WIN! A place on the Summer Up & Running 5K, 10K or 21K Course

Would you like to come over and hang out? I mean, would you like to win a place on an Up & Running e-course?


High fives at the JJ Running Festival. Photo by Olivia Innocenti.

Okay, serious face on first. I only pimp things on this blog that I truly, passionately believe in. Our e-courses are a fab way to run – you get access to the world class Coach Julia, kickarse training plans, a blog full of helpful content and inspiring interviews to get you running like the wind, and we will support and cheer you on like crazy ladies all the way to your finish line.

But I reckon the very best bit is being part of a team of ladies all going through the same thing at the same time. Exercise can be a lonely thing, and not everyone has real life exercise buds around. Knowing your Forum comrades are in the same boat is great motivation. There's always someone to talk to; someone who just gets it. And after four rounds of Courses, I've got an international rollidex of inspiration to flip through when I don't wanna go for my walk. Example: Paula P is out there in 40'C Dubai heat. Julia K got chased by stray dogs in Guinea. Alex is running in Melbourne with a toddler in a stroller and a dog attached to said stroller… so come ON, missy! It's so inspiring and motivating to feel part of something.

Our next 5K Beginners Course starts on Monday 11 June and the 10K Course starts on Thursday 14 June, each running for eight weeks. Our Half Marathon course runs for 12 weeks and is self-paced, so you can begin at any time that suits you.

Are you up for a summer of run? To celebrate Round 5 of Up & Running I'm giving away five free places, on the course of the winners' chosing.

There are three easy ways you can enter the draw:

…then leave a comment here to let me know you've entered, with a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!

If you already follow us just tell me in the comments. You can enter on all three sites if you are totally mad for the social media and each will count as a seperate entry.

  • Entries close 9PM GMT Tuesday 5 June.
  • There will be five winners and they have their choice of 5K, 10K or Half Marathon course
  • As always the winner can gift the prize to a friend, so you can enter if you choose not to run but know someone who would like to!
  • Winners will be randomly selected.
  • Winners can be from anywhere in the world. Remember the Courses are for women only.
  • Winners will be announced Wednesday 6 June..

Update: Please include a valid email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win!

Best of luck!


Coach Julia can also help you programme your Garmin, nae bother. Photo by Sara Lando.

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85 thoughts on “WIN! A place on the Summer Up & Running 5K, 10K or 21K Course

  1. Following on Twitter. This is bizarrely timed. I’d literally just been thinking that I would like to try running and wondering how one starts that kind of thing, and then I saw this post!

  2. Not sure what I’m supposed to do, I ‘liked’ you on facebook. Hope that is enough. Would really love to win this.

  3. I’d love to start actually RUNNING. It just terrifies me!

    Following on all three sites: @iknowitsforreal; speschul on Facebook and telanor on Pinterest.

  4. Me, please!

    I’m on week 6 of Couch-to-5k now, and I’ve found it absolutely amazing and empowering. I could never run the mile in high school, and yesterday I ran two without a break. And I don’t remember the last time I felt so joyful, enthusiastic or accomplished about something. Running is awesome. I have three weeks left to take me to a 5k distance, but I’m starting to feel a little nervous about what comes next. I want to race! I want to run longer! Faster! I don’t want to reverse the program and go 5k-to-Couch πŸ™‚

    I’ll figure something else out if not this. But this sounds pretty timely and perfect πŸ™‚

  5. Hooray, what a fun thing to read when I woke up this morning. I am not mad for social media, so haven’t done all three- but hope by twitter following entry will be lucky for me. I am very keen on the 5km program. Thanks Shauna x

  6. Following on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest πŸ™‚
    I started running on my own a couple of months ago, straight from the couch, so winning this would be perfect!

  7. Following on Pinterest – because I am trying to figure out how to use this social medium.

  8. Facebook!

    I am totally bored with all forms of exercise and I need something new — this would be perfect! I’m in Canberra (Australia, obviously, birthplace of some quite famous superheros!) and have about 20 kgs to lose. I can run for about 30 seconds right now so I need some help to do a 5K.

  9. I am following you on twitter. This would be fabulous! I cant seem to keep myself motivated for longer than a few weeks

  10. Following on Twitter & Facebook. I tried to register in Pinterest too. I am in waiting list. I hope I have a chance to win. 2.5 entries are better than 1! πŸ™‚

  11. Id love to enter please. I’m following you on Facebook & Pinterest.

  12. Hurrah for including Pinterest! (I don’t do the other two.) So, yes, following there, and hoping that the physio I’m seeing today doesn’t ban me from running ever again. Pain in the back. Literally.

