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Free Iron Girl Race Entry Giveaway

by Meghann on March 9, 2012

I have a special Friday treat for all the Florida locals!

Iron Girl has graciously offered up one free race entry to a lucky Meals and Miles reader for their Clearwater race series next month.

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The free race entry is good for either the 5K, 5K mother daughter team, or the half marathon on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

I ran the Iron Girl Half last year (check out the recap HERE) and can attest to the gorgeous course around the city.

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My favorite part was the beachside finish line. There’s nothing like playing in the water after running 13.1 miles!

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awww…. I miss these girls!

My not-so-favorite part?! The bridges! Lots and lots of bridges!

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Luckily – rumor has it – that the Iron Girl organization wasn’t a big fan of all the bridges either. They re-did the course for 2012 and removed a bridge or two to keep their runners safe and happy.

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Smart move, Iron Girl. Smart move.

Unfortunately, Iron Girl is the same weekend as my sister’s bridal shower, so I will not be running this year’s race (boo). However, I promise I’ll be there in spirit – cheering all of my iron girls on!

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(Ben will be there in spirit too! )

How To Win

Enter to win the FREE Iron Girl Clearwater race entry below by leaving a comment stating which race you want to run (the 5k, the 5k mother/daughter team, or half marathon) and your favorite spot to run in Florida. (mine is a toss up between the FSU campus and anywhere along the water)

You have until Sunday night at midnight to leave a comment and I’ll be drawing the random winner for my Monday morning post.

Oh! And if you don’t win – but still want to do the race! – use the coupon code LOVE2BLOG during your registration for 10% off any event entry. The code expires on April 1st!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

{ 106 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers March 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I wish I could seriously think about running in Florida right now, instead of North Dakota! Although I can’t complain about the 60 degree weather we’re having this week ;)

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2 Leigh March 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I am not a local, but have been looking for somewhere to go for a weekend with my mom as a mother & daughter trip and this would be fun! If I were to win (if my comment counts) I would run the half marathon

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3 Blair March 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’m a Tampa girl and I wanna run the 5k!

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4 Amy March 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’m a Tampa local, and am dying to run the half marathon. I just ran the 15k, and really surprised myself with how much fun I had and how much better I did than I expected. I would love to do a local half marathon!

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5 Amy March 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Forgot to leave my favorite FL spot to run! Its a tie between along the water and the Upper Tampa Bay Trail!

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6 Christina S. March 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I signed up for this last year, but didn’t get to run it because of an injury. I would love to run the half marathon this year! My favorite place to run is on the Seminole Wekiva trail in Altamonte.

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7 Carolyn March 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Ive run every IronGirl Clearwater event since its started. The 10k years ago was my first race ever. I didn’t sign up this year though.

I’d love a free race entry to keep up the tradition. Half marathon would be my distance of choice.

My fav spot to run is in Sarasota – from Southside village over the Ringling bridge, and around St. Armonds circle.

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8 Alyssa March 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’m from Clearwater! I went to East Lake High :) I live in Orlando now. I would LOVE to run the half marathon!

My fav place to run in Orlando is North Orange Ave along Lake Ivanhoe and then over to college park. I like to “get lost” and then find my way home with my gps. Always in the daylight of course :)

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9 Megan March 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I would love the run the half marathon! My favorite place to run in Florida is on the trail between Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge

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10 Heather March 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I would love to win a 5K entry!
My favorite place to run in Florida would have to be the course for the ING Miami half marathon. To me, it does not get any better!

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11 Erin March 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I would run the 5k. I just started running and I love to run in new places. It is fun exploring.

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12 Missy March 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I would love to run the 5k Iron Girl Clearwater event! My favorite spot to run is off of bay shore, and a trail on USF :)

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13 Stacey March 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hmm, I’d want to pick the half marathon, but only if my allergies cooperate!!

My favorite place to run has been UNF Nature Trails. Sometimes I do 2 or 3 loops and I always notice different things in the woods each loop around.

