My family loves Skyline. Almost twenty years ago Michael and I had our first date there, and we still frequent Skyline on a regular basis. So you can imagine my excitement about this giveaway just because it’s Skyline. But I was even MORE excited when I heard the story of Emily Jones, who completed the Skyline Chili 3-Way Challenge. I love that Emily’s family was a part of the Flying Pig Marathon with her, I think that encouraging your children to be active is so important, and she is obviously winning in this area! She has inspired me to look into some Couch to 5K programs and get moving! And hopefully my children will get excited about running with me as well. Take a few minutes and read Emily’s story in her own words, and then enter to win yourself a $25 Skyline Gift Card. Visit the Flying Pig Marathon website to find out more about the Skyline Chili 3-Way/4-Way Challenge. Maybe this will be something to add to your bucket list for 2015!
Emily Jones & The Skyline Chili 3-Way Challenge ::
My name is Emily Jones and I was born and raised in Cincinnati. All of my family still lives there and I currently live in Vernon Hills, IL with my husband and two daughters- Kayla is 12 and Katherine is 10.
I ran my first marathon at the Flying Pig in 2001. I ran it again in 2011. I ran the 1/2 marathon in 2007, 2009, and 2012. I ran the relay with my husband, sister and a friend in 2010. Last year I ran the 10K.
My husband and I started running with our daughters in 2007. We did a 5K to benefit our library in Centerville, OH. The girls loved running and racing! So we continued to run with them once or twice a week. They both participated in Girls on the Run in Dayton. I coached the program at their school over 5 seasons. I have lost count of how many races they have competed in but they had never done any in relation to the Flying Pig.
This year I wanted to do a different race and I wanted to include my daughters who have watched me in the Flying Pig many times. Since Kayla turned 12 in April, I thought I could do the 10K with her, the 5K with Katherine and then run the 1/2 marathon by myself. The 3 way just made sense! So I signed us up 🙂
My sister Lara Korbee wanted to join in but could not commit to running all three races. She signed up and ran the 10K and the 5K with us on Saturday. She nicknamed her events “the cheese coney”.
We ended up running very well. Kayla and I finished the 10K in just over 50 minutes. Katherine and I ran the 5K in just over 27 minutes and I ran the half marathon in 1;43. It was a fabulous weekend. We had so much fun at the expo, the races and at the victory party.
The Flying Pig is very special to our whole family. I think we will always do one or more of their events. All of the course routes are beautiful and Cincinnati is a wonderful city!
Thank you so much to Emily for sharing her story and inspiring us! Now, on to the giveaway…
WIN WIN WIN – This Giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to Mike T, enjoy your Skyline gift card!
One lucky Family Friendly Cincinnati reader will win a $25 gift card to Skyline Chili to dine with their family, on us.
So how can you enter to win? It’s easy. Simply answer question number one below. Additional items are bonus entries. Leave a separate comment on this post for each one you complete. A total of six entries are possible. You must reside in the Tri-State and be at least 18 years of age to enter.
How do you keep the everyone in your house ACTIVE?
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- Check out Family Friendly Cincinnati and Skyline Chili on Facebook
- Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/FamFriendlyCin (where you can find lots of other great ideas like recipes, crafts and so much more!)
- Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/famfriendlycin
- Tweet about this giveaway, including @FamFriendlyCin @skylinechili in your Tweet.
That’s it…that’s SIX ways to enter which means SIX chances to win! A winner will be drawn (randomly) Thursday, May 15th at 2pm and notified via email (we’ll also announce it our our Facebook page). Winners will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: Representatives with Skyline Chili provided Family Friendly Cincinnati with a gift card for our writer and one to giveaway to its readers. All opinions are our own.