September Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway

With summer essentially ‘over’, and only one long weekend worth of it left (well, for those in the US anyway) – I feel like I need to add a bit of excitement back into your summer sails.
Given the fall running season nearly upon us – I figured I’d give something away that works well whether you’ve still got a few triathlons left, or if you’re purely a runner (or cyclist).  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 three 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.  Last month it was one by someone in Poland! 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?
If you’re new around these parts – then I suggest getting the lay of a land from this post – it’ll get you all caught up on the most interesting stuff I’ve written this year pretty quickly
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 September 9th, 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 (like the part about how these are funded by me…), here’s the full 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. Two entries for me: this comment and a retweet! Thanks!

  2. i want three please….and the 310….thanks

  3. Commented and retweeted. Hope to win the Garmin! Thanks!

  4. 2, this comment and facebook

  5. Since I’m hear, I’ll give a shout out of thanks for all the great info on this blog–makes things much easier for my husband around gift-giving times. I’ll blog and FB this too!

  6. BMALmusic

    Count me in for two entries. This post and facebook.

  7. awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win one! I’ve wanted one so badly!! lol

  8. I added this giveaway to the list on my blog at

  9. Woot! Three entries: comment, my blog ( and twitter!

  10. I retweeted you on twitter! my username is superwoman4002! 😀 Feel free to follow me 😀

  11. You can put me down for 1 entry. Thanks.

  12. Count me in for three as well. Thanks.

  13. ooooooo I want this! Three entries please! Comment, Facebook, and Blog!

  14. Two entries for me. Regards from the Netherlands.
    Keep up the good work!

  15. Three entries thanks Ray! Lovin’ the free stuff!

  16. Count me for three this time brother…Thanks for the great work!!!

  17. Great prizes continue to rain upon your followers. One entry for me please.

  18. Great Blog, hope I win!

  19. Put me down for 3! Blog, retweet,and comment! Thanks!

  20. Best gear reviews on the ‘net. Yes, I’m pandering. Yes, I know it doesn’t get me anything more than karma points. Facebook’d, and Tweeted as well! Thanks!

  21. Tweet… Done, Link on Blog… Done, Comment… working on it. Three for for me please.

    And now keep my fingers crossed.

  22. One entry for me and thanks for recognizing the “World” is WWW!

  23. 2 entries, comment and twitter follow.

  24. Oh wow!

    2 entries for me – a comment and I am a blog follower. 🙂

  25. My comment, I’ll facebook too so two chances 😉

  26. My HRM died – I could SO use this! I Tweeted your giveaway, became a follower on Twitter, and reposted your giveaway on my blog. That’s THREE entries!

  27. Commented, retweeted, and facebooked, so three entries, please!

  28. 2 entries for me please Ray

  29. All 3 entries are in!
    Hope this time I win 🙂

    Love the blog.

  30. 2 entries! Yay! Good luck 🙂

  31. Reave

    2 entries for me!

  32. Here and on facebook 😉

  33. janice c

    3 please! Twitter, Facebook, comment. Thanks!!!

  34. 2 entries for me. Comment + RT by @jandercito

  35. Only 2 entries for me, I refuse to be a twit!

  36. Just one entry. Fingers crossed!

  37. 2 entries! hope this one goes!

  38. lets see how it goes.. Hope I win.

  39. I’m in with 2 entries, comment + RT. Thanks!

  40. Awesome as always!
    Count me in for all three: FB, RT, comment!

  41. Comment, Twitter and Facebook

  42. Commented… Garmin please.

  43. Comment and Twitter for me thx

  44. Two for me – Comment and Twitter.

  45. comment and FB link for me!!! enjoy your blog!!

  46. 2 entries .. facebook and this comment. Great per usual!

  47. Commented, Blog link and Facebook. Thanks a lot.

  48. 3 for me please…comment, twitter and facebook

  49. James S

    Another great giveaway. Thanks!!
    Following you on Twitter, retweeted your tweet, this comment an a FB link too.(3 entries)

  50. Three entries! This comment, retweet and also a nice facebook status update about your great blog! tnx!

  51. Great giveaway!

    Two entries for me: this comment and a retweet! Thanks!

  52. Garmin watch is my dream gadget.

    3 entries for me
    – this comment
    – my twitter @siukeongzai
    – my blog link to

  53. Now this is a good giveaway.

    One for me please! 😀

  54. 2 entries for me. this comment and twitter. thanks DC Rainmaker. 😀

  55. Great blog and great reviews! Sadly just the one entry for the Garmin for me…

  56. Count me in for three this time.

    Thanks a lot for some of the best reviews around.

  57. Two entries for me aswell. I want one!!!

  58. Two entries for me. this comment and Facebook. thank you DC Rainmaker.

  59. Trying to decide what HRM/GPS device to buy and winning this would make it simple!

  60. Count me in for one entry.

    Great blog by the way, excellent reading for us gadget loving sport freaks!

  61. Have done all three: retweeted @andy1608, put it on facebook and a comment as well

  62. I love to have a Garmin Forerunner 310XT, I got all entries.

    This comment, blog link, twitter, facebook.

    Many thanks^^

  63. Woot Woot! I finally finished reading every post in your blog Ray! Facebooked and tweeted.

  64. Im not greedy, just one comment for me… ohh amd the 310 please 🙂

  65. 2 entries for me, this comment and facebook!


