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Upcoming M3S Events & giveaways!

M3S Sports puts on amazing races in and around the Columbus area and they are one of our favorite event companies.  We try to hit up as many as we can each year, and have a goal to conquer them all someday! Whether you are a runner, walker, or looking for volunteer hours, they host an event for you.  Check out our M3S event recaps & blog posts on our M3S Sports page.

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M3S Sports FORE! Miler 2016

Upcoming races we are participating or volunteering

Although all M3S events are great, we have our favorites and ones we try to participate in each year, whether it be running, cheering or volunteering.  Here are the four we have on our schedule for 2017…

Ohio Health Capital City Half & Quarter – April 29 **Sign up by MARCH 30th before the next $10 price increase**

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FORE! Miler – May 25 **Sign up by March 30 before the next $5 price increase**

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Ohio Health Emerald City Half & Quarter – August 27

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The Ohio State Four Miler “Finish on the 50” – Oct 22

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Why 4 miles?

Several of the well known M3S events are a four mile distance, contrary to the more common 5K & 10K options.  In a past interview with M3S founder, David Babner, he stated that although he loves half marathons, the four mile distance has become a favorite as well.  He literally ‘ran into the idea’ while running from Corozon to Glacier Ridge Park back to Corozon, the now popular Dublin route for the Flying Feather Four Miler.  A four mile run for many people will give you over 30 minutes of run time… the recommended daily amount of physical activity as suggested by the American Heart Association!

Recent giveaways

Annually, we try to award M3S Sports race entries as giveaways and incentives for our readers, followers & runners.  Here are some of our recent winners…

  • Matt Baumgartner – Cap City winner via Living Fit Columbus 2017 Winter Challenge
  • Lauren Carder – Cap City winner via @LivingFitColumbus Instagram giveaway
  • Danielle Freeman – Cap City winner via @LivingFitColumbus Instagram giveaway
  • Jen Martin – FORE! Miler winner via Living Fit Columbus 2017 Winter Challenge
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Lauren aka @Wanderlustontherun ~ recent giveaway winner ~ states how much she loves the M3S Kinsale St Patty’s Day 4 Miler

Upcoming giveaways

We still have ONE Cap City and THREE Fore! Miler entries to award to our readers & runners!

We will be awarding one Cap City entry and two FORE! Miler entries at upcoming group runs. To be eligible for these giveaways you must…

  1. Follow Living Fit Columbus on Instagram, Twitter and FaceBook (preferably all three, but at least one)
  2. Be active on social media, having posted within the last week, preferably something relating to fitness (#LivingFitColumbus)
  3. Be willing to “promote” the race you won an entry to by posting something relating to training, etc on either Instagram, Twitter and/or FB within a week of the giveaway; tag Living Fit Columbus and M3S Sports
  4. Join us on one of our Spring kickoff runs…
    • Saturday, April 8 @ 9AM – Run+Stretch+Shop+Giveaways – one entry for FORE Miler and one entry for Cap City will be awarded
    • Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30PM – First Thursday run of the year!  We meet in the Town Lot behind Starbucks in Historic Dublin and do a 3-4 mile social run. We typically meet on Thursdays April – October.  One entry for the FORE Miler will be awarded.

Check back for more details on our spring events, as well as giveaway details.

Our last race entry giveaway will be for the FORE! Miler and details will be announced shortly via Instagram.

Hope to see you at one of our Spring events and of course, at all the M3S Sports events!

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Living Fit Spring RUN+YOGA Challenge & FORE! Miler Training

We love fitness and community.  This challenge involves both!

Many of our runners are doing the FORE! Miler this May so we’ve created a fun training plan with multiple weekly challenges.  Of course many of them involve photos, so don’t forget your camera phone.  Our schedule is below.  Attend weekly group runs for more details and to ask questions about mileage, etc.

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The first group event is this Thursday, our spring kickoff run.  We will meet at the Town Lot in Historic Dublin (behind Starbucks), run 3-4 social miles, then end at Vitality Smoothie & Juice for samples and giveaways from several companies including lululemon athletica polaris, Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter, Vitafusion, Winans and more!

Hope you will join in the fun!

