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OKC Memorial Marathon: Who wants free stuff?

I love free stuff.

Who doesn’t?

But getting free stuff as a reward for running? Now, there’s something that I can really get behind.

Our friends at Red Coyote Running and Fitness are partnering with us on a four-week Instagram fitness challenge. It’s in preparation for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, an event that many in our city and state are preparing for.

That includes yours truly. I am planning to run the half marathon, and I’ve been blogging about the good, the bad and the ugly of my training process.

But this is something really, really good.

Here’s how it works:

Week 1 (March 2-8): Post a photo of scenery, buildings or objects you see while running. Use the tag #seenonokrun and tag us @news_ok.

Week 2 (March 9-15): Snap a screenshot of your best time or mile on an app or map. Use the tag #mybestmile and tag us @news_ok.

Week 3 (March 16-22): Take an #OKRunfie (a running selfie) and tag us @news_ok.

Week 4 (March 23-30): Use a photo and caption to tell us why you are running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Use the tag #runtoremember15 and tag us @news_ok.

Then, early next month, we’ll select two winners who will receive $150 gift cards for Red Coyote. (Hello, new shoes!)

I’ll be posting, too. You can follow me on Instagram at jennicarlson_ok.

Happy running — and picture-taking!

Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›