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14 Stephanie March 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

i would LOVE a half marathon entry! as for my favorite place to run? probably around my hometown back in michigan (i live in orlando now…). there are just so many good memories there and that keeps me smiling :)

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15 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Ooo this is one race that I would love to do, but right now, don’t have the finances to do it. Last year I was supposed to do the half but dropped down to the 5K after coming back from my first stress fracture. I would love to have the opportunity to try and tackle the half this year.

My favorite place to run in Jacksonville is towards the beach area. The neighborhoods are quiet, the beach is just a street away, and there are miles and miles of free roads to tackle.

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16 Cheryl March 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

My first 10k was the Iron girl in Clearwater, then I had foot surgery so I missed the following year when it changed to a half marathon. I shed many tears that year. I would love another chance at the half marathon race or even the 5k would be wonderful. My favorite place to run is in the winter along the Vinoy area along the water where you get a breeze, get to see dolphins, manatees, sting rays, and the beautiful flower trees and palm trees everywhere. People are friendly as you run by them.

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17 Jenni March 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I would love to do the Half Marathon! I am planning to do a Half in Daytona in October, but that’s too far off!

I have a running trail right outside my house (Fort Fraiser Tail), so I am on that a lot. But I would love to do some running on a beach (hopefully, I’ll get a chance soon!).

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18 Lisa N. March 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I’m local and would like to run the 5k. I don’t think I’m up for another half marathon just yet. :)
My favorite running spot is on Bayshore in Tampa or through the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

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19 Meesh March 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

My favorite place to run along the water in Ft. Lauderdale or Hollywood Beach.

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20 Michelle March 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Thanks for having the drawing!! My mom and I ran (well, she ran and I ran after her, HA!) the mother/daughter 5K last year and would love to do it again this year!! Good luck ladies!

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21 Angela March 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would love to do the half marathon! My favorite place to run in Florida is bayshore blvd., but the downtown Tampa riverwalk is turning into a close 2nd!

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22 Michelle March 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Thanks for having the drawing!! My mom and I ran (well, she ran and I ran after her, HA!) the mother/daughter 5K last year and would love to do it again this year!! My favorite place is to run is along the water and hopefully spot some manatees or dolphins. Good luck ladies!

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23 Cindy March 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I have been waiting for this giveaway ever since you teased with it a few weeks ago in your post about St. Pete RnR! I have done at least a half every month since November, but finances have kept me from signing up from any more.

I love to run anywhere my group is running. Lately, that has been the Upper Tampa Bay Trail or the Davis Island loop.

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24 Michelle March 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I would love love love to run this race. While I am not local, I am going to FLA, that weekend for a late B-day celebration and some much deserved R&R. I have only run in FLA one time in Key West (OMG I LOVE THE KEYS). Also one of my running goals for the year is to knock three different states off my half-marathoning long term goal of running in all 50! On another note as a past teacher of 1st grade in a low income area of California I applaud you efforts to get these much needed funds. You are truly an inspiration. Keep up the good work. <3

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25 Cheryl March 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

My fave running spot is the pinellas trail extension by my house, and the Starkey Park trail. I am planning on doing the 5k again this year, too many bridges in that Half for me!

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26 Chelsea A March 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I would love to run the half. I’ve been trying to run another half since I ran the Women’s Half in 2010 but due to being a broke college student that hasn’t been possible! My all-time favorite place to run in Florida is either on the beach in my Vibrams or Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. The lake is fairly close to me, marked by .25mi, and has hills nearby ao it’s the perfect spot for any time of training… Plus it’s beautiful!!!

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27 Lynda @ Hit The Road Jane March 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I would run the Half Marathon. My favorite place to run in Florida would have to be in Downtown Jacksonville at sun down . It’s really beautiful to run as the the sun goes down over the water and the bridges and fountain lights up!

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28 Lauren B March 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I would run the 1/2 marathon! My favorite place to run in Florida is along Scenic 98 in Destin. There’s a wide sidewalk the entire road and the scenery just can’t be beat!

