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Win a Free Spot at the Peachtree Road Race

April 15, 2015

Atlanta has been my home for nearly a decade, but it has been part of my life since childhood. Long before I moved to the peach state after college, my family and I traveled from Florida to Atlanta every Fourth of July to visit our dear family friends who live near the city. Inevitably, the weekend always centered around the Peachtree Road Race (and how fast my dad was going to run each year). The AJC Peachtree Road Race, organized by the Atlanta Track Club, is the largest 10K in the world that’s held every July 4th and attracts 60,000 runners. It’s easily one of the greatest running traditions that exists, and it’s one of the many experiences that inspired me to become a runner.

Runners aren’t allowed to participate until age 13, so I patiently waited as a spectator for many years.

Me in the red shorts with our dear family friends Dan and Jere
Me in the red shorts with our dear family friends Dan and Jere
Too young to run! Me (far left) with our family friends Ryan and Ginny who we continue to celebrate July 4 with today.
Too young to run! Me (far left) with our family friends Ryan and Ginny who we continue to celebrate July 4 with today.
Me at age 7 spectating at the Peachtree Road Race … clearly the expression on my face shows that I’d rather be running! I have no excuse for the bad hair. Blame my parents.
Me at age 7 spectating at the Peachtree Road Race … clearly the expression on my face shows that I’d rather be running! I have no excuse for the bad hair. Blame my parents.

When I was old enough, I finally got the badge of honor to run in the Peachtree Road Race with the adults and wear the coveted cotton finisher’s T-shirt at the Fourth of July festivities after the race.

Me (red tank) and my dad (directly behind me) running the Peachtree Road Race when I was 13 … my dad finished and then came back to find me on the course.
Me (red tank) and my dad (directly behind me) running the Peachtree Road Race when I was 13 … my dad finished and then came back to find me on the course.
After a Peachtree Road Race with our family friends in the 1990s and my dad (dad is directly behind me) … yeah, I was going through a weird hair stage. Again.
After a Peachtree Road Race with our family friends in the 1990s and my dad (dad is directly behind me) … yeah, I was going through a weird hair stage. Again.
My mom and me before the Peachtree Road Race in 2012.
My mom and me before the Peachtree Road Race in 2012.

Win Your Spot at the 2015 Peachtree Road Race This July 4

With the news this week that I’m leaving Atlanta to move back to Tampa, I’ve been reflecting on the many ways the Atlanta running community has impacted my life. It all started with the Peachtree Road Race.

To honor this special race, I’m giving away one coveted spot to the sold-out Peachtree Road Race this week, which has an online lottery system to enter that has already closed.

Ready to win? Here’s how …

Post a comment below telling me about a moment that inspired you to become a runner. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter and track all your entries (mandatory). Simply log in with your Facebook account or email. Once you’ve left your comment, check it off in the box below to unlock additional options to enter, such as sharing the sweepstakes on social media, following the Atlanta Track Club and me on social media and more.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This sweepstakes is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 19. The winner will be chosen on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Good luck, and happy running! Thank you Atlanta Track Club and the Atlanta running community for inspiring me to run!

No purchase is necessary to win. Must be 18 or older to enter. The sweepstakes is open from Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5 a.m. Eastern time until Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. To enter, you must leave a comment at below sharing a moment or experience that inspired you to become a runner. To be eligible to win, you must submit your entries through the Rafflecopter widget featured on this page. To do so, you will need to provide your email address or log in with your Facebook information. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive one entry into the Peachtree Road Race, with a total retail value estimated at $35. The prize does not include any additional expenses associated with attending the race, such as travel costs or lodging expenses. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The winner will be selected on Monday, April 20, 2015, and will be contacted via email. Winners will have 2 days from the time and date of the email sent to claim their prize. rUnladylike, LLC, has the right to obtain the winner’s name through the Rafflecopter sweepstakes widget and via runladylike.com. The winner agrees to allow rUnladylike, LLC, to share the winner’s name. The prize will be emailed to the winner from Jesica D’Avanza of rUnladylike, LLC. The winner and all sweepstakes entrants hold rUnladylike, LLC, and the Atlanta Track Club harmless in the event that the prize or sweepstakes in some way negatively impacts the winner, and the winner agrees to use the prizes at his or her own risk. This sweepstakes is hosted by rUnladylike, LLC, of Georgia, who can be contacted at runladylike@gmail.com. Void where prohibited by law.

Share a moment or experience that inspired you to become a runner (mandatory to be eligible to win).

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