A May Day Giveaway


While meticulously lining up the above action cameras for some underwater tests this week I realized that somehow I missed April on the giveaway plan.  I’ll blame the stingray for that, as clearly there’s no other explanation.  But don’t worry, I won’t forget June…after all, we all know what happens in June!  And with a massive ton of hot new gadgets on the market, I promise it’ll be EPIC!

And while it’s not technically May Day anymore, it is a day in May, thus one could technically still call this a May Day Giveaway (and I am).  But no matter what I call it – it’s still a giveaway, and that’s what counts!

So in order to get folks all spring’d up, it’s time to give some stuff away!  In this case, that’d be a $400 credit to Clever Training.  Which, is enough to cover any of the action cams above (including the GoPro that I took the photo with) – or, any other gadget they sell, like a new Garmin, Suunto or Polar unit.  Or you can use the credit towards a trainer or power meter.  Your choice.

To enter yourself in, simply leave a comment below with the following:

To Enter: Tell me your next planned race (location/rough date) and the goal for the race.  If you don’t have any planned races this year, then let’s go with the last race you competed and how it went.

Got it?  Go forth!

Entries will be accepted through Monday night, 11:59PM Eastern time (May 12th, 2014).  I’ll be you giving one device worth up to $400US from Clever Training.   Winner will be chosen at random and announced on roughly Tuesday, depending on how sunburned I get at the beach on Monday.  One entry per person.  The winner can decide on which device after they win.  For devices/gadgets/gizmos over $400, the winner can pay the difference.

This giveaway is sponsored by Clever Training, which I’ve got a great partnership with.  As you probably remember, by picking up sports technology gadgets from Clever Training you support the site.  And on top of that, all DC Rainmaker readers get an exclusive 10% off all products they sell (basically every sports tech company/gadget/device) using coupon code DCR10BTF or now via the VIP program.  And most of all, you support the site in a big way – so I appreciate it!

Note, if you’re US Active Duty Military – you can submit your entry via e-mail (now closed).   No Easter bunnies allowed via this method. Mmmkay?  Thanks all!



  1. Elske

    My next race will be Brugge 1/4 triathlon on the 21st of June.
    Since I’m still recovering from an injurry the goal is to just enjoy the race and finish.

  2. Alex B

    Next race is Arundel Triathlon in the UK in about 2 weeks time. Having just come off marathon training the goal is to get through the swim and the bike and hopefully make up some places on the run.

  3. Ernesto

    11k race on the Mapocho riverbed in Santiago going up (150 mts ascent app). No particular goals except not getting injured as there’s a lot of rocks down there.

    Great website, keep up the good work!

  4. Warner

    My next race will be the Vernon Granfondo in B.C. I’m hoping to finish in 5:30.We’ll see 🙂

  5. Rick

    Next race is June 15th, Lake in the Hills sprint. Was my first tri ever in 2010. 5th year in a row, plus it’s 2 miles from my house. Improved every year and I expect to do well this year.

  6. Patrick Hughes

    My next race is Ironman Wisconsin in Sept. My goal is to finish before midnight.

  7. Brian

    Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis -3:30 goal

  8. Brian

    My next race is a marathon on November 1, Indianapolis. My goal is 3:30.

  9. Ian

    My only actual “planned” race is Muskoka 70.3 in September. Lots of other ideas floating around for earlier events but I really haven’t had a chance to sit down and figure it all out!

  10. Craig Newell

    Tour of Frankenmuth (Mi) – May 24th
    Podium finish

  11. Michael Clark

    Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on Sunday, May 18th. Goal is to survive so I can enjoy winning this giveaway!

  12. Juro

    Sydney Half Marathon, Sunday 18th May, target 1:40 🙂

  13. Rob

    Timberman 70.3 will be the season’s big event; the goal is to finish with a smile

  14. Frank

    I will be doing a Boston to NY charity ride 260 miles, 3 days at the end of June!

  15. scott

    Augusta, Ga. half IM in late sept. goal -finish.

