Garmin Forerunner 610 May Giveaway

In celebration of summer BBQ season nearly being upon us, it’s time for a giveaway (or BBQ sauce)!  Given how hard to get the new Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS-enabled touch screen watch is, I figure it’s only appropriate that I give one away.  It was either that or giving away a case of BBQ sauce…and I’m pretty sure I know which one you’d prefer.


And the best thing is you’ve got nothing more to do than leave a single comment below (multiple comments don’t count around these parts!).


All you’ve gotta do down below is tell me how you plan to spend the upcoming three day weekend (for those in the US), for those in Canada, you can go with this past weekend.  And for those folks everywhere else in the world…we’ll just go with your plans for the weekend ahead.  Most importantly of course, is if a BBQ is involved…details are needed!

The entry period will run until Tuesday May 31st, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time, at which point I’ll close the entry period and randomly select a winner.  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.  The winner will get a brand new Garmin Forerunner FR610 (with HR strap).  It’ll be sent out Wednesday morning and you should have it a day or so later – or roughly ‘4-6 weeks’ ahead of everyone else waiting for their orders to get fulfilled.

(Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the entry method above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered in.  For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.  In short – I purchase and giveaway everything here, these are not sponsored by Garmin.  Through careful planning I picked up a handful of them when they first came available…just so I could give them away to you.  Thanks all!)


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  1. I worked 12 hours on Saturday, bummer. Hiked in the Sunol Regional Wildness for 2.5 hours with my wife on Sunday, awesome. Went for a 5k run in the rain on Monday, surprisingly fun. Oh, and enjoyed two different BBQ’S and the subsequent leftovers, triple awesome.

  2. Hoping to win the 610. Thanks for your reviews and posts. I enjoy them very much.

  3. in the market for a HRM/GPS. Would love to win this and see how it compares to other comparable products

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  5. Greetings from behind the Redwood curtain, it started raining as soon as I lit the BBQ.

  6. Another great giveaway from the best sports technology blog on the inter-web

  7. Took off a couple of days this past weekend…

    Grilled some chicken like a boss.

  8. Hmm – well, the weekend started at Wolf Trap, where I got soaked in a thunderstorm (and watching the lightning was exciting/scary). Saturday was spent taking my 3-year old nephew and 6 year old niece to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum (or as they like to call it, the “dinosaur museum”). Sunday ran 7 miles in the heat. Monday biked 25 miles in the heat. Sadly, no BBQs for me.

  9. Ian

    Spent the weekend hiking around Tokyo before getting the bullet train to Kyoto and used your tips on eating well while flying!

  10. KS

    Love the blog. Keep up the good work!

  11. I spent my weekend working, and away from work I did some hiking/geocaching. Now can’t wait for next weekend as I’ll be doing the same.

  12. big_fish

    Belated first 5k of the year. Impact a Hero benefiting wounded soldiers. Ran it last year – excellent race.

  13. hoping to be trying out my new 610!!

  14. I wish I could say different, but I have no plans.

  15. Did some serious talking about our preparation for the ING Miami Marathon during our monthly ‘breakfast club’ and how the Garmin Forerunner 610 definitely would help to finish the marathon in 4 or less hours. By the way, I like all your reviews. Cheers!

  16. Love the free stuff…..even BBQ

  17. love the free stuff….even BBQ

  18. Celebrating our 20th anniversary!! Woot! Woot! Two days away, two rides without kids!

  19. Quoc Ngo

    Buying power ball tickets which has significantly less chance of winning than this contest

  20. Plans here are to work up as much stamina and shed some lbs before the end of the year. 20lbs is the goal.

  21. I just came back from Maui, Hawaii from an amazing 2 weeks of vacations during which I did the longest bike climb in my life, a 10 000 feet climb to the top of Haleakala!

  22. I just came back from Maui, Hawaii from an amazing 2 weeks of vacations during which I did the longest bike climb in my life, a 10 000 feet climb to the top of Haleakala!

  23. Spending time with the family at flagler beach and training with my garmin 405. Marathon training :)

  24. I ran my first ever double digit run with my husband over the memorial day weekend. We went to the coast and ran 5 miles to a light house and back. What a wonderful weekend we had.

  25. Swimming, biking and riding of course!

  26. Just found the blog, and the contest, a little past the 3 day holiday, but I’ll tell you what I did anyways. I spent most of the holiday at work and with my family, especially my Grandfather who was a WWII Army Ranger (landed at Point Du Hoc on D-Day). Overall, not much running done except a 6 mile tempo run on Saturday evening. This upcoming weekend, on Sunday, I will be running in the Navy 10 nautical mile race in Millington, TN.

    Overall, great blog. Thanks for all the work you’ve put into it.

  27. Bob

    Great work on the blog! Your reviews are always insightful!

  28. I spent Saturday preparing my first bbq. 10.5 pound Boston butt and 4 racks of baby back ribs. Started smoking at 5 am & let them go all day. Then I helped my girlfriend move into a new place for the entirety of Monday to work off all the extra calories.

  29. Fingers crossed