Deals & Discounts

The information on this page is current and correct as of the time it was added. If you find a broken link, or discover an expired code, please shoot me an email.

Discount code policy: (1) Are you an ambassador or promoter for a race? I would love to share your discount code! (2) I will absolutely not post codes that were intended for use only by a specific club (e.g. Marathon Maniacs, 100 Half Marathons Club) because that is not cool. (3) Discount codes may be removed from this page at the request of the race director and WILL be removed if discovered to be club-specific codes.

Last Updated: February 18, 2020

First, the most important discounts!

Run Gum! 
Use this referral link for $5 off your first order
I’ve been selected to joint the #RunSquad and I am thrilled to share Run Gum with you this year. Think of it as all the caffeine you need to make you go, without the parts of coffee that make you…go. (Runners, you know what I mean.)

Lebert Fitness
Use this link and code TRAINWITHBAIN40 to save $40 (yes, FORTY dollars!) on the Lebert Equalizer, Lebert Equalizer XL, Lebert Buddy Systems, and Lebert Parallettes (chrome only, NOT yellow). The discount is NOT valid on Lebert PRO Packs, Lebert Parallettes in Yellow, or Lebert Stretch Straps, and cannot be used on media (ebooks, DVDs, etc.). Add some versatile, space-saving equipment to your home gym!

Vi 
I have been running with this bluetooth training device–look for a review soon
http://share.getvi.com/x/ySVLrB $25 Amazon gift card when you buy Vi (Disclosure: I get one too)
Source: ME!

Quip (toothbrush–I’m loving mine!)
https://www.getquip.com/rf?referral_code=elizabethr9001218132
Code elizabethr9001218132 to save $5 on your first refills
Source: ME!

Cocofloss
http://www.cocofloss.com
Code FDCOCO1705 for $5 off your first delivery
Source: ME!

Need Help Choosing Races?

Alphabetical by name. No endorsement is intended or implied. It’s a busy, crazy race world out there; I’m offering these merely as ways to cut through the noise.

BibRave. https://www.bibrave.com Reviews written by runners. BibRave also has a massive team of runners who are promoters for various races (and they are supposed to disclose when they ran a race for free in exchange for promoting it in their review–as ALL runners with a comped/free entry should be doing). The team also reviews products, often sharing a temporary/limited use discount. Hosts of #BibChat. Focused on running only.

Race Advisors. https://www.raceadvisors.com Reviews written by race participants. Race Advisors has a team of ambassadors, but to my knowledge their job is to promote Race Advisors, not to promote specific races. Unlike many other sites, Race Advisors includes running, cycling, swimming, triathlon, duathlon, and paddling races.

Race Grader. https://racegrader.com/ Reviews written by race participants. Race Grader is focused entirely on southern California. It covers all manner of races (running, cycling, triathlon, etc.). If you live in southern California and are not subscribed to their email, you are missing out.

Race Raves. https://raceraves.com/ Reviews written by race participants. Race Raves partners with races to promote them; you may have seen races that have a raffle to win a free entry for next year, and to enter you have to write a review on Race Raves. Race Raves also has a free “Staging Area” where you can track your races.

Sweat Tracker. https://www.sweattracker.com Unlike the other sites in this section, this is not a race review site. Sweat Tracker is primarily a coaching and training service, though it also hosts the most comprehensive listing for races in California listed first by region (Northern v. Southern), then by date. Find one they are missing and they will send you free swag!

Series Races (alphabetically by name)

Renegade Race Series
(see below for Tustin Hangar Half and Havasu Half discounts)
RENEGADENATALIE for 10% off
Register at www.renegaderaceseries.com
Source: Natalie Uyeno, Race Ambassador

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Races and Events

February 2020

FCancer Race
Ventura, CA February 22, 2020
FUN for $5 off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/RebeccaDahlMemorial5K10KCharityRunWalk
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Paws FUR Pink Orange County
Irvine Regional Park, CA February 22, 2020
RACEGRADER for $5 off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Orange/PawsFURPink5KRunWalk
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

March 2020

Desert Triathlon
La Quinta, CA March 1, 2020
RACEGRADER20 for 10% off
Register at https://www.trisignup.com/Race/CA/LaQuinta/DesertTriathlon
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

The Rodeo Run 5k & 10k
Huntington Beach, CA March 7, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/HuntingtonBeach/TheRODEORUN5K10K
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Rugged Maniac
Charleston, SC  March 14, 2020
SC2020 at checkout to run for $29
Register HERE
Source: Kelly Gaskins (via public Facebook group)

Catalina Island Marathon
Catalina Island, CA March 14, 2020
RACEGRADER20 for $15 off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Avalon/Catalinaislandmarathon
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Tobacco Road Marathon
Cary, NC March 15, 2020
MudRunFinder for $20 off
Register at https://tobaccoroadmarathon.com
Source: Justin Murray (via public Facebook group)

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5k
San Diego, CA March 15, 2020
RACESHED10 for $10 off
Register at https://sdhalfmarathon.com/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

The NHMRC Wilmington Marathon
Wilmington, NC March 21, 2010
mrf for a discount
Register at https://www.wilmingtonncmarathon.com/
Source: Justin Murray, via public Facebook group

Hot Chocolate 15k & 5k
San Diego, CA March 22, 2020
RACEGRADER20 for extra swag (a free running hat)
Register at https://www.hotchocolate15k.com/sandiego
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Cottontail Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Van Nuys, CA March 22, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://cottontailhalf.com/register
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

