennsylvania off my list of states to race in.

  5. I've always wanted to do the 5K/10K/1/2 Marathon! So much fun! Congrats on being selected!!

  6. This is SO awesome!! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

  7. So fun! I tried to work this race series out while I lived in NY but never happened! Can't wait to hear how it goes :)

  8. I'd love to do the 1/2! Congrats on getting an entry this race looks amazing

  9. I would love to do this but sadly, this year is not the one! Unless of course, you want to take me with you!