St. Jude Heroes Blog Raffle!!

Hey friends!! It’s time for my St. Jude Heroes Fund Blog Raffle!! I am very excited to be doing this and hope it helps me reach my goal for the kids of St. Jude!!

As many of you know, I am running the St. Jude Half Marathon on Dec. 4th as a St. Jude Hero and raising money for the kiddos of St. Jude along the way!! My goal is $500 and I am a little over halfway there!! I just know I can hit my goal, but I will need your help! I thought a Blog Raffle would be a fun way for y’all to win prizes and for me to raise money for St. Jude!

So, I have 3 separate running related items to raffle off and I will be drawing 3 winners! I figured that gives y’all a better chance of winning something! Let’s talk about the products I’m raffling off!!

First raffle item: Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves in Red

zensah leg sleeves

The awesome people at Zensah were nice enough to send me these leg sleeves for my raffle!! I have talked to lots of people who LOVE their leg sleeves!! According to the package, the leg sleeves:

  • cause increased performance by increasing oxygen blood flow and circulation
  • make for a faster recovery
  • help you have fresher legs

The Zensah fabric is anti-microbial, thermal regulating, moisture wicking, and ultra-breathable. I need to get me a pair! These sound fabulous!!

Second raffle item: CEP Compression Socks (you pick the color!)

cep compression socks

I love the pink ones :) The wonderful people at were nice enough to let me raffle a pair of their CEP compression socks!! They also gave me a 15% off coupon code so if you don’t happen to win these socks, then you can buy them at a discounted price!!

To use the coupon code: go to and put in “BLOG15” in the coupon code box at checkout. (I will be putting this coupon code on my sidebar also).  Easy right?!? I’m definitely getting myself a pair (pink of course!!)

Top 5 reasons to wear CEP Compression Socks:

  1. CEP is made with over 50 years of experience by a WORLD LEADER in medical compression products, medi, with "medi Ultimate Compression Technology. (
  2. Medically tuned compression designed specifically for the athlete to improve performance, recovery and overall quality of life.
  3. Clinically proven to increase performance by 5% *
  4. Prevent shin splints, calf cramps, achilles issues and other lower leg indication
  5. Graduated medically tuned compression to help prevent blood clots and swelling during travel.

Third raffle item: Nathan Quickdraw Plus Handheld Bottle (you pick the color!)


I am a huge fan of this water bottle!! This is what I carry on all of my long runs now!! The little pocket in front is the perfect size to hold keys, small cell phone, or gels! From the website:

  • Moisture-wicking, adjustable Airmesh hand strap
  • 22 oz. (650 mL) Hydration Bottle with Clipless Cap
  • Zippered pocket with Key Clip
  • 3M Scotchlite™ reflective trim

So those are the raffle items! Hope y’all like them!! I guess I should tell y’all how to enter the raffle right?!?

Initial Mandatory Entry: $5 donation to my St. Jude Heroes Fund. For every $5 you donate, you get an additional entry into the raffle. Example: $5 = 1 entry, $10 = 2 entries, $15 = 3 entries and so on. Be sure to leave me a comment telling me how much you donated so I know how many entries to give you!!

Additional Entries: After you do the mandatory entry, you can get additional entries each day by:

  • posting about my raffle on your blog
  • tweeting about my raffle- be sure to include @nikiruns and a link to the raffle in your tweet
  • posting about the raffle on your facebook page

Make sure to leave me a comment each time you do an additional entry so I can give you credit!! And remember, you can do the additional entries each day!!

The Raffle starts NOW and ends Friday October 1st at midnight CST. So that gives you a little over a week to build up your entries and to spread the word!! Good luck to everyone!! And remember, we are doing it for St. Jude!!


  1. Hey girl - ok, just donated $10 for 2 entries, and I sent out a tweet for another!

  2. Okay, $25 donation, 1 tweet, 1 blog, 1 facebook. 8 entries? Good luck!!

  3. I donated $10 :) The compression socks look awesome - love that hot pink. I'm going to tweet this too, and blog about it in my running post today :)

  4. Donated $15 for 3 entries. Best of luck!

    Ed Spillane

  5. Donated $15 for 3 entries. Best of luck!

    Ed Spillane

  6. Donated $5:)

  7. $25 donation and 1 twitter RT! More to come :)

  8. I donated $10 -- good luck!
    (Lauren C)

  9. Another $15 donation :)