  66. Hi. Put me down for two entries.

  67. scico (under)

    Retwitted and commented!

  68. This comment has been removed by the author.

  69. Awesome! 2 entries for me please!

  70. Garts

    Blog is a blast, and you just keep throwing up some goodies…..

  71. Cool, make that two entries for me:-)

  72. Great giveaway, count me in

  73. Great blog. Would be interesting with a mobile device fitness review – Motorola Defy, etc.

  74. Well, I think that is awesome! Count me in for 2 Tweeter and Facebook, and this comment!

  75. MisterBeaver

    Put me down for one entry. Love you blog. Thanks!

  76. Three entries for me, if you would be so kind!

  77. Three for me! Comment, Facebook and blog 🙂 First time I’ve come across your blog- great reviews and lots of really useful info- cheers!

  78. Faced, twitted & commented. BTW great blog. Very informative. Thank You

  79. annm be

    one entry please

  80. OK 3 for me please.
    1. Tweeted,
    2. Re-Tweeted,
    3. Facebooked
    4. Commented.
    Thanks for the great Blog.

  81. trig

    I’m in (again!). Just the one entry

  82. Add an entry for me please

  83. 2 entries for me: comment and a retweet! thanks 🙂

  84. Hi Ray, two entries for me – comment and a retweet!
    All the best, Sean

  85. Hi Ray, two entries for me comment and RT. All the best, Sean

  86. Oh … I have been wanting one of these ever since my trusty 305 saw its last run.

    Please put me down for 3 entries

  87. Only need one entry to win – right? So here’s mine 🙂

  88. Mirek

    awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  89. Hello and thanks for the contest as well as the special consideration to us deployed soldier runners.

  90. Two!
    This and an re-tweet should do it, right?

  91. This comment has been removed by the author.

  92. 3 entries! (comment, re-tweeted and blogged)

  93. Another Garmin giveaway – sweet! Put me down for 1.

  94. Hi

    Thanks for the competition and you enjoy your winter as we go into spring.

    Re-tweeted as well.


  95. Super Garmin`d
    Great way to promote a competition and I need one! Im getting lost in the Alps without it…

  96. Count me in for 3 – great blog too!

    link to
    and facebook

  97. Sweet. I retweeted too.

  98. three for me please:
    blog post
    and comment 🙂

    thanks for the give-aways!


  99. Two for me… here and twitter! Thanks. 🙂

  100. I’m not a winner yet, but hope to be! 🙂

  101. Andy E.

    COunt me in for 2 entries – this and twitter. Thanks again for another great contest.

    -Andy E. – Bethesda

  102. Three (3) entries please.
    Comment, Facebook and blog post

    link to

    BTW Great blog

    Kevin J

  103. 3 please — comment, facebook, twitter. 🙂

  104. Jamie Z.

    Great blog! Put me down for 2, this comment and facebook. Thanks 🙂

  105. One for me! Though I don’t comment much, I follow your blog religiously. Very informative and amusing. Thanks so much!

  106. Two entries, I hope I get lucky this time

  107. One entry only – but you never know 😉

  108. Count me in…and thanks for the great product reviews.

  109. One entrie for me, I feel lucky 🙂

  110. Here’s my comment, and also retweeted: 2 entries for me!

  111. Chris N

    two entries here…comment and facebook.

  112. 2 entries (Comment and Facebook)

    Keep up the good work! Its great to read your blog.

  113. Put me down for 3 –

    blog, tweet, comment.

  114. Detailed and generous. No wonder you have so many followers. Two entries from me: link on my blog and this comment. Thanks!

  115. Great prize, my fingers are crossed.

  116. Nice giveaway! Two entries for me, I’m about to go retweet (@trigigi)

  117. Ray Rules!

    3 entries and one Garmin 310XT for me please!


  118. Thanks Ray – another awesome giveaway. Hitting you up here and on Facebook!!!

  119. Put me down for 3: tweet, facebook & comment. Thanks!

  120. 3 for me! How bout you let me win this time???

  121. Dude, you rock with the give aways. Two for me, the comment and FB

  122. Put me down for 3 entries please! Comment, facebook and tweet. Thanks!

  123. awesome giveaway, thanks! I also tweeted (@TinyPickles)

  124. Two entries for me!
    The comment and I’m linking on my blog!

  125. great give-away – three entries, please – comment, FB & retweet!

  126. so sweet! I am down for three entried, Blog, FB and Comment! 🙂

  127. tabrad

    Appreciate the reviews. 3 for me (tabrad, twbradford)

  128. Excellent….another savage giveaway!

  129. Pick me, pick me!!!! Comment here and Facebook posting…Thanks!!!

  130. Three entries for me: comment, retweet, and linked to your blog. Thanks again for an awesome giveaway!

  131. 3, comment, post on my blog and tweet.


  132. Just this comment for me. My 305 ejected itself during my half iron this weekend.

  133. great blog. thanks for all the info

  134. One entry for this comment, please!

  135. Put me down for two entries, comment and retweet.

  136. 2 entries for me! Thanks.

  137. gimme gimme gimme!!!! please!

  138. Marcus Stromberg

    Comment & Share on Facebook. Thanks for your blog.

    Marcus Stromberg

  139. 2 entries here. This comment and a facebook share.

    And since you haven’t heard from me prior to this…thanks a ton for all of the in depth and down to earth info you provide here. It is most appreciated!

