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Las Vegas runners race giveaway!

It’s that time again!  Time to giveaway some free race entries to our beloved followers.  The Color Run Las Vegas will be coming February 22, 2014 and we want YOU join the fun for free!  TO ENTER all you have to do is comment on this post with your name, why you run, and your favorite race distance & why. Winners will be chosen at random from all comments. 

We will be doing two drawings and you can enter up to once per day to win the free entry.  Drawings will be on Sunday January 5th and another on Sunday February 2nd for our two lucky winners.  Winners will be announced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lasvegasrunners before 5pm PST. 

*One entry per person per day.  Prizes not claimed by 5pm PST the following day will be reentered into the contest and given away to another participant.  Please watch our Facebook page for updates and announcements. Winners will be notified via our Facebook page and can claim their prize by emailing lasvegasrunners@gmail.com before 5pm PST the following day. 

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Wednesday Morning Running Quote of the Day

“For us runners, the question of ‘why’ is pretty moot. Not because it may not be interesting, or important, from a certain point of view, but because we’ve left the question of the meaning of running behind. After all the questions have been asked, and all the answers given, in spite of the disagreement on essences, physiology, rationales, training strategies, trail running, road racing, i-pod wearing, mid-foot striking, turnover cadences, arm carriages, Jack Daniels, Arthur Lydiard, 20 miles a week or 100, 5k or the 50k, whether it’s really the Miles of Trials or the Trial of Miles, after all the words have been spoken and keyboards have been pounded, meanings given and ideologies subverted… After all this, we runners bend down and tighten the laces, open the door, brace for the cold and are renewed….” -Jeff Edmonds 
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Las Vegas Runners Show Support for Girls on the Run

On Sunday November 24th, 2013 Las Vegas Runners came out and showed their support for the Las Vegas chapter of Girls on the Run.  Our co-founder Melissa has coached GOTR for two seasons now and the program is fantastic for young girls!  During the 12 week season 3rd-5th grade girls are coached on how to prepare for a 5K race held at the end of the 12 weeks.  During that time they learn important lessons on self esteem, bullying, positivity, and friendship.  It’s a fantastic program and the best part is watching each girl cross that finish line with pride & accomplishment on their faces!  

Next 5K will be held on April 27th 2014 and ALL are invited to register and participate.  GOTR is always looking for volunteers to help coach, help with the 5K, or be a running buddy for one of the girls.  If you are interested, please email Stephanie at stephanie@girlsontherunlv.org 


Check out Las Vegas GOTR at www.girlsontherunlv.org 

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Las Vegas Runners Representing at Las Vegas Rock n’ Roll

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Gino Gugino, Kat McPherson, Isaac Easley, and Las Vegas Runners Co-Founder Melissa Farrell(banana!) as they prepare to take on the Las Vegas Rock N Roll half marathon!

On Sunday November 17th at 4:30pm, Las Vegas Runners and 30,000+ other runners set off down the Las Vegas strip for one of the largest half marathons & marathons!  It was a run filled with lights, costumes, Elvis impersonators(MANY!), a KISS cover band, DJs, hundreds of volunteers, and so many fans!  One of the most fun filled and motivational races I’ve ever done and one that is an experience for all who enter.  

If you ran and want to share your pictures from the event, we would love to see them!  Please email lasvegasrunners@gmail.com and we will get your pics up! 

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Laura S. after completing her half marathon at the Rock N Roll Las Vegas series. Face of relief!

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Stephanie after completing the Half of the Half at the Rock N Roll series race in Las Vegas.

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Stephen Grande after completing yet ANOTHER full marathon. Stephen has been a supporter of St Judes and runs for them in each race. Way to go Stephen!