FREE Race Entry Giveaway: SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon

There’s a new half marathon in town, and here’s your chance to win a FREE entry ($60 value)!

The Inaugural SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon takes place on June 23, 2012. This will be Southern California’s first and only trail half marathon for women. (YAY TRAIL!)

I will be running it, and the race director, Paul Jesse, has generously offered up a free entry for one lucky reader. You can view the race website HERE.

The race is only open to women, but if you’re a dude and want to enter this giveaway for your wife/sister/friend/girlfriend, you’re welcome to do so.

The girl in question can also enter for herself, and increase her chances of winning. Men can show their support by volunteering or dressing skimpy to impress the ladies.


Women: Leave a comment telling me what you most love about being a woman.

Men: Leave a comment telling me who you’re entering for and what you most love about her.

Both men and women: You may get additional giveaway entries and boost your chances of winning by:

  • Blogging about this giveaway (+1 giveaway entry)
  • Posting this giveaway Facebook (+1 giveaway entry)
  • Tweeting about this giveaway (+1 giveaway entry)

Make sure you leave a comment telling me how you spread the word, along with a link so I can verify.

A winner will be chosen at random and posted on Tuesday, March 20th.

Good luck!

Women in Running

In his newsletter, Dr. Victor Runco of the San Diego Running Institute recently mentioned the Sports Survey by

This study sheds some light on the growth of female runners in the United States. Here are some fascinating stats:

  • Women make up an astounding 59% of all half marathons in the United States.
  • Women made up the majority of 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons in 2010.
  • The marathon remains the only male-dominated event in running.

The average female runner has the following statistics:

  • Average Age: 38.5
  • 63.2% married
  • 78.2% college educated
  • 70.3% earn a household income of $75,000+
  • Average number of years running: 9.9 years
  • Average number of running events participated in during the last 12 months: 7.2 events
  • 51.8% have completed one marathon or more in their lifetime
  • 70.4% Run/Jog 4+ hours each week
  • 77.7% run 12 months a year
  • Average number of days run per week: 4.0
  • Average number of miles run per week: 21.9
  • 66.1% describe themselves as “Frequent/Fitness Runners”

I found these stats eye-opening and motivating. Women are running. And I will be at the Inaugural SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon to see them come together. See you there!