October Timex Global Trainer Giveaway

There’s no better way to kick the fall running season into high gear than giving something away.  So in an effort to mix things up a little bit, this month I’m going to giveaway a brand new Timex Global Trainer (In Depth Review here).


Like the last four 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 (heck, with all my travel as of late, I might just simply drop it at your front door myself!).  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 on a post about pasta 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 TGT specifically, use that post page for those writings.

The winner will get a brand new Timex Global Trainer (including HR strap).

The contest will run until Thursday October 14th, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern Time when I’ll close the entry period.  Baring any major travel snafu’s, 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 US Military and deployed – simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya counted for all three.  Just like that…magic.  Thanks!)


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  1. Anonymous

    Tweeted…facebooked…even shouted out my window tonight for good measure! Awesome blog! Count me for 3!

  2. perfect timing…my Garmin just died.

  3. Love your blog. Since I discovered it about a month ago, I check back almost every day

  4. Luc

    Count me in !
    Btw, i really enjoyed your presentation at the ANT symposium.

  5. This is great! Would certainly love to win this, it would be a fantastic birthday present for me! I qualify for 3 entries as I am posting to Facebook and my blog too!

  6. Jeff14188

    Please, please, please let the winner be me. :)

  7. Down for 3! Comment, FB, and Twitter!

  8. Hello Ray,

    Just what I was looking for!

    I am in for one entry.

    Take care
    YouYou, Montreal

  9. Great blog. I found you last month and have been reading your old postings to see your history. It’s been fun watching your progress. You’re now an everyday read.

  10. I have been following your blog for quite sometime now. Being from the Philippines, a lot of the things discussed here are new for most. :-) Have recommended this to my friends who do Triathlon. Just had a discussion yesterday between the Timex and the 310xt. haha

  11. Dawn G

    I hope when my torn peroneus longus tendon heals I can be using this watch to start training again!

  12. Love the site! Count me in for 3

  13. Joe

    Great stuff! Please enter me.

  14. Shmeeg

    Sweet freebie! Shared on Facebook also. Two FTW!

  15. great blog…cool seein you at the Kirkland tri even though you (and the girl) destroyed me!

  16. Anonymous

    Hey Ray, great site..great blog!
    Put me down for 2.
    This and a retweet.

  17. Count me in for 2 – FB and post. Great blog man.

  18. Tim

    Ray! Put me down for two! Tbanty

  19. Ray put me down for two.

  20. Always found your reviews very thorough and informative.

    Comment, Facebook, Twitter = 3


  21. cmj

    thank you thank you! times 2!

  22. CT

    One entry for me. Hope it’s the lucky one!

  23. Cool blog. First time visitor, but will be back.

  24. Put me down for all 3. Thanks!

  25. In for 3! comment, twitter, and blog thecatholicrunner.com!

  26. Can’t wait to get my new GT..in for 2…comment and Facebook.

  27. Sign me up for 3 again!

  28. Anonymous

    Tweeted…facebooked…and now commented. Count me in for 3….fingers crossed!

  29. Thanks Ray. The best reviews. Congratulations and keep going!


  30. Thanks for a great blog. Incredible that you find time to work, train and keep this very detailed blog.

  31. mo

    Awesome giveaway, again! Comment + facebook, and thanks.

  32. I saw that at last year’s Outdoor Retailer show, and have wanted one ever since. Put me down for 3 entries!

  33. MAguirre

    i need a cool watch like that!!

  34. CKee Tan

    Great blog, thanks :)

  35. yl

    1 entry to contest.

  36. I have been following your blog for quite sometime now. Being from the Philippines, a lot of the things discussed here are new for most. :-) Have recommended this to my friends who do Triathlon. Just had a discussion yesterday between the Timex and the 310xt. haha

  37. pinguin

    Thanks for all the info, I read it almost daily!

  38. Count me in! Josh

  39. I appreciated your post on Haiti this week. Good reminder that much work is needed yet.
    As for your giveaway, please count me as 3 entries:
    1. comment
    2. posted on my blog
    3. tweet (@almamcf)

  40. Anonymous

    youre the man!

  41. James M

    DCRainmaker rocks!

  42. Im in for two – twitter/facebook and comment. Great blog.

  43. Best blog on the internet!

  44. PG

    Love the look of that watch.

  45. PG

    Love the look of that watch.

  46. NEB

    Twitter (mrbenparkinson), facebook (Ben Parkinson) and now a comment.



  47. Hi
    Count me for two entries.

  48. wow, another chance for a prize, also linking into facebook – thanks for a great blog as well.

  49. Follow your blog daily! Thanks for always sharing

  50. I estimated the probability to win here (link to marathonranking.blogspot.com) to this context to be closed to 0.2%. I have maximized my chance by posting 3 entries (twitter, comment and blog).

    However, I will give a try. Your site is very interesting not only for American but also for people who live abroad. If you planning to run a marathon in Italy and you do not know which one (Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Pisa or whatever else), take a look here http://marathonranking.blogspot.com

    Thanks a lot for your site.

  51. Please count me in for 3 entries (Twitter + link from my blog). Cheers!

  52. Thanks for your blog, it’s the best I’ve seen.

  53. bklynjustin

    this is mine. please put me down for 2 fb & comment.

  54. 3 – blog, facebook and comment.

    Thanks for your reviews. You’re the only blog I bother with.

  55. Just another comment! ;-)

  56. Dang, count me in!!! Great bike show coverage as well, do we get an outtakes of the event blog? I’m sure you have some crazy pics!

  57. Sandra van Diemen

    sign me up for 2. twitter + comment

  58. Thanks for all the reviews. Retweeted and post for me…

  59. hch

    i need a timex!

  60. Twitter – done, facebook – done, comment- awesome!

    3 for me!

  61. Hi Ray, tweet and comment = 2 entries for me! All the best, Sean

  62. joe

    wow that sucker looks huge.

  63. joe

    my dusty old blog has been linked to yours
    link to community.active.com

  64. I am a lurker so this is my first post, but count me in!

  65. 2 Entries Please. Facebook posted. You’re blog is muy excelente!

  66. why not….throw my name in the hat even though I never win anything!

  67. I like free stuff! lol. New to reading your blog but will stay on it now!

  68. Comment… prepare to be re-tweeted

  69. 18000rpm

    Sign me up for one – thanks Ray!

  70. x

    If i win this contest I will run a marathon.

  71. Anonymous



  72. Count me in for 2…reply and retweet (@djscobey)

  73. My 10 yrs old Ironman watch died…. 3 years ago, I need a new one :D

  74. I want it!!! Mine old one is dead…

  75. Thanks for the great blog and the giveaways!

  76. I think i can. I think i can. – Thanks for the blog- and congrats on the Slowtwitch gig. – I have 2 Entries!

  77. BCD

    Sweet cant wait

  78. sweet! daily reader here, love the blog and inspiration you provide. thanks

  79. Dan

    Thanks Ray for the great blog. I read it weekly if not more. Put me up for 2. Thanks a bunch.

  80. Count me in for 2 entries (comment + FB)
    Thanks for all the fantastic work you put into your blog!

  81. Count me in for two – here and Facebook. Thanks, as always, for the great content!

  82. Been lookin at these for a while. Want to see what else is one the market besides Garmin.

  83. Bo

    Count me in for 2 (here and tweet)

    Thanks again for the Giveaway.

  84. joe

    Ray…Missed you at IM Moo 2010. Must be all that traveling you’re doing. Sure could’ve used this watch!

  85. Adding comment here and on Facebook.