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29 Megan March 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The 5K mother/daughter would be perfect for me & my mom! She’s been training using the Couch to 5K plan and she’s about to do her own unofficial 5K this weekend. It would be a great confidence booster for her if she could run an official one – and I would love to be there supporting her through it!

I love to run around the UF campus, where I go to school. The best time to go is sunset around Lake Alice :)

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30 Danielle @ Long May You Run March 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

half marathon all the way! My favorite Florida running spot is definitely the Croom trails.

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31 Heather March 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I would love to run the half as it would be my 10th. My favorite place to run is Starkey park starting before the sun comes up.

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32 Gladys March 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I would love to run a mother-daughter 5k! My absolute favorite place to run is along the Coconut Grove area heading to the Rickenbacker bridge. Yes, the bridge is BAD but the morning views are amazing. Makes you love Miami so much more! =)

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33 Laura March 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I’d love to run the mother/daughter 5k! I’m running my first 5k this month and my little girl has been training with me.
In fact, we may go either way :) Thanks!

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34 Andi March 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I need a motivation kick-in-the-butt, so I am going to go with the Iron Girl 1/2! I need a challenge : )

I love running ANYWHERE in Florida, but if I had to pick I would say that my Naples is high-up on my list

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35 faith @ For the Health of It March 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I would love to do the 5k!!! My favorite spot to run in FL is Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. I went there all time time when I went to university there!

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36 Katie H March 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I would love to run the IronGirl Half! The best place to run has to be downtown St. Pete. It doesn’t get more beautiful.

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37 Emilee March 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

We have a wedding set up that day, but I could still run the 5K and get there in the morning. The only place I have ran outside in Florida is around my neighborhood, but would love to run the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Hope I win :)

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38 Jen March 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would like to run the 5K. I am a “new” runner….so I don’t have a favorite spot yet. I ran the Gasparilla 5k last weekend….Loved it!

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39 Erin March 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I would like to run the half marathon and my favorite place to run is downtown St. Pete. This would be an awesome race to run :)

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40 Caroline March 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I would love to win this!! I ran my first half last month, RnR St. Pete and Irongirl half has been on my radar. My favorite place to run is around Coffepot park and along the waterfront in downtown St. Pete. So beautiful and full of other active people!

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41 AmyD March 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hmmm… I would love the half marathon entry. My favorite places to run around Florida are the San Felasco trails and I’m hoping I like Withlacoochee for the citrus trail marathon next weekend. :) thanks for the opportunity. Amy

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42 Dina March 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I planned on running the Half Marathon but have yet to register. My favorite place to run in Florida is Celebration.

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43 hilary March 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I live in St Pete! i would run the half. my Favorite place to run in Florida is on st pete beach on the sand!

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44 Ellie Mitchell March 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I just started running. So I haven’t run too many places, but last week I ran the Gasparilla 5+3K and it was gorgeous running on Bayshore! If I were to win, I would love to bring my 8 year old and do the Mother/Daughter team 5K. How fun would that be!

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45 Macrae March 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Yay! I’d love to run the half! Favorite place to run a shorter run is Savannah’s Forsyth Park. But may favorite runs were definitely in Tuscany when we stayed in a villa on acres and acres of different farms-it was magical!

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46 Chanette March 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I ran the half marathon last year so that is what I would want to run again this year. So happy to hear that they are scaling back on the bridges! My favorite running spot is along Bayshore, especially at sunrise.

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47 Shannon March 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I’d LOVE to do this race, it’s on my “must do” for half marathons. My favorite place to run in Florida right now is Baldwin Park. You get water, gazebos and just a great place to be active in. :)

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48 Ashlee March 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I just ran my first full last weekend in New Orleans and have been dying to sign up for more races but my bank account is putting up a fight. ???? I would love the opportunity to run the half marathon. My only runs in Florida have been along in beach in Destin, but loved every moment of it.

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49 Jaima March 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I wish I could do the 1/2 marathon, but I don’t think I have enough time to train for it so I would love to run the 5k!

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50 Dani March 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I would love to run the half. I’m trying to get my speed up so I can keep pace with my sister!

