Athleta Esprit de She 5k /10k: Who Wants a Free Entry?!

I know this is a bit last minute, but if you’re a runner based in Denver, let’s play!

The Life Time Athleta Esprit de She is a 5k or 10k race held this Thursday, August 28 in Westminster. Last year, almost 500 women participated in the event and I’m guessing a large reason is the post-race festivities: they offer both a Bubbly Bar and a Beauty Bar with complimentary massages, mini manicures and hair braiding! Now, I’m, not big on the hair braiding but post-race champagne?! Count me in!

In addition to that bubbly goodness, runners will receive a year subscription to Self magazine along with a custom performance tank by Athleta. The entire event supports Girls on the Run, a charity organization that encourages girls to get outside and get moving via running. Although I don’t have first-hand experience with Girls on the Run, I’ve heard great things so I’m happy this event supports a deserving organization.


So, want to run with me?! I’ll be at the event, drinking champagne and running the 10k at my standard snail pace {possibly simultaneously?!}, so it’s sure to be a good time! Athleta is offering up one entry to either the 5k or 10k, so leave a comment below, telling me your favorite {or least favorite!} thing about running. The giveaway will end on Tuesday, August 26, at midnight. I’ll randomly choose a winner and notify them on Wednesday morning, so at least you’ll have a solid 24 hours of advance notice… on the edge!

Good luck!



  • Reply gretchen at

    It sounds great – but I will be out of town this third. 🙁

  • Reply Marissa @barefoot colorado at

    Favorite thing is… Running with friends! And that feeling of accomplishment. Least favorite… CHAFING!

  • Reply Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon at

    Oh my gosh the push I need!! My favorite thing about running is that it has proven to me how strong I am, and able I am to push through my mental block of “I can’t do it.” I never thought I could run more than a mile, and proved myself wrong over the past few weeks by running a 5K on the treadmill. Would love to get out with ladies and run a real 5K!

  • Reply Amy at

    My favorite thing(s) about running are absolutely the feeling of accomplishment after a hard run, the way it clears my mind on a rough day, and the feeling of new running shoes!

  • Reply Laura at

    I love Athleta! And my favorite thing about running is how it lets you see amazing places and meet wonderful people.

  • Reply Joann at

    My favorite thing about running would be the fact that I can do things I never thought I would be able to, if I just work hard for them. Running PRs, placing in a race, for instance. When I started running I never thought I would get to do those things. It shows me I can do anything in life I set my mind to.

  • Reply Sharon at

    My favorite thing about running is being able to eat whatever
    I want!

  • Reply Kim Daly at

    My favorite thing about running is the alone time; no kids if I can help it! Plus, I feel strong and accomplished afterwards, just what every momma needs!

  • Reply A. Kramer at

    My favorite thing about running is the sense of accomplishment I get as I improve. It’s such a good feeling to be able to run a little further or a little faster than before.

  • Reply Leah N. at

    Running is my therapy- time to think through the day and feel free from my worries!

  • Reply Beth at

    Oh, I would love to run! preferably the 5k since I am tapering for my marathon this weekend. My favorite thing about running is when I am having a good day it makes me feel like I can fly, on bad days it makes me feel like I can breathe.

  • Reply Leah at

    Running is my therapy that allows me to think through my thoughts and be the best I can be

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