XTERRA Trail Series—Point Mugu
Point Mugu State Park, CA March 22, 2020
RACEGRADER20 for 10% off
Register at https://trailrace.com/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills, CA March 28, 2020
RUNGREAT11 for 11% off
Register at http://greatrace.run/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Encinitas Half Marathon & 5k
Encinitas, CA  March 29, 2020
RaceShed for 10% off
Register at https://www.encinitashalfmarathon.com/
Source: Race Grader’s RaceShed.com

April 2020

Ragnar Road So Cal
Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA April 3, 2020
CAGRADER20 for a discount (I’ve seen both $100 off and $60 off)
Register at https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/relay/southerncalifornia
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Rabbit Run & OC Challenge 5k
Irvine, CA April 4, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Irvine/TheRabbitRunandWildHare5K
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Havasu Half Marathon
Lake Havasu, AZ April 4, 2020
NATALIE15 for 15% off
LEGACYRG for $10 off
Register at www.runhavasu.com
Source: Natalie Uyeno, Race Ambassador; Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k
San Diego, CA April 18, 2020
RACEGRADER10 for 10% off
Register at https://sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

XTERRA Trail Series—Black Mountain
San Diego, CA April 19, 2020
RACEGRADER for 10% off
Register at https://trailrace.com/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
The District at Tustin Legacy, CA April 19, 2010
RENEGADENATALIE for 10% off
Register at www.tustinhangarhalf.com
Source: Natalie Uyeno, Race Ambassador

Mary Jane 5k—Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA April 19, 2020
RaceShed for $10 off
Register at https://secure.elitesportsca.com/event/Mary-Jane-Santa-Barbara
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Blue Ridge Marathon
Roanoke, VA April 18, 2020
BRMAnna20 or BRMLAURENJ20 for 20% off all races
Register at http://www.blueridgemarathon.com
Source: Anna Kallas or Lauren Jones, Race Ambassadors

Running Universal
Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA April 26, 2020
RACEGRADER20 for 10% off
Register at https://www.runninguniversal.com/Hollywood
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

May 2020

OC Marathon (& Half Marathon & 5k)
Costa Mesa (5k only) & Newport Beach, CA May 2-3, 2020
BRIANA10 for 10% off all distances and the combo crush
Register at https://ocmarathon.com/
Source: Briana Sharp of Mat Miles Medals, Race Ambassador

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Indianapolis, IN May 2, 2020
Grisby20 to save $5
Register at www.indymini.com
Source: Christina Grisby, race ambassador

Cinco de Miles 5k & 10k
Huntington Beach, CA May 3, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://www.carenwareevents.com/cinco-de-oh-my-oh-5k10k/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

PACE Run for a Cause
Van Nuys, CA May 9, 2020
RaceShed15 for 15% off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/VanNuys/PACERunForACause
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
Santa Barbara, CA May 9, 2020
RACEGRADER10 for 10% off
Register at https://www.motivrunning.com/santabarbara-wine-country-halfmarathon/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

XTERRA Trail Series—Malibu Creek
Malibu, CA May 16, 2020
RACEGRADER for 10% off
Register at https://trailrace.com/
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Mary Jane 5k—Simi Valley
Simi Valley, CA May 17, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://secure.elitesportsca.com/event/Mary-Jane-Simi-Valley-2020
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Buffalo Marathon—20th Anniversary!
Buffalo, NY  Memorial Day Weekend
TeamNoisy to save 10%
Source: Rudy Novotny, race announcer extraordinaire!

SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5k Trail Run
Temecula, CA May 30, 2020
RG10 for 10% off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Temecula/SoCalWineCountryWomensHalfMarathon
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Lake Balboa Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
Lake Balboa, CA May 31, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://lakebalboahalf.com/register
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

June 2020

SoCal Pirate Run
Huntington Beach, CA June 20, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://www.carenwareevents.com/pirates-run-5k10k-run
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Arroyo Creek Half Marathon
Simi Valley, CA June 28, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://arroyocreekhalf.com/register
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

July 2020

4th of July Red, White & Blue..or Brew 5k
Anaheim, CA July 4, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://www.carenwareevents.com/red-white-brew-5k
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Shoreline Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
Ventura, CA July 19, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://secure.elitesportsca.com/event/Shoreline-Marathon-2020
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

August 2020

Tiki Beach 5k/10k
Huntington Beach, CA August 9, 2020
RS2020 for 15% off
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/HuntingtonBeach/RunTikiBeach
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

The Copperhead 20k
Hampstead, NC August 22, 2010
mrf for a discount
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Hampstead/Copperhead20
Source: Justin Murray, via public Facebook group

September 2020

Harvest Half Marathon
Van Nuys, CA September 20, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://secure.elitesportsca.com/event/Harvest-Half-Marathon-2020
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

October 2020

Who’s got an October race discount code?

November 2020–Before Thanksgiving

The Battleship Half Marathon
Wilmington, NC November 8, 2010
mrf for a discount
Register at www.battleshiphalfmarathon.com
Source: Justin Murray, via public Facebook group

Surfers Point Marathon
Ventura, CA November 8, 2020
RaceShed10 for 10% off
Register at https://secure.elitesportsca.com/event/Surfers-Point-Marathon-2020
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

Shakori 40
Pittsboro, NC November 14, 2010
mrf for a discount
Register at https://shakorihills.org/shakori-40/
Source: Justin Murray, via public Facebook group

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day 5k
Simi Valley, CA November 26, 2020
RaceShed10 for $10 off
Register at https://thanksgivingday5k.com/register
Source: Race Grader (email and RaceShed.com)

December 2020

Islamorada Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Beach ‘n Beer Mile
Islamorada, FL December 5, 2020
ISLA2020 for 20% off—use before 12/25/2019 and get a hoodies for the half
Register at https://www.islamoradahalfmarathon.com/race-info
Source: a public Facebook group

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