As a relatively new runner who considers every race a huge accomplishment (not too long ago running a mile was a huge accomplishment!) I love to document each of my race experiences and the blog has been such a great place to do that! But I still had race bibs, event programs and other things (keepsakes to me, trash to others!) that I really wanted to keep and wasn’t quite sure what to do with…until I found RACEDAY Books!
RACEDAY Books are runner specific scrapbooks for up to 10 races that have places to list your race statistics, put your race bib and other memorabilia and then 2 pages (for each race) for pictures! Each 10″ x 12″ book is wire bound and has an elastic closure to keep everything secure.
I immediately ordered one when I found them and got to work putting in all of the stuff I had been holding on to that was piled up on my desk.
I love that I can organize all of my race keepsakes without really having to do all the work of scrapbooking! I was able to include all of my race bibs, event programs and final instruction sheets, park maps and tickets (since a lot of the races I do are at Disney!) and LOTS of photos!
(To all my runDisney friends – how great is this for all of those character photos!!)
These books are perfectly tailored to runners because RACEDAY founder Lauren Kapeluck is a runner herself, so she was able to utilize her degree in printing and packaging sciences (ummm, how cool a degree is that?!) and her love of running to develop the ideal race memory book!
As I was starting to put together this post to share this wonderful find with you I, on a whim, e-mailed Lauren and asked if she would be interested in spreading a little holiday cheer and give away a RACEDAY Book to a Live, Run, Grow reader (because come on, isn’t this the perfect holiday gift for any runner??)…and guess what?!? She said yes!
So, here’s your chance to win your very own RACEDAY Book! (a $55 value, winner can choose between the pink or green):
Mandatory to enter:
- “Like” RACEDAY Books on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you did
- Leave a comment (separate from the FB “like” comment) telling me what your favorite race you’ve done is and why
- Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway, including a link to this page, and leave a comment letting me know you did (please include @dnardi710 so I see it!)
This giveaway will be open until Sunday, December 9th at noon EST at which time a winner will be randomly selected and notified. **Giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents. For more information on RACEDAY Books you can visit their website at www.racedaybooks.com.
P.S. if you’re going to be at the Inaugural Women’s Half Marathon in Baton Rouge this weekend RACEDAY Books will have a booth at the expo so make sure to stop by to check them out and say hello to Lauren!
And now for your viewing pleasure (and to show you how awesome these books are!), here are some more pictures from my RACEDAY Book! Races 1-7 are filled, 8, 9 and 10 are for my January Dopey races!
I liked the RACEDAY photo book page.
I love this post. I am also “new” to running and was just wondering what to do with all my bibs and other stuff I have collected. This is a great product. I have become addicted to Disney races! Just ran the Wine and Dine and am training for the Princess!
I love Wine & Dine too, it was actually my first race ever last year! Princess is still on my runDisney to-do list!
That’s such a great idea! I liked them on facebook
I liked them on FB. Actually I would have loved them if that had been an option. Your book looks adorable too! The pink is my favorite!
I know, aren’t they great! So glad I found these books!
I liked them on Facebook.
So far my favorite race is the Smuttynose Half Marathon as it was my very first half marathon. I’m in training for the WDW Marathon and am so excited!
You’re going to love the WDW Marathon, I think I would list that as my favorite race!
Tweeted about this. Can you tell I would love to win this? 🙂
I liked it on facebook and I shared the link to this page on facebook too.
I know I’ve bored you with the story before, but my favorite race was this past Wine and Dine half marathon because I ran it with my dad. I’m a Daddy’s little girl, and the feeling running with him, how far he’s come (both literally and figuratively lol), just amazing. Plus, as a Disneyholic I LOVED getting to run through 3 parks…and it was my first time in the Animal Kingdom after dark!
