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Rise. Run. Retreat. Women’s Blogging Retreat Giveaway.

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Hello Friends!

I have some exciting news to share!
This October, (my birthday weekend, woohoo!) I will be joining amazing women running bloggers to participate in the first ever Run. Rise. Retreat Women’s Blogging Retreat in Wells, Maine. The retreat takes place on October 2-5, 2015. This retreat will be a chance to meet other women running bloggers in an intimate retreat setting. The goal is to build connections with other women in the running community.  Through these connections we can build each other up to be stronger women and stronger voices in the running community.

The Bloggers.

Rise. Run. Retreat. is a small blogging retreat in its inaugural year designed by Jes of rUNladylike and Sarah of RunFarGirl.
Also joining the retreat will be:
Tina from Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir
Angela from Happy Fit Mama
Laura from Mommy Run Fast
Christine from Love Life Surf
and of course me, Organic Runner Mom

The Retreat. 

The focus of the retreat is on building relationships with other bloggers.  The retreat is being held on the coast of Maine in Wells, Maine. I am so excited to be headed back to Maine for this event as it is not to far from us in New Hampshire but also because I spent 4 years of college at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Maine will be spectacular at this time of year too because this is generally peak foliage time. And of course it wouldn’t be a running retreat with a running race. All of the participants of the Rise. Run. Retreat blogging retreat will be racing in the Maine Half Marathon in beautiful Portland, Maine.

The Sponsors.

This awesome retreat would not be complete without amazing sponsors all from New England including my family farm, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.
Rise. Run. Retreat. Sponsors

Rise. Run. Retreat. Sponsors

Here are the social channels so that you can follow along with the fun:

Rise.Run.Retreat Social Channels:

IG: @riserunretreat

T: @riserunretreat

The Giveaway

Now for the good news for you! There is one spot left at the inagural Run. Rise. Retreat. I am hosting a giveaway for the last spot! If you are selected as the winner you will receive free retreat registration. Here are the details for what you would be responsible in addition to the free retreat registration:

  • you must be available October 2-5th.

  • you must provide for your own travel to and from Wells, Maine and be responsible for some meals.

  • you will be responsible for Maine Half Marathon registration $65 cost.

  • you must be active on social media in some form, but do not need to have a blog.

Here is how to enter:

  • Please share with me in the comments section in 200 words or less why you want to attend Run. Rise. Retreat 2015. Please include your e-mail address in your comment so that I can contact you if you are selected as a finalist to win the entry.
  • I will select one entrant who replies in the comments and share their name with the organizers of the retreat Jes and Sarah who will select the final winner of the giveaway.
  • Entries may be submitted on Organic Runner Mom through July 10th.  You may also submit entries with other participating bloggers.
  • The winner will be selected on July 13th and notified by Sarah and/or Jes organizers of the retreat.

Good luck and thank you for entering to win my Rise. Run. Retreat. Giveaway!

Rise. Run. Retreat 2015 with Organic Runner Mom

Rise. Run. Retreat 2015 with Organic Runner Mom

This giveaway is void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest runs 7/1-7/10. Winners will be selected based on their response. Winners announced 7/13. Winner is responsible for all travel and meal costs. 

23 responses

23 responses

  1. Sandra, this retreat…. This would be a dream running trip for me! I would really, really love the opportunity to hang out with you and these amazing women for so many reasons: 1. I will be running again!! After so much time off from my knee surgery, this would be HEAVENLY for me to get away on a running retreat. 2. I admire all of you ladies, love reading your blogs, and find you all so inspirational. I would truly love to meet everyone in person and get to know you better! 3. Maine is one of my favorite places ( I love New England) and it will be such gorgeous scenery for running in October. We just don’t get the beauty of fall colors here on the west coast. I haven’t experienced the beauty of fall foliage since my family moved from Ohio when I was young. 4. I have been dreaming of a little getaway with girlfriends and a running retreat would be so AWESOME!!!
    I can’t think of anything that would make this #motherrunner happier. Thanks so much for considering me 🙂
    PS: Can’t wait to meet you at Blogfest!
    @Natrunsfar (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) (email)
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  2. What an incredible trip! Top 3 reasons why this would be perfect for me:

    1. I’m in a challenge to do 12 half marathons in 365 days and I haven’t signed up for an October race yet – perfect!

    2. I’ve never been to Maine and it looks amazingly beautiful! I love to travel and see new places!

    3. I’ve been on a weightloss/health journey for the past 5 years and have lost 185lbs. I still have much to learn (a few more lbs to lose) and feel like a weekend with these amazing ladies would be an incredible learning experience! I also restarted my blog this year and would love to learn more in that area too!

