Seven-time Ian adventure racing world champion Ian Adamson and ultra-running legend and two-time Badwater winner Pam Reed share a penchant for pain and suffering. Both are training hard for the Badwater Ultramarathon in a couple of months.
As part of their training and to raise awareness for an important cause, Ian and Pam are spending eight hours on a treadmill at the Rock'n'Roll Marathon in San Diego this weekend. To honor their pain, we're going to give away some Newton shoes to a couple of lucky winners.
Since we launched Newton Running about three years ago, Newton has proudly supported the Trickle Up Foundation with a $1 donation for the sale of every pair of shoes. Trickle up was created to help poverty-stricken people in developing countries to launch micro-enterprises by providing seed capital grants and business training - it's a small non-profit that's making a big difference in the world.
In order to raise awareness about Trickle Up, Ian and Pam will be running on the treadmill for eight hours straight wearing pedometers to train for Badwater. (Ian is running Friday for eight hours, Pam is running Saturday for eight hours).
Here's how to win FREE SHOES.
Guess at the number of steps they will each take over the course of the day. Two winners (for the closest guess for Ian) will receive a pair of Newtons of their choice. There are four different ways in which you can enter:
1. Stop by our expo booth and write down your guess.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post with each guess.
3. Tweet your guesses and include the hashtag #NewtonRnRSD
4. Leave a comment on the Facebook post announcing the contest.
The contest will run until the end of the day on June 5th, when we will pick the winners, and break ties via a random drawing. You can read the full contest guidelines here.
Sweating it out for eight hours of running in place will be good training for whats up next—both Ian and Pam will be running Badwater in July as part of the seven-athlete Newton team. Stay tuned for more updates on the team.