My favorite place to run in Florida is defiantly by lake maitland. Hello dream houses on a beautiful lake an tons of shade.

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51 Camile March 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I would love to run the 5k mother/daughter team or the half! My favorite place to run is along A1A in Palm Beach. So pretty!

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52 bridget March 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I would do the half marathon! my favorite place to run in florida is the winter garden trail! :)

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53 Liz March 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I don’t live in Florida so I have only run in Orlando and Miami on vacations. My big brother and his family just moved down there from New York in August so winning an entry for the half marathon (or 5k) would be the perfect “excuse” to finally visit them!!

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54 Lyssa March 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I live in St Pete and love to run in downtown St Pete and along Coffee Pot Blvd – so pretty as the sun is rising! I would love to run the IronGirl Half Marathon – did my first, the RnR in St Pete, and have been bitten by the half marathon bug :)

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55 Keara Mcgraw March 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I would fed. run the half! The iron girl course is actually my favorite training run. For my Sunday long runs I start at Belleair causeway, go over Sandkey, then the Clearwater bridge and loop back for a gorgeous 20miler, watching the sun come up on those bridges takes away from the 20 miles:)

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56 Pam Tirado March 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I want to run the 1/2 marathon at Clearwater Iron Girl this year. My favorite spot to run is the Dunedin Causeway which leads to Honeymoon Island. Beautiful scenery and breeze! I hope I win the free entry. I am a teacher and it is expensive!

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57 Linda March 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I would love to run the half marathon! I have done the 5k for 2 years now..girl power!! My fav spot is running downtown St. Pete down to coffee pot park and back…and the beach of course:))

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58 leanne March 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Half marathon, Vero Beach!

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59 Sterlynn March 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I just ran my first half at Rock n Roll St. Pete and would love to do this half marathon!
My favorite place to run in Florida is in Celebration. The trails are beautiful, there are always deer out and the town is set up so perfect.

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60 Natasha @ Moody Girl in Style March 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I would love an entry for the half marathon. I love to run off on Bayshore when I’m visiting my sister in Tampa and when I’m home in Jacksonville, I love the run along the river downtown.

Thanks Meghann for hosting this giveaway!

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61 Carey Bonser March 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I’d run the half marathon and I’ve never ran in Florida before! It’s on my list though. :)

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62 Christine March 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I really want to do the Irongirl half. I’ve heard so many great things about this race. I just ran te gasparilla half and I must say I love running on bayshore

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63 Sarah March 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Half marathon- more miles=more fun!!

My favorite place to run in FL is the West Orange Trail….. in the evening as the sun sets through the trees!

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64 Rachel March 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Id love to do the half! I run in ormond beach for all my training and really want to try the iron girl!

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65 Steph March 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I’d love to do the 5k and my favorite spot to run is the empty area of North Beach in Ft. Desoto Park. So isolated and natural. Love it!

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66 Jane March 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I would run the 1/2 marathon! I live in palm beach so I love to run up to the end of the island along the intracoastal and back along the ocean!

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67 Kellie I March 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I would like to run my first 1/2 marathon!
And my favorite spot would be this 5 mile trail I run around my apartment complex!

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68 Ashley March 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

I would love to run the 1/2 marathon. My favorite place to run is Celebration. It’s part nature and part drooling over the beautiful homes – looking forward to my long run there in the morning!

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69 Debbie B. March 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

I am currently in Clearwater and would love to run the 1/2 marathon. I actually signed up for this race last year but had to miss it due to a family emergency.

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70 genna March 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

i would love to do either the 5k or the half!! I will be starting NYC training and it will be a great starter!!! my favorite place to run is flatwoods park :) 11 glorious miles, shade and water provided!!!

