Friday, November 30, 2012

13 in 2013 Challenge


Are you looking ahead to 2013 and race planning? I love this time, the excitement and anticipation of what's ahead. Why not make it your goal to run 13 in 2013? My challenge is 13 halfs in 2013! Who's with me? Or maybe 5Ks, 10Ks, Trail Races or even more extreme 26.2.

I am excited to host the 13 in 2013 challenge with Jill at Fitness, Health & Happiness This year Jill ran 12 halfs in 2012, way to go Jill!







Details:
  1. Run 13 races of your distance in 2013 to complete the challenge, this includes both "real" and virtual races. 
  2. The number of participants is not limited
  3. Prizes throughout the year Hint: Some great running gear from our favorite brands
  4. To help out JIll and I will be hosting 4 virtual races throughout the year. 
  5. Share your plans and accomplishments with other challengers through the 13 in 2013 Facebook Group
  6. Share with Instagram and Twitter using #13in2013.


How to Join:

  1. Sign up Here by December 31st at midnight [EST] and update as races are completed Extended through January 6th midnight [EST]
  2. Join the 13 in 2013 Facebook Group for support and sharing
  3. Grab the button showing your chosen distance and post to your blog
Question contact me Here or post questions below.

Who's in? What distance will you aim for? What are your concerns?

Can't wait to start the challenge and support fellow runners!

41 comments:

  1. Such a fun challenge, Jen! I'm not sure I can do 13 halfs... but I'm considering 13 5ks... how long will the registration remain open?

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    1. We will keep it open until Dec 31st. You can do it! :) Jill and I will have 4 virtual races to help out.

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  2. Grrrr, I truly wish I could run 13 halfs! But I cannot:( I doubt I can run 13 5ks. But one day I will be able to do it!
    But I think that I can do 13 races. Would it be ok to do that? 13 different races in 2013. Some running races of different distances, some swim races, some bike races, some snowshoeing, some tris.
    I think that might be fun.

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    1. That is fine, whatever you feel will be a good challenge for you :) Join us it will be a fun year!

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  3. awesome! This looks like so much fun! I ran 13 races in 2012 but varying distances, everything from 5K's to Half Marathons! I'm in! I shared on Twitter!

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    1. I think it will be great, can't wait to get started :)

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  4. I'm so glad we can vary the lenghts for this challenge!! I'll be doing my first half next year, and I wanted to do some 5K and 10Ks in between. Since I'll be doing different lenghts like some others...Which button would you like us to post on our blog?

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    1. Yeah, glad you are joining us. Good luck with your half :) Post whichever button you like based on distance or the generic one.

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  5. That's great that there are so many more options this year. I'm sure there will be several runner bloggers wanting to participate!

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    1. WE thought the options would open it up to more people. Hope you will join us too :)

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  6. I'm seriously considering this and hoping to bring a few more blogger friends on board! But just reading the deets - what's a virtual race? And do you have to set what each of the 13 races will be ahead of time?

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    1. A virutal race is planned but you run wherever you are and usually within date range, many are free, some raise $ for charity. No you don't have to set the races now, you can do a variety of distances or the same distance and pick the races as you go.

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  7. I am so in! I thought 13 half's sounded a little crazy (or so I will be told), but looking at my race calendar, I'll have that easily. This is going to be fun!!!

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    1. Yay, glad you are joining. It will be a fun year :)

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  8. This sounds like a great idea! Except trying to a.) Get the time off from work and b.) Affording 13 races! Am I the only one who can only afford a handful of races? :-/ single momma here working her tail off! But I really like this challenge idea and wish I could commit!

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    1. Jessica- We are counting virtual races too and hosting 6 for free to help out since we know the $ for this many races is huge. Joins us and taked advantage of the virtual option :)

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  9. How do you sign up for the prizes....are we automatically entered each time if we are signed up for 13in2013? or is there a separate entry?

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    1. THe prizes will vary some may be for just registering, others are for completing our hosted races or the entire challenge. We may have link ups for race reports too for prizes. Keep an eye out on the FB page and our blogs for more details :)

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  10. I'm in! I will be running varying distances. My 1st 5k is on New Year's Day! I have my 1st Half in May! WooHoo!! :)
    Great Challenge!

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  11. I'd like to join! I'm signing up for the 13 5ks, but am hoping to also do some longer races!

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    1. Welcome Stephanie just add your info to the google doc in the post and you are in :)

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  12. Is there an age limit? A friend's daughter runs races all year but she is only 14. Can she participate?

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    1. No age limit as long as she is able to run in the races then she meets our age requirements :)

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  13. I'm IN!!!!! I'm going to do 13 races in 2013!

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  14. I'm in! Going for 13 marathons in 2013 :)

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  15. Have only been running for a year now, so here's to keeping with the "habit" and pushing myself farther! THis is a great challenge and I am looking forward to it!!!

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  16. I just saw this...Can I still sign up?

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    1. somehow my sons name is on this...lol have no idea how to change it!

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    2. We have extended the registration through this weekend, so please still sign up :)

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  17. I just saw this today - is it too late to sign up??! I would love to participate!!

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    1. Go ahead and register through the google doc :)

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  18. I would love to participate as well! I did the 12 in 2012, but didn't make my 12 due to injury. This is perfect motivation for 2013. If I can't make registration, I hope it's okay if I do it on my own!

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    1. Go ahead and register through the google doc :)

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  19. OH, I want in. Just read this . Is it too late? Would be such GREAT motivation. I love it.

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    1. Please register through the google doc, we can squeeze one more in ;)

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  20. Woah, talk about late to the party. I am actually blogging this very idea this year and have been hitting up half marathons like crazy. Can I please be added to the challenge? I"m up to half #6.

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