November Forerunner 210 Giveaway

Over the last week or so I’ve been testing out the Forerunner 210 GPS running watch, which is brand spankin’ new and just released in time for the Holidays.  I’ve been so happy with it to date, that I’ve decided to give one away.  And while I don’t have a full In Depth Review put together quite yet, I’m happy to say this watch is just about what the majority of runners out there want.

And since I love the watch, and I love you guys…you get a free watch. :)


Like all giveaways to date, 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 Forerunner 210 specifically, use that post page for those writings.

The winner will get a brand new Forerunner 210 (including HR strap).

The contest will run until Thursday November 18th, 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. pick me me me :))))

  2. Francesca

    I love the blog, am a daily reader, and would like to be entered! Thanks.

  3. Give me a reason to buy it!

  4. I have been coveting this watch for a while now! Thanks for offering it!!

  5. I tweeted about this giveaway @eubiea03

  6. another great giveaway!

  7. Need one!!! My blog isn’t totally up and running yet (link to but I’ll certainly retweet from @IronMission. Sorry to hear about the Octopus crawling off your plate….

  8. Hi! This watch looks awesome! Nice work with your reviews! I look forward to use this watch down here in Brazil! :P

  9. My FR405 is about needing replaced. Nice post, loving the looks of this new watch!

  10. I would LOVE to win a new watch! Thanks for the great giveaways!!

  11. Just started reading your blog. Would love the watch! Thanks!

  12. Just started reading your blog. Put me in the contest! Lora Fox

  13. Another great give-away. Sign me up for one.

  14. Hi Ray,

    2 Entries please.

    Keep up the awesome work.



  15. Dan

    In for 2…Keep up the great work.

  16. Can’t wait for the review!

  17. Oh I need one like that!!!
    3 for me
    do we have to leave 3 commments?
    here is my first I guess!

  18. I follow you on twitter and I re-tweet the giveaway

  19. I put the giveaway on my blog!
    so there that is 3!!! thanks

  20. Great site. Enjoy the reviews. Thx

  21. Heck, I’ll bite. I’ll share on FB too, so put me in for two!

  22. Late to the party…but add my entry, please. Comment here. Link on blog ( Retweeted (kvesey). Thanks!

  23. Anthony

    Hi ray, thanks for the blog, it’s great!

  24. Guillermo

    One for this comment for me!


  25. by7

    cool watch and finally something of decent size

  26. Two entries please, facebook and this comment. Thanks!

  27. I am in!! Twitter and FB’ed as well :)

    Now I am on my knees praying!!!!

  28. Pat

    To add to my Garmin collection?

    yes please!

  29. Jason Vermillion

    Nice! Count me in!


  30. Look like a great watch.

  31. What better way to boost anyone’s motivation to run than by getting new wrist bling!

  32. Another great giveaway. Thanks!

  33. I’d love that 210!

  34. DON’T pick me – I could never bear the burden of enjoying that watch while the other 850 comments on your blog are begging you for it. :) @triphx

  35. Hi! I am posting a comment here and just tweeted (@dferrari), so 2 please :) GREAT giveaway!!


  36. 2 entries @Giedt on Twitter as well.


  37. Gavin

    Can’t wait to read your review about this watch. Also I follow you on Twitter (@backalleywrench)

  38. Stephane

    What time is it ? Is my heart beating ?
    I definitely need this forerunner.
    Also a twitter follower.

  39. Lovin the site, man. This is excellent stuff. I RT’d as well, keepin’ those fingers crossed.

  40. Anonymous

    new to your site, looks very interesting! With reference to the ‘raffle’ If i’ve done this right; 1 post, 1 link link to
    1 follow on twitter coming up! Also tweeting your ‘raffle’
    Fingers crossed for your watch give away.

  41. I would sooo love to wrap this up for hubby this Christmas!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  42. georgekr

    Two entries for me please. Comment plus a retweet. Always lots of useful info on your site.

  43. two 4 me (here and RT)

  44. So don’t you love it? I got one a few months ago and I started to use it right away, but then found that it was too much to handle… looking at too much data during my run was sort of a deterrent. But then I started to train for my next marathon and I picked up the watch again – it’s been super helpful. I guess I just don’t like running with it while I’m not training for anything.

  45. Great giveaway!
    Just bought a FR305 after reading your review, but won’t say no to an early upgrade!! :)

  46. Tim

    Ray,thanks for all the info you provide. I’m in for 3 entries.
    @TimT77 and Tim Thompson on Facebook.

  47. Two entries for me, one for this comment and the second for the retwitting from @jandercito

  48. Count me in please!!! Hope I get lucky this time!!!

  49. I have an older Forerunner and it just died on me. I could use a new one :)

  50. Jim

    If it’s free it’s for me.

  51. Great reviews, your review made me buy the edge 500

  52. I would love to win this watch.

  53. I tweeted about this great giveaway jackor1

  54. Oops – forgot to mention that I posted this on FB and a couple of other sites! So I’ve got two entries in there. Hope it helps to spread the word!

  55. I NEEDS me one of those.

  56. I would love one of this.

  57. As always, the content’s amazing! Two entries for me: comment here, and twitter (@austinrc).

  58. Hey, this is comment #1 representing entry #1.

  59. Hey, this is comment #2 representing entry #2.

  60. This comment has been removed by the author.

  61. Hey, this is comment #3 representing entry #3.

  62. Posted on my FB page

  63. Sounds pretty simple. Looks pretty nice. Will stop back to read the review.

  64. Would love the 210!

  65. I could use a cool watch like this one!!

    I posted this on my facebook too!!!

  66. Wendi Smoke

    Sounds like a really cool concept. Count me in!

  67. I would love to win this! Thanks! :)

  68. Anonymous

    Oooh! Pick me!

  69. k

    I could so use this!

  70. Ian

    Looks like a nice gadget & thanks for the reviews!

  71. I’m in for two entries, as I retweeted for you.

  72. Love to win this, 2 entries please, have retweeted comp.

  73. Ooh…yes please. I stole my husbands and he wants it back.

  74. slc

    i want that watch


  76. I need one for the weekend!

  77. 1 entry. Looks like a cool new toy.

  78. bike99

    3 please! 3rd draw entry’s the charm! (comment, twitter, blog) Keep up the great work!

  79. I would love to win this Garmin Watch. Thank you very much for having this contest!!!!!!

    – Calvin Lee. link to

  80. Anonymous

    Count me in for 2 entries. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Dan K

  81. Thanks for the great review – would be great to win this one. Keep up all your great reviews

  82. Thanks for the review – I have been shopping around for the last month! Very helpful… maybe I can win yours!!!