  16. Mike S

    High Cliff Triathlon, HIM distance, on June 14. Goal is <6 hours for my first half distance race, and to enjoy the ride 🙂

  17. Ofer Yehuda

    20 Km XC race planned for May 30th.
    As I’m recovering from injury,the goal is to take it easy.

  18. My next planned race is Canyon De Chelly Ultra Marathon, my goal is to do sub 5 hours.

  19. Ibeti

    My next race experience this year will be the bike leg of the Erding city triathlon on June 22. (Olympic distance with a 48.5km bike leg). First time competing in anything on the bike, so should be interesting.
    Though most likely I will throw in a random tiny 10k or so before it.

  20. Andrew Turnbull

    Two races next week: Scottish Triathlon Championships, then 6 days later I’m part of a relay team for an invitational test event for the Commonwealth Games – very exciting!

  21. Sami A

    Viken runt 72km on May 29th. Target 2:30

  22. Dipsea 104th race. Hoping for 1h20m. Have tried to get in it for the last 3 years.. Finally… link to dipsea.org

  23. Tobias

    Stockholm Marathon, May 31:st. Going for sub 3 hours!


    running 5k is my goal. no specific race

  25. john

    Gulf Coast Triathlon 70.3. cancelled swim became a 69.1 duathlon. Original goal was less than 6:15 with swim. less than 5:30 with no swim. Finished 5:27

  26. Lars J

    Stockholm maraton, May 31th, for me as well. Aiming at 3.30-3.45. Having this one and then a mountain marathon later on. Looking forward to getting tired!

  27. Carlos Sagasta

    Madrid Sprint triathlon on June 28th with my eldest daughter. Aiming to finish in one hour thirty or less. Then on to Wiesbaden 70.3 in August

  28. Willem

    Luxemburg IM 70.3 june. 5h45 would be great.

  29. Ty

    My last race a full marathon in December, the Kiawah Island Marathon, finished right below 4 hours. My next race is a local 5K this weekend. I’ve been battling with runners knee and an ingrown toe nail. Hopefully I’ll be able to start training again for real soon.

  30. Tom

    Abingdon 10k, 10 weeks away. My first proper competitive run, so aim is to set a benchmark to improve upon in the future.

  31. Miriam

    My plan is to race with a team mate in a 12 h race. My goal is to survive…..

  32. Dack

    June 22nd sprint Tri in Northern VA. Trying to beat my time from last year and is the kick off tri of the season so looking to use it to tune up everything a bit.

  33. Stephen W

    I’m planing to do the Roundway Chase 10k tomorrow night. I know nothing about the course other than it’s billed as the “toughest off road 10K in Wiltshire” (UK), so I’ll be going in with an open mind and tackling it with as much energy as I can muster.

  34. Bar

    Raleigh 70.3 on June 1st. Sub 6 maybe? Just looking to learn a lot in preparation of Ironman Florida November 1st. Thanks Ray!

  35. Kristofor

    My next “race” involves hiking enough with my 6 year old on vacation next month for him to earn a new iPad (yeah a bribe for hitting the target). The goal is 150+ miles and 40,000+ feet of total elevation change.

  36. André

    My next run is summercarousell in Bergen, Where i hope to run 5k under 19.

  37. Corey S

    Next “A” race is The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin 50 (my first 50) where I hope to run under 10hr.

  38. LCP

    Galena Triathlon this weekend. Hoping to beat my time from last year and conquer them hills!

  39. Rob P

    10KM race in whistler. My goal is to finish under 45 minutes

  40. Daniel Pfulg

    Last leg of the SOLA relay this weekend in Zürich. We hope to reach a top 25 rank this year.

  41. Steven

    My next race is a half-marathon along the beach in Dublin in July – hoping to get under 1:40!

  42. Carlos

    Just a local half marathon planned for july at the moment if my injury lets me

  43. Bo Pettersson

    The Palermo Swim in Uppsala. My goal is to raise awareness of the water quality in the river and hope to get opinion for more bathing spots along the river banks. And of course the traditional beer afterwards 🙂

  44. craig j sweno

    Lutsen 99er in MN 6 1/2 hrs

  45. Matt Coarr

    Last race was the pumpkinman half ironman! Went pretty good but I think I was a bit slower than last year. (I’m currently recovery from being hit by a car last September, so no races planned yet, hopefully soon!)

