Saturday, December 10, 2016

Day 10 of 12 Days of Carlee's Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog TEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 10 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 10 5x7 Marathoner Maps from 
Run Ink.


For today, DAY TEN, ten winners will be selected, each winning a 5x7 Marathoner (or Half Marathoner) map from Run Ink (*custom maps not included).

How do you commemorate your races? Sure, you could wear your medals around, but they get heavy and clank-y after a while. You could get a tattoo to remember them, but for some of us we would run out of empty skin after a few years. What about buying ALL the race day photos? Well, if you've looked at the prices of those lately, I'm sure that is less of an reality (especially when you look like a drowned rat or someone who just escaped from the loony bin in all the shots, or is that just me?!), All of these are 'great' ideas, but Run Ink has an EVEN BETTER option! MARATHONER MAPS! They are personalized maps for runners as a way to celebrate a runner's tenacity with beautiful design. The Marathoner Maps includes the runner's name, time and bib number as well as details about the race and the race course.

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I have been lucky enough to snag two of these maps for different marathons I've run thus far (Big Sur and Los Angeles). They are AWESOME tokens to honor and acknowledge the hard work I put in (not only on race day but the entire training that lead up to that moment of crossing the coveted finish line). I can't wait to add Chicago {in 2017} and Boston {in 2018} to my collection! And, now that I think of it, I should probably commission Jennifer to create a custom map for my St. George Marathon to celebrate that elusive BQ time (#DearSanta)!


Not only does Run Ink offer Marathoner (and Half Marathoner) Maps, but they also have a USA Race Chart (for all of you crazy cats running races in all 50 states), Posters (motivational quotes or generic race courses), Mugs, T-shirts and Gift Cards. There is truly something for any runner looking to commemorate that special race!

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Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 16th at 11:59pm PST and the TEN winners will be chosen on December 17th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the TEN lucky winners, you can still use coupon code "MCDOT15" for 15% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on before 12/17 and save a few dollars!

95 comments:

runner_girl_runs said...

just by hanging up my medal! for the nyc marathon i got a tiffanys necklace though!

Natalie said...

I usually hang my medal up on my rack, color in the state on my quest to 50 states map and then add pictures to the book I'm making via shutterfly.

Mark Posey said...

I normally commemorate a race with the finishers shirt.

Ken C said...

We keep a race bib journal

Elise Wallace said...

These look cool!

Kristen Stewart said...

For my last marathon I made a shadow box!

Rhett said...

For now, I keep my medals and bibs together, but it's not very organized. Postrace usually involves a meal with friends and family if possible.

FireRunner2379 said...

I really don't do anything special, my bibs and medals are usually tossed in a box. My wife did buy me a shadow box for my birthday that I use for my favorites. I do plan on making a medal holder soon since I finally have a place to hang it.

Tracie Groff said...

I love adding the medal to my collection displayed my by treadmill for everyone to see!

Ivie + AJ said...

Ice cream.

livinglovingrunner said...

These maps are great! I have thought about getting one for a while now 😀😀

Tamee Kautt said...

These are awesome! Now I just gotta run a full

Amanda Mangus said...

I have all of my medals hanging on a couple different medal racks and my bibs are hanging above on curtain wire from IKEA.

Stephanie Lesco said...

Wearing my medal around my neck and celebrating with a tasty beer!

Misti said...

Medals get hung up or made into magnets and bibs hung are going to be a quilt soon

Mrs. D said...

I have a key chain with stamped washers with the year and race name

Anne said...

Hang the medals and bibs up. But since we moved, they haven't been brought out of the boxes yet 😕

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I like coffee mugs to savor my races with my morning coffee... and the tech shirts, of course. I really want a NYC one of these :)

Elle Taylor said...

Take my medal monday picture then post it on mondays😉

Jamie Theriault said...

For my major marathons, I add a charm from Erica Sara! But I LOVE these prints!

Nikki Fahey said...

I usually just go to yoga and have a rest day. I can't pin your images! Its not letting me :( thanks for the awesome blog

Caitlin said...

I love this idea! I ran Boston as a charity runner this year and had my bib turned into a set of four coasters. Now I can get a reminder of what I accomplished every day! I love the idea of these designs though. I'm planning to run another marathon in 2017 and it would be fun to start a collection of these!

Sarah Snyder said...

With a H U G E pizza afterwards!

Miranda K said...

With a medal rack I still haven't hung.

myork said...

Besides hanging my medal and bib number I usually try to buy a piece of clothing from the race to proudly wear.

Mai Khuong said...

I save all of my bibs and hang up my medal on my medal rack! :) I love that bling.

Stephanie Abdon said...

What a great idea! Tho I did think it was for tattoos at first ;)

KookyRunner said...

I use a medal rack to display all of my medals.

Yesterday I purchased this same item from RunInk for the NYC Marathon! I hope to be able to purchase another one for Chicago if I get in through the lottery.

Kristin said...

My medals are displayed in my room and I have my marathon maps in my hallway.

AER-Runs said...

I usually commemorate a race by storing my bib & medal in a box that I have in my closet. Once we put our new treadmill in, I'm getting a rack for my medals! I'm running the Disney Princess Half this February so this would be a perfect way to remember it!

Sommer Johansen said...

I have medals and numbers from my favorite races hung up in my office at home.

Sherry said...

I usually just put my medals on my medal holder.

blew415 said...

I buy a glass (shot usually, lol)

KV H said...

I put the bib and race time in a scrapbook.

AnnieM said...

