Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway

Can you believe it’s August already?  You know what that means?  Well, not a whole lot really…except that we’re now simply one month closer to the end of summer. :(

So in an effort to counteract that – I’m going to give something away!  And since I love the Forerunner 310XT – I decided I’ll give one of those away.  Here’s my in depth review if you aren’t familiar with the little orange device.


Like the last two 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. I’m going about this like a random raffle drawing, except that you can get multiple ‘entries’.  Here’s the usual skinny on 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 follower of DCRAINMAKERBLOG 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 FR310XT specifically, use that post page for those writings.

The winner will get a brand new Garmin Forerunner 310XT (without HR strap).

The contest will run until Thursday August 12th, 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!

(Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the three entry methods above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya counted for all three.  Thanks!)


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  1. Hi, Thanks for the giveaway! I posted this on facebook as well, so count two for me!

  2. On My blog and on Twitter :)

    Posted on Buzz and Facebook for luck :)

    Keep up the good work

    Greetings from Norway.


  3. I literally JUST ASKED my mom for a Garmin for Christmas (yes, she already asked). I feel like I’m the only runner in the world who doesn’t have one!

  4. Here is a comment on the awesome giveaway, it’s been linked on Facebook for a second entry and it’s also on the new blog for a third. link to

    3 Entries woot!!

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway! Count me in for 3 – FB, Twitter and comment.

  6. One comment – One entry ;)

  7. Put me down for 2, this and Facebook. Love the reviews!

  8. Put me down for 2: comment and Facebook. Thanks!

  9. Eli

    I’m in for 2 (facebook and here)

  10. comment, facebook and twitter…

    3 entries for me! thanks!

  11. Hi. Count me in for 2 entries.

    1. This comment
    2. Twitter via runeatrun


  12. Count me in for three
    blog is
    and I will share on FB as well-

  13. 3 Entries for me too. :)

  14. Count me in for 3 entries as well.

  15. please count me in for 3 entries as well

  16. Long time lurker brought out by the swag :) Please count me for two entries–I tweeted a few days ago, but blogger wouldn’t let me comment then.

  17. Always enjoy reading your posts.

  18. Annie S.

    I hope I win.. I hope I win!!! This is awesome. Just found your blog from my friend!

  19. nice garmin watches reviews! count me in ray comment, twitter!

  20. Pls couont me in Ray! love the watch so much! twitted alreaDY

  21. Thanks to my buddy Matt for dragging me in kicking and screaming….but I like it, love it, yes I do.

  22. Dee

    I could really use a garmin! **fingers crossed**

    Count me in for 2 (comment and retweet at deefsu)

  23. Just started following you on Twitter, did the RT and I’m commenting here.

    I love to read athletic blogs and I’m so glad I stumbled upon this one. (Thanks to one of my Twitter-friends)

    I’ve been kind of wanting a Garmin and now I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that you pick me!

    Thanks for blogging and for the giveaway!

  24. The British Bulldog directed me to your site, really like it so far! Always like contests for cool stuff!

  25. Awesome giveaway!

    Re-tweeted as well!

  26. Posting a comment for the contest – it would be nice to know how far I’m running!

  27. Oooooh a free Garmin, thanks.
    1 entry for the comment
    1 entry for the link to my blog
    1 entry for following and retweeting, sweet.

  28. 2 for me! (And sharing on Facebook closed out my window!)

  29. That Garmin sure does look cool… I need that extra battery life for ultras! I’ll tweet ya too.

  30. Hello. Please print me, cut me out, put me in a hat, and then pick me. Thanks. (&thanks for the awesome give-aways)

  31. Count me in for two. Thanks.

  32. Great contest. Just one entry for me.

  33. Nice blog. Count me in for one.

  34. Lauren T

    Count me in for one please. Great blog.

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  36. In for 2 (RT and commented here), I have no facebook nor blog. Great blog, I enjoy reading it!!

  37. Awesome! Put me down for 2. Twitter RT from @tonydicks

  38. Sign me up for two! (RT @jasondc)

  39. I’m in with a comment and Re-tweet @rjstuart

  40. Count me in for two:

  41. Count me in for three….

    Comment here
    posted on blog

    Poor grad student / running addict in need of Garmin.

  42. MAJ

    I found you through A Code Greek’s Tale. You do Some Awesome giveaways! !


