Garmin Forerunner 110 Giveaway

I think it’s that time of the month again.

The time to give something away.

Well, ok, giving away stuff could occur anytime of the month – but I’ve got good reason to give stuff away this time of the month.

My little blog continues to grow – thanks to all your amazing comments and links from around the world – and for that I’m really appreciative!  It’s growing so much, that for the first month ever, I crossed the 100,000 page views in a single month mark.  And because of that – the month of June was officially the biggest month evah around these parts!

And guess what?  It’s only going to get more awesome over the summer!  I have nearly 40 posts already planned with great content from a guest post on how to take photos in a triathlon, to a post from The Girl, to how to pace with a power meter.  All incredible stuff.
But…the real point of this post…is the free stuff.  And free stuff you will get!

I’m giving away a brand new, never used Garmin Forerunner 110.  I’m wrapping up my Forerunner 110 In Depth Review, so I figured I’d give away a FR110.  Logical, right?  You get to pick between the men’s or women’s version (or generic w/o HR) – which will be sent straight to your doorstep.  And, it includes the ANT+ heart rate strap as well.

Like my last giveaway, there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.  In fact, the last giveaway winner went to someone outside the US.
I’m going about this like a random raffle drawing, except that you can get multiple ‘entries’.  Here’s how:

One Entry: Simply place a comment below on this page, that’s it!  No lyrics to create, or poems to make.  No stories to tell, or anything complex.  Only comments on this page count (nope, comments from 2 years ago don’t count).
Two Entries: Three different ways to double up here.  In addition to the comment below, just put a link on your blog (if you have one) to this contest page.  Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a and retweeting the contest announcement.  By simply spreading the word, ya get an extra entry.  (Note: If you’re already a follower, simply re-tweet and you get credit!).  The final third option for non-Twitter/Blog peeps is to Share this on FaceBook instead. Surely you have FaceBook, right?  There’s a handy button below the post for doing it automagically.
Three Entries: Triple-time baby!  This is easy – just do all three of the above!  Twitter (or FaceBook), Blog/Site, and Comment.  Ya max out at three entries though…no quadruple dipping here!

See, that’s pretty painless, right?

Please let me know in your comment below how many entries you’ve qualified for if more than one, as it’s super-difficult for me to lineup a Twitter account named “AwesomeRunner28” to a blog named “RunnerGuy” to a comment listed from “RunningCowTippers!”, and I certainly want you to get all your entries.  I don’t need to know your account names, just how many entries.  Also, if ya have technical questions/thoughts/comments/diatribes/poems regarding the FR110 specifically, use that post page for those writings.

Now go out and enjoy your (safe) long 4th of July weekend (for those in the US), and for everyone else…hope your weekend is enjoyable as well!

The contest will run until Wednesday July 7th, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern Time when I’ll close the entry period.  I’ll announce the winner the following day

For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.  Thanks all!

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  1. I would love to be part of the giveaway. I also posted about it on Twitter.

  2. I’ve been visiting you blog for about 4 months now and enjoy all the helpfull information and stories. Enjoy your 4th!

  3. Nice! I posted to FB, for two entries.

  4. I always did like free stuff. Put me down for 1. Best of luck with the paper cutting of entries – me thinks The Girl won’t be sucked into it this time 🙂

  5. Great blog! Keep up the good work.
    Sign up for one entry.

  6. Love what you’re doing man, keep it up.

  7. Hey! Just became a follower – great blog! Also, I posted this on my blog ( and I posted it on Facebook. Three entries for me! 🙂

  8. 3 entries for me! I will link on my blog and hit the facebook button.

    Dude can’t wait for the triathlon pictures post… sounds awesome.

    As always great blog, keep up the awesome posts!

  9. I’ve been debated for the past couple weeks over whether to buy a 110 or 310xt…last night I went with the 310xt. So it’d be sweet to have them both!

    Also tweeted about the contest (via @davidaltmaier).

    Thanks! Looking forward to the review of the 110 and the 550.

  10. New to the blog and loving it already!

  11. Yay! Love the blog

    3 entries please: comment, blogged, tweet-ed


  12. I tweeted and commented. Oh and the tweet was auto-posted on my blog.

  13. Great blog. Thanks!

  14. I’ve tweeted and commented. Keep up the good work, by the way.

  15. count me in. for a tech guy i can’t fathom why you don’t aggregate the entries in excel and use a random number generator for the drawings. it scales much better than scissors!