Giveaway! [FORE miler race via M3S Sports]

For the love of running, golf and of course Dublin, we are excited to announce that we haveScreen Shot 2016-03-11 at 11.20.07 AM
two race entries to give away!  The second annual FORE! Miler is right around the corner, happening right here in Dublin on Thursday, May 28th.  Several of our runners participated in it last year and decided to make it one of our annual races… check out our post-race recap HERE.

We’ve participated in several M3S races over the years, Cap City being another favorite.  We’ve also previously interviewed race director David Babner, and discovered his love for the four mile distance he is known for.

There will be two separate drawings…

Drawing for entry #1 – Group Run 

  • Attend a group run!  Runners that attended last Saturday’s group run or tomorrow morning’s run will be eligible for one free race entry.  Tomorrow we are meeting at an alternate location due to the St Patty’s Day parade.  Meet us at Llewellyn Farms Park off Tuttle Crossing (across from Thomas Elementary) at 8:30AM.  We will do a 2.5-3 mile loop as we ease into spring training season.  Walkers, runners, strollers and even furry friends are welcome!  **Wear green for a group photo!**

Drawing for entry #2 – Social Media challenge

Participants that complete the following steps will be eligible for one free race entry.

  • LIKE Living Fit Columbus and M3S Sports on Facebook
  • Follow @LivingFitColumbus & @M3S Sports on Instagram
  • Follow instructions on the giveaway post on Instagram (updated 3/11 at 11:45AM)

Deadline to enter is March 14th at midnight.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced on March 15.

Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission on this giveaway item.

Giveaway ~ LFC Winter Challenge Week #4

Great news!

Bend Active has offered to donate two $25 gift cards for week 4, the midway point of our LFC Winter Challenge!

All you need to do to be eligible is these three things…
  1. ​Have logged all points from weeks 1-3
  2. Log a minimum of 150 points this week (week 4)
  3. ​LIKE both Bend Active and Living Fit Columbus on FB
That’s it!

Winners will be drawn at random next week, so get your liking and logging on!!

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GIVEAWAY! [SOS Rehydrate]

SOS Rehydrate is an electrolyte refreshment drink for those with active lifestyles.  It has a multitude of benefits [according to the website] including helping increase hydration, focus, stamina, and physical performance.  You can read more about it on their website SOSrehydrate.com and even view a video on the benefits.     sos-rehydrate_1

We’re giving away a free sample and a $20 Meijer giftcard to one lucky Living Fit Columbus reader!

All you have to do is…

  • LIKE Living Fit Columbus on Facebook
  • LIKE this post on Facebook
  • Be willing to write a short review/blurb about your thoughts on SOS after using it

Deadline to enter is October 31st at midnight.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly following.

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Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission or kickbacks on this giveaway item.

GIVEAWAY & Sunday Shoutout [Dublin 5K]

The Dublin City Schools Alumni Association hosts a 5K each fall to benefit various local charities and organizations, including the Dublin Education Foundation.  This year’s race is Saturday, Oct 11th @ Glacier Ridge Park.  The event is open to ALL walkers, runners, and community members, not just alumni!  

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  • Kid’s fun run at 8:45am
  • Family 5k walk/run at 9:00am
  • Awards for top finishers and the best-dressed buckeye in honor of Captain Nick Rozanski
  • Proceeds benefiting local charities and causes
  • Scenic run through the forested area & grassy prairie of Glacier Ridge Metro Park
  • Event coverage/blog recap by Living Fit Columbus and event photo coverage by LeenaBee Photography of Dublin

More details can be found on the 5K event page HERE or the Dublin City Schools site HERE.

We are giving away TWO FREE registrations to Living Fit Columbus readers/runners!

Three simple steps to enter…

  1. LIKE Living Fit Columbus page on Facebook
  2. LIKE this post on our Living Fit Facebook page
  3. SHARE this post from the Living Fit Facebook page to your profile or a friend’s profile

Deadline to enter the giveaway is Saturday, Oct 4th @ midnight.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced shortly following.  Winners are encouraged (not required) to send us photos of the event to include in future Living Fit blog posts.

Event sponsors include;

Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission or kickbacks on this giveaway item.

2nd notice ~ GIVEAWAY! [Whole Foods Dublin 5K]

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the WHOLE FOODS 5K Dublin giveaway! 

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Wanna get FIT while raising funds for kids?