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71 Jaye March 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

I would love to run the half with my girls! We training together three days a week at the butt crack of dawn in downtown St. Pete. They are all signed up for the race, but I can’t afford it this year :(

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72 Heather @ Housewife Glamour March 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

I live in Orlando and LOVE Clearwater! One of my favorite beaches to visit for sure… I just ran my first half at Gasparilla (hey…you were there too!) and I’m feeling the itch to run another :)

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73 Kim March 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

I would love to run the 5k since it is a couple weeks before my first half marathon. It looks like such a fun and beautiful race. Great giveaway!

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74 Naira March 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

I absolutely love Iron Girl!!! The energy is amazing.. thousands of women running together representing Strength, Will, Independence, Pride, Love, Womanhood, Motherhood.. representing ME!!!
I would love to run Half Marathon and be a part of this Amazing Run!!!

Sending much love to all the women of the world!!!

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75 Dianna Mills March 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

The half marathon would be fun to run, though, I was thinking of doing the 5k. Decisions, decisions! I live in St. Pete and love running downtown along the water with the IRunMommies :D

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76 Lisa Blaser March 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Love the Half Marathon distance!! Central Florida has some wonderful trails. West Orange and the Cross Seminole Trail and my two top training locations. Good luck to all the Iron Girls running next month!!

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77 Lauren March 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I would love to run the 5k & convince my mom to give it a try too! My favorite places to run are the Seminole/Wekiva trails in Central Florida and through the Winter Park neighborhoods.

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78 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte March 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

My co-worker and I want to run the 5K! I love running along Bayshore Blvd in Tampa, you just can’t beat the view :-)

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79 Carissa March 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I want to enter! I would do the half. I
Had such a terrible time on those bridges at the Clearwater half that i need redemption!

My fave running spot is Celebration. I love looking at the houses!

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80 Kelsey March 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I would love to do another half! My first one was the Rnr St Pete last month (which I found out about from reading your blog – a HUGE thanks!!) and I have been itching for another! My favorite place to run is along the beach – lovely running views!!

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81 Melissa March 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I would run the half and my favorite running spot is Clearwater Beach!

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82 Theresa March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I ran the IronGirl in 2005 on the USF campus, its was one of my first runs, I fell in love with running in Florida that year. I loved having my name on my race bib, crossing the finish line and accepting the flower, I bought two IronGirl bags to give to my two youngest daughters and I hoped to one day be one of the mother-daughter teams (my girls are at UGA so won’t be able to make this race). I accepted a job here in Florida last year and recently (after a period of injuries) returned to racing, I’d love to continue with my racing life with the 2012 IronGirl 5k. I live in Clearwater and run the bridge and beaches, I run the Pinellas Trail, down the streets to my gym and back, in/around Pinellas Park, Largo, St Pete, Ft. deSoto, Tampa…how can I pick just one? If I had to, I’d say on up and over the causeway to pier 60 and home. Will see you on the road! #RunLiftRepeat

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83 tracey March 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I was born in Tampa, and would love to run a race on my “home coast”. My favorite place to run is along the water in Jupiter/Juno Beach – such gorgeous views :)

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84 Meghann March 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Congrats Tracey! You won! Please send me an email at mealsandmiles@gmail.com to collect your prize!

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85 Kim Shaw March 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

I would love to run the half marathon! My favorite spot to run is right behind my house on the Seminole County Trail in Oviedo, FL. It’s beautiful to run on and it’s fun to see some wildlife!! :)

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86 Jenna March 11, 2012 at 5:22 am

I would love to run the half marathon! My favorite place to run in FL is along the Sarasota waterfront. I’ll start down by the marina, run over the Ringling bridge to Lido Key and then back. It’s beautiful!

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87 Julie March 11, 2012 at 6:05 am

I would love to run the half. I just ran a half 2 weeks ago and have been looking flour another one. My favorite place to run is on Disney property. The scenery running around some of the resorts is awesome.

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88 Lisa March 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

I would love to run the 1/2 marathon! I just ran my first at the Disney Princess and I am totally hooked! My favorite place to run is along River Road on the East Coast. It is absolutely beautiful! Not to mention the shade trees and breeze off of the water in the summer really makes running enjoyable in the heat and humidity!

