March running MADNESS contest!

for people that are MAD about running!

Each month 1 person wins FREE entry into the Niagara Falls race of their choosing - marathon, half, 10k or 5k PLUS 2 discounted entries for Members of their TRIBE! Voting is LIVE & open to all!

Accepting entries: March 1st-21st     Voting ends: March 31st

Congratulations to Jessica Irvine, winner of our February "Running Changed My Life" contest!

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CHAITANYA KAMRA

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Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Y
es I am. I ran a full marathon without any practice as i suffered from a 4 month chronic injury

How often are you running in a week?
Daily basis minimum 7 miles a day

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
Since march 2017 to march 2018 i have gone through 6 pairs of running shoes

Summer or Winter Running?
Doesn't matter - running is a must. In my city the temperature touches 50 C in summer and around 3 C in winter. but it doesn't stop me from running

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yes I race not much but i run events which are on my bucket list . Distance is not an issue. I can run from 5 k to full marathon easily

ROBERTO PEREZ-CORTES

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Mt Charleston, NV

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Running is everything! I have completed Marathons, 50k, 50 milers and this year my goal is to complete a100k! On my way to Boston

How often are you running in a week?
6-7 days!

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
Last year I went through 14 between Trail and Road shoes!

Summer or Winter Running?
Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring!

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
I do not race because to me that would take the joy out of it. I run to decompress and to remove horrible memories from deployments and that helps me deal with my own demons.

MELANIE WILSON

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....and done

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
I do love to run but sometimes daily life and work get in my way... I love the feeling of finishing my run and how great I feel

How often are you running in a week?
2-3 times a week

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
Probably 2

Summer or Winter Running?
Can I choose Spring running?! When it is finally beautiful out with the sun shining on me

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
I haven't raced in a couple years but I am singed up for a mini triathlon and soon the Niagara Falls Half

MEGHAN COLLAR

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Bay Shore Marathon 2017

This was after finishing my first Marathon (Bayshore 2017), and with a broken foot!

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Yes! I literally woke up one day and thought "I think I'll try to run a marathon" and here I am...

How often are you running in a week?
I try to run 7 days a week...I get a little crabby when I don't run. But sometimes you do have to listen to your body and take that chance to sleep in!

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
Probably 3-4 pairs a year. I am very loyal to my Mizunos!

Summer or Winter Running?
Summer running! Although the cooler temps are nice in the winter, I don't like running outside when there is snow and ice on the ground.

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yes! I try to race about every two months, but if my bank account allowed it I would probably race every single weekend. My favorite distance is the half marathon.

KAREN GOPSILL

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Here I am at my heaviest. Where I barely moved off the couch and put every kind of food in my mouth. After losing weight I became hooked on running and entered 14 races last year. The feeling of pride is so much more than the temporary food pleasure.

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
After losing 70lbs in 2016 I decided to try running and now I’m hooked!

How often are you running in a week?
3-4 times

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
I’m on my 3rd pair in a year

Summer or Winter Running?
Summer only b/c I’m newer to running and Winter running scares me a bit

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
I did 14 5km races last year. This year I’m already signed up for 6 with another 10 to sign up for. I’m also going to attempt a half marathon

JOYCE LAW

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This was me running when it was -20C and my hair turned white.

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
I started running again last year after a 10 year hiatus (had 2 kids). I ran through the winter, even in -25C weather!

How often are you running in a week?
Right now I'm running 4x a week ~45km/week. I am training for a marathon so I will get up to 5x/week or 60-70km/week.

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
I wore a pair of trail shoes over the winter and now I'm back to my normal pair of shoes from last fall. Have already bought another pair so I can start alternating them into my runs.

Summer or Winter Running?
Winter running rocks. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. I never thought I would say this but I think I will miss winter running.

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Just did my first half since 2005. Had no idea what my pace was going to be. Ended up getting a great PB of 2:01 (previous PB was 2:16)!

ANDREA DAVIS

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My Running Tribe

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
I ABSOLUTELY have a love/hate relationship with running.

How often are you running in a week?
When training, 3-4

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
3

Summer or Winter Running?
Summer!!!! Love the sun, hate the cold!

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
I just started racing last year, did my first couple of 10k and Niagara was my first ever half marathon

CARLEEN COOK

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2016 BMO Marathon
Finish line with celebration champagne after the 2016 BMO Marathon

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
I'm so competitive with myself. I did my first full Marathon in 2016 and it was so magical I need to do another one.

How often are you running in a week?
3-4 times a week

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
2

Summer or Winter Running?
Summer running cause I can get up extremely early to get in the long runs before the heat hits. It's too snowy here in the winter.

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yes I love to race. 10 kms are my favorite. Such an easy distance to train for.

BRIANNA BARR

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Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Jesse's!

How often are you running in a week?
I am on my treadmill almost every day. Between jobs, walks, and exercise videos I've only missed 3 days so far this year!

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
3

Summer or Winter Running?
Both

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
I just run for fun

TRISH BENOIT

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Half Marathon PB

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Have you seen my social media feed?!?! It’s just about the only thing I do! I eat, sleep, and poop running.
[Editor's note: Yes we have and yes this is true!]

How often are you running in a week?
5-6 days

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
WINTER!!! My nickname is the snow leopard because I LOVE running in the snow.

Summer or Winter Running?
Both

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yes, yes, and yes! This year is a little lighter but at least 6-8 times a year. I run anywhere from half marathons to ultras, although more ultras lately. Boston is my next big one this years

TRACEY HEWITSON

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tracey-h

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
You bet!

How often are you running in a week?
I run by myself around 3 times a week. I run with my fitness clients an additional 2-3 days a week

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
Probably 2 or 3

Summer or Winter Running?
Winter all the way! I LOVE running in the cold!

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yup. I probably do 3-4 races a year, mostly 5ks. I'm not a speedster, I do them for fun, camaraderie & post-race beer!

ANDREA MOORE

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Grimsby Half Marathon Medal
PR'ing at the Grimsby Half Marathon with a time of 2:06:06 & I was ecstatic!

Are you ABSOLUTELY MAD about running?
Absolutely!

How often are you running in a week?
4-5 days/week

How many pairs of shoes do you go through in a year?
3 pair

Summer or Winter Running?
Both..summer running gives me a great tan...winter (snow) running gives my legs a kick butt workout

Do you race? If so, how often & what's your distance?
Yes. My favourite is the Half Marathon.

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Thank you SO MUCH for considering to be a part of this WONDERFUL and INSPIRATIONAL community!  We look forward to your submission. Please keep in mind the following guidelines for the contest:

  • A new voting period will occur each month for the duration of the contest
  • You can only win once
  • NEW***Every month will be a new themed contest, which you are welcome to reenter as long as you have not previously won
  • Our Team will edit your story for grammatical oversights
  • We will acknowledge your submission within a couple of working days
  • We will have your submission on this web page within a couple of working days
  • We will ask for photo submissions so make sure you have these ready to upload
  • Winners are announced the first week of the following month
  • Prizes are 1 free entry for the Winner to either the Niagara Falls International Marathon, Half, 10k or 5k PLUS 2 discounted entries for Members of your Tribe
  • Prizes must be used for the October 14th, 2018 race and are non-transferable to future years or other races
  • Judging is by viewers of the profiles so yes, it is to your advantage to promote your entry to your Tribe!

Please use the form below for your submission.  If you have any problems submitting (esp. with the photos), please email our Chief People Officer, Tracey Hewitson directly.

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Our March contest is now closed.  Stay tuned for our April contest!