Btw, your book looks fantastic. Great job! I’m also very jealous on your finishing times lol I wish I had known these things existed before I threw away 1/2 of my race keepsakes! (I still have my bibs tho!) I may have to put this on my Christmas list…
Haha, I felt like a hoarder keeping all my race stuff and not knowing what the heck to do with it…this was the perfect solution! If you have your bibs at least this is perfect! Definitely a good Christmas list item (if you don’t win it first!).
Good to know I’m not alone in keeping my “souvenirs” lol
Fingers crossed! 🙂
Kellie – if you leave a separate comment for FB like you will have an extra entry to win, each comment counts as 1 entry, you can also share on FB and let me know for a 3rd : )
Thanks! I’ll take all the entries I can get! lol I shared the link on my facebook page (even got a like!). Not to sound like a completely dummy, but my comment on facebook goes on the Raceday page, my page, your page? I’m Dopey, I know.
OK…I’m an idiot. I got it now. This is why I shouldn’t be reading/doing these things before 9am lol
Haha, no problem, just wanted to make sure you got all the entries you could! Good Luck!
I liked it on facebook
My favorite race so far has been the WDW half marathon in January 2011.
It’s so hard to choose a favorite among the runDisney events, I’ve loved all the ones I’ve done!
I liked them on Facebook!
My favorite race is the Wine and Dine Half because I love running at night and think the after party at EPCOT is amazing.
I agree, the night time Wine & Dine race with the after party really is such a great concept…I’ll always have a soft spot for that one since it was my first race ever in 2011!
I also tweeted it!
My favorite race so far was the Princess Half in 2011. It was my first half marathon and started my obsession with Disney races!
Princess is still on my to-do list! And yes, Disney races are definitely an obsession…it’s addicting!
I tweeted about it!
Done! Love this idea and love your blog! Thanks for always being inspiration!!!!
Thanks Jody! These books are really great, I’m so glad I found it for all my stuff!
OMG, that book is PERFECT!!! I always have tons of little trinkets leftover from my races!! I definitely liked them on FB!
Picking a favorite race is really hard. I’d probably say Tinker Bell was my favorite because I ran it with my friend and we had so much fun. But RnR AZ was my very first half marathon so it holds a special place in my heart.
I can’t wait to do Tinkerbell, I LOVE that medal! I was SOOO close to registering for it a few weeks ago when they opened up some spots…maybe next year!
I liked the facebook page and tweet about your giveaway. Great idea!
Thanks for entering Pam!
I “Liked” RACEDAY Books on Facebook
My favorite race has been The Color Run. I was able to run it with my hubby and he didn’t even notice he was running since we were having such a blast trying to get as much color on us as possible 🙂 But the Disneyland Half Marathon is a close second, seeing as it was my first half marathon and it is DISNEY (DUH!) [I already have the Tinker Bell and Princess on my list of upcoming races :)]
I loved the Disneyland Half Marathon too (plus it was the perfect excuse for my first trip out to Disneyland!). I’d love to try one of those color runs, they look like so much fun!
Posted on Facebook about the giveaway (couldn’t tag you, but the link to the page is below): http://www.facebook.com/carlee.padotmcclurg
Thanks for posting this on the Team #runDisney facebook page! I love these Raceday books and hadn’t seen them before. Hoping to win this one! I liked them on facebook 🙂
Entry #2! Favorite 5K this year was The Color Run. Such a fun production, had a great time getting as colorful as possible! Favorite half marathon was the Wine & Dine this year for several reasons: First night race I’ve done, the weather was amazing, and I helped a good friend slowly but surely complete her first half marathon. That felt great! And she loved it so much she is also doing Princess half with me in February 🙂
I love Wine & Dine, it’s such a unique race starting at 10pm with the after party in Epcot! It was my first race ever last year! Good luck to you and your friend at Princess, that one’s on my to-do list for sure!
Thank you!!! Yes, Wine & Dine was so much fun, I can’t wait to run it again next year 🙂
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I like them on Facebook!
Entry #2…My favorite race was the Monster Dash Half Marathon…I met a new friend who ran with me the whole way to help me break two hours!
