Jason and I present... The virtual Cupcake Marathon!

It's like a marathon, but with a cherry on top!

Jason (Cook Train Eat Race) and I had a Facebook conversation after I posted a comment regarding running for cupcakes ('There'd better be cupcakes at the finish line!'). It was a funny conversation that has led to this announcement (*drumm rolls*).

For about 1 month now, Jason and I have been working on creating a virtual race that fits into the training season for Spring marathons. Our idea was to create a race that would incorporate runners and walkers, marathons and half-marathoners. Let's just say we were focussing on an all-inclusive race focussed on getting people moving in 2011!

Jason and I babbling along about our ideas wound up with us creating the first (virtual) Cupcake Marathon. The rules are pretty simple, but know that whether you finish in 2 hours and 50 minutes (okay, that won't be me!) or 6 hours, that you have a chance to win prizes from some of our sponsors (Bondi Band, Road ID, GU, Hydrapack Gel Bot, and more to come). (We are still working with some sponsors to finalize details and will keep adding as we move along. Hello! More chances for you to win some fabulous prizes!)

So, where do the cupcakes come in? If you enter the race you will be sent three recipes for cupcakes from a cookbook that Jason has purchased. He's tried and approved these recipes! Yum!
Plus, we're still working on a sponsor to actually send out cupcakes if you win. We'll keep you posted on this one!

Now you really want to parcipate, huh! ;)

The facts:

Event dates: March 14th through March 26th (you won't have to run the distance you registered for on one day, you can spread the distance over several days)

Event distances: 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles / 21.1K) and Full Marathon (26.2 miles / 42.2K). (Please select your distance at registration.)

Proof of participation: Please provide a picture of your Garmin, Polar, Nike+, Treadmill, etcetera showing the miles and the time. Also, please submit a spreadsheet calculating your times (you will be emailed the spreadsheet after you submit your entry).

Prize determination: Will be based on random.org. We'll put a list up later mentioning which items will be there to win for US/Canada participants, and which items will be there to win for the European participants.

Pictures: Please submit a photo with your bib. Just click on the Cupcake Marathon logo to print the bib.

Join join join!!!

Please email me (sillygirlrunning[at]hotmail[dot]com) to register (or in case you have any questions)! You know you want to! ;) You can also go over to Jason's blog and register! Oh, and please add the Cupcake Marathon logo to your blog sidebar! :)


gymp said...

I love to join! Looks like lots of fun!

Beth said...

I will definitely be running a cupcake marathon! This is an awesome iea!!

Emz said...


I joined.

Becka said...

Oh. I'm soooo in.

Karen Seal said...

LOVE this idea!! I'll send my info over to you asap! :0)

Unknown said...

FUN! I don't know if I'll actually be together enough to photograph / record all of this stuff (plus no garmin, etc., to show a readout? you'll juts have to trust me, right???) but I'm definitely in in spirit!

RunToTheFinish said...

aaaahh i saw this and really want to, but since i've been out of commision a few weeks with this rib i don't know if i'll be up to it. Fun idea!!

Diet Coke and a Lemon said...

Ok, I'm a rookie runner AND blogger, but I am definitely up for this. Just one question....What is a bib? haha

Linna said...

If I run more than 13.1, but less than 26.2, can I register for 13.1?

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Linna: Yes, you can: no problem. Please shoot me an email at sillygirlrunning[at]hotmail[dot]com. The cupcake marathon runs through the 26th.

Silly Girl Running said...

@dietcoke: Sorry! Just read your message now! A bib is your race number! :)

Windham House Construction said...

Just saw this...if you do it again, I would love to participate.

Anonymous said...

is it too late to submit my stuff! I ran it, even took a picture of my distance time, and completely forgot to pass it along ; /