  43. Love that this contest is open to anyone, and love this blog. Very detailed and useful review.

    Comment + Facebook + Twitter + blog

    link to
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  44. No, I do not have a facebook account, and I refuse to get one for a variety of reasons. Nor do I have a twitter account. I’m not sure what you expect me to do here. I’d like to get credit for three (no purchase necessary?) but making throw-away accounts is pointless.

  45. what a great contest! Your blog rocks!

  46. Facebook and a comment. 2 entries for me, please! BTW, I love my 305. Thanks for the review.

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  48. I’m so glad I heard about this giveaway. My husband’s birthday is this month and it would be a great gift! I retweeted, posted on Facebook and commented here.

  49. Please count me in for three (comment, twitter, Facebook)

    Before I bought my FR305 I read your reviews several times…

  50. In for two:

    Commented and shared on facebook

    Good luck to everyone and keep doing what you’re doing! Thanks!

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  52. Your review is extremely in-depth. Thank you. As a diving hobbyist, I think this would be great tool to use along with a Suunto dive computer! Shall share on Facebook too…

  53. Count me in for one! Thanks for your awesome reviews!

  54. I went for all three. A comment here, a Facebook, and my blog (

  55. I linked your giveaway to my Facebook. So, that should be good for two entries. Thanks for doing this!


  56. I’m new here and i would love to win this amazing giveaway–thanks for the chance!!

    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

  57. I would love a 310XT. Been reading your reviews over the past month and I am sold! Sounds like a great all rounder.

  58. melicious

    I have shared your awesome contest on Facebook and am now leaving a comment on your blog, so please mark me for 2 entries! Thanks!

  59. Put me down for another 3! You can find me here @eejay / link to and link to

  60. Realised i forgot to put my tweet name on my comment (@sjmm)
    thanks (and congrats for recent events!)

  61. Hey cool – I could really use one of these. Count me in for 3 – have already re-tweeted this and wil have on my blog today – thanks for your review.


  62. Put me down for three entries — blog, Facebook and comment. I’d love to have the 310XT — what a great giveaway!

  63. Can’t win if you don’t play, right? I’m reposting to facebook as well so put me down for three entries. :-)

  64. In for 1 :) Awesome giveaway!

  65. 2 entries – comment and FB. Your reviews are the best!

  66. Just discovered your blog. Count me in!

  67. 2 entries – comment + FB. Love your reviews – they’re the best!

  68. Anonymous

    Two entries please.
    (Here plus Facebook)

    Great blog as always and congrats on your good news.

    Cheers, Martin

  69. dms

    Great blog, wonderful reviews! I have only this entry for the giveaway.

  70. I want to win!!!!

  71. And I’m following dcrainmakerblog on twitter, I really want to win!

  72. Would love to win this for my husband! His Garmin died after only 985 miles logged!

    Great blog!

  73. Great blog and giveaway!

  74. I followed you on Twitter (@TrimommyKelly) and retweeted! Another entry for me!

  75. Count me for 3!
    -Re-Tweet on Twitter

    Great Blog! Going to add you to my Blog Roll on

  76. My comment for the giveaway (my GPS just broke, too!)

    2. Retweeted by @MizFahrenheit

    3. And on facebook:

  77. LP

    Thanks for the contest. Your blog might just inspire me to do a tri!
    Put me down for two entries!

  78. LP

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  79. 3 points

    1. Comment :)
    2. Blog – link to
    3. facebook – link to

    THANK YOU !!!

  80. Just found you through my coach Trimommy Kelly. I linked you in my blog, tweeted you, and facebooked you.

    Please pick me!!

  81. Great rewievs!
    Although now I want to buy the 310 even more. We’ll see what the girl says…maybe you could help me out here;)

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  84. Thanks for the great blog and giving your time and resources up for the online fitness community. No Twitter or blog here, so I guess I’ve only got the one entry.



  85. DC,

    Don’t have a blog yet, so I will have just one entry.

    Take care
    YouYou, Montreal

  86. Count me in!
    Following you on twitter (@mharris424) and you can find me at

  87. andgo1

    Count me in for 2 — this comment and a RT!

  88. Me wantsss… Pretty please? :)

  89. Me wantsss… Pretty please? :)

  90. SSB

    How did I miss this post? I want a new Garmin!

  91. SSB

    And I’m following you on twitter and tweeted about your give away

  92. SSB

    And now I have it linked from my blog post

  93. I would love to win this! I’m entering triple for it!