Speaking of the 4-way, they emailed happy news this week. They email an update every 2-3 weeks and this one was especially good :)
Would you like a medal with that Skyline Chili 3-way? Or 4-way? The Skyline Chili 3-way and 4-way challenge is back, and by popular demand, we're adding a new medal for those who participate in the events!... You've asked for a special medal for your accomplishments and we listened.The extra 4-way shirt was ok, the plaque was nice enough, but what I really wanted was an extra medal. Thank you Mr. Pig!!!
Further update on March 5: So for your extra efforts, you'll get a special shirt, separate medal, a plaque to hang all four medals and a Skyline Chili gift card! [all this stuff is "free" because they don't charge anything extra for the 4-way beyond the cost of the 3 races]
They change their theme every year and I really really liked last year "The hero lies in all of us."
This year is "Pigcasso." When I first saw the ad in Runner's World I thought it was hideous, yet the more I see it, the more I like it. I'm not sure the poster will replace my hero piggie poster, but I decided I liked it enough to buy the "in-training" shirt, which I've never done for any race. The attention to detail is great - hard to see on the photo, but the date on the "calendar" is 4, which reflects the date of the race - May 4. Here piggie piggie!!!!
I've been rolling my leg like a crazy woman and got the knot super small so I was looking forward to running today, but it's snowing hard and snowing fast, so it might be postponed for tomorrow. Stupid Michigan winter :(
I never heard from the winner of the Spartan race giveaway, so I'm re-offering the free entry. The first person who emails - who had already commented on the post - will get it. trinity90578 at yahoo dot com.
Update: race entry has been claimed. Thanks for your interest.