If running in our neighborhoods and local trails seems challenging, we might all be in for a new perspective.
This week's FREE Stuff Giveaway giveaway is a DVD of Volcanic Sprint, the inspirational story of the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a live volcano in Africa. This film is a gripping alternative to traditional running events. Instead it is filled with heart and determination of the most unheard-of yet most heroic and rugged runners in the world. To
conquer the mountain, runners must overcome some of the cruelest
conditions: 50 degree temperature fluctuation, the highest ascent in racing, altitude
sickness, and loose volcanic stones—and then they fly back down the mountain.
Producers Steve Dorst and Dan Evans donate a share of proceeds Volcanic Sprint sales to Soles4Souls, a major nonprofit organization whose mission is to impact as many lives as possible with the gift of shoes. Steve and Dan are generously giving away three copies of this inspirational DVD.
Amy and I are cooking up some pretty unique ideas. But hey, this this is a community site for runners by runners. so we want the community's input! We want to learn what you would like to see in the
Lounge in 2009. We're open to your thoughts on specific Loungy
topics for giveaway forums
giveaways you would like to see
topics for Take It and Run Thursday
runners you would like to see interviewed on Open Mic Friday
topics, formats, contributors for Runners Loungecasts
contests or challenges for the Lounge or others to host
And we also appreciate your feedback and ideas on more general things too!
Let us know what you like about the Lounge and want to see continue. Let us know what you want to see added, changed or updated.
There is nothing to big to suggest—we really like to dream big!