  46. Greme

    March 2014 – Tenerife.

    Resulted in awful tendonitis which has put my training back about 8 weeks 🙁

  47. Steve Eadie

    Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge all 279km of it…. went well finished below my expected time…. I may go back 🙂

  48. Matthew Aguirre

    Doing Santa Barbara Long Course in August…its a wierd distance 1s/34bike/10run. Looking to get under 3:15 this year…last year around 3:20. Tough course so we’ll see!!
    Thanks Ray

  49. Neil

    Dalsnibba Duathlon in Gerainger, Norway.

    Ride then run up Dalsnibba- a mountain 1,500 meters above the fjord from which you start. The course is just over 21km- a half marathon distance.

    This year I’d like to do the ride in one hour and fifteen minutes and the run in two hours.

  50. Andy

    Next race: MN State Fairgrounds criterium on June 24th, 2014.
    Goal: To finish upright and in the pack. It will be my first race back from a crash in April that left me with a fractured C7 vertebrae, two fractured ribs, and a 4″ gash on my scalp.

  51. It’s #critseason yo! Racing every weekend. This weekend it’s the PSIMET Omnium, two uniquely hard races.

  52. Shane Healy

    Next race is a sprint tri in Dublin in 2 weeks. Hoping to knock 10 mins off last year’s debut time.

  53. Gretchen

    My next race is Eagleman in early June. It’s my first 70.3 so my goal is to finish and not hurt myself trying. 4 more weeks, bah.

  54. keith goes mtb

    Fools gold 100 mile MTB race in GA, USA

  55. Shane Farley

    Next race is Olympic distance triathlon in Hyde Park in London.
    Goal.. it’s my first tri, so anything that’s middle of the pack would be great!

  56. olivier CHAMPOUX

    Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant on june 22. My goal is.to just finished alive and happy.

  57. Jerrod H

    Only just getting started in cycling, actually, but I’m a geek and a sucker for cool gadgets – love your site.

    As for my goal for this summer, I’d like to work my way up to doing a 50 mi ride @ 13-14 mph.

  58. Brad Goodridge

    Cruel Jewel 100 mile trail race, May 16-18 (48 hour cutoff) – hope to sub 35 hours

  59. Next race will be the Bay To Breakers 12k Sunday May 18th. I would like to just successfully finish as always. Last race was my first sprint Tri and I’m hooked! 200m swim, 10mile ride and 2 mile run in 1:01:28. Learned I may never get to do an open water swim as I panic’d even in a pool. Swimming isn’t my thing. 🙁

  60. Troy

    Mr DCR. Next race is a cyclo-sportif in Adelaide, Australia. I and the team are going for top 3 in the 4 lap level; approx 60 km. Flat and fast course, so will be all about efficient team work.

  61. Vineman 70.3 July 13, 2014 – link to vineman.com
    Goal is to finish under 6 hours.

  62. Layne P.

    After the Girl tweaked her knee the week of a trail 5k, we convinced the race director to transfer entrees to my name. I ran a 18:15 for the win but would have loved to rub shoulders with the stacked 10k field that included 7th place 2014 Boston finisher Nick Arciniaga.

  63. Christopher

    Next big race is Victoria Marathon in October. Hoping to BQ.

  64. Alex Barnes

    A freezing cold St Patrick’s day 5k in Detroit. Finished in 21:05 didn’t lose any fingers or toes 🙂

  65. Gijs

    I’m competing in a 1/8 triathlon in September. No particular goal, but i’m just trying to make the most of it 😉

  66. James White

    Next race is the Cotswold Classic Triathlon with aim not to drown 🙁

  67. Jill

    My A race is Challenge Atlantic City on June 29th! I’m aiming to do better than my 13hr lake placid time from 2011. Not getting three flats during the bike should help!!