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  17. 3 entries. fingeres crossed.

  18. gimme gimme gimme 🙂

  19. Thanks a lot Ray!

    3 entries for me: Twitter (and Facebook), blog, and comment.

  20. 3 Entries
    Hey Ray, Always find myself checking back on your Blog for tips and tricks for my own training. The only blog I can be bothered reading. Well done. Have Tweeted, and shared on Facebook and commented. Does that make 3?

  21. Thanks for a great blog! Count me in for 2 – retweet & comment.

  22. Alan

    Cant wait to start reading the blog

  23. That is very nice of you. Well, with the Garmin I would actually (for the first time in my life) know what exactly I am doing out there running and biking 🙂

  24. Came across your blog a few months ago when looking for product reviews and have been following it ever since. Keep up the good work.

    Also posted on Facebook for that second entry.

  25. You rock, as always! Always good to read your posts! Sometime I’d love to read a post about the balance between work/life/sport. As a lawyer/triathlete, it’s always hard to balance everything, especially IM training in the mix. I’d love to read your perspective on the same! BTW, I’ve tweeted, FB’d, and commented! 🙂

  26. You rock, as always! Always good to read your posts! Sometime I’d love to read a post about the balance between work/life/sport. As a lawyer/triathlete, it’s always hard to balance everything, especially IM training in the mix. I’d love to read your perspective on the same! BTW, I’ve tweeted, FB’d, and commented! 🙂

  27. Uploaded your giveaway to my Facebook, here is my blog: link to That should be good for 3 entries. Great blog and Thanks for doing this. Very generous.


  28. Great blog and thought that I would enter your giveaway. Even retweeted it for two entries @andy1608

  29. Put me down for all 3 entries as well.

    On another blog I read she picked a name with a Fruit Picker Random Name Picker slot machine looking thing. So you wouldn’t have to cut all those pieces of paper out again unless you like that sort of thing. Or should I say unless The Girl likes that sort of thing as I think you had her cutting them all up last time. 🙂

  30. love reading your posts (although sometimes a bit long that i have to just skim).. posted on my blog ( and on twitter (@thinktran)

  31. I want my Forerunner 110… now!!! Love Garmin! Thank you.

  32. Wanted to let you know your amazing reviews helped me choose a Garmin (310xt!), and have been helping me get the most out of it. And thanks for the tip June 29th that the Edge 500 mount works for the 310xt…I picked one up yesterday for my mountain bike. Cheers!

  33. Boru

    Hello from Singapore. =D

    I bought the 310xt because of your review, and I love it to bits!


    I have 2 entries – one on twitter and one here.

  34. Looking forward to the complete review. Also, following you on twitter.

  35. Just found your blog last week and love it. 1 entry.

  36. Excellent blog and great reviews. Keep up the good work!

    Rónan O’Shea
    Eagle AC
    Cork, Ireland

  37. I totally want one! Your reviews are always very helpful!

  38. Keep up the great blog and thanks for all the hard work you do. I regularly read your blog and always learn something

  39. Since I just bought a new 305, I am sure that means the stars are now lined up for me to win a free new Garmin.

    Mostly I just wanted to post to say I’m excited for the guest post from the mysterious cupcake genius/Girl!

  40. 3 entries; comment, retweet and link in my blog

  41. Put me down for one entry. Keep up the good work.

  42. Love the blog and yeah for freebies!

  43. Great reviews, thanks!

    2 entries, comment and retweet

  44. love the blog.

    well i have 2 entries (comment and facebook)


  45. Jenniferlt

    Wow you are popular. I am going to follow you on Twitter and retweet.

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  47. one entry for me. Thanks much and keep up the good work!

  48. Love your reviews so thanks much!

  49. Count me in for 2 please. Looking for to your summer adventures!

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  51. You should write a VBScript that just randomly pick the winner this time instead of cutting out the names and hand drawing the winner. But I guess might take away your fun! BTW, don’t count me in for a 3rd time for this 2nd comment.

  52. This would help me train for the Chicago Marathon on 10/10/10. I have done comment, facebook, and blogged it. KAG

  53. You have to love bloggy giveaways. You cited three entries, and I did you one better. Comment, check. Following on Twitter and retweet, check. Post on Facebook, check. I also added you to my Tri Blog Community page and did a little post directing people this way. If everyone who reads my page stops by, you’ll have one or two extra reads, this month. Congrats on the 100K mark.

