A Short Introduction: Bailee Mulholland

Hey all! First off, I want to say THANK YOU for supporting The Running Road Trip. You have no idea how much we appreciate it. This has been our dream for over a year, and now we're about to make it a reality. We appreciate everyone who has donated, volunteered to host us, or just kept up with our news and shared it with friends and family. 

Anyway, I thought I should make this first blog post an intro, since I might not know all of you personally (I hope I don't! That means our project is spreading!). 

So who am I?

I am a runner (obviously). But I wasn't always a runner. I started running my freshman year of high school. It was one of the craziest decisions I've made, but it has helped me find focus and a love for life and the outdoors. I started off slow, but I persevered. Now here I am, six years later (wow, that's a long time) still running. I am not on any teams at school, I run mostly alone. In the years since high school, I've embraced the fact that I will never be the fastest and am transitioning into more of a trail/ultra runner. My main focus as a runner right now is Dirty 30, a 50k trail race that will take place June 3rd shortly before we depart on our summer of running. Unfortunately, I found out my iron levels are pretty low recently, so I won't be racing for a time so much as racing for the experience. In addition, I've returned to Boulder High School as a volunteer track coach.

But I don't just run. Yes, it is a huge part of my life and something I love, but I do a lot of other things.

School-wise, I'm finishing up a leadership minor and Chinese major this year. Next year, I plan to return to the school of music at CU Boulder to complete my Bachelors of Arts (in violin). In addition, I've picked up a Computer Science degree and a Technology, Arts, and Media minor. Hopefully Charlie will help me prep for this new area of interest as we travel.

I recently finished my yoga teacher training through Corepower. I hope to take what I've learned and use it throughout the trip, to keep our team injury free, but also to hopefully teach a couple of classes in various states! I am working on organizing that now.

So violin, yoga, running, school; I'm pretty busy. But when I have free time I love to make food and share it with friends. I'm especially excited to eat some of the places we travel this summer. (I've been researching the best donut shops in every state!)

I guess that's a brief overview about me. I hope you continue to read and follow us on our journey. Thank you again for all of your support! 

Bolder Boulder Giveaway

It’s giveaway time!

That’s right, you have the opportunity to snag race entry for the Bolder Boulder, the nation’s largest Memorial Day race. Here’s how you can join 54,000 others in the nation’s best Memorial Day celebration:

 

Timeline: The giveaway will begin April 13th, 2017, and close May 4th, 2017, lasting three weeks in duration.

 

Prizes: Three (3) prize winners will be selected. Prize packets include: One (1) 2017 Bolder Boulder Race Packet (1 race entry, 1 bib, 1 short-sleeved t-shirt, 1 post-race lunch box) (Approximate retail value: $55.00); Opportunity to join Sadie, Bailee, and Charlie for post race celebrations and ice cream. 

 

How To Enter: Participants will receive one (1) giveaway entry if they like/follow The Running Road Trip Facebook page and/or Instagram page, and share The Running Road Trip’s post about the giveaway. Additional entries can be received for contributing to The Running Road Trip’s GoFundMe campaign. For each $5 donated during the giveaway period, participants will receive one (1) giveaway entry. For every $25 donated, participants will receive an additional ten (10) bonus entries. That is to say, a participant who likes The Running Road Trip page, shares the post, and donates $25 will receive sixteen (16) entries in total. There is no limit to the amount of entries a participant can earn.

 

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of The Running Road Trip and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate.

 

Winner Selection: Three (3) winners will be selected. The first two (2) will be randomly drawn from among all eligible entries received during the giveaway period. This drawing will occur on May 5th, 2017, and will be live-streamed on Facebook. The third prize will be given to the participant who contributed the largest dollar sum (whether it be a single donation or multiple donations) to The Running Road Trip’s GoFundMe campaign during the giveaway period. 

All winners will be notified by the evening of May 5th, 2017. Prizes must be redeemed by May 14th, 2017. Certificates can be redeemed at the Bolder Boulder store or a registration form can be completed and mailed to: VIR Program, 5500 Central Avenue, Ste. 110, Boulder, Co 80301. If you have any questions in advance regarding prize redemption, feel free to contact a team member at therunningroadtrip@gmail.com.

 

General: Race entries are good only for the 2017 race. 

Subject to all federal, state and local laws/regulations. The Running Road Trip nor their affiliates will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in these promotions. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that The Running Road Trip may use the winner’s name, voice, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of The Running Road Trip which are final and binding in all respects. The Running Road Trip is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or in administration of the promotion.

The Running Road Trip is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by The Running Road Trip on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the promotions are not capable of running as planned for any reason The Running Road Trip reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received.

Nico Interviewed On the Runified Podcast!

This week, our co-founder Nico was interviewed on the Runified podcast. He discussed his path to becoming a runner, some of the biggest issues around Alzheimer's disease research, and, most importantly, his grandfather. 

Listen in to learn more about who he is and why he is doing what he is doing below (or here).

 

Also, be sure to check out Runified and listen in to some of their other awesome running podcasts!