March 05, 2010

Win An $85 Headlamp, Right Here, Right Now!


If you've been a follower of this blog for about a year, a) thank you, and b) you've seen this before.

It's that time of year again, my great sponsors over at Princeton Tec have very graciously donated an Apex lighting system for me to draw for right here on my blog!!

Like last year all you have to do to enter is to simply leave a comment on this specific posting. You don't need to say anything other than to leave your name. If you'd like to say more and find yourself short for words you can just copy and post this and I'll be fine with it: "Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies."

Last year we had a whooping 55 individual entries! I guess this is also my way of finding out if I've managed to grow this blog or slowly kill it along the way??

I've been using this exact light for three full seasons now and have had nothing but success with it. Here's a link to the specific specs, 130 Lumens goes a LONG ways, quite literally, towards successful nighttime running!

In case you didn't partake last year, here's the video that details my impartial selection process...oh yeah, and I take care of the shipping, so this is of ZERO cost to you. I promise I won't have you fill out a survey, register an account somewhere, or get tricked into having my babies!



GR

102 comments:

Kurt said...

It is nice to that your sponsors do this for you. Also glad you like Once a runner. If you can find one try Pain by Dan Middelman. It is like Once a runner. Dan made the 1996 USA 10k team.

UltraFlynn said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies.

Aside from that your blog is one of the best I follow. Keep up the good work.

dirtdawg50k said...

Love that sponsors will give you gear to give away. Congrats on an amazing CR @ H.U.R.T!

kerri said...

Gary, I love you dearly and would love to have that light.

Jeremy said...

Keep up the great work!

bgdurau said...

Dear Gary, It has been a blast following your adventures thus far, looking forward to many more. Your blog is one of the best and I love reading your tweets on twitter.

Jason Eads said...

ALWAYS enjoy following the blog, GR - keep the hammer down!

gtach said...

pick me, roxy!

Sarah said...

"Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your ... headlamp."

Cheers to 2010 and hope to see you out at MOMAR Squamish!

Sarah
www.elmhealth.blogspot.com

Wes Kibble said...

I do not want to have your babies (even if I was not a male), but do love your site!

Eric said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies.

Hilarious selection process. We can use that to name our babies. Hah!

pat said...

Love the blog, keep it up! I'll take the headlamp now :-)

Perry Ligon said...

Very cool!

Perry Ligon

solarweasel said...

hey gary! it's brendan -- i'm most certainly a reader of your blog. keep it up man -- see you on the trails

Edward Sargisson said...

Dear Gary,
I love you dearly ; will you have my babies?

:->

As I remember, you sold me that exact lighting system and I can attest to its utility. It's also so bright that it's very good at scaring small children and animals away.

Sean Blanton said...

I think this American needs a gift after the lost I suffered in the final game of the olympics. It broke my heart. and now that I have to wear a canadian hockey jersey to the knee knacker. ahh.
not to mention i left my head lamp at mountain masochist. :)

congrats on HURT again.

my only sponsor for now is my room mates aka my parents


Sean cien fuegos Blanton

NJ said...

Oh Gary, right now I love you for having this contest! I'm breaking into trail and ultra running this year and have been eyeing up headlamps. I'm in desperate need...have a heart!

Jen said...

Hi Gary! Love your blog, and your sponsors generosity.

Jen

Hendrik M said...

I shall give it a try at lucky number 19!

Jude said...

"Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to find you someone to have your babies."

;)

Golden Trails Dave said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies.

mcalisterium said...

Good doggie, pick 22, good doggie.

don said...

I would love a new headlamp however having your babies is not an option, seriously.

tbraun said...

My Roxy (black lab) loves your roxy and wants to have her babies. Colorado loves the site. (and we really really could use that lamp)

Trev said...

Please light up my life Gary.

Trevor R.

Brooke Spence said...

Pick me, pick me!

Pricey said...

Sweeet headlamp - sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Gary.
I do get the hand me down yes? See I am so "easy"!
Gab

slow twitch gal said...

Dearest Gary
Never mind the new one I never win anything! But I do get the hand me down yes? (Because I KNOW you got a new one!) LOL
Gab

slow twitch gal said...

Dearest Gary,♫♫♫
Never mind the new one I never win anything! But I do get the hand me down yes? (Because I KNOW you have a new one! LOL)
Gab

slow twitch gal said...

Okay so appareantly I am not only slow but also stupid! I had to post three different comments and none of them showed up, then all at once! As you can tell they progressively got sweeter! that should get me somewhere!
Gab

Anonymous said...

it's so dark on the streets of whistler at night for a little girl like me. I had a light but the man feels it is his now. All I have to fight off the monsters of the darkness is the faint glow of my cell phone... help me see again. adriana.

King Arthur said...

This is my lucky year. I can feel it. Thanks Gary.

hrxxl said...

