Why to Apply to be a BibRave Pro
1. Opportunity to run some great races
BibRave is a great site to find and write race reviews. So at the heart of that, is running races. BibRave partners with races to give Pros the opportunities to run races for free in exchange for their reviews and experiences. I recently ran my first race for BibRave, which was the Runner's World Hat Trick. You can see my experiences running the 5K, 10K and half marathon.
2. Test new products
One of the great perks to being a Pro is the opportunity to test and blog about a variety of products, from compression and shoes to hydration and foam rollers. I've received some amazing opportunities to try some great products. I even found a love for neutral shoes when received a pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 18s. Some of my favorites included (after the shoes) my Plantronics BackBeat FIT headphones, my half Buff, and my first ever product tested, the Zensah Ultra Compression Leg Sleeves. I even have a couple of products I'm currently testing (be sure to look for my upcoming video review of the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights).
3. Meet great people (awesome Pros)
While being a BibRave Pro, I've gotten to meet a lot of great other people. All the other Pros are awesome people. Runners always willing to share their experiences, encouragement, and knowledge. I've even gotten a chance to meet some in person at races, which is always fun. It's great to have a close community to talk running and blogging with.
I must mention, you don't need to be a Pro though to share some of that. They are all very friendly, and you can find them in number 4.
I've written previously about reasons to love BibRave. One of those reasons is the community surrounding BibRave, which you can find each week on Tuesday at 9 pm EDT. Each week, BibChat takes on a different topic. Some of the recent include "Running Style", "Running Tech", "Beyond Running", and "Running Tweaks". The chats are a lot of fun and you might even learn something. I know I have. Oh, and did I mention each week has a giveaway? Well they do. Much of the gear I've reviewed has then also been given away on the chats. Though, I recommend bringing a snack.
I admit getting to try new gear is great. But we cant always all try everything or run every race for free. One of the great additional benefits Pros get are discounts on the races and on the gear. Now, sometimes we get some special discounts, I'll admit, but you want to know the truth? You can get many of the discounts as well. Just check out my discounts page (though it is due for an update). The latest gear I reviewed, XX2i Optics, offered 50% off your total order with the code XX2iRocks.
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Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: Courtney, Cynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!