Monday, February 29, 2016

TOP 10 Reasons Why you NEED to Run Twin Cities Hot Dash 10 Mile or 5K

Disclaimer:  I received a race entry into the Hot Dash as part of being a BibRave Pro.  
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In case you didn't already know it, Minnesota is awesome. 
Yes, we are bone-chilling cold in the winter and do get our fair share of snow. BUT,  we sure know how to host great road races!  You won't want to miss the hottest Spring race in town.
Register here for Twin Cities Hot Dash 5K or 10 mile!  Hurry - it's 85% full!

In case you're STILL not convinced this is the race for you.  See my TOP 10 Reasons why it should be!  Twin Cities in Motion is graciously giving away THREE pair of their Hot Dash socks.  The giveaway is at the end of this blog post - so don't forget to register!
  1. We are truly Minnesota Nice!   We greet you with a smile and go out of our way to make you happy!
  3. GREAT race swag!   All participants receive a navy blue, 1/4 zip, long sleeve technical shirt.

  5. The Medal!  HellllloooOOO!!  If you're anything like me, you love a good medal.  Twin Cities in Motion always leaves their medals "top-secret" so you'll have to finish the race to see.  All 5K and 10 mile participants get a medal.  It is a new race feature of 2016! I'm looking forward to adding it to my collection for sure!

  7.  You may just hear some Minnesota-slang.  Yup!  You Betcha!!  Ya - der - Hey!  You can't miss our lingo... it's the best! 

  9. Did someone say HOT DISH?  Yup, you guessed it! Post-race food is Hot Dish.  This year... word on the street is that it has corn flakes on top.  How Minnesotan is that?  I think you'll enjoy it.
  10. This race is lumberjack, beard and Minnesotan themed.  There is a competition for the best dressed costume for each category.  I, myself, am not very adventurous when it comes to running in costume.  However, my friend Angie, and fellow BibRave Pro has a lot of experience running in costume AND she has run this race before!  Head on over to her blog and see her previous costumes!
  12. FUN!  This race is just plain FUN!  Check out the video below for your sneak peak!

  14. Beautiful Scenery!  Skyline views from every angle.  Beautiful architecture, beautiful bridges and views of the Mighty Mississippi!

  15. Post-race Finnegan's Beer.  This race was voted Top 10 by for their post-race beer gardens.  If you're over 21,  you won't want to miss it!
  16.  Lastly, and certainly not least... Don't forget the awesome Fit-Sok themed for the Hot Dash! Enter to win these great socks here!  THREE winners will be chosen.  Drawing ends Friday, March 4th!

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  1. How cool I'd love the jacket! That is awesome swag, well that and the views, how great is that! I'd love to visit MN one day!

  2. This race looks like so much fun! Unfortunately I have zero race budget this year because I'm trying to pay off my student loans. I'm from Vermont, so I'd be all over a plaid/lumberjack themed costume. And those socks--so awesome!