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. Great blog. I’m going to follow on Twitter @benjaminmonk aswell as comment here.

    Thanks! Keep up the great work!

  2. runnanna

    Count me in for one entry! Thanks a bunch!

  3. Anonymous

    Pick me, pick me! I just signed up for my first race which will be a 1/2 marathon…really need that watch!

  4. Great blog!
    Count me in for 2
    comment and retweet (momentsinalife)

  5. BMALmusic

    Love reading your blog. Been running with the garmin 305…maybe I’ll get to try the 310.
    I am posting to facebook, so count me in for two.

  6. love your blog; put me in for one

  7. pbunyar

    Boy, oh boy, oh boy. I love using my 305 and got it on your fantastic review. Now I would love to upgrade to the 310XT.

    BTW — love your blog. I am not up to doing tri training [at least not yet] but you do inspire my running.

    Thanks for the more than wonderful blog.

  8. LL

    Great blog, Ray! I just recently found it. Love the reviews, race reports, and everything else. Put me in for one entry please.

  9. Virginia

    Hi, put me down for one entry. Great contest!

  10. Thanks for the great give-away!

    Put me down for two–comment & retweet

  11. Technically count me in for 4 – blog, Facebook page, Facebook tri-group page, and a comment here. By the way – this is an excellent blog. Thank you for your endless information, entertaining stories, and great pictures!

  12. Howdo! Never been to your site before but it looks pretty interesting. I’m in for a FR!

  13. Thanks for a great blog!

  14. I’m in for 2 entries, RT and comment. Thanks again for a great blog!

  15. Add me to the list. This is my only entry. Thanks.

  16. I’ve had my eye on this watch for a little bit now. Sign me up for a chance to win!

  17. Anonymous

    Hopefully will be doing my first triathlon soon. This would be great to have!!! Thanks! -Kelli

  18. This would be great to win!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Pat D.

    Ray…Love the blog! Good luck with the rest of your races this season!

  20. Hey sunshine. Please enter me once!!! Have a great week!

  21. TC

    Hoping my one comment is the lucky one. Not big on the twitter or facebook activities…

  22. Great! I’ve had access to a borrowed Edge 500, and other than the odd lost ride (unfortunately including yesterday’s Mt Tam Double… grr!) it’s great. I’m planning on giving it a try on trail runs, when I begin those again.

  23. I am also going to link on my wife’s facebook for two entries. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. I am going to post on my wife’s facebook page for two entries. Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Count me in for the contest. Love your product reviews!! That’s the way I found your blog.


  26. rtcannon

    825 comments? great site though – keep it up!

  27. Anonymous

    This is amazing – you have the best tri-blog on the internet.

    Thanks a lot.

    Martin Sanderhoff, Denmark

  28. Love your blog! As a west coast triathlete, it’s great to hear about what you’re doing out east.

    Count me in for 3:
    Tweet: link to
    Blog: link to

  29. pick me pick me!! Put me in for 3, I’ve blogged, Facebooked and commented!!

  30. Joe

    In for one entry.

    Love the blog. Still can’t believe you swam solo in the DR. Tiene cajones, hombre…

  31. Hi – Just found you through TMB. My heart rate monitor just died so I’ve been trying to decide if I should fix it or get a garmin. Your reviews are helpful – THANKS!
    Just posted your giveaway on my blog (1), tweeted (2), and am commenting now (3)!

  32. Please put me down for one

  33. Posted on my blog and send out a tweet. so count me in for 3.

  34. Just ran into your blog today after researching Garmin watch reviews. Lordy, lordy contest gods, let it rain on me!
    ps just getting into triathlons and look forward to visting the blog often.

  35. BA

    I’d love to get the Garmin!

  36. Crystal

    I just found your blog. Great reviews, I can’t wait to follow your blog.

  37. 1. hi!

  38. ABrazee

    DC, Love the blog, I am active duty currently and deployed (somewhat) but I am having trouble doing the twitter thing. But wanted to enter the giveaway, but also say, love the blog! I hope that I can train enough for when I get back to my home station and jump a few sprints. Could be interesting,

    THanks ABrazee (

  39. Dan

    Count me in twice – here and Facebook!

  40. Awesome blog and giveaway.

  41. Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23

  42. Great blog and great giveaway, I am running my first 1/2 marathon in 6 weeks, perfect timing.

  43. Easily one of the best blogs out there anywhere. Signing up for the giveaway although I know I will never win, lol. Only 1 entry for me 🙁

  44. Nice giveaway item.

  45. Enjoy the Blog! Count me in for 2, FB and comment.

  46. 2x entries please. Love the blog as always!

  47. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  48. I really like your blog and the reviews.

