A Huge, Massive Road Runner Sports Giveaway

Ok, so I know I said I was going to recap this past weekend’s backpacking trip and I’ll get there…just not today!


If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you likely remember that I went to Haiti last January with Mission 29.2, a non-profit that organizes 29.2 mile running races in developing countries as a means to raise money for the local education system. The experience was unbelievable and I was so excited to return for the January, 2014 trip.

But, unfortunately, life happens and I’m not going to be able to make this next visit.

As I already told y’all, I have some elaborate weddings coming up in 2014, including Bali, Steamboat, and my newly-engaged sister’s wedding in Hawaii. As much as I would love to travel to all of the weddings plus Haiti, it just isn’t in the budget, you know? I know Haiti will be there for me next year, but it still really hurt to make the decision. Big kid problems and such.


However, it does mean that Mission 29.2 has some available spots for this year’s trip! Basically, it costs each participant $650 + airfare for the entire week. Additionally, you are asked to fundraise some money that will then be donated to Institution Univers, a local private school that also feeds and houses the volunteers for the week. It is a fantastic school and it is so cool to actually see where your hard-earned donations are actually going. If you’re curious or interested in participating in the trip, shoot me a comment or an email and I’ll get you hooked up with the appropriate people.

You know you want to!

The Giveaway

Back when I was actively fundraising for the Haiti trip, I had communicated with my generous contact at Road Runner Sports about helping me out with a donation of shoes or dollars. In addition to all of that good stuff, she gave me a $100 gift card to Road Runner to raffle off to people that donated to my Haiti fund. Well, obviously, I don’t have a Haiti fund anymore, but the RR Sports peeps were kind enough to let me giveaway the gift card anyway!

Want to win the $100 gift card to Road Runner? Check out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway closes on Monday, November 4, and I will track down the winner afterwards. Good luck!

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  • Reply Amy at

    Awesome Giveaway! Thanks! And sorry you can’t make the trip again this year 🙁

  • Reply LeeAnn at

    Sorry about your cancelled trip – it will be that much better when you do go.
    I would purchase Saucony Triumphs with the gift card – I really want new running shoes, and have had my eye on them for quite some time now! Thanks!

  • Reply Melissa B at

    I would purchase Saucony Ride’s if they have them! They are my go to running shoe!

  • Reply Rich at

    I’d buy new sneakers for me, maybe another pair of Tom’s for my kids. My kids love Tom’s and I love how they donate a pair for each pair you buy.

  • Reply Rich Kolb at

    I’d buy a new pair of sneakers for me, and a pair of Tom’s for my kids. My kids love Tom’s and I love how they donate a pair for each pair you buy.

  • Reply Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb at

    Bras! Sadly, I need them very bad.

  • Reply Tanya Patrice at

    That trip sounds like it was an amazing experience! I’m just getting back into running, so with the giftcard I’d buy some running shoes, more appropriate for the cold weather that’s coming.

  • Reply Stacie Marchionne at

    I would buy more compression shorts. Such a great program you participated in in Haiti!

  • Reply Miz at

    and Id donate them.

  • Reply Amanda at

    My family is in desperate need of running shoes. Both my husband and I are long past due.

  • Reply Amanda Brooks at

    Really bummed for you…I think I mean Bali?! I have been looking at them since you went, so maybe next year! Hmm I would buy well let’s be honest more running shoes.

  • Reply Jacob Duncan at

    I Need a nice hydration pack.. Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Natalie at

    I’d probably buy shoes.

  • Reply Kathleen at

    I would def purchase shoes….maybe some Brooks Cascadia 8s 🙂

  • Reply Katie at

    running tights!

  • Reply Becky @ RunFunDone at

    I’m so sorry to hear that you have to miss out on the trip!

    I’d want to use the gift card for some sweet new running shoes.

  • Reply Heidi Nicole at

    I’d get some capris. Turns out I really, really love capris.

  • Reply lynne @ lgsmash at

    running tights! or new shoes to rotate into the mix 🙂

    bummer about not being able to make your trip! do you think they’d still want gently used running shoes? i’ve been holding on to my old pair 🙂 if not, i can find a local organization to donate to – just want them to go somewhere more useful than the garbage!

  • Reply Carrie at

    I would get a new pair of sneakers! Or running tights!

  • Reply Whitney at

    I have been wanting both running sunglasses (ok, so just sports sunglasses would be fine) and/or a running hat. All the cool kids had these at the last race I did. I’m convinced that squinting uses necessary energy during a half! I would get these with the card!

