2nd Auction for a Cure

It’s Officially Auction Time!!!

5 years ago I decided to do something that I didn’t know would change my life- I joined Team in Training and ran my first marathon in San Francisco in support of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and quickly learned that through TNT, we can make a difference.

Everyone knows I run a lot of races but none mean as much to me as the races I run with TNT.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing more than any other nonprofit to advance cutting edge research and cures, is funding more than 300 different cancer research projects, and gave $237 million last year to help patients afford their treatments. And NONE of that would be possible without the efforts of Team in Training participants all across the country.

I’m back with Team in Training for my 8th season and 35th half marathon, Rock n’ Roll Nashville. This season, I have pledged to raise $2000 for the cause and train six days a week from now until the race in order to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

I reached out to several running and sports companies again asking (pretty please) for product donations and as a result of their amazing generosity, have secured over $3,000 worth of products for my second Auction for a Cure benefiting LLS and it is officially LIVE and open for bidding!  By participating, you will be supporting a great cause, helping to extend blood cancer research, and improving the lives of patients and their families.

Following are the items up for bid, just be sure to check out the Rules and Logistics before bidding and GOOD LUCK!

  • Each item has a minimum starting bid of $25.
  • All bidders must email running4thereason@hotmail.com to place an official bid (bids left in the comments section will not be reviewed, only bids e-mailed will be considered official and affirmative).
  • Auction closes April 14th, 8pm PST.
  • Highest bids will be left above the item photo.
  • If the lot states, STARTING BID: $25, that means no one has bid on that lot yet; therefore, you may start it off with a bid of $25 (or higher).
  • Each bid after the starting bid must be raised by $10 minimum (if you want to raise more than $10, go for it, but if you attempt to raise less than $10, your bid will not be accepted).
  • Once a reader has won the bid on an item they will then donate the specified amount to my TNT page within 24 hours.
  • U.S. shipping addresses only, no P.O. boxes please.

LOT 1: ROCK N’ ROLL NASHVILLE VIP FOR YOU
Come join me in Nashville on April 29th VIP style! The winner of this lot will receive one entry to the race (half or full marathon) as well as a VIP wristband that includes private restrooms, gear check, and light continental breakfast items before your race.  Post-race VIP grants private access to pick up your gear, a brunch buffet, and a VIP bar.
$210 value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $25 (MM)


LOT 2: ROCK N’ ROLL NASHVILLE VIP FOR YOUR +1

Bid on this lot too and bring a friend to Nashville! All items mentioned in
LOT 1 also included in LOT 2.
$210 value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $25 (JR)


LOT 3: EPSON RUNSENSE WATCH

This lot is for one Epson Runsense Watch SF‑810 with a built‑in heart rateSmart Stride and GPS sensors for accuracy, and advanced training modes. Winner chooses color (black or purple). Retail value, $199.99.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $110 (DL)


LOT 4: RUNSCRIBE PRO

RunScribe is a wearable sensor system for data-driven runners to analyze stride. By capturing every footstrike, RunScribe provides the most comprehensive view of a runner’s mechanics over the duration of a run. This lot includes one RunScribe Pro set complete with 2 RunScribe footpods, integrated rechargable battery (15+ hours run time per charge), dual charger + USB cable, laces mount (2 cradles), heel mount (2 cradles + clips), a RunScribe account with access to analytics dashboard, and the iOS or Android app
(Bluetooth compatible devices) to upload and view your run.
Retail value, $199.00.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $75 (JR)

LOT 5: STICK FITNESS SYSTEM
Bid on this lot and recover the right way from all those miles with a set of self massages sticks from The Stick. This lot includes one Original Body Stick, one Marathon Stick, one TriggerWheel, one FootWheel, and an instructional DVD.
Retail value, $111.95.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $40 (SL)

LOT 6: ALTRA + GU + ID = GO!
This lot is for one running tee and one pair of shorts from Altra Running (winner chooses men or women’s style, size & color.), a $30 gift card towards any wearable ID from Road ID, and one purist water bottle filled with 3 packs of energy chews (2 orange, 1 blueberry pomegranate) and 3 energy gels (mint chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla bean)
all from Gu Energy.
Total retail value, $145.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 (SW)

LOT 7: RACE DAY READY
Head to the starting line fully prepared thanks to Amphipod with one unisex transparent gear bag, one jett-recovery water bottle, one race-number belt and one flashing LED wearable reflector. Then celebrate your victory with a $50 gift card towards the medal hanger
of your choice from Allied Medal Designs.
Total retail value, $125.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $60 (AI)

LOT 8: RACE DAY READY AGAIN
This lot includes all the same items from Amphipod but in pink: one transparent gear bag, one jett-recovery bottle, one race-number belt and one flashing LED wearable reflector. Also included is one ready-made medal display kit from Photo Finish Frames.
Total value, $204.95
CURRENT HIGH BID: $70 (DL)

