Join Me at the Virtual Hops Trot

Who’s looking for a fun, virtual run with a couple different distance options available? Well, look no further! This race also comes with a sweet discount option thanks to The Running Griffin!

The Hops Trot race is a virtual run and features a mile run, a 5K, 10K or haf-marathon option. The race can be run wherever you’d like and the race swag will be shipped right to your door! Swag includes:

-Stainless Steel Finisher Medal with a bottle opener and coaster!
-CDC Approved Facemask/Gaiter
-Neoprene Can Koozie
-Raffle Ticket for over $5,000 in prizes!
-Unique Sourdough Pretzels
-Virtual Race Bib
($50 Value!)

To register for the race, please click here and use the discount code SHAMROCK to register for the virtual race for just $19!

I signed up for the Hops Trot and hope to have you join me! Proceeds from the race also benefits Feeding America so do a little good while registering for this virtual race, too!

Chafe-Free Running with Runderwear

The Runderwear story began as a solution to a problem that is the bane of many runner’s lives – chafing. We’ve all been there and know the agony chafing can cause.

Join the underwear revolution with the world’s best performance underwear for athletes across the globe. Runderwear is guaranteed chafe-free and moisture-wicking for the best performance.

Join their mission to support the global athletic community with innovative, world-leading products maximizing comfort and performance whilst educating anyone to run freer, faster, longer.

  • Chafe-Free guarantee best performance underwear
  • Winner of ‘Best Underwear and Socks Brand’ at the 2018 UK Running Awards
  • Shop their full line of performance wear including underwear, socks, bras and more

To check out the great selection from Runderwear, please click here. Be sure to use code JAN10 to save 10% off your purchase, too!

Protect Yourself with Zealios

I’m only 39 years old and I have already had two spots removed from my otherwise flawless mug and taking care of my skin and fending off the sun is something that I have had to focus more on. Trying to find sunscreen products that are both functional and don’t run down my face while running is a delicate balancing act and finding a product that keeps me protected year round is important.

At Zealios, they get it. You train too hard to worry about getting burned by cheap sunscreen or smelling like the pool all day. Their mission is to give athletes confidence and peace of mind to perform at your best without worrying about your skin and hair products. Zealios products are designed and tested by top endurance athletes to stand the test of the hottest days, sweatiest adventures and toughest elements.

In addition to their sunscreen offerings, Zealios has a nice product line including:

  • Sun Barrier SPF 45: Our zinc-based and water resistant sunscreen (dries completely clear & won’t sting your eyes!)
  • Betwixt: All natural anti-chafing lubricant great as chamois cream too (it won’t stain your clothing!)
  • Swim & Sport: Sulfate-free shower products (Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash) formulated to gently remove hard minerals like chlorine & salt

To check out the Zealios line up of product offerings, please click here.

How Tough Are Your Socks?

Do you want socks that are tough enough? Heck no! You want socks that are Darn Tough. And who better to provide you with the comfort and toughness you need than Darn Tough Vermont?

Darn Tough Vermont is based in Northfield, Vermont and their backyard is the perfect testing ground to make the finest Premium All Weather Performance Socks. Darn Tough Vermont offers an unconditional lifetime guarantee that is simple and consumer friendly: If their socks are not the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you have ever owned, return them for another pair. No strings. No conditions. Socks guaranteed for life.

I was first introduced to Darn Tough Vermont socks at a trail race in Stowe, Vermont where all runners received a free pair of the socks. These socks are my go-to options when running trails or for when we go on family hikes. The socks are comfortable and provide the perfect balance of comfort and durability. The Darn Tough Vermont brand is perfect for runners, hikers, snowboarders, skiers and more. Couple the highly functioning socks with their lifetime guarantee you really have nothing to lose to give these socks a try.

To check out the full brand offering from Darn Tough Vermont, please click here to shop their website.

Virtual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 but this iconic 10K race is going virtual this year.

Race organizers understand that this isn’t a replacement for the real thing but running with 7000 others right now is not possible, but we will try to make it just as fun! This will be the 2nd Virtual Holyoke St Patrick’s Road Race and you can create your own 10K route (or use ours!) and compete against other runners. The race will provide a familiar looking t-shirt, printable custom bib number and some giveaways!

The race directors are also “buying a beer” for each virtual runner at one of the favorite pubs around the finish line to help support them.

If you don’t have a Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race in your pile of race shirts, you need to have one. One of the best race shirts around!

To register for the virtual race, please click here and you will receive $5 off registration that will come off at checkout. Who’s in? Let’s help support this great race, some awesome Western Massachusetts charities and a few local pubs at the finish line.

Oh, and let’s also log 6.2 miles and have some fun!