  3. What a great idea. Unfortunately my son’s 10th bday is in early october and I can’t miss it. But you gave me an idea to be more proactive with fitness bloggers in my area. Thanks!

  4. Wow. I would LOVE to be a part of this retreat! I’m a runner on the mend. After 2 marathons, I started training for my 1st 50k last year and got a stress fracture in my foot. Out went the 50k! Luckily, I had CrossFit and spin to keep me sane. I was on the mend and then fractured my other foot. I was seriously over that stupid boot. I’m just getting back into running now but feel a little lost. I love my CrossFit family for sure but I need a running family. I need running inspiration, focus, and a GOAL! I need run support. I need run love. Thank you so much for putting together this retreat! I’m so hopeful to be joining you this year.
    Jennifer @ A Hungry Runner recently posted…“What I Ate” Wednesday – the Fitbloggin’ avocado edition!My Profile

  5. I am not going to lie – I just Pricelined everything and even planned how I am going to beg to use 2 of my 3 personal days for this. Running is so much about community and I have never been able to go to a blog conference or retreat to experience that because I can’t afford it on my single teacher salary. Winning my way in would change all that. Looking at the line up of girls who will be there – WOW! It is like an allstar list of bloggers I follow (plus I really selfishly want to meet my coach, Laura, in person). In addition to all that I have never ever been to the Northeast, and what better way to see that part of the country than to run it with new friends.
    PS – You know I will cover this all over my blog and social media if I win.
    I am way too freaking excited. Fingers crossed! Okay, toes crossed too.

  6. I would love to be a part of the October retreat for so many reasons. Obviously I love running, but even more than that, as I grow older, I find so much strength and love in my relationships with my female running friends. Last October I had my right quadriceps physically reattached to my leg, which meant six weeks of no driving and no bending my leg and then 6 months of very little physical activity. This April I started running again and actually cried tears of joy during my first race. Fortunately, my running friends were by my side running my slower pace with me, cheering me on and supporting me. To be able to learn from, share and grow and encourage other female runners would be so meaningful – particularly on my almost one year anniversary of my successful surgery! Truth be told, I also find Maine to be one of the most spiritual and amazing places on the planet. To be able to be a part of the retreat and to run a half marathon would bring me full circle mentally, physically and spiritually. Plus – I’m a lot of fun too.

  7. I would love to attend a women’s running retreat, especially one that includes a half marathon in Maine! I was invited to a different camp, but couldn’t make it because of the timing. I was really bummed especially when the women started posting al their pictures. I love running and want to keep improving. I think this will help me grow as a runner and as a person, especially with support from other women.

  8. Hey, it’s my birthday too that weekend!!!! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate with a half, yoga and a ton of socializing. I have not run in Maine yet and would LOVE IT!!! This sounds like a dream come true. This is my 5th year running and could kick myself for not starting sooner. Who knew you can drop a ton of weight, make a million new friends and feel the best you ever felt in my entire life. Hoping to win!!!!! And if I don’t, have a great birthday weekend! 🙂

  9. This looks like such a great retreat… and right up my ally! Great group of womenrunners leading it too! 🙂

  10. Sandra, this is going to be AMAZING. Regardless of who the incredibly lucky woman is who gets chosen as the winner (and yes, I so hope it’s me!), I’m excited to see all the good times and love and running from the retreat (I hope in person and not on social media!). I love that Sarah and Jesica came up with this idea and that you’re celebrating women’s running and friendship and supporting one another. I’d be honored to be considered!

  11. This is such an great opportunity! I’m hoping we can enter on everyone’s blog…I really want to go! Here’s my entry:

    I would love to attend Run.Rise.Retreat. It isn’t often that events like this come to Maine, though they should as Maine is an awesome place to live in and run! I’m so impressed with the group of women who will be in attendance. I am immensely inspired by every single one on the list, not just of their athletic accomplishments, but because of who they are as people. It would be so much fun to run the half marathon with a bunch of like-minded individuals and be with friends both old and new! The Maine Marathon course was my first full marathon in 2012, so it will always be special to me. I learned that I can truly do anything I set my mind out to do during those 26.2 miles and am proud that I could show my two boys that with hard work and a lot of heart, they too can accomplish anything.

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