  140. another one…you are super awesome

    Two entries for me…

  141. Just one for me thanks.

  142. Urba

    2 for me- facebook and this comment. Thanks!

  143. Count me in for three ballots please:
    1. I have commented and I am a follower.
    2. I have made a facebook announcement.
    3. I am mentioning you on my blog!

  144. Count me in for three entries please:
    1. I have commented and I am a follower.
    2. I have made a re-tweet
    3. I made a blog entry.

  145. I want to win so bad! My Garmin was stolen from me and I miss it SO much.

  146. I follow and I’ve been eyeing that Garmin for a while now!!

  147. Tweeted, Blogged and FB’d. Count me in for 3!

  148. Two entries for me (this and retweet).

    Many thanks, both for the giveaway and for the great content!

  149. Me me! Once again amazing blog! =)

  150. Put me down for 2 entries!
    (1. comment 2. Twitter RT by @stephen_jeffrey)


  151. One for me. One Garmin that is…

  152. Count me in for one. Great blog!

  153. Count me in to 🙂

    P.S. Good job Ray

  154. You’re the best, DC Rainmaker! Thanks!

  155. Two entries – comment and retweet!

  156. In for 3 – blogged and FB’ed!

  157. Tweet, FB and comment… is that 2 or 3? 🙂

  158. You know me. I do it all, so count me in for three. Comment, retweet, Facebook. And I’ll put up yet another blog post claiming your “Garmin Giveaway Goodness.”

    And one of these days, I might even win!!!

  159. Please put me in for one entry. Thanks!

  160. 3 entries for me please thanks!!

  161. Count me in for two entries – this and a link on my blog

  162. Three for me this time! Work on Polar/Look to let you review their new system, interested to get a deep dive into it (even though its not ANT+)

  163. I’m in for two. 🙂

  164. put me down for 2, Im RT right now under @Kmluper

  165. Justin (TX)

    1 Please… Haven’t started my blog just yet… Really hoping I win the Garmin, I sure could use it

  166. 2 for me. This and Facebook.

  167. Three entries for me…this comment, a retweet and a blog post!

  168. Hello there
    3 entries please 🙂

    1. Comment
    2. Retweet
    3. Facebook!

    Thank you!!

  169. One for me, please! Thanks so much.

  170. Two entries for me…this comment and a retweet!

  171. Comment, retweet @SJMM and Blogged (facebooked too!)

  172. Hey, It’s Sharon from Houston, and I would LOVE a new Garmin! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  173. Anonymous

    tweeted and follow twitter name @Bockle

  174. 3 entries! Comment, blog and facebook. Thanks!

  175. 18000rpm

    In for one entry – Thanks Ray!

  176. BTW I love this blog. The free giveaways make it even better! Please put me (Sam S.) down for three entries:


  177. I qualify for 3 entries (comment, twitter, and facebook)

  178. Sarah

    I am also sharing on facebook. Count me in double!

  179. YNWAsteve

    Woot. Party with an HRM!

    Commented, Facebooked, and RT’d (from YNWAsteve)!

  180. Three entries for me 🙂

    Tweet, Facebook and the comment.

    Thanks again for this giveaway!

  181. Oh how I would love to have a Garmin. I will retweet ASAP.

  182. One entry this time for SteveF

  183. awesome contest! Put me down for three entries.

  184. One entry is enough for me 🙂

  185. I can’t wait to win! I can finally retire my old Garmin!

  186. Count me in for one! Thanks!

  187. Three entries for me and my third entry in your third contest…hope 3 third times a charm:

    1. Comment
    2. Retweet
    3. Blog link

  188. Hi there, great blog! I found you thru Barefoot Neil Z. I would like 3 entries, I facebooked you, followed on twitter (albertagreekgrl) and commented here. Have a great day!

  189. Love your reviews! Thanks for the hard work!


  190. Commented and shared on facebook. If I am lucky enough to win, I would like to donate to a deployed soldier if one enters.

  191. commented and retweeted!


  192. Two entries for me. Comment and Tweet. Thanks!

  193. Two entries for me please – this and a facebook post! Here’s hoping to win the Garmin!

  194. Hejsan DC,

    Home with two sick childrens. Just made some “american pancakes” to spice up the life around here. The kids are now happy buth the father needs heavier stuff to get back on track. Sleep could be one way but the XT seemes to be a whole lot sexier way to get there. I even got a twitter account for this. I also made some fuzz about you on my blog on (visible for all signed in members).

    Thanks the great work you do,

    /Christian Månsson, Gothenburg, Sweden

  195. 2 entries for me (retweeted).

  196. Jeff L.

    I hope to win that Garmin!!!1

  197. Wow! 229 comments already; that’s some serious readership. Count me in please. Will post to blog as well (which will net you zero additional readers and me one more entry: win for me, meh for you!).

  198. Kevin V

    Nice timing. My Garmin 50 just broke this weekend. One entry for me.

  199. Commenting on the post… entry 1.

  200. As this blog gets more popular the odds get slimmer. To be expected though! Tweet, comment and Facebook for me please.

  201. In for the triple comment/Tweet/FB play! My husband could put the 310XT to good use.

  202. This is an awesome giveaway! I hope I win 🙂

  203. I tweeted this giveaway @runcourtrun

  204. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog

  205. One entry for a Brazilian guy here!

  206. Three!!

    1. Comment
    2. Blog Link: link to
    3. retweet @jennewsham


  207. Anonymous

    What a great give away! I’m commenting, following, and will RT.

