Back in February, I ran theinaugural Best Damn Race 5K in Safety Harbor. You can read my race recap here. It was a great time, a great course, and a fantastic way to spend the morning of my birthday. This past Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the Best Damn Blogger party hosted by Nick, creator of the event that will be back again in 2014. The party was his way of thanking local bloggers who shared their experience with the event.
I was super excited to attend the party, held at FITniche in Hyde Park Village, since it would be a get-together of quite a few local bloggers, a few of which I was very excited to finally meet after interacting through our blogs and social media. Everyone is always so friendly and it truly makes me happy to be a part of the local blogging and running community.
There was Best Damn Race swag, wine, chocolate, and great conversation. The evening started with a quick 5K run, which a handful of bloggers did, while most of us stayed behind. I think the lure of the a/c, wine, and chocolate was more exciting than running in the heat and humidity!
Included in the gift bag was a $20 gift certificate to FITniche which I am very excited about. I have my eye on a cute Brooks tank top…. There was also a raffle and yours truly won a bottle of wine and four GU Gels. Yay me!
Thank you Nicole for this picture of the four of us!
(Nicole, Me, Jenny, and Denise)
Thank you Jenny for this fabulous picture!
Me and Jenny
Me and Beth
It’s almost a major award! Wine and GU gel!
And exciting news! I have a promo code to share with you if you have not yet registered for the Best Damn Race in February 2014. Save $5 when you use promo code BDRBLOG. This code is good for the month of July and August. If you are looking for a FUN local race here in Pinellas County, this is your race. There is a 5K, 10K, and half marathon. The views are beautiful! Be sure to visit Best Damn Race for more information. And just so you know, this is what’s included in your registration:
- Best Damn FREE Beer & Food
- Best Damn FREE Massages
- Best Damn Finisher Medal
- Best Damn Party & More!
Seriously, why haven’t you signed up yet?!?!
Thank you Nick, Best Damn Race, and FITniche for a great night out. I enjoyed meeting some new faces, seeing those I already knew, and talking about running, races, blogging, and more. It was a great night!