  54. Thanks for another great giveaway 🙂

    Retweeted as well

  55. Hello, thanks for the contest. You rock!

  56. Saying howdy!

    And my blog is at link to

    Not fully sport related, but I have posts for at least every race that I run.

  57. I’m really enjoying this blog. I’m new to triathlons so I’ve enjoyed learning from your experiences.

    Tweeted at @michaelshields3

  58. Yay!! One entry please.

  59. thx for all the reviews and commentary – keeps me coming back…

    :: finger’s crossed for watch ::

  60. Anonymous

    Love to score a garmin and love your blog!


  61. Kristi

    That is awesome!!! I have wanted one of those watches for a while. I posted to Twitter and my friends on Facebook…

  62. Hey, Rainmaker,
    Sharon from Houston here. Just one entry for me. Thanks 🙂

  63. I always look forward to reading your blog whether it be your great reviews or in-depth race reports. Keep up the good work!!

  64. Great stuff as always!! 2 entries for me. Here and Twitter.

  65. Great site – love the info and have used the 305 help … keep it comming

  66. Best freebies EVER. Sign me up twice. Facebook and comment.
    Thanks Ray!

  67. Im gonna win this time – I can feel it, and my Garmin just beeped.

  68. Super giveaway! The new Garmin is sleek 🙂

  69. Very generous. Great blog!

  70. Great blog. I would like to add my name to the hat for the Forerunner 110 giveaway. Thanks.

  71. Anonymous

    Hey Rainmaker, nice give away! there is a bunch of us following your blog here in Colombia (South America)your tips have been of great help and your blog is a true inspiration.

    Cheers! Carlos Arenas from Bogota, Colombia.

  72. hi there- love your blog! single entry

  73. The best blog ever! Super impressed. Great freebie. Would love to have a garmin forerunner for IM Wisconsin!

  74. i want the watch! im gonna comment, tweet and fb share this post…so thats 3 entries for me! Great blog- keep up the good work.


  75. Cool blog you have sir. Now hook me up! Waiting on my knee to heal up after surgery and I would love a new toy when I can finally run again.

  76. i am a new follower found your blog through Kovas. 🙂

  77. i follow you on twitter and retweeted @erica_h

  78. Anonymous

    My cousin, Kendall, posted this on his FB, or twitter I couldn’t tell which. I don’t really get twitter, although I think I have an account. Anyway this is a cool thing…I’ll check back from time to time.

  79. Anonymous

    BTW I posted here and I shared on Facebook…Thanks again.

  80. Great blog! Keep up the good work!


    So I don’t know how to tell you who I am. I shared on FB and posted a comment here.

  82. Anonymous

    I found this great blog through someone retweeting and will retweet myself (@sjb92). Thanks.

    Simon in London

  83. Another awesome giveaway. Put me down for 2 entries. Comment here and retweet.

  84. one entry for me.

  85. Thanks for the interesting posts. Keep running and swimming and biking.

  86. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the info. I also shared this info on facebook.

  87. Wow what a great giveaway! And I’m glad I found my way to your blog in the process. 🙂

    3 entries for me:
    1) comment
    2) tweeted the giveaway (@jerilee40)
    3) and linking the giveaway to my blog

    Thanks again for doing such an AMAZING giveaway. 🙂

  88. Love the Blog!! Thanks for writing it

  89. I’m just getting into Running and Swimming after 1 year of cycling. I want to do the Malibu Nautica Challenge in coming up in 71 days and definitely would like to check this watch out!

    I bought the Garmin 500 + HR Prem + Cadence Sensor via your amazon links after reading your awesome review! I should have maybe bought the 310xt instead, but I’m loving it!

    I tweeted, facebook’d and here is my comment. You’re also up on my blog / ! (x3 entries)

  90. Great Blog. Sign me up for the giveaway.

  91. Ooooo sweet blog and giveaway! Been looking at getting a 110!

  92. Add me to the list please!!
    Here is my blog link
    link to
    I added a link to my blogs sidebar.
    I am a twitter follower and I retweeted your tweet!
    So all three entries for me please 🙂

  93. 3 entries! BarefootLorena (wordpress)
    Keep those great posts comin, luv it.

  94. anjeee

    did my first ever run on (up!)Hamilton Island – everyone so supportive. Came last but felt like a queen! Angie

    re comp justcommented& ‘facebooked’thanks