I want to be the lucky winner

coachken said...

Gary,
Something tells me that Rocky and Dad are going to be working hard for this one!!! I was really impressed by that headlamp at HURT... Nice and bright!
All Day!
~Ken

The Jackal said...

Gary, I really would like to win the headlight,night running is such a blast!
Cap Canyon run is coming up and my Pitzl is the pitzz.
Hahahaha!

tkulman said...

The selection video made my day! I have an 11 year old pug who would've gone absolutely nuts with 50 treats laid out on the floor like that. Even with a blindfold, he would've snagged at least a dozen of 'em! By the way, I've NEVER won anything in any contest I've entered. Make me a believer, Gary! :)

Devon said...

Dear Gary, I will let you and Nathan have a date to yourself if you give me the headlamp :)

Oh and I need a new headlamp

Chris in RVA said...

You light up so many lives...

Jarhead said...

I love contests... pick me, pick me!!!

Ohio Endurance Trainer said...

Oh Canada...

Pick me :)

nrmrvrk said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your headlamp.

Tom Craik said...

In the words of Arnie in his roll as the Running man, How'bout a light?

Such a good movie. I would gladly watch it with you, but I will NOT have your babies.

twardzik said...

hook me up with that lamp my good man! no baby having but i will hook you up at aid station 3 at chuckanut. werd. hey roxie - pick me dude! and THANK YOU GR
cheers

Brent C said...

Dear Gary,

I wish your headlamp would have babies.

Joel Toews said...

I loved your selection process last year, and the icing on the cake was the blindfold, very funny!
I enjoy your blog and would love the headlamp, but even if I don't get it I will still enjoy your blog.

Peace.

Ross said...

Hello Gary - Sorry to break this to you in this fashion, but I AM your baby! Can I call you dad? Or do you prefer daddy?! Great blog Gary, lot's of fun! (I mean dad, nice blog)

dennis said...

great contest

dennis

peej said...

UltraFlynn wants to have your babies, but I'm not asking for that permanent of a commitment. Just want the headlamp!

a.k.a.Moogy said...

I'm broke, my current light is fubar and I'm scared of the dark since during my last ultra Frank from Johnnie Darko appeared at 03:00...he only smiled and waved but still...

Boo Radley said...

Gary, Great job at HURT this year. Keep the blog crankin so we can see how you are coming along towards Miwok and WS!
Justin

Keegan Rathkamp said...

Wa-pa-cha-ka! I will take a new head lamp please. Thank you!

Karen said...

Love the selection process! Would also love a headlamp. Don't need any more babies - thanks, though!

paps said...

It can get mighty dark down in the Skagit Valley when the late July sun goes down... would ya help a brother find his way to Lightning Lake?

Jayme Frank said...

I need a new APEX...PICK ME!!!

Heidi said...

I'm not a fan of running in the dark, so maybe this light will change my mind!

Anonymous said...

Yep - too lazy to set up an account so I won't win, but I giggled my a$$ off watching you blindfold your puppy to make the selection. I might want your babies :)

I'm also scared of the dark so probably should get one of those lamps so I can stop running ultras with 3 headlamps!

Andrew said...

love contests on blogs!

Corri said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly but I already have my own my own baby.
I would love you even more if you gave me your head lamp :-)

Rachel said...

My fingers and toes crossed on this one. Every week I train with the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club with my old headlamp which pivots up and down pointing down when I want it pointing forward, making annoying crich crich sounds, and giving me the brightness that I need to see the control points far and wide. Oh to see well! oh to have a bright light! oh to have it shine far and wide!!

chris mcpeake said...

sweet headlamp

Chris Fillier said...

Keep kickin ass dude

Ron E said...

I'm still here, reading your entertaining and motivational words. Keep up the good work (writing and running)!

Scott Corsie said...

Okay, I'm in but I have some concerns.

First you claim there is no survey, but clearly at the bottom of the post there it is, "Like it, Love it, Lame". I'm just saying it looks like a survey to me.

Second, I'm a dude so it's biologically impossible for me to have your babies, plus I don't roll that way... The point being this contest is not gender neutral and maybe should have a disclaimer like "Only for those whose can bear the gift of life".

Finally, while cute, your selection process is highly prejudicial. Dogs have 220 olfactory receptors in the nose and can smell 1000 times better than humans, this is how they can find Deer poop on any trail.

Seriously though (because this is a serious post... really). Roxy needs to be placed in a neutral position an equal distance from cookies the exact same age and size for this to truly be fair, otherwise I will find it difficult to accept my prize... I will though because I'm a true sportsman...
I mean person... and I wouldn't want to offend you or Princeton Tec by turning it down.

Most kidding aside, you have a great blog. Well written and always a gas, but I do miss "Funny Fridays though". Now where do I register for my "Sham WoW" and "Slap Chop"!

