Thursday, June 26, 2014

Strike Out ALS 5k Giveaway!

I was presented with the opportunity to run the Strike Out ALS 5k in July. I haven't had an opportunity to run this race before so I am very excited to run it this year. And it's for a great cause (more details to come), which makes running it even better.

It's a Tuesday evening at U.S. Cellular Field (a.k.a Comisky Park) and I work downtown so this actually works out perfectly for me (even though I am a Cubs fan!).

This race is supporting the Les Turner ALS Foundation. If you are not sure what ALS is, this is on the race website and gives a good description:
    "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected."
Read more about the organization and this disease here.
The people at the Les Turner ALS Foundation have been generous enough to offer a free entry for this race to my readers (you guys)!  
Race Details 
  • Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • A new course with entertainment at every mile
  • Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group
  • Post Race Party on the ChiSox Bar and Grill apron outside of U.S. Cellular Field
  • $3.00 beers and discounted food items
  • Post race concert
  • And much more!
Would you like to win??  See entry rules below:  (Note: Please only enter this giveaway if you CAN do this race.)
  1. Entry one - What is your favorite sports team? Comment below.
  3. For a second entry - Like my facebook page here and leave a separate comment below saying you did (or one saying you already like my page).
  5. For a third and forth entry - Share this giveaway on facebook and/or twitter and let me know in a separate entry that you did and post the link. You can share it on both for separate entries, just leave separate comments for each share. (Follow me on Twitter here).
This giveaway will run through June 30th and I will pick a winner at 10:00 a.m. on July 1st!
Please make sure you leave separate comments for each entry option you complete!


  1. Anonymous6/26/2014

    Derek T.

    Manchester United

  2. Anonymous6/26/2014

    Derek T

    Liked ur page

  3. Anonymous6/26/2014

    Derek T

  4. Anonymous6/26/2014

    I like the chicago bears!!
    Lisa V

  5. Anonymous6/26/2014

    I liked your page!

    Lisa V

  6. I liked your page!

    Amanda S

  7. My favorite team is the Steelers :x

    Amanda S

  8. And of course, I shared on Twitter! Can't wait to hear if I get to Strike Out ALS with you!

  9. eduardo reyes6/28/2014

    White Sox

  10. eduardo reyes6/28/2014

    Liked your page already

  11. eduardo reyes6/28/2014

    I just shared your link on my fb page

  12. Hi Amanda! Please don't include me in the race giveaway entries, as I'm already registered to run this race. =) This will be my third consecutive year running it! I look forward to catching up with you at the Cell! And I am excited to see what new changes they are implementing this year. Should be a blast, regardless!

    1. Awesome! Hopefully I'll see you there!