  49. I really like your blog and the reviews. I am going to follow you on twitter. COunt me in as 2.

  50. like it here! Very nice blog and reviews.
    1 entry.

  51. Vijesh

    Keep up the great reviews.

  52. Great idea. Here’s hoping….. :-))

  53. Great idea. Here’s hoping….. :-))

  54. David Luu

    Awesome Mr Rainmaker.. Count me in

  55. Excellent, sign me up for two entries.

  56. Great blog and count me in for three.
    Comment – Check
    Re-tweet – Check
    Blog – Check

  57. Thanks for the review, and the chance to win a Forerunner 310XT.
    I posted this on twitter: link to
    link to
    And my blog:
    link to
    Bye 🙂

  58. Rae

    Wow! Fabulous giveaway!

    I’m in for 2 entries. I linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar!

  59. Love the blog. One for me. Thanks.

  60. Count me in. Great Blog!!

  61. Great contest, I would like to enter one entry

  62. Like your blogs. Check it everyday.

  63. Bought the Edge 500 because of your review. Thanks!

    Re-Tweet @cycleforcaner

    FB: link to

  64. Count me in for one entry!!

  65. One for me too!!

  66. I love your blog. Only one entry for me.

  67. Count me for 2 – comment and twitter. Thanks for the great blog and info!

  68. Awesome, count me in!

  69. Rob

    Great Blog!! Count me in x3.

  70. There’s no way I’m winning with all of these posts!

  71. Another fun giveaway! Facebook and comment for 2 entries…

  72. In for 2. (Comment and facebook)
    I don’t have twitter so sorry about that.

    Great blog, found it about 10 days ago and been impatiently waiting for the TGT review. Great work.

  73. I’m down for the retweet, the Facebook share, and the comment of course! Love the blog…and love the giveaway. Great idea! Thanks for thinking of it.

  74. Great blog, thanks! Just one for me.

  75. Really enjoy the blog. Also shared this on Facebook.

  76. Jen

    I am the Girlfriend who owned the 305 Forerunner that Washed it and Dried it (my boyfriend wrote to you about it)….after a solid struggle for his life, the 305 finally has breathed his last breath. Sigh.
    In 305’s memory, I have added DCRAINMAKER to my Twitter account, retweeted, and put the link on my Facebook account.
    Thanks for giving the opportunity to win a new watch!!!!
    Cheers and happy triathloning,

  77. Jay

    I’m in for 3 too (comment[duh], retweet & FB).

    Thx much Ray! (always dig ur posts, & giveaways 🙂

  78. I will take my chances with 1 entry.. getting back into running and training.. would love this.. thanks.

  79. Just found you through another blog! Still using the old polar rs100! Great giveaway!

  80. +2 entry – Posting on my blog!

  81. amy

    A friend just referred me to your blog. It’s great! I have 3 entries:

    1. comment
    2. blog link
    3. facebook


  82. Was just about to purchase a 310xt. Maybe I’ll hold off a few days to see if I win.

    Also followed and retweeted the announcement: @seandotson

    Posted to facebook: link to

    (3 entries thanks!)

  83. CamM

    Count me for one please! I’ve been borrowing a friend’s Garmin 305, and the 310XT looks like a great unit.

  84. Thanks for the Blogposts. I have learned a lot even apply some of it.

  85. Anonymous

    Hope I win, I really need a new one! One entry for the comment and one for my twitter!

  86. I saw your link on a friend’s facebook page. I have now gone back and read a bunch of your reviews and am really impressed. This is great. Thank you so much for doing this for all of us. It is so very comprehensive.

    I have retweeted and am going to post it on my blog with today’s Getting Healthy log.

    My sister is a runner. Do you recommend any GPS watches that are equivalent or better than the Garmin Forerunner 310XT for tracking running statistics? Her Birthday is coming up.

  87. I am entering for all three…comment, twitter, blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win something awesome. 🙂 I have been waiting for Christmas to splurge on a better system than the Nike+.
    Twitter: sararuthberry

  88. Shmeeg

    Sweet, I never win anything. Probably wont win this either, but thanks for a great blog. Always a good laugh and a learning experience when I visit your page.

  89. Pick me! Pick me!

  90. Recently came upon your blog after a google search for Garmn Edge 500 review. I’ve been enjoying your site greatly.

  91. wow. this is an amazing giveaway! i’m in!

  92. Love that this contest is open to anyone, and love to win this.

    Facebook + Twitter + Blog + Comment

    link to
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  93. Inspirational blog – thanks!

  94. Count me in for one.

  95. No blog/tweeter but I posted on facebook, so count me for 2.

  96. I’m in with 2 entries