Contest: Win a Race Day Getaway!

We want to motivate the masses to get RUNspired. That’s why we’re asking runners across the U.S. to share their favorite words of inspiration.

These inspiring words can be almost anything—from a favorite catchphrase to a song lyric or a totally insightful quote. Much like the New Balance motto, “Let’s make excellent happen,” the words should evoke that get-up-and-go spirit. They should be the kind of things you say to make those swelteringly hot or exceedingly dreary days seem like insignificant hurdles. Get ready to crank up that personal morale and get moving!

The Prize

The person who shares the words that inspire us the most will win a race day getaway for two to Falmouth, Mass., including airfare and hotel accommodations for one night. Falmouth is a fabulous seaside town and historical Cape Cod summer resort destination. The winner will receive two entries to the prestigious New Balance Falmouth Road Race, one of the most popular races in the country. Every year there are more applicants than registration numbers!

On August 12, more than 11,000 runners are expected to participate in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, which is now in its 40th year. Expected to draw more than 75,000 spectators, the road race will stretch seven miles from the Woods Hole Community Center through winding, tree-lined roads to a breathtaking flat area of beach that opens next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound.

Doesn’t that sound amazing? And you don’t have to wait until August to check it out. They’ve posted a video tracing the entire course. Check it out!

How To Enter

To enter, contestants should submit their RUNspiring words to the New Balance Race Day Giveaway application on’s Facebook page. Finalists will be determined by voting. Entrants are encouraged to share their submission on Facebook and ask friends to vote. The inspiring words that receive the most votes will be selected on June 29. The final winner will be chosen by the staff at and announced on July 6, 2012. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 and older.

Now who’s ready to get RUNspired? Let’s do it!