November is always one for gratitude, reflection and planning. We started down this road in November of 2015 as nervous wrecks, but we couldn’t be happier with our decision. We have met some amazing people along the way, we get to run in some stunning locations – in all kinds of weather ðŸ™‚ and we seriously feel like we are so lucky to be able to do this. Karen and I often say that hosting a race is like inviting all of our friends over to our home for a party. We want to give you a memorable time and treat you like guests, but we love seeing all of you too!
We have loads of plans already in the works for 2019 that we will be announcing soon. One we are most excited about is our Post Race Clean up Crew. It seems appropriate that today is #NationalRecyclingDay to announce it but we will be instituting a new volunteer position that is based on the Swedish trend of plogging – a combination of jogging and picking up litter. We will be giving away free race entries to anyone willing to join us the day after a race to run the course and pick up any trash that may have gotten left behind. We will be announcing more about this in the coming weeks.
Also, we are formalizing our discount program. While we do not offer coupons or discounts very often – we do have a number of day in and day out discount options:
- Race Bundles – Sign up for 3 or more races and receive a discount on your entry fees and be a part of our Rhode Master program. Earn exclusive rewards to the Rhode Masters such as the Series Medal, hat/visor, and other apparel. We will launch this on the first week of December.
- Refer a friend – when 3 of your friends sign up to join you at one of our races using your unique registration URL, you will receive $15 back on your entry fee.
- Large Group/Team Discounts – Once your group reaches 10 or more in each race, everyone in your group will each receive $5 back on your registration. Groups of 15 or more receive $10 back and 20 or more receive $15 back!
We have more exciting news in the works and we will be busy in our “off season” planning and hoping to create better races for you! Next month, we will be asking for your feedback as to what we did well this year, where we need some help and your overall feedback as to how we can improve.
In the meantime, we hope you can join us in kicking off the New Year in the best way we know how with the 34th Annual Hangover Classic 5 Miler in Bristol, RI on January 1!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RHODE RACERS!