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89 NICOLE DECKER March 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

I would like to run the Half Marathon. This would make #5 for me and I could not think of a better race or location. I am 38 and have only been running since last January. I started running to change up my workout a bit in an effort to maintain my weight loss. I live in Louisiana but love to vacation in Florida. One of my favorite spots in Florida is along the beach in Panama City. Just gorgeous!
Pick me and I WILL come!
Thanks!
Nicole

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90 Tracy March 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

Would love to run the 1/2! I just finished my very first half a couple weeks ago (The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon) and wasn’t planning on doing another half until September. If I win this, then I guess I’ll have to do another one! Might as well, I don’t want to end up lazy!

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91 Alyssa Myracle March 11, 2012 at 9:22 am

My favorite place to run in Florida is at the Boardwalk/Yacht/Beach/Studios loop at Disney! I work nearby and love going over there to run. It’s safe, well lit, and lots of great scenery and other runners. Plus you’re at Disney World! Magical! :)

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92 Alyssa Myracle March 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

Oops and I forgot to mention that I’d love to run the Irongirl half marathon. I did the Princess Half a few weeks ago and have been considering signing up for the Irongirl race anyway. Haven’t signed up yet but would love to go!!!

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93 Heidi March 11, 2012 at 9:58 am

I just ran my first 1/2 marathon in feb. and would love to do the Iron Girl 1/2 to add to my list of accomplishments. I am a South Florida native and I would have to say that my favorite place to run would be any place where there is water i.e along the beach and a very close second would be Disney! :)

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94 Eileen Belastock March 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love to run in Florida and I especially love to run women races. I have been thinking about running this half. My disney princess fb friends get me so enthusiastic about running. Its hard to say what my favorite place in florida is but if I have to pinpoint.. It would be any where on the west coast..

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95 Helene LaFaver March 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’m an Ocoee girl and I’d love to run the half marathon!
My favorite place to run is really anywhere my running friends are. We are always there to support each other. So I don’t care where we run, it’s always more fun with them by my side.

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96 Ashley C. March 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

What an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to run the half marathon!!

My favorite place to run would be anywhere with a breeze! I live in Florida and my top place to run is along the beach or intercostal!!

Good luck to everyone! May the luckiest “Iron Girl” win!!!

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97 Heather March 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I would love to run the half! Siesta in Sarasota!

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98 Chelsea March 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I would run the 5k. My favorite spot to run is along the water in south beach.

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99 Meghan R March 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I would do the 1/2 marathon! I love running anywhere that has a good view, especially along the water.

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100 Gloria March 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I train on the Iron Girl loop. I would love to win an entry for the 1/2 marathon. I love to run and witness a beautiful sunrise.

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101 Rachel March 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I would love to do the half marathon! I really enjoy running along river road in Cocoa Village, just gotta make sure I bring water with me.

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102 Donna Carver March 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

My nine year old daughter and I would love to participate in the five k. She has just joined a running club At her school to help improve girls self image. I would love to share the triumph of her first five k with her.

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103 Christine March 12, 2012 at 12:04 am

I would do the half!! Thank you! :)

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104 Josephine Beckett March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I did this race last year and it was a great time. Love the energy. Looking to run the 5k again this year. I enjoy running at Starkey Park here locally in Trinity, FL. Thanks.

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105 Stacey March 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I ran the 5K a few years ago and had a blast. I really enjoyed the FREE 5 min massage after the race. I would run the 5K again if I win. I am just getting into running. My favorite place to run is around the Vinoy area in Down Town Saint Petersburg, FL. =) It’s by the water with lots of breezes and beautiful scenery.

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106 Suzanne Harmeier March 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I just starting running last year. My first run was the Irongirl 5k at Clearwater Beach, FL and I placed 5th in my division (40-44). 2 months later I ran another 5k and placed 2nd in my division. I ran my first 1/2 marathon in November with a time of 2:10. I ran my 2nd 1/2 marathon last month with a time of 1:55. I am hoping to run the Irongirl 1/2 marathon at Clearwater Beach next month with another PR :)

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