Free Promotions for Customers: Winter & Holiday Categories

runners-winterWe’re now ready to start the winter/holiday edition of our new free customer promotional program! As you may or may not know, this program offers our customers the opportunity to nominate their events to be featured in prominent articles.

Do you want to be one of the chosen ones, and get some incredible free exposure to boot? If your event falls into one of these categories, nominate yourself:

  • Turkey Trots: Deadline to submit your event is 9/25/2013 (HURRY! This one is coming up quickly!)
  • Running Races to Tackle Before the Year’s End: Deadline to submit your event is 10/3/2013
  • December Cycling Events: Deadline to submit your event is 10/15/2013
  • Holiday/Jingle Bell Runs: Deadline to submit your event is 11/5/2013
  • Winter Marathons: Deadline to submit your event is 11/7/2013

Here’s how to nominate your event:

1. Send an email to

2. In the email, tell us what sets your race apart from the rest. For example, race details like:

  • Scenic location
  • Multiple distances
  • Inaugural year
  • Obstacles/mud
  • Women-only
  • Family-friendly
  • Post-race party
  • Prizes, awards, raffles
  • Green/eco-consciousness
  • Charitable cause
  • Fun facts

3. Please include event photos. Photos must be 460×345 pixels, and in JPG or PNG formats. (If you’re an inaugural event and don’t have event photos, please provide an event logo.)

4. If you have participant testimonials, send them to us!

5. Finally, provide a link to your event registration page

There’s no catch! If your event is featured, you’ll get lots of free exposure to participants:

  • Articles typically generate between 25,000-700,000 page views and between 5,000-50,000 visits.
  • We don’t ever take this content down from the site, it’s evergreen.
  • Your event also has a chance to be featured in our various subscriber-based newsletters and on our social media channels.

So why wouldn’t you? Email today!

Would you like to see what you’re in for? Here are examples of past promotions on our site highlighting customer events: Scenic Half Marathons, Fun Fall 5Ks, and Fall Bike Tours.