Saturday, November 2, 2013

PowerBar Stronger Together - Vote for Renae contest

In special times come special measures.  I haven't done a giveaway on this blog, yet.  I felt that this instance was a great reason to kick off my first one.  What's the special occasion you ask?    It has to do with a local runner (Harleysville, PA) who ran her first Boston Marathon last year and traveled with our running club.  She was joined by her family and it was incredible to see the excitement and nervous energy they brought to the trip.  You can read her story below, but it was a miracle for her just to be there, let alone for her to re-qualify.  We all know what happened on race day, and due to the increased demand her time was not fast enough to "make the cut".

Well, she's entered a contest from PowerBar through their "Stronger Together" campaign and has a fighting chance of making it to Hopkinton again in 2014.  Which takes me to the point of this blog post, a PowerBar product giveaway in exchange for YOUR support of Renae.

So how can you enter you ask?  It is as simple as the following the instructions below:

  1. Visit the PowerBar "Stronger Together" Facebook page HERE
  2. Search for "Renae"
  3. View her profile and VOTE for her
  4. You can vote ONCE a day for a total of 5 days.
  5. Voting continues through 11/10/13.
  6. Once you vote, leave a comment on THIS BLOG.
  7. Each vote generates one comment (one person can leave up to 5 comments)
  8. Each comment will be assigned a number, and I will randomly pick a winner of the PowerBar pack shown below.  If I get more than 15 comments, I'll give TWO packs away!
  9. The drawing will be done on 11/11/13 and I will post the winner's name(s) in a comment, so be sure to check back and email me at to claim your prize (so I can mail it to you).
  10. Thank you for your support!

-------------------RENAE'S STORY----------------------------------------

Hey Everybody,
I need your help!  I will try to make a long story short . . . .
When I ran Boston last year I only qualified by 35 seconds!  When I tried to sign up this year to run there were too many qualifiers and I didn't make it in.  I was disappointed.  Then a friend told me about a contest that PowerBar is holding. They are giving 4 people entry into the Boston Marathon who already have qualifying times for 2014.  Each contestant is required to write their "story" about how they got to Boston.  So I thought--"I sure do have a story" and I submitted my entry.
Now, here's where I need your help.  The first step of the contest is voting.  Go to the following link.  Click on "View Gallery".  Type in my name "Renae".  This should take you to my page.
VOTE FOR ME!  I think you can vote 5 times between November 1 and 10.  I believe the contestants with the most votes will get to go on to the following round where the judges will pick the top four runners and give them entry into Boston.  I know this is such a long shot--but why not?  Pass the word around and VOTE! 
Thanks so much!  Renae


  1. Ranae is a strong person in so many ways!! You go girl!!!

  2. Vote early and often ;) 1st of 5 tonight. Good luck!

  3. Voted yesterday, voted today! Go Renae.

  4. Thank you to everyone who voted and supported Renae! I ventured over to and it generated #6. Comment #6 was NJohan, congratulations you won the PowerBar pack!! Shoot me an email at