Garmin Forerunner 610 May Giveaway

In celebration of summer BBQ season nearly being upon us, it’s time for a giveaway (or BBQ sauce)!  Given how hard to get the new Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS-enabled touch screen watch is, I figure it’s only appropriate that I give one away.  It was either that or giving away a case of BBQ sauce…and I’m pretty sure I know which one you’d prefer.


And the best thing is you’ve got nothing more to do than leave a single comment below (multiple comments don’t count around these parts!).


All you’ve gotta do down below is tell me how you plan to spend the upcoming three day weekend (for those in the US), for those in Canada, you can go with this past weekend.  And for those folks everywhere else in the world…we’ll just go with your plans for the weekend ahead.  Most importantly of course, is if a BBQ is involved…details are needed!

The entry period will run until Tuesday May 31st, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time, at which point I’ll close the entry period and randomly select a winner.  Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.  The winner will get a brand new Garmin Forerunner FR610 (with HR strap).  It’ll be sent out Wednesday morning and you should have it a day or so later – or roughly ‘4-6 weeks’ ahead of everyone else waiting for their orders to get fulfilled.

(Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the entry method above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered in.  For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.  In short – I purchase and giveaway everything here, these are not sponsored by Garmin.  Through careful planning I picked up a handful of them when they first came available…just so I could give them away to you.  Thanks all!)



  1. Well, I work on Friday and Monday, so no major plans. I’m sure I can find some time to squeeze in some delicious BBQ though! Thanks for all the great posts!

  2. I’ll be spending 4 days backpacking in the Ventana wilderness with friends. There is a possibility that we will be taking “the road less traveled,” which includes a 1 mile, 6 hour section of bush whacking. If I win Ray’s Garmin giveaway, but do not make it back from the weekend, I will the Garmin to “the girl.” No, silly, not Ray’s girl – My girl.

  3. I’ll be running intervals on Friday, swimming on Saturday, racing on Sunday, and biking on Monday…and in between, spending lots of time with family and friends!

  4. This weekend I’m cutting at least 10 inches off my hair and donating it to Locks of Love! And then I’m taking my daughter to a birthday party, babysitting my niece and then going to visit my brand new nephew. It’s all about family this weekend!

  5. Great Blog check it daily

  6. I’ll be heading to the beach on Saturday & Sunday. Working on Monday. I plan on doing a little swimming at the beach.

  7. Hmmm, didn’t realise that it was a three day weekend. I’ll probably be working on the normal day and doing the usual biking on the weekend.

  8. Thank you for the great reviews… extremely informative… I can only imagine how much time you are spending on these…as far as for my weekend… hoping for some sunshine, so I can enjoy some running, some biking and a lot of time with the family 😉

  9. Heading to Quebec city, my hometown for the long weekend and some extra days!
    Thank you for the chance!

  10. Is there a way to win a 610 covered in BBQ sauce? If so, sign me up.

  11. 5k afternoon with my woman, then we will go on a 40 mile ride Saturday morning. Shower and change for a crawfish boil Saturday night. Rest Sunday with another run and/or ride monday!

  12. Three day weekend .. sounds nice, but I’ll be working on Friday and Monday here in Germany. Plans for the weekend include continueing with my Marathon recovery and hopefully a bikeride on Sunday. Probably a BBQ, too – but nothing all that special (a bit of meet and a sausage or two). Probably going to follow IM Brazil if ironmanlive is working for a change.

  13. I plan on taking my son to the zoo, get in a good long run on Sunday, and catching up on tasks around the house, pretty exciting indeed.

  14. Going to Berlin for the weekend with my good colleagues. Must remember to bring my running shoes…

  15. Kayaking Friday, Cycling Saturday & Sunday Morning Hopefully get in a swim and a run in the afternoons and then Cycling and Kayaking Monday. No BBQ for me :(

  16. Sac

    Inlaws coming town. Eek.

  17. Awesome Giveaway!
    I’m planning on spending the weekend rock climbing and hiking with my kiddos :)

  18. Pre- and post-emptively celebrating the end of the world!

  19. Interesting giveavay ))
    I’d like to join

  20. We were off to see the wizard :)

  21. Anonymous

    I’ll be at the races in beautiful florida with 14 of the junior athletes I coach for a beautiful sprint distance race. Then my whole team and families will go for lunch on the river with pontoon boats, snorkeling and manatees! Sunday will be for relaxing and Monday “the guy” and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. We’re going on a 50 mile ride (no kids) and a mile ocean swim and then hitting the Ritz and drinking mojitos all afternoon! Great weekend ahead!

