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October Challenge: RUN4GOOD with Saucony and Another Mother Runner

We love a good BOGO, and our partner Saucony might have just come up with the best free BOGO ever: fighting childhood obesity with the miles you run. It's the RUN4GOOD App, and, in case you didn't watch the video, here's how it works:

1. You download the RUN4GOOD App, available for both iPhones and Androids: iPhoners can get it here on iTunes, and Droiders can grab it here on Google.

2. Press start when you begin your run. Run to your heart's content: fast, slow, far, not so much. It doesn't matter because every mile counts.

3. Press stop when you end your run. Your miles get added to a collective pile that helps an organization that, in some fashion, promotes running for youth.

A mile marker I love to share.
A mile marker I love to share.

Yep. Running For Good that simple and efficient. (Could somebody from the app development send a memo to organizers of our school fall festival that has about 40 games and requires a gazillion volunteers and prizes? Just kidding. Kind of.)

Anyway, some backstory: every month, Saucony picks an organization—typically a school, but not always—that promotes youth running and can benefit from a financial grant. (A quick aside: if you know of such an organization, here's the application info.)

Half of the grant is immediately given to the cause, but they have to earn the second half by racking up 10,000 cumulative miles in a month. Lutz  Elementary Miles Club shot past their goal in September with a whopping 17,000+ miles, and in October, Creekside Middle School in Patterson, California, is up to bat. Creekside has a 100-mile club, which encourages students to run 100 miles over the course of a school year.

As we help Creekside get their full funding, Saucony and Another Mother Runner are going to up the ante a little. We are offering three combo prizes to three random mother runners who RUN4GOOD: a Saucony gift card (good for a pair of shoes, a sweet fall running jacket, a supportive new bra, or whatever one piece of running gear you need) and an AMR lifestyle tee of your choice.

Saucony's new Nomad jacket and our "The more I run, the less I want to run away" coordinate well, I must say.
Saucony's new Nomad jacket and our "The more I run, the less I want to run away" coordinate well, I must say.

How do you enter to win such a great prize?
1. You log at least 10 runs (of any length, but on separate days) via the RUN4GOOD app between October 1 and October 31, 2013.

2. Then you screenshot your history page(s) on your phone (example below) and email them to us at runmother [at] gmail [dot] com by 5 EST on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

Don't worry: we'll remind you periodically through the month of October to RUN4GOOD and will call for your screenshotted runs on the 31st. We'll announce the random winners on November 4.

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My September runs I remembered to RUN4GOOD on. A few helpful tips: remember to start the run—I ran at least 6 more times, which I didn't record—and, more importantly, stop it. Believe it or not, I did not run 27 miles at 2:04 AM on Saturday the 7th. I did run 8.8 though, during my night Ragnar run. So maybe the app just tripled it because it was so badass to be running at 1 am. Or, more likely, I forgot to hit stop run.

The RUN4GOOD app has a bunch of other fun features, like rewarding you for certain milestones, sharing your runs if you choose, and allowing you to join a team. (Search for "Another Mother Runner" if you're interested, but joining the team isn't a prereq to be entered to win a prize.)

As far as we're concerned, we just want to see 10 runs from you in October—and a whole lot of miles 4 GOOD.

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below. Otherwise, go all BOGO on us, mother runners!

37 responses to “October Challenge: RUN4GOOD with Saucony and Another Mother Runner

  1. I think screen shots are the same as they were before: hold down Home key (round button at bottom) and press the power button quickly (rectangular one in upper right corner). That’s how I’ve always done it. Good luck! Hoping the app issue is resolved soon!

  2. It worked for me when I went into the App store throught the link on this page. I am still perlexed, not sure if treadmilling will get recorded.

  3. I downloaded the app to my Android phone and created a login but it won’t let me actually log in to use the app. 🙁

  4. I am unable to find the app. Also, will this work while running on a treadmill?? My morning runs are too dark to head outside.

  5. Which country do we change to in the iTunes store to locate the app? I hope we can get this to work – sounds like a great cause.

  6. I am so glad you guys still maintain this blog for us folks who don’t have a smart phone or a Facebook account. I’m glad I get to connect with this tribe of runners even though my technology is lacking.

    If there’s a way to log miles for the group any other way, I’d be happy to.

  7. I am also having the same issue, not able to find in the App store…
    Also- Will the app work while running on a treadmill?? I hope so.
    Thank you

  8. Is there a way to enter miles online later for those of us that run without a phone, don’t use smartphones, or can’t find the app?

  9. I couldn’t get the app either. On the Saucony FB page, someone said it was only available for iPhone 5? I have a 4S, so maybe that’s the issue. IDK. Too bad, because I really wanted to do this. It seemed like such a fabulous idea and a win-win all around. 🙁

    1. Hey Amy–

      Good question. Since the miles are communicated via a smart phone, that’s the prereq for this challenge. Sorry about that. We have giveaways every Wednesday that don’t require a smart phone. Thanks for understanding. Dimity

  10. wish I had a smart phone, this looks like fun, especially after training for the last 8 weeks, fun running is just what I need

    1. Unfortunately not this time, Kari, for this exactly application, but I’m sure there are plenty of youth running programs that would love some time and your help. (That sounds way more snarky than I mean it to…). Thanks for asking.

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