iRunFar Black Friday Giveaway! [more products added 12/2/08]

Here at iRunFar we get approached to test many items on the trail. Rather than have all the fun ourselves […]

By on November 28, 2008 | Comments

Here at iRunFar we get approached to test many items on the trail. Rather than have all the fun ourselves we’ve decided to let you, the iRunFar reader, test out some of this gear. All you have to do to get a particular item is leave a comment by the end of next Friday, December 5, letting us know that you are interested in reviewing it for iRunFar. [Limited to North American entries] Over the weekend of December 6-7, we’ll draw from among the readers interested in each item. Any person how is a fan of on Facebook by next weekend receives a BONUS ENTRY for each product they are interested in reviewing. Enough of that, here are the goods:


  • Sole Dean Karnazes Signature Edition (you name the size)
  • Sole Ultra Softec (you name the size)
  • Sole Slim Sport (you name the size)
  • Montrail Enduro Sole (men’s 9)
  • Spenco PolySorb Total Support insoles (women’s 9-10; men’s 8-9)
  • Spenco PolySorb Walker/Runner insoles (women’s 9-10; men’s 8-9)




  • [new] Nite Ize Marker Band (two of these visibility systems to give away)
  • [new] Nite Ize LED Sports Vest (two of these, too)
  • Nathan Magnetic L.E.D. Safety Light

Stuff We’re Just Giving Away (a.k.a., no review requested)

  • Nathan Velocity Laces (think triathlon laces)
  • Polar mesh hat
  • Mountain Hardware mesh running hat (looks like it’s great for really hot weather)
  • tee shirt (medium)
  • Technical tee shirts from races (mediums – anything from JFK 50 to the Wasatch Wobble) – Just let us know you’re interested
  • Columbia Trailhead running socks – quarter length, light-weight (men’s 5-9; women’s 6-9.5)

Feel free to ask any questions regarding either the items to be reviewed or the random giveaways! Good luck!

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.