I just built a homemade race medal rack which will be a great way to commemorate races!

Andrea said...

Great giveaway. I have medals but no medal rack so this would be much cooler!

Megan Mayer said...

I put my medal and bib up on my wall.

Lynds Fraser said...

hanging my bib up on my home-made bib display!

Casey Nelson said...

I usually look back over my Garnin tracking to see the route and how I did at different parts of the race!!

laura pignataro said...

I just hang up my medal and bib, and usually write my time on my bib. These are really cool!

rkeppen said...

I usually just hang up my medal and my bib on the home gym wall.

Pittsburgh City Girl said...

Just hang up my medal and write all my times on the back of my bibs

Steffany Rubel said...

I have two Run Ink prints for my first marathon and my PR. I would love to get a new one for when I do princess in February!

jessiewynne said...

I keep all of my bibs and race maps in a huge frame - I'm working on a bib/medal display now though :)

Danielle DiSanto said...

This is so cool! I would totally get a NYCM one!

Alisha said...

Hang my bib and medal on our display wire

Heather Mundwiler said...

I like to save the bib and medal. I also have started cross stitching race portraits!

Shannon said...

I hang up my medal and bib. A map would be so cool for special races!

Kristen M. said...

I commemorated my first marathon with a marathoner map. It's one of my favorite things!

Kayley said...

Right now I only commemorate a race by keeping the medal and bib.

Nicole said...

I try to get a shirt or a jacket to remember the races I accomplish. I also keep all my bibs in a binder to remember all my runs.

jmc0618 said...

Hanging up my medal!

Juliana said...

hanging them up on my medal rack!

Sarah said...

Usually with a fun Insta post involving my new shiny medal!

Jessica M said...

We have our medals on a rack but haven't done anything with our bibs yet.

Edye Nicole said...

Taking lots of pictures!!!

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Samantha Hopkins said...

I buy a necklace and charm for each marathon.

Sarah Horka said...

I normally put my bib in a holder and my medal in a case my husband made me.

Amy Scott said...

I write my time and the details on the bib, and I wear the medal all day long!

Michelle said...

For my first half, I bought a shadow box at the expo.

Katrin Lemmon said...

I commemorate a race by saving all my bibs and medals for display at my house!

Stephanie S said...

Just by hanging my medal on the wall.

Stacey said...

I usually just show off my medal and proudly wear the race shirt.

Ruth C said...

We keep a family race journal and for those long races we celebrate with ice cream :-)

Daniell Vecchione said...

We hang all our medal's in the hallway, one day I'll get creative with our bibs

Kiesha said...

I have an Allied Medal hanger and shelf for awards. I also have made a bibook to store my bibs. This is a great idea though! -@runzaround

Marisol L said...

I place my medals and bibs on my medal rack.

Megan Johnston said...

I don't really commemorate them... aside from hanging the medal and the bib... nothing special (yet!) though I really want to do something for OC since it was such a huge PR... so maybe this is perfect. ;)

Jenny said...

I won one of these from Steff Rubel last year, and I love it!

Kim Prytherch said...

I usually hang up my medal, put my bib in a binder and post pics on IG

melissa said...

I just made a medal rack to hang medals and bibs.

Tiff M said...

when i had my own place i had a medal rack and a wall of race bibs!! love seeing what i've accomplished!

Mary Thorson said...

I commerate races just by hanging up my medals as a shrine to myself. I would love one of these!!!!

Kaylabee said...

I just hang up my medals and bibs. But if the race photos were good, and were from a significant race (first marathon, best race/biggest PR), then I buy the best photo.

Brandi Gilbert said...

I like making shadow boxes with some of my special race momentos

Sun said...

I haven't really done much to commemorate races except go out for celebratory brunches after ;)

Carolyn S said...

Celebrating with friends & family!

Sarah Welch said...

I was scrap booking for awhile, but THIS is such a fun way to keep a memory! (and a PR)

Letty Uribe said...

I have a medal/bib holder on my wall and an extra medal holder that is now entirely full. :)

Helly B said...

I have a medal display and I did get my NYC medal engraved with my first sub 4 marathon :)

Tara said...

I hang my medals and bibs on a holder in my living room.

Jessica Y said...

I have my teddy bear wear my medal and celebrate with a class of wine!

Holly King said...

I hang up my medal and definitely instagram a picture! :)

Ashley Montgomery said...

Always post a photo and I have a medal/bib hanger in my house. I love to see it get more full!

canadacmc said...

My medals! Yay! :)

cass said...

i have a medal holder that i use

Allison Dailey said...

I hang up my medal and that's it. Would like to do something more.

Kirsten Halik said...

Hanging up my medals! I should try to incorporate my race bibs and PRs though.

Libby Kurtz said...

I normally hang my race medal up on a board and take pictures that I put in frames around the house to commemorate a race.

Amanda Williams said...

End of race selfie with my medal.

gowafflego said...

I commemorate a race by hanging up my medal and bibs on a rack. I also collect the race shirts to hopefully (one day eventually) make a quilt. They are all sitting in an underbed bin!

Angela Saver said...

I really like coffee mugs to commemorate my races!

Jen Miller said...

I wear my medal during a post-race feast! :) I love these maps and have been dying to get once since I finished my FIRST marathon this year in Philly! Just found out I'll be running Chicago in 2017!

Melanie W said...

what a great idea! love these maps

John said...

I usually just save the medal and bib. I may make a shadow box with the bib and medal from Half #50, and eventually marathon #1