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. Jen

    Thanks for holding the contest!

  2. Joe

    Joe wants you to know that a friend who runs (faster than me) turned me onto your blog, and I like it!

  3. Love the blog and keeping me up with local events and news and being my motivation. Very nice of you for the contest – hope I win!

  4. Love the blog and the contest – keep me motivated! I did all three! Tweeted, FaceBook, and comment. Thanks so much.

  5. Garmin for the win.

  6. * Commented (check)
    * Retweeted as @moment_uhms (check)
    * Blogged @ Momentum (check)

    3 entries total (woot!)

  7. Wow I am late to the party, but I would LOVE LOVE a new Garmin.

  8. vperspective

    This website has been a great resource and one which I’ll continue to follow as I venture into the world of triathlons, I’m also a bit of a gadget guy :)

  9. 2 entries for the contest: comment + retweet (@jandercito)

    Great blog !!!

  10. Nice another giveaway :)

  11. Tid

    I need another watch! Facebooked and blogged as well. From your bestest buddy, Tid.Mcgoon

  12. Two entries for me!

  13. Joe

    I enjoy the blog

  14. Very kind! I will have two entries – this one and the tweet.

  15. I just found your blog. Looks great. And I’d love the watch.

  16. Jeremy

    2 entries (facebook + comment).

    Great Blog!

  17. Luc

    Cool giveaway ! I read your article about your early morning training in San Diego and i had the same encounter with a skunk a while ago. 4:30am is my usual training time and every 4-6 months, i run against a skunk. So far, i am lucky. I guess you have to scare them real bad for them to spray you….

  18. I also posted on facebook… so that would be 2 … woo hoo!

  19. Em

    How can one resist? Love the blog and love the giveaway!

  20. Hey, one entry here!

  21. This is excellent – one entry :)

  22. Jake Jendusa

    2 entires, FBook and Comment…Love the Blog!!!

  23. Oh how I hope to win that Garmin!!!

  24. And I facebooked the giveaway too. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  25. 328 comments to date…this is getting ridiculous Ray! congrats on another growing year for the site!

    i’ll take 3 por favor

  26. Rob

    Awesome raffle. Put me down for one. Hopefully The Girl is willing to help you out again. And if your audience gets any bigger, your going to need to consider getting a top hat for all the names.

  27. Ray. I’m in for two.

    This would be awesome, I was just looking at getting my wife one of these.

  28. Thanks for running the contest! My wife will appreciate it if I win because it will be for her and her return to running.

  29. So far I love my Edge 500, which your blog helped to make the sale. Now I’m thinking I want something just for the run and what better than a FREE Forerunner 110?

    I’m in for a shot… or three.

    (1) Comment
    (2) Re-Tweet (@akaKathyJ)
    (3) Blog Link link to

    What the heck, I’ll throw in a FB post just for fun!

    HAPPY 4th!!!!

  30. Greetings from Oz – Love the blog!

  31. Great posts & reviews!
    3 entries for me pls (webpage/tweet/comment).

  32. Martin Sanderhoff

    You just have the best blog about tri on the internet – thanks.

  33. Hi!

    Great blog.

    3 entries for me! ;-)

    Twitter @pablovegatorres

    Pablo Vega

  34. Hey Ray,

    I Tweeted and Facebooked so I am in for 3 entries! One of these days I have to get over my fear of technology.

  35. sAm

    Oh….I would love to win one of these for my son – he’s starting cross country this year and a HM is required…*fingers crossed*….great blog you’ve got here! Thanks for hosting

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway, please add my names three times into the hat. A post on my blog, one on twitter and my comment here!

    Have a great day and good luck to everyone!

  38. Great blog! Thanks for putting so much info out there! Sign me up for 2entries, please. I’ve linked to you on my blog!

  39. LC

    I found this blog through my coach and would really love to win this watch! I’m about to start training for my first Ironman 70.3 and have been researching Garmins to use with my training. Thanks!

    Here is my website: link to

    I do all my endurance events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We will find a cure!!

  40. jen

    I totally want to win a FR. I have wanted to try one.


  41. I have been eyeing this watch for a while now! I would love the pink one! :-D

    I follow you on twitter now!

