Garmin Marathon (or Half) FREE Entry Giveaway – 2016 – Welcome to the Land of Oz

Lions & Tigers & Bears ….. Oh my!   What does that phase mean to you?  In my world, I grew up singing this phrase over and over.  Its one that my friends and I would scream, shout & sing while chasing each other around in a game of tag, keep away or while out in the dark pretending to be scared of the unknown.  The Wizard of Oz was more than a movie to us.  We incorporated the story line and plot into our own playtime antics.  We dressed up as Dorothy for Halloween.  We named our dogs Toto.  We had Wizard of Oz lunch boxes.  The Wizard of Oz was and still is a classic.  Here is a pic of Aby at 14 weeks, absolutely enthralled with the movie.   I know the feeling.

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So how many of you are aware that there is an #OzRun in Olathe (O-Lay-th), KS sponsored by Garmin?  The Garmin Marathon, In the Land of Oz is on April 16, 2016.  Who’s running with me?

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If you’re a Wizard of Oz fan, this is a must run event.  If you are a Garmin fan, this is a must run event.  If you are a Marathon Maniac, Half Fanatic or 50 States runner, you’ll end up at the Garmin Marathon because it’s where your friends are going and because this is the premier marathon in Kansas.  So who’s running with me now?

This is the 13th year for the Garmin Marathon but it is still a smaller race that caters to the runners.  There were less than 4000 finishers in 2015 so know that you will be getting the red carpet, I mean, Yellow Brick Road treatment.  I anticipate this race to grow exponentially over the coming years so am happy to be running while its still smaller and focused on delivering a quality race to the runners.  See the finish line below.  Just follow the yellow brick road!   Follow, Follow, Follow, Follow ……

Garmin Marathon_Yellow Brick Rd2      Garmin Marathon_Yellow Brick Rd

The start/finish will be mere steps outside of your hotel room at the new Embassy Suites Hotel at the Olathe Convention Center.  After our hotel fiasco in Tulsa, you know I’ll be staying there.  Book HERE for a discounted rate.

This will also be the location of the Emerald City Finish Line Festival which will offer runners freebies such as:  snacks, beer, a meal, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, yoga stretching & live music.

Sounds awesome, right?  The Garmin Marathon has graciously decided to give away ONE entry to any race of your choosing.  Giveaway starts NOW and runs until Christmas Eve (12/24/15) at 8am CST.  I’ll do a quick drawing on Christmas Eve morning so we can announce a winner and make sure that someone has a great start to Christmas 2015.  To be entered you MUST comment below.  You can also get additional entries by jumping thru a few hoops (listed below).

  • Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry
  • Garmin Customer – 1 Entry (tell us which product you own)
  • Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
  • Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
  • Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow the Garmin Marathon  on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
  • Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry

Total of 11 possible entries. Just let me know in the comments what actions you preformed so I can allot you the proper amount of entries.  Good luck.  I’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve morning!

** Let’s Run the Land of Oz ** Amanda – TooTallFritz

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85 thoughts on “Garmin Marathon (or Half) FREE Entry Giveaway – 2016 – Welcome to the Land of Oz

  1. Well normally I would be excited for chance to win an entry to this and get Kansas checked off my State’s list, and have opportunity to run with you and your gang, but drat, April 11 thru 20th I am in Boston to run the marathon on the 18th. So I guess I have to wait another time for one of your entry giveaways. BTW I have and still using the Garmin 310XT.

  2. Helena Klumpp — Followed Garmin and Garmin marathon on FB, as well as you on Instagram. Own Garmin Edge 500 and Forerunner 220 (purple!).

  3. I own 3 Garmin products, the Forerunner 10, the 310XT and recently bought a Vivofit2. I hit everything except the Instagram entries, not sure I need more social media to juggle yet but my kids keep pushing me to join up.

  4. I would be SO pumped to come there and run that race! My friend who I met through a fitness Twitter 4 years ago runs every year. I’ve never met her face to face and we’ve always wanted to run together. I’d be honored to win and finally make that come true!

  5. Commenting-1
    I am a Garmin Customer. I own the Garmin Forerunner220 (red and black)-1
    Liked TooTallFritz on FB- 1
    Liked the Garmin Marathon Facebook page-1
    Like the Garmin Facebook page- 1
    I follow Garmin on Twitter- 1
    I follow TooTallFritz on IG- 1
    I follow Garmin Marathon on IG- 1
    I follow Garmin on IG- 1

    I need to knock of Kansas so thank you for the opportunity to run this great race.

  6. Here are my entries! And thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Comment — Required – 1 Entry – Done!
    2. Garmin Customer – 1 Entry – Garmin Vivofit 2 (also owned a Vivofit, now my husband does 😉
    3. Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry — DONE!
    4. Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    5. Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – already liked – DONE!
    6. Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – and I don’t even use Twitter much – DONE!
    7, Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – you’re killing me on the Twitter – DONE!
    8. Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – more twitter? DONE!
    9. Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – now the Instagram? I’m old! – DONE!
    10. Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    11. Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – and DONE!

    Eleven labor intensive (LOL) entries! DONE! I would love to win this one for a lot of reasons!

  7. Woo Hoo!!!!! I need Kansas and this really sounds like a fun race!!!! I have done all of the above and own the Garmin 910.
    So eleven entries.

  8. I like Olathe! I have heard good things about this race, too! I may have to bail on LA in Feb due to a small injury so that could be a great “gift” of a plan B!

    1. Comment — Required – 1 Entry – Done!
    2. Garmin Customer – 1 Entry – Just got a Forerunner 15 and had a 405 that I have to a friend
    3. Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry — DONE!
    4. Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    5. Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    6. Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry –DONE!
    7, Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    8. Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    9. Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    10. Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE!
    11. Follow Garmin and Garmin Fitness on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – and DONE!

