Garmin Forerunner 310XT Giveaway–January 2011!

Because it’s Friday. Because my bike finally arrived at my hotel in the country of Jordan three days after I did (though, my luggage…not so much). And because most importantly – the bike arrived in one happy piece. Thus, so many reasons to be happy to and give away a Garmin Forerunner 310XT.


Here’s my in depth review if you aren’t familiar with the little orange device.

Like the all my 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 (with HR strap).

The contest will run until Thursday January 20th, 2011 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. This is almost unbelievable! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I’m a fair-to-midling cyclist and am considering what Garmin Forerunner to buy and your reviews have been perfect.

  2. Winning this would certainly save the tough decision I have to make soon on which monitor to get.

    Oh well. I guess I need to keep shopping.

  3. Count me in for 2 – comment and twitter. Thanks

  4. Your reviews are super helpful… cheers. 1 entry

  5. anthony

    count me in please


  6. This is so amazing of you.

    I follow you on twitter, and will re-tweet… plus I am leaving a comment here, so 2 entries for me.


  7. 3 entries please – Comments, Tweets, and FB posts away! Would love to win this bad boy…

  8. Please put me down for 3. (Twitter – cmt268, Facebook – cmt268) and this comment. Thank you!


  9. I really need this for my half ironman coming up.

  10. Great review on the 305 and 310s, thanks for the chance.

  11. count me in please!

    Having an awesome heart rate monitor would totally help me out in this Seattle rain!

  13. Guillermo

    Count me in for 1 vote please!


  14. This is very generous of you!

  15. mtnrider9800

    Loved teh review, now I want a 310XT!
    Thanks for covering all my questions.

  16. I’d love to hear about biking in Jordan…I lived there for 4 months.

    Here’s crossing my fingers for the contest!

  17. I also RT’ed on Twitter.

  18. Hanz1963

    I’ve got a great Forerunner 305, wich I bought based on your review, but there is no reason te pas on this offer! So count me in..

  19. brane3athlete

    Count me in too!
    If its no too late :))

  20. Just in time to win some time!

  21. Great Post DC! Pick me :)

  22. Awesome!

    Count me in for 2 entries please…

  23. N2

    Rainmaker… your blog is a great resource for many of us newbies in the sport of triathlon. Thank you. N

  24. x1! Nice site, great giveaway!

  25. gotta be in it to win it as they say

  26. Me To! I retweeted as lanaek as well.

  27. Wow, almost 1500 comments so far!

    Fingers crossed I win!


  28. I’m in. Let it rain! cheers.

  29. Anonymous

    Two entries, please – here and retweeted (@llorenzin).

    – Lisa

  30. Two entries for me please, here and on twitter.

  31. PeteUK

    Be rude not to enter really ;) x2 with an RT.

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  33. OMG – I just saw this just in time! I wanna 310XT Pleeeeease! :D will tweet/link/fb you :D

  34. Anonymous

    Count me on for 2, Ray. Jtg142

  35. Please enter me in

  36. Please count me in

  37. Hope I’m not too late! It is 1/20 after all.

    I’m in for one!

  38. I’m in with 2 entries…comment and twitter.

  39. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Tweeted and a comment for two entries!

  40. Mark me down for three (3)! Twitter: @eejay // link to // and this post! I’m crossing my fingers for this one while up in the air tonight! I just missed ya in DC!

  41. I’m in and shared it on FB too!

  42. I wont win but I am in.. for 1.. thanks!! My Garmin Forerunner 305 barely beeps at mile markers and has been brought back to life 3 times, I NEED a new one :)

  43. GREAT Blog, signed up x3.

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  45. Ok, I’m in for 3! Blog/Twitter/Comment. And all my names even match. I could REALLY use this thing (planning on buying one anyway).

  46. This would be great!

  47. I’m in for 2 entries.

  48. REWilson

    Glad I d this before it ended! 2 entries (this and Facebook)

  49. 3 times: Facebook, blog as well as this comment.

  50. Rob

    Please add my entry. – Thanks

  51. Awesome. Good luck to all

  52. Great site! I’m in ;)

  53. Thanks for offering another way to add to my geekiness.

  54. Kevin k

    Thanks for the opportunity! Put me down for 2

  55. Thanks Ray!!
    Count me in x3:
    Twitter: @juanlocreille (

    This post

    The besto for you in this new year, from Argentina.

  56. Rock on! Two for me, here and twitter. :)

  57. Enter me for 2 (1 + twitter @virtual4now)

  58. Love your web site. Count me in for two entries. Could certainly use the 310xt

  59. Count me in for 3! Thanks!

  60. Thanks! I’m in.

  61. Saw this at the last minute, who could turn down a free shot at a cool piece of gear?

  62. Anonymous

    Put me down for one please!
    Thanks, Meg

  63. rsdubya

    Am I the last one in? Woot!

  64. Yo Deece, yet another great giveaway. Voted for you as Best Blog, another Bronze is pretty damnned good.

    The Track Hack.blogspot

  65. 2 entries, Deece.

    How come no entries on Nordic Skiing? No time, right?

  66. Count me in. One entry

  67. This is awesome what you do! Thanks! Count me in – 1 entry…I’m one of the few who does not have FB/Twitter/blogs, etc.

  68. Anders Rhodin Sweden

    Good luck in Jordan!

  69. Follow you, rt of this (sportsjunckie) and of your previous super review of 410.

  70. Good morning from Estonia! Count me in!

  71. Good morning from Estonia! Count me in!

  72. Good morning from Estonia! Count me in! Raigo

  73. I am in for the competition! Aside from that we have enjoyed the quality of your reviews it has certainly made it easier to assess products. Thanks brett

  74. Put me down for 3 (or 2 I’m not sure), here and twitter and Facebook! My HRM just bit the dust so it could be good timing! ;) I appreciate your reviews anyway, they’ll make buying a new one a little less overwhelming. :)

  75. nice watch! me wantttttttt