    I also blogged about this link to

  42. Great blog! I’ve blogged, facebooked and now leaving a comment. 3 entries for me, please.

  43. Martin

    Nice one !
    Great comp, great blog.

    2 entries please – here and facebook.

    Thanks, Martin

  44. Great giveaway! I commented and will be 2) linking on my blog and 3) will tweet @kbreems

  45. awesome, I need a Garmin. Just started doing tris this year and totally love the sport. 3 entries for me… comment, twitter and FB. Thanks!!

  46. Anonymous


    Great giveaway and blog!

    2 entries here and facebook.


  47. What a giveaway. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be coming back to check out the reviews; I in the market for a garmin.
    So, I’ve commented and adding this to my blog’s sidebar. Thanks!

  48. I have always wanted a Garmin but have never gotten one. This would be awesome.

  49. Sign me up for 3 entries!! My husbad just ordered me the 305 planning on using your tips to help me get started with it!! Would Love to win this one also, maybe I could share with him!!! Nice blog btw!!

  50. Sweet giveaway! I’ll take three entries for this comment, my re-tweet and the link on my blog

  51. I love with people tell me about giveaways. your blog is awesome!

    I’ve tweeted, following you now on twitter and facebooked it too :) 3 entries. Yea!

  52. Best giveaway I’ve seen.

  53. 2 Entries please.

    Cool blog.

  54. Cool blog.

    2 entries please.

  55. 3 entries (comment + RT + blog: Continue to love this blog and try to share it with as many people as possible. Would love the watch!

  56. didn’t see my comment… sorry if this is a repeat! 3x entries! blog:

  57. Great blog and product reviews!

  58. Second run – hope for the best ;-)


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  60. Very inspirational reading

    Greetings form Denmark

  61. SON

    A quick search of the web to find that prefect heart rate monitor I stumbled across your blog. Your detail has been a great help in that decision making and I still find more learn from your blog. Keep up the great work.

  62. SON

    A quick search of the web to find that prefect heart rate monitor I stumbled across your blog. Your detail has been a great help in that decision making and I still find more learn from your blog. Keep up the great work.


  63. Sadly I’m only in for one entry as I dont blog nor tweet – but I’ve commented before so that counts for something right? :-) Nice contest!

  64. just found you – great giveaway!!

  65. Another great Freebie!! Dropping this comment and reposting on Facebook for a 2nd entry!

  66. Rotem

    One more for the list…

  67. I’m in for 3 entries!

  68. Love your blog!
    This is good writing: it is fun, and filled with good information (you are very analytical, awesome!)

  69. Just started following you. Great blog. Put me in for the Garmin.

  70. Nice blog! Nice watch! 1 entry!

  71. Love your blog!
    This is good writing: it is fun, and filled with good information (you are very analytical, awesome!)

    I am good for 2 entries (Facebook)

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  73. 1 entry, i’m a terrible pacer!! help! lol

  74. D’oh! Sorry, make an error on my previous post.

    I did all 3 because I’m awesome.

    And my Facebook.

    Maybe you’ll hook up a runner who puts in 50+ miles and week and is training for her first 100 Miler, the Javelina Jundred in Oct? And knows you from SBRTeam? And loves your race reports?

  75. I’ll bite for sure. Thanks for the giveaway! I also just sent a mailbag question about submitting claims to USAT insurance which I’m hoping you can answer since it’s timely for me.


  76. Manu99
    I just run 10 km in the rain. Now i am in the sofa and I am reading your reviews. I want some gadget. Thanks !

  77. I’ll bite — Katie K. from St. Paul here. One entry, please!

  78. TDTS (too dumb to stop)

    Great blog, put me in for 1.

    thanx much


  79. Love the blog, would love to win the watch! Thanks!

  80. Count me for one entry!

  81. Yes please! What a great giveaway, wouldn’t expect much less from such a great blog though… can’t believe I didn’t come across you sooner. Please count me in for 3 entries. Thanks!

  82. Thanks for the helpful info! Would love to win the 110 so my 305 can have a friend.

  83. 91

    great site. product reviews like yours should be the norm.

  84. Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. Great Blog! I recommend this to all my friends.

  86. Sports Track great software!

  87. i love your reviews – just bought a garmin fr60 based on it! *fingers crossed*

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  89. Wow! this would be awesom to win!