  208. Two entries for me: this comment and a retweet! Thanks!
    Glad to see you had a good trip in Canada!

  209. Two entries for me, please – this comment and a facebook link.

  210. Pretty sweet, after reading your reviews I have been trying to talk the wife into letting me get one of these. Each of my runs is a little less neat without it!


  211. Count me in. My Forerunner 205 is trying to die.

  212. Great!! One entrie. Thanks

  213. Rainmaker – count me in for the 310XT!



    One entrie, bye. Patricia

  215. 3 entries – comment, tweet, blog

  216. Three entries for me…

    linked, facebooked, and commented.

  217. 2 entries for me, facebook and this comment. You rock!

  218. Wheee! Three for me!

  219. 2 entries please (this comment and facebook). THanks for the contest!

  220. Comment and retweet! Hope I win!

  221. Just one entry for me.
    Thanks for all the help this past year and a half!

  222. Two Entries, comment and facebook.

  223. JohnSnIL

    One for my lovely,active and fit wife!!

  224. Sign me up–I’d love a 310!

  225. I SO want to win this! :o) Comment, Facebook page and profile share, a follow and a retweet. I promise I’m not obsessing. :o)p

  226. Two entries as well: retweet (@griggskat) and comment!


  227. One entry for me please.

  228. Stu

    Thanks for doing this.

  229. Retweeted (@tonydicks), Facebooked & commented. Thanks!

  230. Matt Beswick

    Comment and retweet. Rock on!

  231. I’m down for two 🙂

  232. two for me. I will post this to my blog!

  233. Two entries for me, comment & retweeted from @cyberjunkie21 !!

  234. There’s three for me (facebook, blog, and comment). Love your work!

  235. John Chopper
    Such a great blog. It has encouraged me to do a lot more training. I love the reviews!
    Thank you

  236. Shawn

    In for three entries… re-tweeted and shared on Facebook!

  237. Put me down for 3 entries please! Comment, check. FB post, check. Blog post, check. Thanks again for a sweet blog Ray!!!

  238. Oooh lawdy I’d love one of these!

  239. Commenting & I’m about to retweet.

  240. Another 310? Nice. 2 entries for me – thanks!

  241. happycontestant

    1 Comment… “Thanks”

  242. Twitter: @llaneza9_runs (second entry)

  243. Dave

    Great product reviews. Thanks!

  244. Rosita, Two entries (comment and facebook) fingers crossed

  245. Three entries for me: comment, retweet and blog. 😀

  246. Oh…and I retweeted and posted on FB! And started to follow 🙂 hope read your stuff soon!

  247. 3 entries for me…comment, retweet, blog post

  248. No, I don’t do facebook. No, I don’t do twitter either. But I’m here following your great site so I’m in for one entry!

  249. Two entries for me: this comment and a retweet! Thanks Ray!

  250. Two entries for me! Twitter and comment. Great blog by the way.


  252. Anonymous

    Thanks DC Rainmaker.

  253. OK 3 entries for me please.

    1. Tweeted,
    2. Posted on my blog,
    2. Re-Tweeted,
    3. Facebooked
    4. Commented.

    Thanks for the great Blog.

    link to

  254. Count two entries for me.

    retweet and comment.

  255. 3 for me! Good luck to all!

  256. thanks! 2 for me! comment & tweeting.

  257. comment, and a retweet

  258. In for 3 please, linked and tweeted.
    This will go great for my next IM training regimen.

  259. Count me in for 1! Thanks for all the time you put in.

  260. Just the one entry for me, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  261. 1) Retweeted
    2) Facebook
    3) Link on my Blog

  262. Yay, another chance to win a Garmin! This comment will be worth one and shortly I will post on Facebook. Thanks so much for offering another great contest!

  263. 2 entries for me. Facebooked and this comment. Loved your reviews on the garmins-I’m seriously considering purchasing one but if I win one that would be even better!!

  264. retweeted and now following.
    Please consider me, pleeeease 🙂 lol!

  265. Commented, Twitted and FB’d.

  266. Three for me please, Sir!


  267. commented, twitted, and FB’d

  268. Two entries Please! Here and FB

  269. Two entries for me, comment and tweeted. Hope I win!!!!

  270. 2 Please…this and FB…Thanks

  271. This comment has been removed by the author.

  272. Two entries – this one and a tweet

  273. Please enter me for one! Also, I’m FINALLY in the market for a Garmin so I’ve been taking full advantage of all of your Garmin reviews today. THANK YOU!

  274. Facebooked, Tweeted, Site: link to and comment

  275. Two entries…This comment and a facebook share!

  276. 2 entries for me. Twitter = jgosline

  277. I’d love for you to send one my way! Thanks for the chance.

  278. Great site! I’m new to running; I will be sure to check back often!

  279. That’s two for me, this and a retweet !

  280. Anonymous

    2 for me: comment and retweet. Thanks!

  281. Two entries for me rainmaker. Comment and facebook. Thanks!!

  282. Sweet coincidence; just thought of buying one; now postponing this at least for a week.

  283. all three for me 🙂

  284. one entry for me and I hope I win it. Garmin died.

