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A Week for the Dogs

First, thank you for all of your entries to the Stunt Runner giveaway! Here are two more adorable entries:

Precious Entry

Jamie’s young running buddy Precious

Laurel from Joyrunner's running buddy Samson

Laurel from Joyrunner’s running buddy Samson

The winner of the givaway is Lexa and her running momma Shelby. As you can see below, Lexa has lots of hardware from her momma’s exploits over the last year. Shelby is a seriously busy runner; she ran 10 half marathons last year and finished her first Boston this spring in just over 4 hours. Impressive lady!

Lexa Stunt Puppy

Shelby's Half Marathons over the last year. Impressive!!

Shelby’s Half Marathons over the last year. Impressive!!

Watson is excited to use his Stunt Runner leash this weekend as he and Will will be doing their first 5K together at the Doggie 5K this weekend. Their performance will be almost completely dependent on the weather, how many trees need marking and any particularly attractive squirrels along the course. I can’t wait to take pictures and be cheer squad for my two favorite boys.

How far do you travel for races? Have you done a doggie run?

Stunt Runner Leash Giveaway!

One of the best parts about owning pitbull mixes is that they are GREAT running buddies. Tinker is on the injured reserve right now courtesy of a heart problem, but Watson runs about 30 miles a week with us and is gearing up for his very first 5K race in early June. Running is simple but the piece of gear that has made all the difference for us is the Stunt Runner leash by Stunt Puppy. It allows us to run hands free with Watson which leads to safer runs with way better form than you get when you try to hold a leash. We tell everyone about it and now Seth and Rosie run with a black version and our upstairs neighbor borrowed ours until hers arrived.

Will and Watson headed out for a run.

Will and Watson headed out for a run.

From my perspective, four things set the Stunt Runner apart from a regular leash. First, the bungie material means that the leash doesn’t trip either of you if one or both parties change speed. Second, the traffic control loop lets you keep your dog safe and under control during crowded sections of your run. Third, if you have places where your dog can go off leash, the Stunt Runner clips back on itself so you can run comfortably while your dog explores. Finally, the leash wraps around your waist securely, which is a much stronger body part to brace with should your favorite running buddy see a squirrel or equally enticing creature.

As such, I’m SO excited to host a giveaway for you to win your very own Stunt Runner. This is perfect for any sized dog and for running, hiking or even traversing the Farmer’s Market. There are multiple ways to enter via the Rafflecopter widget. If by some chance the giveaway software below doesn’t work, the ways to enter are:

1. Comment on this post between now and Tuesday night (6/10) at midnight and tell me a story about your favorite furry running buddy.

2. Follow me on Twitter @runswatrun and send a tweet to let me know you did.

3. Follow this blog

4. Send a picture of your furry friend either by sharing it on Instagram or Twitter and tagging me.

Stunt Runner Giveaway

An almost exact replica of the leash prize!

The Stunt Runner leash for this giveaway was provided to me for free by Stunt Puppy. The original leash that we use every day was purchased by us and all opinions are my own. The giveaway goes from 6/6/14 to 6/10/14 at midnight. All entries will be numbered and a winning number will be selected using Random.org.