  • Reply Mike Q at

    Sad to hear about your trip being canceled. Cool that RR Sports is still letting the raffle happen. I love that store.

  • Reply Aimee - funfitgirl at

    I’d buy some warm running clothes for this winter!! I live in Denver – we’re neighbors!

  • Reply Lani (@armytbonegirl) at

    I would buy more Feetures socks and Zensah calf sleeves in fun colors!!

  • Reply Jen at

    So sorry you’re missing out this year! It sounds like an amazing experience! With the gift card, I would purchase some cold weather running gear!

  • Reply Lauren at

    I’d totally get compression sleeves. I’ve been wanting them so long!

  • Reply Kirby at

    I would snag a new pair of Asics! Need some new running shoes!

  • Reply Krista at

    Shoes…and lots of Salted Caramel GU!

  • Reply Sheena at

    I need gloves and capris badly!!

  • Reply Sarah C. at

    I’d get some cold-weather tops – I am freezing on my runs lately!

  • Reply Sarah W at

    Great giveaway! I could use some new running tights now that the cold weather is upon us!

  • Reply Natalie @ Free Range Human at

    I’m sorry you can’t make the trip this year, but life does happen some time! Hopefully, someone else can take your spot and have a positive impact like you’ve done!

  • Reply Patrick at

    I might go the accessory route: white calf sleeves (for summertime running), gaiters, Buff (most underrated and under-used piece of gear) and some Honey Stingers (new addiction).
    Thanks for the great giveaway, Heather!

  • Reply Danny at

    Socks and shoes, of course!

  • Reply Kelly at

    Bummer you can’t get to Haiti, but you’re right it will be there next year (and those weddings sound like lots of fun)!

  • Reply Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's at

    A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes.

  • Reply Cathryn at

    I have a flipping list of things I want from RRS this Winter but I’d probably start with some trail running shoes 🙂

  • Reply Christy at


  • Reply Sheryl at

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Reply Debbie & Healthy Running Mom at

    I’d love a heart rate monitor.

  • Reply Denise G. at

    I’d buy a big ol’ pair of walking shoes. My feet have expanded since I’ve been preggo and my running shoes are really uncomfortable – even though they’re already a full size bigger.

  • Reply Deniz at

    I really need a nice jacket and long sleeve shirts. Thanks for the giveaway! Sorry you are unable to go back this year. Maybe next?

  • Reply Kristen M at

    I would purchase new shoes for training and to run in for my next half marathon in January.

  • Reply Gabrielle at

    Shoes! I’m due to replace my Mizuno Wave Riders….I’d either sign up for the Riders again…..or check out Wave Sayonara or some Altras!

  • Reply Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead at

    Such a bummer about your trip! Sorry you had to make that choice.

    If I won, I’d hope to spend a chunk of it on some really good gloves…my hands are always freezing during winter runs, no matter how many layers of gloves I wear.

  • Reply Kristen at

    I would purchase some winter-weight tights and a long sleeved running shirt! Running in the winter is COLD!

  • Reply Kathryn @ dancingtorunning at

    Sorry to hear that you can go to Haiti again, but kudos for RRS for still letting you raffle off their gift card! I’d love to use it to buy some cold weather running gear.

  • Reply Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change at

    It would have to be a pair of Reebok’s or Inov-8’s…either for “fun” or for CrossFit! I’d LOVE to try the Nano Speeds. =)

  • Reply Brandon Frye at

    I would definitely be stocking up on cold running gear. The cold is coming quick here in NC and I need to get prepared to put in those miles no matter what 🙂

  • Reply Mona at

    I would get the updated Saucony ride 6. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. at

    Ooh, this mama needs new shoes.
    So sorry that you can’t go on your trip this time around. So disappointing.

  • Reply Russ Beebe at

    I’m barefoot and poor, and I need new shoes!

  • Reply Preshii @ The Coily Bombshell at

    Wow that Mission 29.2 sounds amazing. I wish I could afford to go but I already have been pricey plans in 2014 as well but this is something I will still look into for another time! I would buy everything I could lol. Shoes, clothes, nutrition! I need it all 🙂

  • Reply Anna at

    I would buy the latest Brooks Adrenaline shoes. I’ve seen ads for the 14 and I can’t wait to get my feet in them!

  • Reply Rachel at

    Great giveaway! Bummer that you can’t make the trip 🙁

  • Reply Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado at

    Probably some new running gear!

