Race Giveaway: Cleveland Challenge Nation for you and a friend!

Q: What do you get when you put together a scavenger hunt and a race?

A. The Cleveland Challenge Nation Race

Cleveland Challenge1How fun would it be to run around Cleveland with a group of 2 or more, solving clues, finding the best route, getting an awesome workout and racing against others for prize money. It’s like Cleveland’s own Amazing Race!

Who: You and a Friend!
What: An Urban Race
Where: Downtown Cleveland, Flannery’s on E.4th Street
When: Saturday June 7th at 1pm (hello sleeping in!)

Register now for $35 at the early bird rate, prices increase in 2 days!


Enter to win my giveaway below!

  1. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite non tradition race to participate in.
  2. Like Challenge Nation on Facebook and leave a comment below
  3. Follow Challenge Nation on twitter and leave a comment below.
  4. Tweet “I want to run around Cleveland with @challengenation and @mojamala2 http://bit.ly/1k4EsNI

You can enter til Monday June 2nd at noon!




Race Giveaway: Running for Hope


And the winner is…….Zone Defense Blog! I’ll be in touch on how to get you registered!

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On Saturday June 28th, Love Without Boundaries will be hosting their 5K run in Avon Lake. I love the help and work this organization does to provide for impoverished children in China, regardless of their needs.

“Love Without Boundaries Foundation was established in 2003 after a group of adoptive parents decided to save a life of a little orphan boy in China.”

Love Without Boundaries provides many surgeries and treatments including:

    • Heart surgery
    • Cleft lip and palate repair
    • Colorectal repairs
    • Tumor and neurologic issues
    • General surgeries-hernia repair, intestinal issues etc.
    • Preemie care
    • Orthopedic care and evaluation

How cute is she???

You have a chance to support this organization by registering and running in the Running For Hope 5K on 6/28. This race is PR friendly, flat and they keep you as shaded as possible. I hear there will be some brighter colored shirt designs this year as well as a $100 gift card to the overall winner to Moxie/Red

Who: You!
What: Awesome 5K Run/walk
Where: Kopf Family Reservation in Avon Lake
When: Saturday June 28th at 9am.

You can register online here for $20 or you can enter to win my race giveaway below!

There are many ways to enter:

  1. There are many ways to get involved with Love Without Boundaries. Leave a comment below telling me one.
  2. Like the Running For Hope Facebook page Leave a comment below telling me so.
  3. Share this post on Facebook. Leave a comment below telling me so.
  4. Follow @LoveWB on Twitter. Leave a comment below telling me so.
  5. Twitter users can get an extra entry each day by tweeting: “I want to race in the Running For Hope 5K to benefit @LoveWB on June 28th http://bit.ly/1mn4SbG″. Leave a comment below for each day you tweet this.

You have until Friday May 30th at 11:59PM to enter.


Copper River Salmon Run 5K

And the winner is…..


Thanks to everyone who entered and have fun at this great local race!



Hey Hey Hey!!! I have some good news for my readers who are free on May 31st. I have a  race giveaway! Pier W is hosting its Copper River Salmon Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, May 31 at 10AM. Hello sleeping in!

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I’ve been wanting to run this race for the past few years and have missed out but I did get to watch Ryan run it a few years ago and the course is speedy! It’s a flat course through one of my favorite places, Lakewood! Plus when you are done you can hang out on Pier W’s patio, grab some drinks and enjoy some food prepared by Chef Regan Reik. Registered runners, your lunch is included in your race fee!!! (Let me know how the the Salmon Burger is!)

This could be your view on May 31

Why the “salmon run”? It’s to celebrate Alaska’s Copper River salmon season, and the proceeds benefit Cleveland’s Malachi House.

Malachi House, created out of a Christian sense of ministry, serves persons who are terminally ill, without cost or regard to gender, race, religion or national origin.

To be a part of this race you can register here online for $30 (includes lunch!) or you can register on race day for $35.


You can enter to win on The Tambura Runner!