Will Thomas said...

Well you easily surpassed last year's 55 comments. This is good for you (and Princeton Tec), but bad for me as my odds go down. I've got to find a way to bribe Roxy.

Jeff said...

#66...Thanks for your site and unique perspectives on running.

You run so fast you probably dont need a light...I run so slow I need 3 or 4.

JP said...

There's a renowned sexy trail on the Shore,
Named Ms. Bayden Powell with whom this trailrunner must score.
Her hills make my knees go weak,
And virgin forest covers her peak.
Under headlamp at night she'll cry "More!"

Scott said...

As my wise wife pointed out dogs have 220 MILLION olfactory receptors not 220... forget all the gender neutral stuff, girls are smarter!

Trevor MacKenzie said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies.

Dear Roxy, Come on girl..sniff me out!! I may not ride backwards on a horse or have those tickets for that thing you love, but I do wear Old Spice. Find my lucky number!!

Dean N said...

Free stuff!?! I'm in. Your going to have to come over and give it to me though. cost of shipping is close to the cost of a ferry.

-Dean

Rune said...

Pick me for the headlamp so I can see what I'm doing if I weasel a chick into bed with me....

Soph said...

Yes please

runner.reynolds said...

I'd love a headlight - sign me up!

FlickaTheWonderDog said...

I promise to love you, but you'll have to find someone else to make those babies. They can use my headlamp to help mine to pull it out though!

The Runs said...

Love the posts!!

Adam

Anonymous said...

Hey Gary,
Longtime reader first time poster of the blog. Keep up the activity and blogging it is inspiring to the less motivated.
Jeff B

Eric Schmitt said...

I am just getting into some trail running & racing! I have done one 25K & loved it! Lost 40+ pounds since September & am digging what I am doing! Would love to try the trails in the dark! Thanks for the opportunity in giving away something yo could probably keep!

Scott said...

"Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies."

Now that the weather is getting better we should go and shoot those photos we talked about. Looks like you upped the number of followers. Roxy will have her work cut out for her.

Nicola Gildersleeve said...

Maybe I'll win this time!!!!!!!

Sue said...

Hi Gary and that so cute Roxy dog!
Would love the headlamp...

The Chaser said...

lots of commenters, dang. well here's to winning a headlight!

mrf0rd said...

Met at TRR last year. Really enjoy following your blog.

Nice write up on your "HURT" experience. I'm heading out to Hawaii in July and plan on running a lap of the course.



D. Ford
Team XXL

Jill said...

Hi Gary,

Love the blog, the dog & would love to win the light.

Cheers! Jill

Doone said...

Hey Gary - If I had that headlamp maybe I wouldn't have missed the turn to Howard creek at Coyote Two Moon and I would have finished the 100 K instead of running 56 miles in the snow and rain.. then again I would have had to stay out in the snow even longer - so maybe I don't want to win your headlamp!!

Vince said...

Gary, I don't want ANY babies!

Gotta run,
Vince

Michael Owen said...

PICK ME! HA!

Tim Wiens said...

Since I can't seem to finish a 100 miler what do I need a headlamp for? Guess I could always give it to a friend...

Ben said...

"Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your ... headlamp."

HEATHERRUNS said...

Heres my simple entry to win a headlamp for my hubby.

Dave said...

Gary, I presume this light is the same one that you used at HURT, where it was easy to tell that it was you approaching the aid stations, by the oh-so-brilliant headlamp flashing through the trees!
You put out a great blog, as bright as the headlamp - see you at Diez!

Anonymous said...

I may need a headlamp for "fat dog" so add me to the list please!!!!
Rob S

Josh said...

count me in! You've got a lot more than 55 this time around!

Love2Run said...

Pick me, I'm from the east coast!!

ultrajumper said...

yes please.

-bobby gill

randnev said...

Dear Gary, I love you dearly and would like to have your babies...

Is that even allowed? I think someone told me we were related!

Come on Roxy...pick me! I'm the guy that left a bunch of food laying around for you to eat!

See you in a month!

Brad Dean said...

Thanks for the kick-ass aid station yesterday, Roxy! Now pick me, girl!

Colin said...

Give me this headlamp, a tire lever, a cheesecake and seven litres of lube and I'll be all set for a night with Rune's Mom!

-Colin Matthews

garobbins said...

Hey guys thanks for all the comments! Even my Father mentioned how funny so many of them were.
Contest is officially closed as Roxy and I are currently trying to determine the winner...best of luck!!

GR

Anonymous said...

gimme gimme!!!
you give good hugs!!
haha
jamie.

Alison Hanks, LMP said...

Roxy might get fat this year...

Sugar said...

ooh ooh pick me pick me!

Jeff said...

It's dark here - need a head lamp