Happy holidays from our family to yours!
Check out what's happening at RaceRaves:
Our unique twist on a holiday classic
Christmas carols are a fun tradition, but who gifts their true love "ten lords a-leaping"? And what would we do with a partridge in a pear tree, anyway?

To help runners celebrate the holidays in their own unique way, we proudly present our version of the classic "12 Days of Christmas." Enjoy! (1 min view)
FITLY: Your new favorite running pack
Finally, a running pack for the rest of us! One of the coolest products we saw at The Running Event last month was FITLY, an innovative featherweight pack. Designed for shorter runs where hydration isn't a concern, FITLY is ergonomic, bounce-free and stores all your essentials including keys, phone, ID and gels.

Curious? FITLY is offering RaceRaves members an exclusive discount! Buy a FITLY for $49 (normally $59) and get a free FLASK150 ($12 value), a 31% savings. Simply go to https://fitlyrun.com/discount/RRFITLY, then add one FITLY plus one FLASK150 to your cart to get the $22 discount. And let us know how FITLY works for you!
Coach Bette's corner: Mindful Running
As external distractions clamor more and more for our attention, the concept of mindfulness grows increasingly important to our physical and mental well-being. This month Coach Bette taps into the science of the psyche with her tips & tricks to help you experience the joy and freedom of mindful running. (5 min read)
How to find races? Let me count the ways...
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If you're looking for a race, you're in the right place! RaceRaves covers the entire spectrum of running events — distances from one mile to over 100 miles, on paved roads and unpaved trails, with events across the country and around the world.

Five easy ways to find races on RaceRaves: Pro Tip:
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So you think you know your races?
This high-flying December race leads its runners past the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and under the Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder. Can you name it?
He pinned his bib number, secured every GU,
Then paused at the start line, awaiting his cue;
But I heard him exclaim ere he strode out of sight,
"26 miles should help break these new shoes in right!"

Whatever your celebration — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day or a visit from Krampus — we hope visions of effortless miles and personal bests dance in your head this holiday season.

And keep an eye out for our 2018 Year in Racing, coming soon!

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
Happy ho ho ho-lidays from our co-founders, Mike and Katie!
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