Christel (Silly Girl Running) and I had a Facebook conversation after she posted a comment regarding running for cupcakes. It was a comical conversation that has led to this announcement. For about 1 month now Christel and I have been working on creating a virtual race that fits into the training season for Spring Marathons. We wanted to create a race that would incorporate runners and walkers, marathoners and half-marathoners. In other words an all-inclusive race focused on getting people moving in 2011.
All of these conversations wound up with us creating the first Cupcake Marathon. The rules will be simple and laid out in a bit but know that whether you finish in 2 hours and 50 minutes or 6 hours that you have a chance to win prizes from some of our sponsors. We are still working with some sponsors to finalize details and will keep adding as we move along which only means that there are more chances for you to win some fabulous prizes.
Now you are asking yourself where do the cupcakes come in. I am hear to tell you that if you enter the race you will be sent three recipes for cupcakes from a cookbook that I have purchased and actually made all three recipes so I know how good they taste. We are still trying to find a cupcake sponsor to actually send you cupcakes if you win, but in the event that we don’t find one and you don’t win you will still be running for cupcakes.
To date our sponsors include cases of HoneyMilk (US Only), 3 Bondi Bands, a Road ID, a GU Sampler Pack and a Hydrapack Gel Bot for those participating in the United States and Canada. The European winners will be able to win coupons for cupcakes, 3 Sweaty Bands and Silly Girl Running fridge magnets. That is a lot of prizes to be handed out and we will continue to add more prizes as we work with various sponsors.
Since this post went live we have been able to land a cupcake sponsor. What does that mean to you? It means that if you win via random.org you will actually have cupcakes shipped to your house (in the US only.) Who was kind enough to become the cupcake sponsor…..Sugared Bakery is who.
Who is Sugared Bakery you are asking. Well it is a small bakery run by Elisabeth and she started her own company after reading a blog post about owning your dreams (sound familiar?) She has been up and running for a couple of months now and is the official Cupcake Break sponsor of Fitbloggin 2011.
Elisabeth was kind enough to donate the following:
- 2 doz to the winner of the Marathon distance
- 1 doz to the winner of the Half-Marathon distance
- 1 doz Glitter Puff Cookies to the Marathon distance
- 1 doz Glitter Puff Cookies to the Half-Marathon distance
Remember that Random.org will choose the winners so you don’t have to worry about speed here.
Want to know your choice of flavors:
1) Vanilla cupcake with vanilla/chocolate buttercream
2) Chocolate cupcake with chocolate/vanilla buttercream
3) Marble cupcake with chocolate/vanilla buttercream
***these 3 flavors can also be filled with an array of flavors (peanut butter, Nutella, dulce de leche, etc.)–if desired, the winner can tell me their filling of choice, and I’ll make it happen.
4) Orange cupcake with orange cream filling & icing, with an orange fruit slice on top
5) Chocolate cupcake with raspberry filling, whipped chocolate buttercream
6) Chocolate cupcake with strawberry filling, peanut butter buttercream
7) Red velvet cupcake with cream cheese buttercream
8) Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, with dulce de leche frosting, and crushed toffee & cocao nibs on top
And for me the best part is you can order these VEGAN or standard. Check out Sugared Bakery on Facebook and ‘LIKE’ them.
Can’t wait to see if you are a winner in the Cupcake Marathon well no need to worry. Sugared Bakery has kindly offered a $5 off coupon for their cupcakes using the code CTER5OFF. Just go to their Facebook page order form place your order and then in the checkout process put in the CTER5OFF coupon code.
So now you want to know the rules and here they are:
Event Dates: March 14th through March 26th (you do not have to complete the mileage on ONE run but over the course of the two weeks)
Event Distances: 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles) and Marathon (26.2 miles)…..you will need to select a distance when you submit your registration
Registration: Submit your name, distance, and location through the Contact Me form.
Proof of participation: We will require pictures of your Garmin, Polar, Nike+, Treadmill, etc showing the miles and the time. We will also require that you submit a spreadsheet calculating your times (you will be emailed the spreadsheet after you submit your entry form)
Prize Determination: Will be based on random.org. You cannot win more than one item. Read post to determine what you are eligible for.
Pictures: We will require you to submit a photo with your bib that you can print by clicking on the picture below.
This is meant to be a fun way to get you active and moving in time for the spring racing season. Depending on the success of this event there will be another Cupcake Marathon in the Fall.
Happy racing and if you have any questions please use the Contact Me form to submit your questions.
It’s Like A Marathon But With A Cherry On Top