Participate in the Whole Foods Market Dublin 5K coming soon on Saturday, September 13 @ 8AM!

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An affordable 5K [only $25 for pre-registration and $30 on race day] helping to raise money for the Whole Kids Foundation.  Plus a free Whole Foods breakfast!  Can’t beat that!      logo

Oh wait, we can beat that…

We are giving away a FREE registration to Living Fit Columbus readers/runners!

To enter…

  • LIKE Living Fit Columbus page on Facebook
  • LIKE, SHARE and/or COMMENT on this post on the Living Fit Columbus Facebook page
  • LIKE Whole Foods Market Dublin page on Facebook
  • Email LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com with a short blurb about WHY YOU RUN and let us know that you’d like to enter the giveaway.  Please title the subject line, ‘Whole Foods 5K Giveaway.’

Deadline to enter is TOMORROW = SATURDAY, September 6th at midnight.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly following. We will ask your permission, but would love to include your post on our blog!

Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission or kickbacks on this giveaway item.

GIVEAWAY! [Whole Foods Dublin 5K]

Wanna get FIT while raising funds for kids?  Participate in the Whole Foods Market Dublin 5K coming soon on Saturday, September 13 @ 8AM!

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An affordable 5K [only $25 for pre-registration and $30 on race day] helping to raise money for the Whole Kids Foundation.  Plus a free Whole Foods breakfast!  Can’t beat that!      logo

Oh wait, we can beat that…

We are giving away a FREE registration to Living Fit Columbus readers/runners!

To enter…

  • LIKE Living Fit Columbus page on Facebook
  • LIKE, SHARE and/or COMMENT on this post on the Living Fit Columbus Facebook page
  • LIKE Whole Foods Market Dublin page on Facebook
  • Email LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com with a short blurb about WHY YOU RUN and let us know that you’d like to enter the giveaway.

Deadline to enter is THIS SATURDAY, September 6th at midnight.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly following. We will ask your permission, but would love to include your post on our blog!

Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission or kickbacks on this giveaway item.

Giveaway [lululemon athletica & NOOMA]

As you probably know by now, we are pretty fond of lululemon.  You can read why in our earlier article, 10 reasons we love lululemon athletica.

Our awesome partnership with the polaris store has brought so many benefits.  We cross-promote each other.  We have met some awesome people and attended some great events.  And now, they are offering their first giveaway to Living Fit followers!

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Goodies include [$60+ value!]…   

  • a reusable tote  LU9416S_012305_1
  • the [small] towel
  • ultimate padded run socks
  • purist water bottle
  • samples of a new energy drink, NOOMA (more about them soon, check out their website HERE)

To enter all you need to do is…

  • ATTEND at least one group run or event listed on the August EVENTS list [check events on our Aug newsletter HERE]
  • LIKE our Living Fit FaceBook page, LIKE this post on our page and COMMENT stating which event(s) you attended or plan to attend
  • BONUS! – TWO entries for bringing a friend to an event!  Just make sure you comment on the post stating which event and tag your friend so we can keep track of both your entries.

Last day to enter will be the last run of August [Saturday, Aug 30th] and winner will be chosen shortly thereafter.

Hope to see you soon!

GIVEAWAY! [Columbus Challenge – Urban Scavenger Hunt 8.10.14]

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Looking for something FUN to do this Sunday?   Wanna explore Columbus in a whole new way?

We are giving away FOUR entries to the Columbus Challenge Urban Scavenger race this Sunday!  

From their site, “The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.  Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun–we guarantee you’ll have a blast!”

Visit their site for more details:  http://www.challengenation.com/columbus

This will be a quick turn around since the race is already THIS weekend!  

In a SCAVENGER HUNT spirit, the FIRST PERSON  TO COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WILL WIN 4 FREE ENTRIES… 

  • LIKE our Living Fit Columbus Facebook page to get ongoing updates on events, giveaways and fitness tips
  • SHARE the Columbus Challenge event/post from either Facebook page [Living Fit or Challenge Nation] to your own Facebook page
  • EMAIL LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com to tell us you’ve completed the steps!  We will provide you the code link for 4 free entries.

Good luck!  

Disclaimer:  contest is only open to readers living within the United States.  Living Fit [Columbus] has not earned commission or kickbacks on this giveaway item.