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Join #TEAMDATA #PiDay5k Virtual Run/Walk/Crawl

Jan 24, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, DLBlog, Fun, Social Networking  //  No Comments

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NOTE: There’s a 10% savings if you do early registration by 27 January 2016.  CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER.

Due to event rules, you must have a Canadian or US address to go for the medal/swag option, but if you live elsewhere, you can register under the “no swag” option.  So anyone can join us.

We are repeating our efforts to be math-y runners by creating a team for #PiDay5k.  Join us for a virtual run/walk/crawl.  There’s great swag (Medal, t-shirt, stuff) and a chance to be part of a nerdy effort to move on Pi/Pie Day, 14 March 2016.

This isn’t competitive, much (there are some great prizes for special categories). You can cover your 5k distance how ever you want, at the pace you want…you can even spread it over several days. You can complete it on a treadmill or at your gym.  Last year this fell just before a race, so Josh Fennessy (@joshuafennessy | blog ) and I walked a 5k.  Then we ran a half marathon a few days later. 

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This year you can register for a 5k or a 10k, plus you can choose to register with a no-swag option.  Just click on the button below to get signed up for the distance and package you want.

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As a virtual race, you register before hand, they ship you the goods (including a race bib) and you complete your distance, then share that you completed it. It’s all on the honour system.  We on #TEAMDATA (that’s you!) think the honour system is a good thing.

There’s even a kids option!

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BTW, ladies, like all promotional shirt things, I recommend you size up two sizes if you want a shirt you can actually wear. Men, you likely want to size up, too.

I’ll update the #TEAMDATA roster here as we get signups.  Join us in all the #nerdshirt glory of Pie, Pi and a 5k

Have questions? There’s a FAQ for that.

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Registered Awesome Data Professionals:

@datachick Karen Lopez

@projmgr Rob Drysdale

Barbie Buckner, CA

Tom Bilcze, OH

Corine Jansonius , AB

Kim Medlin, NC

Join #TeamData for a Virtual Pi Day 5k

Jan 28, 2015   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Awesome, Blog, DLBlog, Fun  //  1 Comment

 

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Register

You can join #TeamData on a virtual run or walk any time between 12-15 March. A virtual races means you run it wherever you want, whenever you want during those days.  You can even split your runs/walks over those days.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

First off, you register for the Pi Day 5K. Online registration is currently open. You can register at any time, up until midnight on March 5th. (Canadian registration closes one week earlier to allow for shipping times. Sorry, eh.) Your registration will come with a sumptuously soft Pi Day 5K shirt you can wear with pride, plus a bib number and finisher’s medal (if you wear the medal before completing the run, you will burst into flames), all which you will receive the week before the run dates. Run the Pi Day 5K wherever you’d like (on your favorite local running trail, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, in a fog, on a log, etc) between March 13th and March 15th. Once you have run, report your time to us to be eligible for marvelous prizes.

$1 from every registration goes to fund #STEM activities.  There’s even a special priced Kid’s Run that comes with Shwings (I LOVE MY SHWINGS!)

So come join us for an easy, just as fast as you want it, Pi Pie 5k in mid-March.  To register as part of the team, just choose “Join a Team” on the registration page.

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You can tweet your prep and run using hashtags #TeamData and #PiDay5k

See you out on the road, virtually. 

Join #TeamData for the Portland Half Marathon

Jan 28, 2015   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Awesome, Blog, DLBlog, Fun  //  1 Comment

If you’ve been following me on Twitter (@datachick), you know I’ve been checking some races off my bucket list.  I apologize for all those tweets, by the way…but I also loved the fact that people could Tweet to me while I ran.  It’s so helpful to have people virtually cheering me on.

TeamDataBinaryI’ve made a commitment to run a race a month for 2015, so I’m going to be setting up “teams’ for the races that allow this.  The first one I’ve set up is for the Portland, Oregon half marathon.  This is a longer distance, I know, but I’ve run both the half and the full marathon and I can tell you they are excellent events.  There’s an 8-hour cut off for both races.  That means you have 8 hours to finish.  Since a half marathon is 13.1 miles, 8 hours means you can run, walk, stroll or whatever you want to do. In fact, 8 hours would give you time to stroll, have lunch and a nap during those 13+ miles/21+ kilometres.