  285. Will add to my facebook to make it a double.

  286. Anonymous

    Didn’t win last time, I think it’s my turn. 😉

    Thanks and great work!

    (steve.vaillancourt at

  287. Two entries please: this comment and i linked it on my blog

  288. 2 entries please: here & twitter (@esslevy)

  289. Enjoy the blog. Keep up the good work.
    I’ll post on Facebook when I get home tonight for that second entry.

  290. Thanks for the contest Ray!

  291. Randomhouse

    Great blog! Congratulation!
    One entry here.

  292. I love freebies!

    2 entries for me, this comment and facebooK!

  293. This comment has been removed by the author.

  294. Three please!

    Blog on sidebar
    RSS follower

  295. Great Blog. Great giveaway.
    Put me down for 2 entries: comment and retweet.


  296. Ooops should’ve read more carefully. Including this comment, I’m putting it on Facebook as well, so I have TWO (2) entries!

  297. Wow, great giveaway! Put me down for an entry!

  298. 2 entries for me. This comment and a retweet.

  299. Great giveaway… Nice blog, I’m here everyday 🙂
    I’m going for three !!!!

  300. Great giveaway… Nice blog, I’m here everyday 🙂
    I’m going for three entries !!!!

  301. Great giveaway… Nice blog, I’m here everyday 🙂
    I’m going for three entries, comment, tweet, facebook, link 😉 !!!!

  302. I’m in, single entry!

  303. Great giveaway… Nice blog, I’m here everyday 🙂
    I’m going for three entries, comment, tweet, facebook, link 😉 !!!!

  304. Jake Jendusa

    DC Rainmaker does it again!

    2 entries FBook and comment

  305. Jake Jendusa

    DC Rainmaker does it again!

    2 entries Fbook and Comment

  306. This comment!What a great giveaway!

  307. 3 entries for me!

    also posted on twitter

  308. Three entries for me. Facebook, Twitter, Comment here, and link on own blog.

  309. I have three entries, thanks 🙂


  310. Free Garmin !?! I’m in for one entry for sure.

  311. Free Garmin !?! I’m in for one entry for sure. Thanks !!

  312. One please. And thanks for all the advice.

  313. A second entry please. Just posted a link on Facebook. Cheers!

  314. Aaaaaaaaand another 2 (comment and retweet)

  315. Two for me… this and a retweet.
    Keep up the good work.

  316. Please let me win!! Thanks for the giveaway

  317. I would love one of these!

    Commented & retweeted!

  318. Please enter me 3x…comment, FB and blog link. Thx!

  319. 2 please! Comment and facebook.

  320. 3 entries, please – comment, facebook, blog. Good review!

  321. Two entries for me please! Comment & Twitter. You have the best giveaways EVER!

  322. Nice Lilly Pad Photo : )or

  323. put me down for three!!

  324. Just 1 – comment here. Thanks.

  325. Not sure if mine got through…

  326. How in the heck do I retweet this?

  327. Sign me up for three entries – comment, facebook, and blog @

  328. I’m in – thanks DC!

  329. Shannon D

    Ooo, ooo, pick me. 2 entries, a tweet and a comment.

  330. I’ll take an entry! Cheers

  331. runwild
    One lucky entry. Would not miss any of your reviews or comments, very enlightening.

  332. Three Entries for me!
    I’m glad I found this site and looking forward to reading your archives.
    Also, Thanks for helping our deployed military athletes participate. I know what blog I’m going to keep up with when I’m deployed (If only being under water for months at a time would help my swim time.)

  333. Anonymous

    Two for you and 310 for me.

  334. Martin

    2 entries please
    Here and Facebook


  335. G

    406 comments so far.

  336. @kateshirley

    Awesome! Put me down for two entries (here and a RT).

    Btw, I certainly hope you took advantage of the Bonzai discount earlier this week to pick this one up. 🙂

  337. Keep up the great reviews and please submit me for two entries.

  338. 3 for me. Comment, re-tweet, and facebook’d!

  339. I would LOVE this! Wow – what a prize

  340. I follow you on Twitter & re-tweeted (link to


    randi_lynn137 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  341. Count me in for a Garmin Forerunner 310XT.

  342. Thanks for contest. One entry.

  343. Would love to try a 310XT. 😉

  344. I’m in for a 310XT.

  345. Guillermo

    One entry for me. Thanks Ray!

  346. Hi, i want the Garmin too!

  347. One plesase.. thank you very much.

  348. 2 entries for me. Thanks!

  349. Hey, two entries please….this plus facebook…thanks

  350. Put me in for three entries. I am here, I Tweeted, and I posted this on my blog. Let’s see if I’m lucky this time.

  351. Two entries…comment and facebook. Love the blog.

  352. Here’s a comment. There’s a link to the contest in my blog too.

  353. Here is my comment, thanks!

  354. Wow I’m in for one…hope it’s my lucky day!

  355. did all 3 – comment, facebook & blog link

  356. Count me in for one entry.
    Your summer may be coming to an end but down in Australia we have just started Spring

  357. Thanks! I re-tweeted you this morning, so I guess that’s two.

  358. @realmarkgc

    3 entries here – Back at it again, I haven’t done it yet but you better believe i’ll be in for the comment here, the FB post, the Twitter post and blog site recc.