  • Reply Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com at

    I would purchase new shoes! I go through them so fast! Stinks you aren’t able to make the tips again this year. Seems like an awesome experience 🙂

  • Reply DisneyBride at

    Shoes for my hubby! He goes through running shoes like crazy!

  • Reply Joan at

    I would buy some new capris!

  • Reply Wreckingroutine at

    Wow. Haiti sounds like an eye-opening experience. I am sorry you won’t be able to make it again this year.

  • Reply wil colquhoun at

    The weather is really starting to turn in the Northeast and I could use a base layer for running.

  • Reply Kayla @ kpLOVINGit at

    I need some new stretchy pants really bad!

    P.S. That stinks you had to cut one of your trips out, but I’m totally not feeling bad for all your plans!! 🙂

  • Reply Kayla at

    I just heard about 29.2! Such a great cause/idea! I would totally use the gift card toward shoes!

  • Reply marian at

    new shoes!!!

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  • Reply Christy @My Dirt Road Anthem at

    can’t go wrong with new shoes!

  • Reply Pam S at

    Love RRS! Definitely another pair of shoes (and a donation to Mission 29.2).

  • Reply Emily N at

    Amazing giveaway! I would buy some of the RRS running apparel. I think they have super cute high quality gear!

  • Reply Colleen at

    Would love to win this giveaway!

  • Reply Amy at

    I’m not sure what I would get- there are so many things I want. New shoes? Compression socks? A bosu ball? It’s a tough decision!

  • Reply Andrea L at

    I’d like to give my sister the giftcard for the holidays! I am sure she would love a GPS watch!

  • Reply Michelle Milligan at

    I would purchase some new Reebok Nanos!!!

  • Reply Jeffrey at

    I’m training for my first ultra, the miles are adding up and the shoes are breaking down! I would buy a new pair of Mizuno Wave Elixirs.

  • Reply Kim @livingdomestically at

    I would purchase a pair of reebok nanos or something similar. A coworker and I vowed to each other that the only way we will make it through our next project and to justify eating the crap we are eating is to start crossfit together. It scares the heck outta me since I have zero upper body strength but I at least know I can’t walk in there in my running shoes.

  • Reply Sara at

    Sorry you can’t go on your trip! Awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Sara at

    Sorry you can’t go on your trip! Awesome giveaway! I would get new running shows.

  • Reply Kiley @ DVF at

    I need some new mizuno wave riders!

  • Reply Leah at

    I’d buy a new sports bra!

  • Reply Natalie Fraser at

    Awesome giveaway! I’d buy my first pair of compression socks with these and something for my mom who just started running this year.

  • Reply patrick voo at

    my training partner could really use some new shoes – so i’d get something for him!

  • Reply John at

    I’d buy a replacement pair of Merrell Trail Gloves. My current pair have been shredded over the summer.

  • Reply Kara at

    If I won this, then I’d feel like I was stealing from third world orphans. I guess I can live with that.

    • Reply heather at

      Thought definitely crossed my mind too. Fortunately, I was able to raise over $500 for them this year (thanks Columbia!) even though I’m not going, so at least I was still able to help 🙂

  • Reply Rebecc at

    Bummer about your trip 🙁 I am in need of some winter running gear (a long sleeve drifit and a jacket) and would use the gift card for that!

  • Reply - haydee at

    – so awesome, thanks for the opportunity. In need of a new pair to replace my Brooks Launch, searching searching…

  • Reply Agustin at

    I would use it to further my brand @LemonheadRACING with some new gear…bummer about your trip this year, but youll be back out there before you know it.

  • Reply Chris at

    Sorry to hear about the trip, but thanks for hosting the giveaway. This would make my day. Running my first marathon on 11/17.

  • Reply Stephanie at

    Not gonna lie. I would probably buy more moving comfort sports bras! Those are AMAZING.

  • Reply Lynn at

    I would buy some winter running gear!

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  • Reply Joanna at

    I love RRSports (VIP is an awesome deal) and knowing that they make donations such as what they did here to help out your fundraising? Even better. So sorry to hear that the trip is on hold for you, but hopefully you will be able to make it work when you are at a point when you can really out your whole self into the experience. 🙂 I’d put the $ towards a new pair of my $$$ Newtons, which my feet love but my credit card does not.

  • Reply Charissa at

    Heart rate monitor!

  • Reply Jake Catalano at

    I would buy a new pair of running shoes for my upcoming winter track season.

  • Reply Julia Tock at

    I would buy a pair of bike shorts for spin class and running capris! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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