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: August 24, 2021

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!

Energy Bits

Bluetooth headphones with heart-rate based training $25 Amazon gift card when you buy Vi (Disclosure: I get one too)

Quip (toothbrush–I’m loving mine!)
Code elizabethr9001218132 to save $5 on your first refills

Code FDCOCO1705 for $5 off your first delivery

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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)

Best Damn Race
Various dates Orlando, Safety Harbor, New Orleans
MEGROTH to save 10%
Source: Meghan Roth, ambassador

Hot Chocolate Series 2021-22
22 cities and virtual
COURTNEYHC21 for extra swag
Source: Courtney Lesher Werts (via public Facebook page)

Ragnar Relay Series 2022
Various dates and cities
CARBSAMB21 for 10% off any 2021 or 2022
Source: Kyler Wilson (via public Facebook group)

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Races and Events

September 2021

Giant Race
September 12, 2021 San Francisco, CA (and virtual option)
AA5ALYS to save $5
Source: Alys DiMercurio, race ambassador

Battle of the Bands 5k
September 18, 2021 Casselberry (Orlando area), FL
RUNCLUB to save $3
Source: Dale Smith (via public Facebook page)

October 2021

Bocco Lupo Howl at the Moon 5k
October 1, 2021 North Port, FL
SUSIE to save 15%
Source: Susie Lee (via public Facebook page)

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
October 16, 2021 Louisville, KY
LOVE2021 for 10% off
Source: Todd Love, race ambassador

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half
October 23, 2021 Solvang, CA
Medal for $10 off
Source: Melissa Cagle (via public Facebook group)

November 2021–Before Thanksgiving

Golden Gate Half
November 7, 2021 San Francisco, CA
ALYS10 for 10% off half or 5k
Source: Alys DiMercurio, race ambassador

St. Pete Run Fest
November 13-14, 2021 St. Pete, FL
TIA21 to save 5%
Source: Tia Pettygrue, race ambassador

Thanksgiving Day

December 2021

Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run
December 4, 2021 Savannah, GA
SHERRY10 for a discount
Source: Sherry Feathers, race ambassador

BCS Marathon + Half Marathon
December 12, 2021 College Station, TX
DEB21 for 10% off
Source: Deborah Delon Olson, race ambassador

Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5k
December 18-19, 2021 Mount Dora, FL
A10AC to save 10%
Source: Tonee Marie (via public Facebook group)

Are you already planning 2022?

January 2022

Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon
January 30, 2022 Celebration, FL
TIA10 to save $10
Source: Tia Pettygrue, race ambassador

February 2022

March 2022

Blackbeard’s Revenge 100
March 26, 2022 Outer Banks, NC (and virtual)
ahoyrhonda for 10% off
Source: Rhonda Orr Luevano, race ambassador

April 2022

Best Damn Race Starkey Park Team Relay Trail Race
April 8-10, 2022 New Port Richey (Jay Starkey Wilderness Park), FL
MEGROTH to save 10%
Source: Meghan Roth, race ambassador

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

June 2022

August 2022

Gear and Goodies
(alphabetical by product name