  359. yay!! I get another shot at winning a 310XT! Thanks for this giveaway, it rocks. 3 entries: comment, twitter (jennrice) and blog post.

  360. Yay! Another chance!

    1. Commented – check
    2. Retweeted – check (moment_uhms)
    3. Blogged – link to

  361. i really could use a gps

  362. Retweeted and comment so two entries.

  363. Great giveaway! Count me in!

  364. I’m a follower and I just tweeted about your giveaway.

  365. why not. great site.

  366. Just the one. Thanks!

  367. Yes please! Only one entry for me. I’m a luddite.

  368. p_bunyar

    Only one entry for me. Please oh please pick me!

  369. Peter

    Three entries: Comment, Retweet, and Facebook. Cheers!

  370. No, I don’t have a Facebook account lol I’ll settle for my one entry : )

  371. Dawn G

    I love the Garmin 310xt!

  372. very cool that you do this…one entry for me

  373. Two entries for me…new follower and I retweeted your post link. Thanks!

  374. Anonymous


    doron from tel aviv

  375. One entry for me, thanks!

  376. One entry for me please, thanks!

  377. Post and Follow!
    I just bought a 305 on your recommendation (and through your amazon link, I might add), but a new 310xt for the wife would be nice too.

  378. Sent here through a friend’s blog. Fun new blog for me to follow!

  379. I’m in! Hope I can win 🙂

  380. Brucelan

    I want it (and can’t afford it).

  381. three entries for me! tweet/facebook/comment!

  382. Two entries. 01grimes Tweeted your contest! And this comment of course!

  383. I really want to win this for my husband, great giveaway! 1 entry for me! Thanks!

  384. Two entries for me; facebook’d it!

  385. Ellen

    Woot woot! 3 entries, please!

  386. Hook me up Rainmaker

  387. I feel this is my lucky entry!

  388. Iain

    One entry please (is there a consolation prize of either a fresh cookie or a poptart?)

  389. You’re reviews are awesome!! Very detailed.
    1 entry!

  390. Facebook as well so 2 entries, it’s gonna be my lucky day…

  391. Sweet! Here’s a comment, you’re linked to from my blog and tweeted. That would be three entries, I believe. Thanks rainmaker.

  392. Would love to win a 310XT. Thanks for the opportunity!

  393. Hi_One has to be in it in order to win it. Right?

  394. Hi, hope to win, and thanks for a great blog.

  395. Hi, great blog, hope to win, incredible prize

  396. Thanks for the great GPS watch reviews and the informative blog. Hope I can win the 310!

  397. Facebook and this comment 🙂

  398. Your posts on GPS tech for sport are just amazing! Have provided good advise and saved me many hours of frustration and steep learning curves! Kudos from Saskatchewan DC Rainmaker.

    BTW 3 entries 1) post 2) follow and tweet link (twink?) to contest 3) post on my facebook profile

  399. Three entries for me: this comment, posting on my blog, and facebook! I’m feeling lucky 🙂

  400. This is a great training device put in my two cents and two entries hope to win one!

  401. groochu

    maybe this time…btw. great site!

  402. three entries please

    a tweet in dutch, a retweet of your original tweet, a facebook mention and a blog post!

  403. one entry only…I’m going by faith!!! 🙂

    Did I mention I really want a garmin forerunner 310XT??

    will put the contest on my page ASAP!

  404. One here, one on FB 🙂

  405. Ray, put me down for all three. FB, Twitter and this post.

  406. Two entries please….comment here and retweet.

  407. Two for me… this one and a RT

  408. Three entries for me please.

    1. comment
    2. Twitter & Facebook
    3. Blog post

    Thanks 🙂

  409. Found your site yesterday as I was looking for reviews of 305 and 405 – and just noticed a RT of the giweaway in my Hootsuite search for Garmin.

    Look out for a RT from getfit2009 as well as a blog post on soon

  410. Three entries for me:
    Facebook.. done
    Retweeted.. done
    This coment.. done

    all registered by or @jalocreille

    Another awesome giveaway! thanks ray!

  411. Post and Facebook, I need a garmin big style

  412. Anonymous

    Two entries from me please, this comment and a facebook post. Thank you!

  413. Two for me, comment and facebook!

  414. 3 entries: Comment, retweet, blog link

  415. Hi DC,
    3 Christmas this year, you-hou!
    1 entry for me.

    Thanks for your great job – and for the giveaway for sure.

  416. Hey Ray,
    Two entries for me:

    1. this comment
    2. FB Share

    Keep up the good work!

  417. What a great giveaway. I know my chances of winning are pretty slim, but thought I’d give it a try!
    gentzkelly at hotmail dot com

  418. Hook it up RAY! 2x for me!

    Comment & Tweeter @albertpwu

  419. Love your blog, love your contest!

  420. Kaves

    I’m in for 1. As always great blog Ray.

  421. A 310 would be awesome for tracking my runs and rides. Thanks for the giveaway!

  422. 1 entry please! Thanks for all the awesome blogging and giveaways.

  423. Two entries for me! this comment and facebook! Thanks

  424. georgekr1

    Two entries please, comment and a retweet. Thanks!

  425. Sweet! Very cool of you. I’m off to Twitter and FB !

    (And read the rest of your site)

  426. I’m in for two…maybe three! thanks for the great reads and givaways!

  427. Sweet, follow on twitter and comment.
    love the site, very informative 🙂

  428. 1 entry! Thanks Ray, congrats on three years!