  1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite place to run.
  2. Follow Pier W (@pierwcleveland) on twitter (and leave me a comment below)
  3. Follow Malachi House (@malachihouse) on twitter (and leave me a comment below)
  4. Tweet “I want to run the Salmon run and hang out on the patio @pierwcleveland http://bit.ly/1jlmvWa” You can tweet once a day until Friday May 16th)
  5. Like Piew W’s Facebook page (and leave a comment below)
  6. Like Malachi House on Facebook (and leave a comment below)

Run or walk you have until this Friday, May 16th at 11:59PM EST to enter.

Good Luck!



Cleveland Marathon Training Week 6: Tough Week but I have a GIVEAWAY!

This week was just a week from hell in my personal life. (Hell being our car being stolen and turning our life upside down). I think the only reason I got my workouts in still was because it was the only normal thing I could still control this week. Running might have been the one thing to keep me sane last week. Although we might want to use sane lightly considering I ran my 18 mile long run on the treadmill! That’s a new treadmill distance PR for me.

Monday: 5 Mile run and 1 hour spin

imageTuesday: Speed work on the treadmill 7-800s  (6.4 total miles with Warm up and Cool down) and 900 meter swim.
Wednesday: 5 miles in the am.
Thursday: 3 mile run in the am, 2 mile run in the pm.
Friday: 18 treadmill miles and for the first time this training season I didn’t get sick to my stomach after my long run.
Saturday: 5 mile run with speedy Francesca and 900 meter swim

Winter Warmer Fest got us away from training this weekend. Proof I have a life outside of running
Winter Warmer Fest got us away from training this weekend. Proof I have a life outside of running

Sunday: 1 hour spin

Total mileage: 44.4

Bodhi cuddles to recover from a rough week.
Bodhi cuddles to recover from a rough week.

Strength training completely fell off the grid last week but I have plans to do that tonight after my 5 mile run. I hope my body enjoyed the week off from that.

But now let’s get to the fun stuff because I have a GIVEAWAY!!!!!! I have been participating in the Cleveland Marathon since 2008 (well before I had a blog) and it always has a soft spot in my heart.

I’m happy to announce that I have 1 entry to giveaway to the Cleveland Marathon this year. So if you didn’t register before that last price increase, you have a chance to win an entry!

I have 3 ways for you to win:

  1. Leave a comment telling me which song pumps you up to workout.
  2. Leave a comment telling me which distance you want to run at the Cleveland Marathon.
  3. Tweet about the giveaway: I want to run with @mojamala2 and @clevemarathon  http://tinyurl.com/pmue9l3 #CLEmarathon  (Leave me a comment below letting me know you tweeted.)

You can tweet once a day from now until Friday, March 7th at 11:59am! I will pick a winner on Friday at noon so you can start training this weekend 😉 But be sure to leave a separate comment for each day you tweet.

The winner has 48 hours to email me to claim their entry. After that I will have to choose a new winner.

I’m an official blogger for the 2014 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I received a free entry to run in exchange for blogging about my experience. Although I would blog about my experience no matter what.

2013 Jingle Bell Run 5K-GIVEAWAY

Last year I ran the Jingle Bell Run 5K as my last 5K of the year and this year I’ll be running it with my little sister. This will be her second 5K ever but you can also participate!

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Who: YOU! Supporting the Arthritis Foundation
What: 5K Run/Walk
Where: Legacy Village
When: Sunday December 8th

Adults are $25 and Children are $20 but prices increase on 12/4. Also on 12/4 Athleta is having a shop to donate night!

You can also enter to run this fun holiday race here!

  1. Leave a comment telling me your best advice for running your second race….for a 10 year old. (Mandatory)
  2. Follow Jingle Bell Run (@JingleBellCLE) on twitter (and leave me a comment bellow)
  3. Tweet “I want to jingle all the way to the finish line at the @JingleBellCLE 5k! Win a FREE race entry from @mojamala2 http://tinyurl.com/pxxzjvn #jinglebellrun” (and leave a comment saying you tweeted). You can tweet once a day until this Wednesday December 4th)
  4. Like their Facebook page (and leave a comment below)

You have until Wednesday December 4th at Midnight to enter. I’ll announce a winner on Thursday morning!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary race entry for this event.