  22. Climbing a mountain! Looking forward for a great adventure in a tropical rainforest.

  23. Val

    Thanks for doing another giveaway! I’ll be spectating a 10 mile race on Saturday, running the Madison Marathon on Sunday, and eating my weight in hot dogs on Monday:)

  24. Headed to the Lake of the Ozarks to meet up with family for the long weekend.

  25. Bike road race saturday. Ride hills sunday and 90 minute run sunday afternoon.

  26. Yes, put me in for this one. 6-hour ride planned with friend Lauren for Saturday – hoping to get from Fort Lee, NJ to Bear Mountain, will perhaps extend slightly past the 3-hour ‘out’ mark if we are near our destination but not quite there! Sunday will be 1.5hr swim and 2-3hr run (getting over a lung ailment and thinking about cutting long run from 3 to 2 hrs) – or the days will be switched out if thunderstorms come Saturday…

  27. Plan on spending my weekend watching my teammates compete in a half ironman and freeze their butts off in a cold west coast lake.

  28. will be back in the saddle after a gap of two weeks. 100Ks on my bike and topping it off with a mild 7K run

  29. Great review of the 610. Love your site.

  30. Actually off to a mates 40th birthday bash so that will probably kill training for the weekend.

  31. I’m still stuck on Easter, so it will be barbecued Peeps, with barbecue sauce. Yum!

  32. I’ll swim, bike, run, and eat!

  33. Hi, in Italy we have a normal 2 days week end and for me there is a big party with a lot of relatives and big BBQ. CIAO!!!

  34. Jon

    This weekend? This weekend will be like any other, three days or not. I’ll start off by lying to coworkers about my big plans involving running, relaxing and spending a tremendous amount of time watching television, only to later make a run for the empty field near my house. I’m nearly certain an old sailing vessel or a partly dissaembled Dook LaRue from Showbiz Pizza’s “The Rock-afire Explosion” band are buried in that field. Or maybe it’s something else altogether. I won’t know for sure until I dig it up. There’s also a thin chance nothing is buried in that field. Nothing at all. If that turns out to be the case, I’ll probably go ahead and spend my new-found spare time by inventing a teleportation device that only works for objects or persons who are currently being consumed by fire.

  35. Jonathan

    Swim, bike, run … bbq.

    Ribs and brats for me … mushrooms for the lady!

  36. I’ll be doing a tempo run Friday, bike of 60km or so on Saturday, then long run and possibly also swimming Sunday. Have a good one everybody!!

  37. Michael

    Hopefully having a birthday barbecue if it doesn’t rain!

  38. I’ll be skiing at Arapahoe Basin on Saturday, followed by a short run. No plans other than a long run on Sunday, maybe I’ll go for a ride too? Monday is a BBQ at a buddy’s house where he is breaking out his new smoker to do up some ribs. I’m definitely going to bring a couple of kegs of my home-brew (probably my Mexican Chocolate Stout and a Kolsch)

  39. I’m from New Zealand so no out of the ordinary plans for me. Easy 5km on Sunday with Steady 16km Sunday. Will be stormy and wet so should be good fun! Enjoy your long weekend.

  40. Gonna be hiking 10mi up a peak on Saturday and doing some biking and running the next two days. Hope it doesn’t rain.

  41. I haven’t seen my two daughters in a year. They are flying in on Thrusday. My husband and I are so excited to spend some time with them this summer. This weekend we will be heading out to Massacre Rocks State Park in ID, enjoying a cabin, and hopefully doing some rock climbing if the weather permits. Oh and BBQ? Yeah we are BBQ addicts!


    Rebecca Child

  42. I have to work on saturday. On Sunday we (my wife and kids) plan to visit the Windmill at Britzer Garten Berlin. Before or after I try to sqeeze in an 20k run.

    No BBQ, but had one last Weekend with fresch Asparagus and the usual.


  43. Not this, but next week an adventure race (running, mtb, canoeing, climbing) in the city center of Vilnius in Lithuania

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  45. Planning to hit 100 running miles for the month on a 12 mile long run on Sunday! This will be my first ever 100-mile month. I just started running last fall and am training for the Chicago Marathon which will be my first full marathon!

    Will also be working and BBQing with a college friend that I haven’t seen for 5 years!

  46. I’ll take a luxury cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm with other Finnish runners. After Stockholm Marathon on Saturday we celebrate and enjoy fine foods aboard, including BBQ!

  47. Well it’s Comrades this weekend on Sunday, but unfortunately I’m not running this year. So I plan to get up, watch the start at 5:30, then head for a 20km run, and settle back on the couch and watch the rest.