  9. Garmin marathon is near family! Would love to visit Oz and everyone in one trip! – I’ve completed all actions for 11 entries! Fingers crossed and wishes sent !

  10. I would love to run this marathon. Kansas would make for state #14. I have an old Garmin 410 and I liked all 3 Facebook pages.

  11. Comment Below – (DONE)) Required – 1 Entry
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry (tell us which product you own) Vivosmart and Forerunner 405
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry

  12. Hey Amanda – thanks for the cool contest. I’m in 8 times, everything but the 3 Instagram options as I don’t do Instagram.

    Oh, I wear a Garmin 920xt for everything. I’m lost without it. 🙂

    Hopefully I can get lucky and cross Kansas off the list this spring!!! I also want to get back there to hit up Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ which I ate at passing thru Olathe on the way to Tulsa last year. That alone would be worth the trip. 🙂

  13. Bucket list marathon! I own the Garmin 420. Oldie but a goodie. 8 entries for me. Following both the marathon and Garmin on fb, twitter, instagram, comment here, comment type of garmin i wear, I already follow you everywhere else haha. Happy Holidays!

  14. 1 – I’m commenting now! 🙂
    1 – I liked the Garmin fb page
    1 – I liked the Garmin Marathon fb page
    1 – Garmin customer (I actually own a forerunner 610, 310, 910, & Garmin Edge 605 & 810)! 🙂

  15. Woot! Need Kansas and I was going to take April off….but pffff…I’m a Maniac now 🙂

    Following done….
    Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry (Forerunner 10 and 305)
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry

  16. The wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorites and I love to sing along and running in this would be awesome. I could check off another state if I get this. Thanks for all these wonderful opportunities. I use the Garmin Forerunner 220. I followed you on fb & Twitter. Followed Garmin Marathon on fb and Instagram. Followed garmen on fb & Instagram. Total entries 8.

  17. Always liked the Wizard of Oz, a native Kansan as well.. I’ve ran the Garmin Half for the past two years, would definitely like to run the marathon on the new course!

  18. Yay, I’ve already signed up for this one, I’ll look for you there! Just started training this week… We’ll see how I like training for a spring marathon. 🙂

  19. Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry – I have a Garmin GPS for my car and a Garmin 205 watch
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry

  20. lifelong garmin fan here. Currently using Fenix 3 for watch, garmin for car.

    Great way to visit some friends…and run the yellow brick road as well 😛

    I:
    Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry –
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry

  21. Followed TooTallFritz on Instagram also have added Garmin on FB and Twitter.

    Thank you so much

    I already follow you on FB and Twitter. Thank you again for offering this. Happy Holidays!

  22. I did all of these! 🙂

    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry

  23. Hey fellow runner! Hope to see you in garmin/oz! I followed all your directions for a total of 11 entries!! The garmin product I own is a vivoactive, and looking to get the new 920xt or wait it out and see what comes out this fall. Happy running!!

  24. Awesome!!! I have a garmin forerunner 10. And I love it!!
    I like your Facebook page!
    I like the marathon page.
    I like the garmin page.
    I follow you on Twitter
    I follow the marathon on Twitter.
    I follow garmin on Twitter.
    Tessabridger1 on Twitter.
    Tessa bridger on Facebook.

  25. Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry –DONE
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry (tell us which product you own)–forerunner 220
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry –DONE
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry –DONE
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry –DONE

  26. Love this marathon!
    I have the Garmin forerunner 220
    I like the garmin Facebook page
    I like the garmin marathon Facebook page
    i like tootallfritz on twitter
    I like garmin marathon on twitter
    Follow garmin marathon on insta

  27. This race will help me cross off another state from my list. 🙂 I own a Garmin 225 but would LOVE a Fenix. They’re so beautiful.

    Comment Below – Done.
    Garmin Customer – Done.
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page – Done.
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page – Done.
    Like the Garmin Facebook page – Done.
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter – Done.
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter – Done.
    Follow Garmin on Twitter – Done.
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram – Done.
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram – Done.
    Follow Garmin on Instagram – Done.

    11 entries.

  28. What a great experience! I love my Garmin Forerunner 220. 🙂 I’ve now completed 1-8 from the list above. Darn I would have tried for all 11 but I don’t have Instagram. Hmmm, may have to download that! LOL. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  29. Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry – I have a Garmin GPS for my car and a Garmin 205 watch
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry
    Thanks!

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  31. Hi! I did all 11 things, for 11 entries! I went to college in Kansas, so I’d love to get a free race entry to go back and visit some friends that same weekend! 🙂

    Comment Below – 1 Entry – DONE
    Garmin Customer – 1 Entry (tell us which product you own) ~ I own a Garmin Forerunner 220 and LOVE it!!! Got it last Christmas 🙂
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow TooTallFritz on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow Garmin on Twitter HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry – DONE! 🙂

    Here’s to hoping one of these 11 tasks wins the free Garmin Marathon/Half Marathon for me! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  32. How awesome!!! I’ve never heard of this race! I liked/followed all of the options! I would do the half:)
    Happy Christmas!!

    Lisa

  33. Hi thanks for the chance to win!!
    I am a Garmin customer I have the 610 and I love it. I haves liked Tootallfritz, Garmin marathon and Garmin on Facebook. I am also following your blog, Garmin marathon and Garmin on Instagram. Have a great day! Angie moody

  34. I’m always looking for a new fun race to participate in. Thanks for the giveaway! Below are my entries.

    Comment Below – Required – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Like the TooTallFritz Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Like the Garmin Marathon Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Like the Garmin Facebook page HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Follow TooTallFritz on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Follow the Garmin Marathon on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)
    Follow Garmin on Instagram HERE – 1 Entry (DONE)

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