it’s the best damn time for best damn race

I am an Ambassador for the Best Damn Race series. In exchange for my promotion and honest reivew of the events, I receive complimentary race entries and other amenities. All opinions are my own.

Right now is the best damn time to get back into live races, and there’s no better way than with the Best Damn Race series.

The 2021 season is, as of right now, on and ready to go. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the excitement and vibe of the start lines, the courses, and of course, the grand finales of real live, actual races.

Who’s with me?

Where Can I Run Best Damn Race?

In 2021, Best Damn Race is available in at least three cities. You can kick off February in Safety Harbor with a 10K and 5K on Saturday the 6th and a Half Marathon on Sunday the 7th!

From there, head on over to Orlando on March 6 to take on the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. Heck, you can even run the 10K and 5K one after the other for a bonus challenge!

At the end of March, the 28th to be exact, make your way to New Orleans for a 5K or half marathon in the Big Easy.

There’s even a Leftover 5K at the end of the season, where runners can earn “leftover” swag from any other Best Damn Race. Such a fun way to make use of remaining bling!

What Comes With My Best Damn Race Registration?

Best Damn Race is KNOWN for its incredible participant perks. Obviously, every city offers USTAF certified courses in the distances of your choosing. No matter what distance or city you run, you are going to score some incredible goodies. Each registration comes with a great bib, a super-soft, gender-specific race shirt, a great goodie bag, and the coolest medals around. Sometimes, there’s even a bonus gift, like BDR branded socks.

Is It REALLY the Best Damn Bling?

In a word: YES.

Best Damn Race goes above and beyond with the size and quality of all its medals. Just check out this year’s offering for New Orleans. They are huge, colorful, and they glow in the dark!

courtesy of Best Damn Race

Safety Harbor and Orlando have fabulous medals, too.

And check out these beauties! Run a combination of distances, and you could earn something that looks like this!

courtesy of Best Damn Race

What Makes Best Damn Race… The Best?

Best Damn Race is a race series FOR runners BY runners. No detail is ignored. From the registration process, to the swag, to the atmosphere on race day to the after party…. Best Damn Race thinks of everything.

Runners get a top-notch race experience from this series. Every city offers a great pre-race expo, and after-party. They can snag gorgeous, free race photos,

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and enjoy awesome free beer and cocktails post-race, with all the yummy food a runner could want (think pizza, diet coke, chips, and sweets!).

Register now, and use code RUNSWITHPUGS to save 10% on any city and distance in the 2021 series!

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16 Responses to it’s the best damn time for best damn race

  1. Catrina says:

    That sounds so exciting, Jenn!
    I really hope that the 2021 races can go ahead as planned. I really miss the vibe of packed starting lines and the post-race parties.
    Those medals are awesome!

  2. It’s exciting that live races are starting to happen! We don’t have many around here and the winter is such a quiet time for racing anyway that now I am just waiting for the spring to see what will happen. Looks like there are alot of great perks to running these races!

    • runswithpugs says:

      So many awesome perks. For us, this is our race season. The big marathon in February went virtual (it’s a breast cancer event, so I understand why), but this is when we do all our longer distances. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly with all the events starting up.

  3. I have heard that their races are really well run and lots of fun. I don’t know if I am up for an in person race yet but I hope soon. I really do miss the excitement of toeing the line!

  4. Darlene S. Cardillo says:

    Would love to.

    Maybe another year.

  5. That NOLA medal with the funky skull is pretty sweet! I wish I lived closer; these races always look so fun!

  6. Debbie says:

    I’d love to run a live race! I hope they come back in 2021. I’m signed up for a marathon in February, and another in June that was rolled over from this year. Fingers crossed.

    I love all the medals. Cute!

  7. Laura says:

    I can’t wait until live races can fully resume! I hope 2021 is a better year.

  8. I’ve run two BDRs & really enjoyed both. They put on GREAT races! Wish they came up further north.

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