LOT 9: BE BRAZEN & HYDRATE
Winner of this lot will receive one race entry to any Brazen Racing event in the 5K, 10K or half marathon distance (excluding the Double Dipsea and Save Mount Diablo races). Stay perfectly hydrated on those Brazen trails with tasty, real fruit flavored electrolytes from Ultima Replenisher– one 90 serving canister (winner chooses flavor) plus one variety box of stickpacks. $115 total value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 (DD)
 

LOT 10: BE BRAZEN & FUEL
This lot also includes one race entry to any Brazen Racing event in the 5K, 10K or half marathon distance (excluding the Double Dipsea and Save Mount Diablo races). Keep fueled during training as well as throughout your race with one case of organic waffles (winner chooses flavor) and one case of organic energy gels (winner chooses flavor) from Honey Stinger.
Total value, $127.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $60 (DD)

LOT 11: RUNNING READING N’ STUFF

This lot includes a hardcover copy of “Run Fast. Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes” by Shalane Flanagan, one autographed copy of “Running Your First Ultra” by Krissy Moehl, and an autographed copy of one of the Another Mother Runner books by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea (winner chooses either “Run Like a Mother”, “Train Like a Mother”, or “Tales From Another Mother Runner”). Also included is a “Don’t Think; just Go” magnet, a Another Mother Runner bumper sticker and one Motivate Wrap or Foot Note (winners choice of type, color, and saying) from Momentum Jewlery.
$80 total value, but Krissy, Sarah and Dimity’s autographs = priceless!
CURRENT HIGH BID: $45 (VJ)

LOT 12: GOOD GEAR
This lot includes one pair of polarized or a pack of three lenses performance sunglasses (18 different options to choose from, winner pays shipping & handling) from XX2i Optics, three harmony sport headbands from Hoo-rag, a $30 gift card towards any wearable ID from Road ID, and one Trails are Calling tee shirt (winner chooses men or women’s, size and color)
from KeenBeeStudio.
Total retail value, $185.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $90 (DL)

LOT 13: MORE GOOD GEAR
This lot also includes one pair of polarized or a pack of three lenses performance sunglasses (18 different options to choose from, winner pays shipping & handling) from from XX2i Optics, 2 fitness headbands from Sweaty Bands, a $30 gift card towards any wearable ID from Road ID. and 3 pairs of padded running socks from Thorlos.
Total retail value, $200.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $85 (MS)

LOT 14: EVEN MORE GOOD GEAR
Yes, even one more pair of polarized or a pack of three lenses performance sunglasses (18 different options to choose from, winner pays shipping & handling) from from XX2i Optics, one Team in Training race day hat from Headsweats, and another $30 gift card towards any
wearable ID from Road ID, and one custom sport
arm band from Tune Belt.
Total value, $180.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 (SW)

LOT 15: RAGNAR READY
The good folks at the Ragnar Overnight Race Series are putting together a special “Ragnar Ready Weekend Bag” exclusively for this auction! It will include a safety bundle running kit, Reebok short sleeve tee, Nathan Water bottle and
many more sweet Ragnar gear and accessories!
Total value of all items, $250.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $55 (AG)

LOT 16: WEARABLE MOTIVATION
This lot includes 3 fabulous prizes from 3 great companies- a $50 gift certificate towards beautiful, modern athletic clothing from Senita Althletics, three inspirational bracelets (winner chooses silver, yellow gold or rose gold and sayings) from Mantra Band and a $30 gift card towards any wearable ID from Road ID.
$185 total value.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $100 (SJ)

LOT 17: BE PREPARED
Be prepared before and after your run with two cases of nutrition bars from This Bar Saves Lives (one 12-count box of Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey, and one 12-count box of Wild Blueberry Pistachio). Be prepared during your run with one custom Sport Belt from Tune Belt and one case of organic energy chews from Honey Stinger. And, finally, be prepared for
after your run with one R3 self foot massager from Roll Recovery.
Total retail value, $130.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $50 (SW)

LOT 18: DREAM BUTT
The final lot includes all you need to get in shape and stay in shape including one sweet squats/glutes exercise machine from The DB Method, two custom manifesto prints to hang near your DB machine from Modern Athlete Prints (winner’s choice),  3 bags of the lozenge antidote to overeating from MealEnders (citrus, cinnamon, and mocha flavors),
and one set of gold foil wings to help your gym shoes fly from Shwings.
Total retail value, $279.
CURRENT HIGH BID: $100 (SW)

Continuing the research that results in such amazing advancements in blood cancer research takes money and that’s where you come in! Bidding on these items makes it really easy for you to help. You don’t have to wake up in the dark, cold, and rain, tie your running shoes six times a week and go running for hours, all you have to do is make a donation. Your generosity is 100% tax-deductible and enables LLS to fund research and patient services. Every little bit helps bring us one step closer to a cure!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE AND HAPPY BIDDING! GO TEAM!!!

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