Tonight, in the 9th inning of the Atlanta Braves – Pittsburgh Pirates game, Craig Kimbrel did what he does historically better than anyone else, strike guys out (he had an absurd 16.7 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched last year). The second batter of the inning was Starling Marte. Marte had struck out three times against Braves starter Julio Teheran. He added a fourth against Anthony Varvaro in the sixth inning. So coming into the ninth inning, the chances of the first platinum sombrero of the season was good. And the combo of Kimbrel and Marte did not disappoint, delivering the sombrero in four pitches! I was just happy that the first platinum sombrero was delivered by the Braves pitchers, not one of their hitters. Now, I have to think of a good giveaway to do for my registered runners each time this happens. I will ponder this and get back to you. In the meantime, please register for my race and help the children of St. Jude.
This is still primarily a running blog, but with the theme of my event and my favorite baseball team delivering the platinum sombrero, I had to update about it. Now it is TRX time to stay prepared for the Warrior Dash this weekend.
KT Tape is the sixth sponsor for the Platinum Sombrero 5K. The Memphis Tigers have been using KT Tape for years now and I have been very curious about it, so I am thrilled to get a sample to try. KT Tape will be providing a product sample to the first 50 people to register for the race. For those of you who don’t know what KT Tape is, it simply is an alternative to bulky braces, wraps, and pain meds. It is “…an alternative that’s used clinically, athlete tested, and used by millions of people world-wide. It’s called KT Tape. KT Tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and used to treat and prevent hundreds of common injuries such as knee pain, shin splints, and tennis elbow.” You can find more info by liking them on Facebook.
I’m sure that you have seen an athlete somewhere using KT Tape, especially if you watch basketball or the Olympics (think Kerri Walsh and beach volleyball). I didn’t even know the stuff was available to the public until recently, and now I’m thinking that maybe I could have incorporated it into my peroneal tendonitis rehab.
Sponsors are piling up fast! The fifth sponsor is Bulu Box, which is a company that sends you an assortment of vitamins, supplements, and health products monthly so you can try these products at a low cost to see if they will work for you. Each month, the products change, and there are several different subscription options. They also reward you for reviewing products that you sample with a points system that can be redeemed on their site. Bulu Box has agreed to give each race participant one free box or $10 off a subscription. I will email out the promo code once registration has closed, and flyer will give you a step by step account of how to redeem the code. Go like them on Facebook.
When ordering a box from Bulu Box, shipping is free, and you can sign up for a single month, three month, six month, or a one year subscription (with a $10 discount) to have these high end samples delivered to your door. There is even a weight loss box option! Check out some of the premium brands featured here.
The fourth sponsor for the Platinum Sombrero 5K is Running on the Wall, a company that specializes in the construction of unique medal and bib displays. I am familiar with their products because Susan actually purchased me a display from them after I completed my first half marathon back in 2010, and we both were very impressed with their work. Their products of very reasonably priced, especially when compared to the medal displays that races try to sell, and they have more character in my opinion as well. They have any type of design that you can imagine, and the displays are ultra customizable. If you like them on Facebook, they have numerous giveaways and you can stay up to date on new designs.
An example of their work
Last night I was able to secure two more sponsors for the Platinum Sombrero 5K! I am still waiting on a logo/graphic from one of the companies, so I will just share some info about B.I.C. Bands! B.I.C. Bands is a hair band company that specializes in hair bands that will not slip. They have a wide variety of bands, and they are currently working on one to honor those hurt or murdered in Boston on Monday, with 100% of the proceeds going to a Boston charity for the victims. Also, each month, B.I.C. Bands donate money from the sales of their products to a different charity. B.I.C. even stands for Because I Can! Check out more on their FAQ page and like them on Facebook!