I am grateful for all of my fellow runners who are following me on my journey to my goal race for 2019, the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) on May 11. It will be my first 100K, roughly four weeks after my first Boston Marathon.
Additionally, I know how fortunate I am to have such great sponsors and represent an amazing collection of brands that are instrumental in the endurance sports industry.
As a way to give thanks to my supporters — individuals and companies alike — I am hosting a contest. I am delighted to say that three brands that I admire have generously agreed to provide the prizes.
First up, is the main sponsor, InsideTracker. Readers of my blog know that I have used InsideTracker for several years to evaluate my health via blood work. InsideTracker uses sophisticated analysis of dozens of biomarkers to create a customized report and recommendations based on the individual’s age, size, gender and other factors.
Another company that I have used for years is Plant Fusion. As an almost vegan who is plant-based and gluten-free, it can be challenging to get all the protein my body needs. PlantFusion uses organic ingredients to produce protein powders that are healthy and tasty when mixed with water, used in a smoothie or in homemade baked goods.
Last but certainly not least is Squirrel's Nut Butter. I’ve tried several anti-chafing options with various levels of success. But none of them have come close to protecting my at-risk parts better than Squirrel’s Nut Butter. I regularly use SNB salves during long training runs and races. To date, I have had zero blisters when using SNB.
How to enter
Entering the contest is easy. Simply follow me on my personal Instagram page, @HenryHoward, and my RunSpirited Instagram page, @Run_Spirited. Like one of the photos specifically outlining the contest and its rules, and tag a friend in the comments section. You may enter once on both Instagram accounts for a total of two entries.
Enter here on my Instagram page.
Enter here on my RunSpirited Instagram page.
No purchase necessary. Must be a continental U.S. resident and 18 years or older to win. This giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. The contest runs from Saturday, Feb. 16, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, March 2, 2019. A winner will be selected at random and notified on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
The winner will receive an Essentials plan from InsideTracker, a one-pound bottle of their choice from Plant Fusion and an anti-chafe salve from Squirrel’s Nut Butter. No substitutions allowed.
Thank you to my fellow endurance athletes and sponsors for their support. Good luck to everyone entering the contest.