On June 1st, I’ll be running in one of the coolest races I’ve had the opportunity to run in. There’s no winner, no medals, and there won’t even be bananas at the finish line.
It’s gotta be good if I’m running without free bananas.
I was offered the opportunity to run a leg of the United Relay, which is a three-leg coast-to-coast relay race. It kicked off in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in late April, and all three legs will conclude in New York City in June.
There are a few things that are awesome about the United Relay:
It’s the very first of it’s kind! This is the very first three-leg continental relay. That means if you run, you’ll be part of history! It’s totally continuous, which means that runners and cyclists are going 24 hours a day to get the baton to NYC.
It benefits some awesome charities. One of the most unique things about the United Relay is that you get to choose who you’re running for. I’ve signed up to run for Girl Rising, which helps to provide educational opportunities for girls around the world. You can see the full list of charities here.
They’ve partnered with AfterShokz, and participants get a sweet deal! Okay. If you’ve never heard of AfterShokz, you’re seriously missing out. Their new Trekz Titanium headphones are a must have for runners, especially if you run at night or in a busy city. I’ve been test driving these babies for the last few weeks as I prepare for the United Relay, and they’re the best headphones I’ve used. They’re lightweight and comfortable, and super safe because they don’t fit into your ears. Instead, they use bone conduction technology, giving you amazing sound quality while still allowing you to hear the noise around you. This makes them super safe, on top of being sleek and high performing. Get yourself a pair for 20% off using the code SWEATPINK.
It’s bound to be a sweaty good time. Guys. The relay goes through Virginia, DC, and Maryland May 31-June 2nd, and I’m running Stage 331 through Columbia, MD at 8:40PM on June 1st. Want to join me or run a different leg? Register using this link and save 30%!
I’m looking forward to running with some of you soon!
This post was sponsored by United Relay and Aftershokz through my position as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I was provided the opportunity to run the United Relay and a pair of Trekz Titanium headphones complimentary, but all opinions are my own.