  429. You got a re-tweet and a comment from me. 2 entries please. Thanks! Great blog by the way.

  430. thanks for sponsoring this.


  431. two entries: Commented and retweeted

  432. Thx again for the great giveaway! I’m in for 3 this time too (this post, retweet & FB)

    Enjoy the holiday weekend!

  433. You can thank Coach Liz for this entry!

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  435. Love your blog! Add me to the drawing!

  436. I added a link to my FB account too!! Love the site and the giveaway. Thanks for having the contest.

  437. 3 entries please! Facebook, Twitter and this comment.

  438. put me down for two entries!!!

  439. I’m in for sure! Three entries.

    comment here, follow on twitter and retweet on twitter!

    You can reach me back on my blog!

  440. Put me down for 3 entries, please!

  441. Michele

    Two entries for and on facebook – michelemikkysigel. Thanks You!

  442. One for me (fingers crossed!)

  443. In for one. Thanks a lot.

  444. Three please. Comment, did a retweet @bjafle and a blogpost with a link on

  445. One for me as well! To celebrate my 1st Tri this past month!

  446. i will be re tweeting this. sweet giveaway!

  447. So aside from cool reviews and all, I can win a garmin 310? Count me in!

  448. So I get cool reviews and tips AND a chance to win a garmin? I’m in!

  449. Two entries for me please. Comment and Facebook. Thanks

  450. 3 entries please. Commented, tweeted, and linked to giveaway on my blog.

  451. 3 for me please !
    please !! 🙂

    comment +tweet + blog link to

  452. 2 entries- I shared on facebook. And here I thought you had a garmin tree in the backyard.

  453. Just one for me.


  454. 2 for me, please. Comment + retweet.


  455. I did all 3 greats from belgium

  456. This comment and a retweet. Love the blog.

  457. Done and Done! FB and Blog.

  458. I have 2 in!!!! This is awesome!

  459. I have 2 in!!!! This is awesome!

  460. Facebooked and retweeted

  461. Hi, I hope to try out the watch. Winnie 🙂

  462. milo617

    Two entries.. post and twitter. congrats on your three years. awesome site.

  463. Three for me!, comment, retweet, blog, and facebook. Thanks!

  464. Count me for three – Twitter, facebook and comment. I like free things!

  465. Three for me! Comment, blog, and facebook!!! I REALLY want to win this! I have been wanting a Garmin for so long! Just hasn’t been in the budget! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  466. Keep up the good work, your blog is incredibly informative and fun to read.

  467. I facebooked your post as well and share your info with my tri team when I think it can help them out. Have a good weekend!

  468. Two for me too, comment and facebook.

  469. Put me down for two! Your the bomb!! – tbanty

  470. Two entries for me! Comment + retweet!

  471. Two entries…this comment and facebook…thanks!

  472. Two entries please…this one and facebook…thanks! John

  473. Chris

    Congrats on three years! Keep the posts coming.

  474. 2 please! Commenting, and a link to your contest in my blog.

  475. Best sports blog on the web. Thanks.

  476. I am in. In all three 🙂

  477. I’d really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really REALLY love the Garmin Forerunner 310XT! I’ve also retweeted AND shared on FB 😉

  478. Bart

    Great reviews DC it sure helps me in finding my first cycling gps, keep up the good work
    Greetings from Belgium

  479. Followed, tweeted, facebooked and commented….. Now give me the Garmin 🙂

  480. MootsUK

    Great blog, keep up the good work

  481. Two entries please.

    Your contest entry lists are increasing with your fame – I hope you’re scripting the process somehow.

  482. Two entries for me, this comments and retweet from markwoodhall

  483. @CleoPompom following you and retweeting. I guess that’s two entries!

  484. commeneted and facebooked bertcord

  485. Thanks so much for these contests!
    Comment – 1

  486. Tweet – 1

    aphire Wanna free Garmin 310XT? Enter the giveaway! link to

  487. Facebook – 1

    Friends OnlyEveryoneFriends and NetworksFriends of FriendsFriends OnlyCustomizeCustomeditEveryoneFriends and NetworksFriends of FriendsFriends OnlyCustomizeAttach:PhotosVideoEventLink
    .Caleb Kinney Wanna free Garmin 310XT? Enter the giveaway! link to
    DC Rainmaker: September Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway
    With summer essentially ‘over’, and only one long weekend worth of it left (well, for those in the US anyway) – I feel like I need to add a bit of excitement back into your summer sails…2 seconds ago · Friends Only · Comment ·LikeUnlike · Share

    Thats all three – cross my fingers.

  488. Two for me, this and facebook!

  489. Two for me! Twitter and a comment here!

  490. Count me in for three………in honor of the Blogiversary!

  491. Three for me, Mr. Rainmaker! I’ve posted on Facebook and my blog. Thanks for all of the fantastic giveaways and most excellent articles.

  492. Two entries for me. Comment and Facebook. Thanks for the great info.

  493. Thanks to Coach Liz for sending me your way. Another tri blog to put on the reading list. (and a new 310 wouldn’t hurt!)

  494. Thanks for this chance dc!

    I have re-tweeted as well as posted on my blog.

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  496. Awesome! Count me in for 1 please!

