UPDATE: Coupon code HOKEYRUN is good for the 2018/2019 season as well! Head on over to BestDamnRace.com and use coupon code HOKEYRUN to save $5 on their already low registration fees!
Yup. We’ve got a discount code for the 2016/2017 Best Damn Race series of events. Use the code HOKEYRUN and save $5 on your already low registration fees.
But let’s also have a recap:
Over the past few years, Best Damn Race has acquired something of a very popular reputation among runners in Florida. Surely with a title as self-aggrandizing as “Best Damn Race”, it surely must offer something beyond the ordinary, correct?
Indeed they do… and what BDR has is an ethos! How many races can lay claim to an ethos? Ethoses are hard to come by these days… and for the record, ‘ethoses’ is street-legal as a plural to ‘ethos’. I could also have gone with ‘ethe’ or ‘ethea’… but those are kind of gauche, really.
But what kind of ethos are we talking here? Their tagline is A Race For Runners, By Runners. Simply put, BDR provides big-ticket race experiences that go toe-to-toe with the big-name races out there, replete with all the swag, bling, and complimentary accouterments, all the while keeping costs at local event prices.
Or to quote the website:
Best Damn Race ® is a running series created for runners by runners. Our goal is to provide a big race experience at a local race price. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger, we want you to have the best DAMN race experience.
Our unique registration process allows all participants the opportunity to register for as little as $1. This gives all athletes an opportunity to race regardless of income level. For example, each non-challenge race starts out with $1 (for the first 10 participants to register), $5 (for participants 11-20), $10 (for participants 21-30), $15 (for participants 31-40).
Amenities & Bling! Our philosophy is “RUN, EAT, DRINK, PARTY”
Sounds pretty nifty, right? Furthermore, your humble host has run two Best Damn Race events (both times, fully paid for by myself and myself only; as a Race Ambassador I preach the good word but also pay my own way, so I’m giving you the real deal here) and had a great time with both of them.
I think I felt pretty goshdarn triumphant at the end of the Orlando race:
But I felt really awesome at the end of Safety Harbor. Not I only did I PR that race, I managed to finish my first (and as of this writing, only) sub-2-hour half!
The Best Damn Races are fun as hell, but they are also really inexpensive compared to other races of similar scale and scope. If you’re early enough, you can get in for $1, $5, $10, or $20. Even if those fill up fast, most times you can get in for around the $50 mark. Think of that: fifty bucks not only gets youa bib, but a really well-designed, world-class race medal, a tech t-shirt (no cotton here!), free food, beer, and massages after the race, and FREE RACE PHOTOS at the Finish Line. Plus a post-race party atmosphere, including that PR bell which could have your name on it.
Best Damn Race features 5Ks, 10Ks, 5K+10K Challenges, and Half Marathons, as well as incentives that offer bonus bling and rewards for return participants. For example, if you run 10 BDR races, you gain a free entry to your next one.
So here’s what this means for you:
Hokeyblog is offering our readers $5 off their race registration to any race at any BDR event this season. When you register, be sure to use the coupon code HOKEYRUN to get your discount. Here’s a list of events this season for you to check out:
- Cape Coral, FL — December 11, 2016 (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K)
- Jacksonville, FL — January 14, 2017 (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K)
- Safety Harbor, FL — February 4, 2017 (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Challenge)
- Orlando, FL — March 4, 2017 (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Challenge)
I will be at all four of these vents, so if you spot me you’re guaranteed a high-five, as well as a shout-out and photo here at Hokeyblog! Huzzah!
So anyway, head over to Best Damn Race and don’t forget to use that awesome coupon code HOKEYRUN. It’s good for what ails ya! Anyway, if anyone has any questions, comments, or vegan recipes for schmaltz and gribenes, fire away at the comments section below or shoot me an email via the CONTACT ME page.