Taking On The Heartbreak Hill Hat Trick With Runner's World

Runner's World is bringing their running weekend challenge to Boston in 2014!!! You read that right folks and I am thrilled.

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Sooo here's the lowdown: I've been scoping this out since I heard rumblings of it at the Runner's World shakeout run two days before the Boston Marathon in 2013.

I've been asking any Runner's World employees that have crossed my path since April 2013, including dear Caitlin (Web Producer at RW) after we both completed the Dopey Challenge in Disney. :P

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No one is safe friends when I am on a mission to learn about a new race... especially being hosted in my hood.

Back to the details.

The Runner's World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival invades Boston June 6-8, 2014.

Aannnddd I was chosen to participate in the weekend as a blogger by Runner's World. <<insert shocked face>> Aahhhh!!


That's me hugging the Runner's World PR folks as a Thank You

The Running Festival, which is hosted on the campus of Boston College, includes:

  • Seminars
  • Live music
  • A keynote address by Sarah Reinertsen
  • Pre-race dinner with Runner's World editors

Now for the races, which has something for everyone:

Run with us, the editors of Runner's World, from Boston College through beautiful Newton, Massachusetts and along the Newton Hills, some of the most storied roads in racing. We have a race for runners of all levels, including a free kids run. Half marathon runners will receive a technical running shirt and 5K/10K runners will receive an event T-shirt. All half marathon, 5K, and 10K runners will receive a finisher's medal.

Saturday, June 7 5k - 7am 10k - 8:30am

Sunday, June 8 Half Marathon - 7:30am

So who is up for a challenge or two? Runner's World has your back. You can take your pick from:

**The Five & Dime, where you take on the back-to-back 5k and 10k on Saturday


**The Hat Trick, where you tackle the 5k, the 10k and come back on Sunday for a little Half Marathon

Can you all guess which one I am taking on? Yeah you all know me and my love of bling ... so Hat Trick it is.

Oh did I forget to mention the bling? Yes, each race includes a sweet little Finisher's medal. Calling all bling lovers!!


If you are taking part in the Runner's World Heartbreak weekend with friends, check out the Team Challenge.

What's the Team Challenge?

The Team Challenge is designed to help build teamwork, instill camaraderie, encourage networking opportunities, and promote health and fitness. We're giving out awards both for the teams with the most participants in the Half Marathon and for the fastest teams in the Half Marathon.

Pretty cool option if you are planning to run with friends or your running club.


Now for the good part... I am happy to offer you all - my amazing readers and social media friends - some discounts for the weekend.

There are three different codes available - all good for 10% off your registration for:

*Half Marathon - blogweightoffmyshouldersHalf

*Five & Dime - blogweightoffmyshoulders5&10

*Hat Trick - blogweightoffmyshouldersHat

So now I need to know - will I see you out on Heartbreak Hill June 7-8? If so, which distance(s) are you tackling?