  68. Xavier

    Bolder Boulder 10k, really aiming for 47 minutes….started my “running career” on last year’s BB

  69. Philip Rodgers

    Colfax Marathon on Sunday May, 18th. 4 hours is the goal.

  70. Julia Libecco

    Hip labrum tear recovery then back to racing.

  71. Brian

    Itu chicago. Has colon resection last month so goal is to finish and make a step in my recovery

  72. david

    Plan on doing NYC marathon , hope for under 4 hour finish. Also my first sprint tri. Wish me luck

  73. Robert

    My next race is the Ultimate Challenge in Utah on August 9.

  74. Todd B

    Next up is a TT where we’re going to see how well my aero dollars are working.

  75. Sabrina Adams

    My next race is Rev3 Quassy half aquabike. My goal is to gauge where I am in my training. I am training for my first Ironman – Mont Tremblant.

  76. Jon

    I am doing my first century in September. Currently at 30 miles at a time, my goal is to be fully stretched out by Labor Day.

  77. Nick Cox

    Tahoe Triple Marathon – Lake Tahoe, September 12,13 & 14th. Goal is to NOT wreck my achilles this time and finish all three – aiming to average 4:15-4:30 for each.

  78. Don’t know if u can call it a race but probably a 150km cyclosportive in Belgium Landen-Trois Pont-Landen.

  79. Rob Welsh

    Just a local novice triathlon on 1st June – with the goal being a 400m swim FS in 10 mins.

  80. Robert

    Sorry my goal is to finish as my wife supports me but thinks it is still crazy for a 49 year old man to do

  81. Mark

    Next race is the holland hussel 5km in Nelson NZ may the 25th goal is under 24mins

  82. Eddy

    Next race for me is The Ottawa Race Weekend, marathon. I’m planning on running a 3:40. It’s my second marathon.

  83. John

    Crescent moon Olympic distance tri, June 7, goal leave nothing for the run (doing it as a relay with an office mate.

  84. Michael Rajki

    Next race is ironman 70.3 Boise my first 70.3 and hoping to be under 6 hours

  85. Chris

    Next race – the local Thursday night crit in Kelowna BC. As always, my goal is to stay in the pack long enough to watch the sprint.

  86. Jeff K

    My next race is the Calgary Marathon, on June 1st. Just starting my taper now, my goal for the race is to break 3:30.

  87. andrew nagy

    Any 5k that comes up next on long island.

    • Mitch Williams

      Buffalo tri (Buffalo, MN)June 1st. Goal is to make the AG podium for the 3rd time!!

  88. Paul S

    Tuesday night A loop race tomorrow night in Gatineau Park, across from Ottawa, Ontario. Good times… Even if you get shelled early!

  89. Neal Mckegney

    To catch my kids. Goal is to not let them escape

  90. Marty

    Beach 2 Battleship Half – 10/25/2014 – Anything Under 5:50 (would be a PR)

  91. Chris O.

    half ironman sometime in the fall. haven’t quite decided which one yet.

  92. Mike Traky

    Buffalo (NY) Marathon May 25th, my first ever! Goal = under 4:30.

  93. Chris Fahner

    Bayshore marathon in two weeks. Time to go 3:30-4:00 marathon which than just rolls into 70.3 training.

  94. Andrew

    The Sutallee Trace Trail Challenge on May 24th 2014. I would like to finish in the top 3.

  95. Robert mcmillan

    Pan Ohio Hope Ride, only a race to raise the most money for the American Cancer Society! 328 miles over four days!

  96. Al Carnegie

    Aberdeen 10k, 1st race in nearly 15 years hoping for sub 50min.

  97. Mark

    I ran a half-marathon with my sister last weekend. Her first, my ninth. She had a great race and it was a fun time for me.

  98. Alan Maxwell

    Maynooth 10k. Coming off 10 months rehab with knee injury. Hoping for 50 mins and to get to sub 45 mins before the years out.

  99. Dave

    Next race will be Half-marathon of Quebec City at the end of August and hope for sub 1:50.

  100. RJ

    Army Ten Miler. Goal is under 8 min pace.