bdr ambassador badge


I am SO excited to announce that I have been chosen as a Best Damn Race Ambassador! I ran the inaugural Best Damn Race this past February. They were nice enough to have it on my birthday 02/02/13. Hubby and I both ran the 5K in what would be the first race in a year of running for me. I loved this event. It was close to home for me in beautiful Safety Harbor, right along the water of Tampa Bay. Since it was in February, the weather was a crisp winter day. It could not have been a better day to celebrate my birthday and run a race.


BDR 2013    BDR 2013 finish line


The Best Damn Race is coming back to Safety Harbor on 02/01/14 and this time I am running the half marathon. And even more exciting? The Best Damn Race, in only it’s second year, is branching out to Orlando on 03/01/14. I am going to run the half marathon there as well. Besides the excitement of running two half marathons a month apart, I will also earn a super cool “Double” medal, in addition to the medal they will give out at each event. Three medals for two races? I’m going to need another medal display! (The Double medal is given to participants who run the half marathon distance in both cities.)


bdr double medal


So, why should you register for the Best Damn Race? There are so many reasons…

  • 5K / 10K / Half-Marathon / 5K + 10K Challenge
  • Best Damn t-shirt
  • Best Damn finisher medal
  • Best Damn Health & Fitness Expo
  • Best Damn goodie bags
  • Best Damn post-race party
  • Best Damn entry fee (structured based on number of entries!)
  • Free beer, food, and massages
  • Free race photos & video for those who register by 11/11/13 (Orlando only)


Here’s a glimpse into the great fun that was had back in February at the inaugural race….


Best Damn Race 2.2.13


I cannot wait until the next Best Damn Race. This is “a race for runners by runners”. They put runners first and the runner’s experience is their top priority. Their goal is to put on the Best Damn Race possible. And they do. Here is my race recap for the 2013 Best Damn Race.

Have I convinced you yet? How about a coupon code to save on registration! Visit the Best Damn Race website and you can use the coupon code NANCIC and save $5 on the following:

  • ANY race in Safety Harbor on 02/01/14
  • ANY race in Orlando on 03/01/14



Be sure to let me know if you register. I would love to see you out there for any of the events! I am so excited and can’t wait to start 2014 off with the Best Damn Race!


bdr training 2014

**The Best Damn Race has comp’d my entry fee for the Safety Harbor half marathon but all opinions are my own.

8 Comments on Join me at the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor AND Orlando!

  1. This looks like a lot of fun! I’m thinking about doing the run in Safety Harbor but I’d stick to a 5 or 10K, not way I could do the half.

    What a great way to celebrate your birthday!

    • Thanks Beth! I’m so excited. I love BDR. Miss seeing you, too. We definitely need to get to yoga. I will need it after my half marathon.

  2. I’ll be running the 10K and this will be my first longer distance race in over 2 years. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the discount code!

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