Monster Dash Half Marathon?!? That sounds like fun, I’m going to have to look that one up!
I like them on Facebook already 🙂
Liked Raceday Photo Book page on FB
My favorite race was my first 5K. It was amazed that I could do it!
My first race will always be one of my favorites too!
I shared on FB
i just did my first 5k a few weeks ago and about to do my 2nd so right now i only have 1 favorite …lol.. finished all 3 task above 🙂
Congrats on your first race! Also, you need to leave a separate comment for each of the tasks for them to count as 3 separate entries…just want to make sure you get all the chances you can!
I already like Raceday Photo Book on facebook:))
Favorite race was the Chicago marathon, it’s just an awesome experience!
I’d love to do Chicago one day!
Already was a fan on FB! But still dont own one & I reallly really want one!
Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon this year! It was my first half distance!
I like Raceday on FB!
Although, I have to admit, this would be a Christmas present to myself as I have really been wanting one of these books to give me the kick in the butt I need to start racing (I am a runner but have never raced before). You can’t have an empty race memorabilia book sitting around for long…
Thanks for holding the giveaway!
Yeah, good luck getting out there for your first race, mine was only a year and a half ago…such an amazing experience!
I like them on Facebook! What a great idea!
My favorite race is the Savannah marathon. It’s so beautiful there!
Oh I’ve heard Savannah is gorgeous! Hope to make it there some day!
OK, so I know I posted this already, but here it is, in 3 separate comments because I’m an idiot who didn’t do that in the first place. (sorry, my brain doesn’t function this early!)
I liked it on facebook.
I shared the link on my facebook.
And last but not least…
My favorite race was this past Wine and Dine half marathon because I ran it with my dad. I’m a Daddy’s little girl, and the feeling running with him, how far he’s come (both literally and figuratively lol), just amazing. Plus, as a Disneyholic I LOVED getting to run through 3 parks…and it was my first time in the Animal Kingdom after dark!
I like RACEDAY books on FB!
My favorite race is the Disneyland Half Marathon 😀 I am excited for more runDisney in 2013!!
I loved the Disneyland half, especially since it was my first time to Disneyland (and totally my excuse to finally get out there!).
I tweeted!! 😀
I LIKED raceday on FB 🙂
My favorite half marathon race, to date, is the Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Mandeville, LA. Not only was it my first ever half marathon (great memory)…it was small, scenic, and the staff was great!!!
Thanks so much for entering, I love hearing what everyone’s favorite races are, my “to-do” race list is getting so long!
What a cute book and a great idea.
I tweeted! @wv2ca2la
Love these books! Definitely need to get one.
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My favorite race ha been the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, TN. I was on the st. Jude fundraising team, toured the hospital, met a lot of families, parents, & children who are treated in the hospital. A truly incredible and life changing experience. A full recap can be found on my blog.
That sounds like such an amazing experience! My first race ever was for a charity as well and it just adds a lot of meaning to the training and race.
Facebook Page liked
Tweet posted @joebraymond
I liked the Facebook page
Favorite race so far, marine corps marathon 10k because of the emotions you feel as you run for and with marines who have fought for you. Seeing all of the in memory and honor of shirts. I almost cried like four or five times.
Marine Corp Marathon is on my race bucket list…I’m hoping to do it in 2013!
Tweeted about the giveaway. O my iPad so can’t snag the tweet link but my handle is @onelittlebecca and I pointed it at you. 🙂 great giveaway!
i like raceday on facebook
my favorite race? yikes, probably Hershey Half Marathon. It was so hilly and so hard, but I PRd and my mom n dad were at the finish line for the first time ever, so it was very special to have a pic of me with and them after the finish!
Oh I agree, it definitely makes the experience special when you have friends or family there cheering you on! My husband was able to fly down last minute to see my first marathon and it meant so much!
Tweeted 🙂 https://twitter.com/BarkingMadRun/status/277585127167627264
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