Relentless Forward Progress: Mizuno and More Contest

We were overwhelmed by the response to our week-long series of giveaways last week in celebration of the launch of Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons. That’s why we’re holding one final contest in celebration of you, the iRunFar readers! Actually, all these contests celebrate you.

Mizuno logo 125Headlining today’s contest is Mizuno, a century’s old company that makes high performance products for a range of sports. These days Mizuno brings its strong history in track and field to burning up the trails with two models, the Wave Cabrakan 2 (men’s & women’s) and Wave Ascend 5 (men’s & women’s) with the Cabrakan being the more protective of the two models. The winner of this contest will get his or her choice of these shoes.

Mizuno also puts out a range of running apparel (men’s & women’s) well suited to trail running and this contest’s winner will get both a running top and bottom. Wouldn’t it be sweet to winner the Cabrakan jacket (men’s & women’s), an ultralight, slim-fit, wind-resistant jacket that folds into its own pocket or any of Mizuno’s wide variety of running shorts. We sure think so!

CamelBak logoIf you’re headed out for a long training run with your new Mizuno kit, you’ll need to keep yourself hydrated. What about something from a company that has become synonymous with an entire category of hydration products? Sound good? We think so, too, which is why we’re throwing in something from CamelBak. While CamelBak may be best known for its hydration bladder-based packs, they also make a full range (actually, a ridiculously full range) of hydration products, including some great waist-worn, bottle packs. One of these is the Delaney Race pack, which holds one bottle in the rear and two small gel flasks up front along with a spacious, zippered storage pocket. As the name would suggest, it’s a speedy number that’s surprisingly light for a full-featured single-bottle waist pack.

GoMotion logoIf you’re run starts ultra early or takes you into the night, you’ll likely want some light to help you on your way. Well, GoMotion is moving lighting off the head and onto the body, such as the sternum and waist. This move provides more depth with shadows from obstacles on the trail. In truth, some runners have been jury-rigging headlamps for years to get these same effects, but GoMotion is the first company to offer dedicated solutions both as pre-rigged shoulder and waist packs with lights as well as kits that work with your own shoulder or waist pack, such as the GoMotion 3-Watt Waist Light Kit, which the winner of this contest will receive. We’ve previously reviewed GoMotion’s 1-Watt Waist Light Kit.

Finally, the winner will receive an iRunFar Headsweats hat to keep him or her comfortable and stylish year-round.

How To Enter
CONTEST CLOSED 11 p.m. MDT Sunday, May 8. Tim Casagrande of Rocklin, CA, you’re the final winner of the Relentless Forward Progress Launch Week Contests!

[Note: Styles and sizes are subject to availability. Fear not, the winner will be well taken care of!]

There are 651 comments

  1. Kevin

    Love the idea of a waist mounted light. The headlamp leaves too many odd shadows and who wants to carry a handheld flash light?

    Thanks again Bryon for the contests!

    Kevin S

    Bristow, VA

  2. Matt Smith

    The GoMotion lights look they'd be great for making it through a night of running in the mountains!

    Matt Smith

    Chatham, NY

  3. Paul Bateson

    Good to see GoMotion lights in the competition, they are excellent, far better than head lamp. Also interesting to see the Camelback pack but why don't they make the base of the bottle holder 'solid' eg mesh, the holder could then double up for use as a jacket holder or bars and a bottle on top.

  4. Glenn Steckler

    Please enter me in the Mizuno and More Contest. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Glenn Steckler

    Telluride, CO

  5. Amy

    I got my fiance a GoMotion light a few years ago, would love one for myself – I do plenty of running in the dark.


    S. Deerfield, MA

  6. Esther Devilee

    In the Netherlands we run far as well! Love to read all about ultramarathon-running and am an ultrarunners since 2010.

    Esther Devilee

    Leiden, the Netherlands

    Thanks and keep on running!

  7. David Papineau

    The UPS guy just dropped off my copy of RFP from Amazon today. Just in time to figure out how to run one of these things in time for Western States!

    David Papineau

    Vancouver BC

  8. Christopher Whelchel

    Wow, even more stuff! Do I get to keep everything if I win each day? That would be greeeeeaaaat (said with a Lumbergh voice from Office Space).

    CamelBak's are especially important down here in the sweltering heat of Texas. Consider my selection for the win an insurance policy against a heat stroke? … and the Gomotion light… well, how am I supposed to see the Coyote's at night without one?

    Christopher Whelchel

    Austin, Texas

  9. Michael

    Dublin, Ohio, USA

    Thanks for the contest! I probably wib't need your book until the second edition, though! (but I WILL need it someday)

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