  497. anthony

    thanks for such a wonderful resource!
    one entry for me

  498. Two for me……Comment and FBook

  499. J.Dub

    i can haz Forerunner? 😉

    Posted here and a link on Farcebook.

  500. Two entries from me with this and a tweet!

  501. Two entries from me with this and a tweet!

  502. I have a Garmin but a second set won’t hurt. im in.

  503. I’m in for two.

    Facebook and comment.

  504. Count me in for dos, deux, 2. Thanks!

  505. I can always use an upgrade!

  506. almost not worth scrolling down to 609 on my phone to get my entry in but I’m here!

  507. almost not worth scrolling down to 609 on my phone to get my entry in but I’m here!

  508. Two please…commented and retweeted!

  509. Two entries for me: this comment and FB post.
    Thanks abunch!

  510. comment and FB link for me, thanks!

  511. Great giveaway again! Three entries for me please! Linked on my blog at and retweeted @RunAttitude


  512. One for me, please! Thanks

  513. Dan

    Three entries for Dan McGowan! Feeling lucky this time.

  514. 3 for me (Comment, blog –, tweeted.

  515. I love your blog. I currently use the Forerunner 50 and would love to upgrade to a free 310XT!

  516. AWESOME can’t wait to sport mine 🙂

  517. I’d love this, one entry

  518. Three entries! Comment, FB sharing, and through my blog. Can’t wait to sport a Garmin and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  519. Make that two entries; shared on Facebook.

  520. Too lazy to do much of anything else right now (plus, with 600+ comments, what are my chances?), so this comment will have to suffice for my entry. Thanks for the contest!

  521. Rhys

    Hey Rainmaker.

    Put me down for two. 1) for this comment and 2) for facebook.

    Cheers, Rhys from Melbourne

  522. Comment! (9/9 is my birthday, btw. Could I think of a better birthday present? No, I could not!

  523. Two entries for me: this comment and facebook. Fingers crossed!

  524. Three entries for me please, this one, blog posting and twitter.

  525. Thanks for the give-away, Ray!

    2 entries for me. Comment here and one on facebook.

    You rock.

  526. 1 entry please. Thanks for a great site!

  527. Comment, tweet and blog.

    Love your reviews. Always thorough and informative! Thanks!

  528. Three entries for me! this comment, facebook and retweet in twitter!

  529. 3 entries for me thanks for all the giveaways !!!

  530. Three entries for me – tweet, fb and this comment.

  531. One entry for me! Thanks!

  532. Comment, Facebook and blog post…three for me! Thanks!

  533. count me in for a comment!

  534. Hey, great blog, love your product reviews! I facebooked you + this comment. Thanks for these opportunities!

  535. 3 entries for me……I think…… I have tried hard, but still in doubt 😉

    link to

  536. 2 please – this and facebook!
    I would like the watch – to Denmark 🙂

  537. I’m in with 2 entries, cheers mate.

  538. From Barcelona, Spain.
    I was just looking for a test on a device and you where there.
    Greatings from the lovely Spain,

  539. Count me in for two (Twitter and comment).

    Brian from Little Rock

  540. Al Dalabi

    Greetings from Spain.
    I love to see devices tests. Thanks for you work/hobby.
    Two entries, Facebook and comment. I have no Blog.
    Al Dalabi

  541. 2 entries for me…comment and posted the link to the contest on my blog…

  542. I was just at an REI store showing off your blog to the people who work there. I hope I win the Garmin.

  543. just one entry for me, awesome competition, DC Rainmaker

  544. cannot wait to see that in my mail box?

  545. I need this!
    Retweeted as ipcmlr 🙂
    Blog is

  546. Register me for “triple-time baby’!! I did it all leaving this comment, linked on blog, did the twitter thing and facebook! Love the garmin giveaways really wish I could win one though:)!!!

  547. 2 entries (comment and FB) for me. Thanks!

  548. Two entries for me as well. This a great blog. Keep up the good work, I think we all appreciated.

  549. Great giveaway. Thanks

  550. Two for me facebook and comment

  551. two for me twitter and comment

  552. First comment: nice website and cool giveway. The second will be on twitter … 😉

  553. Raffaella Vassilà

    One entry for Raffaella

  554. Alessandro Vassilà

    One entry for Alex

  555. I like forerunner … Matteo

  556. Two entries for a Danish Marathon Debutant.
    Super reviews and more. Thanks!

  557. Anonymous

    Three please.

  558. Two entries for me…. this comment and retweet…

  559. Two entries (comment and FB).


  560. wow, another competiton – thats excellent – and a great blog to read too.
    Please put me down for two entries comment and facebook – thanks – heres hoping (again)

  561. 2 for me, please! Comment’d & Facebook’d. 🙂

  562. Visited your site again after looking for reviews of the FR305/310. Commented, retweeted and facebooked.

  563. Pick me please! I’m in for 3 entries….

  564. Two entries for me, here and tweet.


  565. 3 entries for me: comment, tweet and blog. Thanks!!!!

  566. One entry for me, please.

  567. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win!

  568. Count me in! What a great giveaway!

  569. Tweeted about the giveaway and became a new follower.

  570. 2, facebook and comment it was 🙂

  571. Anonymous

    Here’s one comment and a facebook entry as well.

    If you need a map, let me know:

    link to

    “Jonathan Frishtick” ,

  572. Best give away ever!! pick me, pick me!! LOL

  573. Two entries for me. Comment and retweet.