This weekend, it’s going down at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. I’ve been dropping hints online that me and @RunEMZ were going to be hosting something HUGE and here are all the details.
The quick background is that when @RunEMZ was doing her 100 mile treadmill run in San Francisco last year, I was able to meet her and run a few miles next to her. We have been chatting about what would be “next” and since I’m not ready for a 100 mile race (yet), I asked her if she would like to run with me in Arizona. It then turned into: will you pace me to a sub-3:30? It then turned into: let’s host a tweet up. Quickly followed by: let’s do a Q&A. See how quickly we went down that rabbit hole?
Saturday, Jan. 18
3 p.m. – Q&A with me and @RunEMZ on stage at the Expo
How interacting with the running community can play a role in becoming a better runner and the benefits of using social media to reach your fitness goals.
Social Media Meet Up & Tweet Up
Immediately after the Q&A, we are hosting a giant gathering of runners and social media fans. If you have never been to a meet up (or a “tweet up), they’re pretty informal and fun. It’s basically a bunch of runners just hanging out talking. We take some photos, throw em on Instagram, send out some tweets and make all of our friends on social jealous. I highly recommend swinging by, even if it’s for a few minutes.
I’ve also recruited the amazing @BananaBuzzbomb to join in on the fun. I’m super excited to meet her and have her help host this wild craziness. She is local and was a huge part in hosting the #BostonStrongPHX — one of the larger runs that happened last year. She is also fresh off an amazing journey with Columbia Sportswear (read about it here.)
Some of us that ran the San Antonio to Las Vegas challenge last year will also be there. We’re planning on taking a “reunion” photo for those of us that are going for the Desert Double Down. If you want to know what it’s like to run 2 race in one day in 2 different states, ask us. We’d love to tell you about how crazy we are and what the flight was like.
Spread the word
This is where I need your help. We need the word to get out there that this is going down. If you can send out a tweet or post this to facebook, I would love for everyone to know this is happening. Even if you are not running or wont be able to make it, maybe someone in your social stream is.
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Happy to announce that @SPARKLYSOULINC will be helping us out with a giveaway. 5 random winners at the social media meet up will win SPARKLY SOUL HEADBANDS. “Sparkly Soul Headbands are no headache and no slip….yes, REALLY no headache and no slip. Our patent pending design makes certain that your headbands stay in place – no matter how intense your sports or fitness activity.“ They’ll be at the expo, so the lucky winners can choose their own sparkly thin (or wide) headband. Immediate satisfaction, just like that.
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Here are the social channels you can follow us on.
Hoping to see you all there.
Thank you for spreading the love.