  13. Following on Twitter.
    I’ve been lurking on both your and Up&Running sites for a long time and maybe this is a good time to take some action and actually start running πŸ™‚

  14. I followed on twitter! would love to get a place, am hopeless at running but need something to do for just me…life is crazy but this might give me some breathing space!

  15. Hi there! I wasn’t 100% sure how to enter this, so I left comments on Facebook and Twitter, and am spamming you again here – can you tell how much I’d love to win? I joined last year but sprained my ankle really badly on my first run, so didn’t get to complete the course πŸ™ Would really love to get started running (Couch 2 5k is defeating me at the end of week 4)

    Pick me!!! Please!

  16. I would absolutely love that training. I sorely need some help as I am recovering from surgery and about ready to get moving again!!

    Big hugs!

  17. As an Up & Running Alumni, I would say that any of you reading this post and thinking that you’d maybe like to try one of the courses out, if you don’t win the prize, please seriously consider signing up anyway. There’s probably about a 97.9% chance (disclaimer; all stats totally made up) it will be the best money you’ll spend on yourself all year.

    Actually, you do actually have to do a wee bit of actual ‘running’… so that drops the stats to maybe 97.6% – but let me tell you, what makes this course different to any of the other ‘learning to run 5km from doing very little exercise at all’ type online running courses, is the forum support, pure and simple. Just knowing that if you have a great run, a group of girls around the planet are cheering for you, and if you have a bad run, a group of girls around the planet will say something supportive (and maybe post a stupid picture of a duck to cheer you up) – it’s enough to keep you going. Good luck in the competition, folks, and maybe I’ll see some of you around the Alumni forum in a few months… πŸ˜€

  18. Hi Shauna,
    I follow you via twitter and facebook.
    I finished the 10 k course this spring and now still thinking about to do the 21k training course after the Rock the 10k course.
    So I will see if I’m lucky πŸ˜‰


  19. Already following on twitter (@smallwiseone) and “liked” on facebook, just started to follow all your pinterest boards! If I win I will be running with a stroller! ;).

    Did I tell you our new sweet little Beatrix is a ginger?!?! It was a total surprise, no straight up red heads in the family since my great grandma!

    Good luck everyone!

  20. Hi from Alex, toddler + dog! I’m with Sharmaya ladies – if you don’t happen to win, think about signing up anyway. Doing the 5K course and then the 10K course have been amongst my personal highlights for the last 12 months!

  21. Have liked and followed and now have my fingers crossed! Pick me! Pick me! *Bounces and waves hands wildly*

  22. I’ve just followed on twitter and pinterest, and am extremely excited for the opportunity to enter to win this! Would be an incredible motivation to keep me moving during a freezing Canberra winter πŸ™‚

  23. I am now following on twitter & I liked you on Facebook. Pondering 21K.

  24. Following you on all three now! I would love to win, I was doing good running on my own, but got injured back in September, so I have been sporadic since then. I would love to re-find my mojo!

  25. I just entered by adding you on facebook and twitter. I’m not on pinterest or I would follow there too!

  26. Would love to win and challenge myself with a half-marathon course! Will be following you on facebook.

  27. Followed on all 3 sites! Can’t wait. I’ve walked 2 5ks….but want to RUN!!

  28. Can I enter on behalf of my friend Tami? She’s not on any social media but I am following you on twitter, Facey & Pinterest!

  29. I have followed you on Twitter and Facebook. I have no job at the mo so a good time to start the running thing!

  30. Hi Shauna & Julia. I’ve followed you on Twitter for awhile and just now added you on Facebook. I took a “learn to run” class in 2001 & I’m desperate for a refresher! Thanks! (

  31. I have liked and I am following. I really want to start running – just need that push and support!

  32. I have liked and am excited about the possibility. I can never seem to get “into” running. It’s always been a chore. So a big push would be awesome!

  33. Oh my gosh, this is so fun! Followed on Twitter AND on Facebook AND on Pintrest. Yay!

  34. Following on Facebook and Pintrest!
    Am going to look at what you pinned now : )

  35. Hi! I’ve been following Dietgirl and Two Fit Chicks for some time, so Up & Running suits well to the combo. I’m now following Up & Running in FB.

  36. I’ve just liked U&R on Facebook. Really need this as I have an upcoming half marathon – eek!

  37. i found this giveaway just in time! πŸ™‚
    followed on twitter and pinterest with this nickname, thank you for the opportunity!

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