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This race is known for its great crowd support, on-course music, excellent swag and great food after the race. Plus, it’s Portland. Food Trucks. Coffee. Donuts. The perfect race fuel.

Register to join us on 4 October 2015.  Registration for this race usually closes around the end of January, so you only have a couple of days to commit.

And if you can’t join us, remember you can still cheer us on.

Cheer Us On, Part 2 – 6 October

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun, Need Your Help  //  No Comments

Sunday Yanni Robel (@yannirobel). Rob (@projmgr) and I (@datachick) will be running the Portland Marathon. Yanni has done so many I can’t keep track.

Tonight we did the pasta dinner are now hoping to get a good sleep.

This is my second full marathon and Rob’s first. So this is where you can help. We all us Runmeter, an app that will not only track and tweet our progress, it will also read your tweets and Facebook posts to us as we run.

Today Yanni showed me she had selected a sexy French voice to read your messages. Just so you know.

I can’t even begin to explain how much hearing your support helps during a race.

You don’t have to install anything. All you have to do is tweet at us. There are just a few things you need to know:

– We can only hear tweets directly tweeted to us, with our twitter IDs right at the beginning of the tweet.

– That means that you will need three separate tweets to talk to all of us. If you mention more than one of us, only the first person will hear the tweet.

– We won’t hear retweets.

– We will probably set our apps to tweet our progress every 2 miles or so. If you reply to those, we will hear your tweet.

– You don’t have to include anything else in the tweet. No need for the Runmeter ID or a hashtag.

– We won’t hear DMs or private messages.

– Status updates also go to our Facebook walls. You can also talk to us there, too.

– I am slow. I will take more than 6 hours to finish. You can sleep in and still help.

– Our corral will probably start at 7:15 -7:30 or so AM PDT. But you don’t have to cheer us only as we start. Messages later are appreciated a lot.

I hope you can help us along the way. Even if you can’t, sending good vibes are also appreciated.

And thank you to all of you who supported us during our training runs.

See you on the other side of 26.2 miles. Upright and smiling.

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Stubborn @YanniRobel at the Big Hill

Jun 2, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun, Snark  //  2 Comments

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Need Your Help: Cheer Us On

May 31, 2013   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun, Need Your Help  //  1 Comment

This Sunday, 2 June Yanni Robel (@yannirobel) and I (@datachick) will be running the San Diego Marathon. Yanni has done so many I can’t keep track.

This is my first full marathon. It will be the first time I have run 26.2 miles. Even typing that makes me queasy.

So this is where you can help. Both Yanni and I use Runmeter, an app that will not only track and tweet our progress, it will also read your tweets to us as we run.

I can’t even begin to explain how much hearing your support helps during a race.

You don’t have to install anything. All you have to do is tweet at us. There are just a few things you need to know:

– We can only hear tweets directly tweeted to us, with our twitter IDs right at the beginning of the tweet.

– That means that you will need two separate tweets to talk to both of us.

– We won’t hear retweets.

– We will probably set our apps to tweet our progress every 2 miles or so. If you reply to those, we will hear your tweet.

– You don’t have to include anything else in the tweet. No need for the Runmeter ID or a hashtag.

– We won’t hear DMs or private messages.

– Status updates also go to our Facebook walls. You can also talk to us there, too.

– I am slow. I will take more than 6 hours to finish. You can sleep in and still help.

– Our corral will probably start at 7AM PDT, although cellphone congestion at the start may interfere with our auto tweets and your responses.

I hope you can help us along the way. Even if you can’t, sending good vibes are also appreciated.

I’m very happy to have Yanni with me for this run.

And thank you to all of you who supported us during our training runs.

See you on the other side of 26.2 miles. Upright and smiling.

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