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Facebook Competition

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We are giving away 3 free “5K to Marathon Progression Pack.”
One for you and your two friends.

This bundle contains the best training plan progression that will make you and your friends Marathon ready. The bundle includes the following apps: Ease into 5K, Bridge to 10K, Half Marathon Novice 1 and Marathon Novice 1.

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To WIN “5K to Marathon Progression Pack” follow these simple steps:

  1. Simply click like on our Facebook Page
  2. Tag two friends who would love to win
  3. Share this post on Facebook to enter the final draw

Competition ends on the 17th of August 2016.
The winners will be chosen on the 19th of August 2016.

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Two are Better than One: Valentine’s Day Instagram Contest


We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of training with a running partner. Meeting a buddy for a run can help you get out of bed even when you don’t feel like it, make you perform better and help you stick with your goals.

But what if that running date was… a date? You’ll find that working out with your special someone won’t just make you both fitter. You’ll gain more quality time with someone you care, you’ll share some of the added benefits of running and you’ll even spice things up in the bedroom.

To make it even easier to get you both off the couch and start training for your first 5K, we are giving away 2 Ease Into 5K apps for Valentine’s Day. To win, show us why two are better than one when hitting the pavement and follow these simple rules:

  1. Follow @bluefinapps on Instagram.
  2. Post a photo on Instagram that shows us why your sweaty sweetheart is the best running partner ever!
  3. Hashtag it #BFAValentine and tag @bluefinapps. Remember to direct message us if you’re private.
  4. No inappropriate pictures. Keep it clean!
  5. You have until 02/14/2015 11:59 pm EST to enter!
  6. Enter as many times as you would like.
  7. The winner will be chosen via and will be announced on the 16th of February!

Good Luck!

UPDATE: Contest Closed, Winners Announced!

Hey there runners…our contest closed at the end of the day Monday and winners are confirmed and ready to be announced.  Congratulations to Marianne who won our grand prize and will be receiving the entire package listed below.  Marianne’s winning entry was earned by Liking Rock My Run on Facebook.  Continue reading

Earn a bonus entry!

Happy Friday, everyone! Today we’re giving you a chance to win extra entries into the contest we’re running with our friends Hal Higdon and Rock My Run. All you have to do is answer the question below in the comments of this post and then confirm that you did via Rafflecopter by clicking here or using the widget on our Facebook contest tabContinue reading

Reader Running Tips: Winners Announced!

Well the results are in and the winner of our reader-submitted running tip contest is Jim Williams, who will be receiving his choice of a new SPIbelt for his prize.  Here’s Jim’s tip:

After your run, post your successes (or failures) in your status update. Nothing beats the support from your family and friends.

We liked all the tips that were in the mix, but were happy to see that you guys liked this one so much since Jim is talking about something that we bake right into our apps — the ability to easily post your workout results to Facebook and Twitter.  Congrats, Jim!  We couldn’t agree with you more.  We’ll be sending you an e-mail to coordinate your prize.  Enjoy your new SPIbelt!

Runners up, lucky voters

Are you one of our runners up?  Start thinking about which Bluefin app you’d like for your prize.  We’ve also got a handful off free apps to give away to three of you just for voting.  The lucky voters are Debra Carl Freeman, Jessica, and kristynkg. (winners picked via  Congrats to all the winners.  We’ll be e-mailing you this week with prize details.

Thanks to everyone who submitted tips and voted!

Vote for your favorite reader running tip (plus one last chance to win!)

We asked for your best running tips and boy did our readers respond!  And after the admittedly (very) difficult task of reading through all the great responses to choose the best of the bunch, we’ve narrowed it down to the five listed above.

Now we’re looking to you, Bluefin readers, to tell us which one is your favorite — as a result the lucky submitter will earn a free SPIbelt.  To keep things interesting, we’re also going to dish some free iOS Bluefin apps out to voters selected at random.  To be eligible to win a free app, just drop a comment on this post after you vote  — a quick “I voted!” will do the trick.  That way we can be sure we have your e-mail information and can generate our random winners.

Thanks to everybody for submitting tips and for voting for your favorite.  You’re the best!

Contest Update! Did you share your tip yet?

Are you in the running to win a new SPIbelt or your choice of a free Bluefin app?  All you have to do to enter is hop over to Wednesday’s post and leave a comment with your favorite tip in one or more of these three categories:

Running Basics

Running Gear 


You have until the end of the day on Sunday, April 29 to put your hat in the ring.  After that we’re going to round up the best entires and open up voting to decide who’s going to win.

Thanks to everyone who has already submitted.  There’s some great advice out there already.  Looking through out entires so far, one thing that would be helpful is to see is some more entires in the GEAR category.  We’re looking for advice on shoes, clothing, equipment, sunglasses — you name it!  If you have a good gear recommendation, definitely drop us a comment on the contest post and let us know about it!

Thanks, everyone.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Share your running wisdom (and WIN!)

Running is one of those passions that takes no time to learn but a lifetime to master. One thing that beginning runners and elite champions have in common is that the best of each are still eager to learn.

In our experience, the best running advice doesn’t necessarily come from books or experts. It comes from the collective wisdom of everyday runners — online, in running groups, around the water cooler. That’s why we’re reaching out to all of you to share your best running tips in exchange for a shot at some fun, useful prizes. Continue Reading