Everyone Deserves a Clean Start

Disclosure: Although I received compensation and product for the following post, all NYC Marathon aspirations, dreams clean starts are my own.

Last Thursday, my Facebook newsfeed lit up with runner friends sharing posts about the TCS New York City Marathon lottery. Some lucky runners were thrilled to have been selected and granted a chance to run the city that never sleeps. Others runner friends shared disappointing status updates about missing an opportunity to run the Big Apple for another year.

I remember the anxiety and thrill of waiting for my chance to run the New York Ciity Marathon. For three years in a row, I yearned for my turn to pound the pavement through the five boroughs and pay homage to the city that my father helped build.

Then, for my fourth year and final attempt, I was automatically selected by the old “grandfathered in clause” by applying for three consecutive years. Finally, my time came to start in Staten Island on a abnormally frigid November morning along with 40,000 other freezing cold runners on the Verrazano Bridge and finish in a chilly dark evening in Central Park.

The TCS NYC Marathon is a bucket list marathon for so many runners and a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. And when that marthon opportunity comes knocking, whether it’s through the lottery selection, running for charity run or qualifying by time, then you have to lace-up your shoes and go for it.

But if you are bummed about not being selected through the TCS NYC Marthon this year, do not lose hope! You still have another opportunity to run the concrete jungle with the help of PowerBar!

Last year, 80K runners entered the TCS New York City Marathon lottery, but only 20K were selected for the race. This year, PowerBar wants to offer those who find themselves unlucky after the lottery drawing on March 2ndanother shot at getting a bib. And for those hundreds of runners who found themselves on the “Did Not Finish” list from marathons past due to injuries, fatigue or just a bout of bad luck, PowerBar is offering a do-over they so desperately want and need.

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PowerBar believes everyone deserves a Clean Start, so to help launch the new Clean Whey product line, the brand is offering 17 deserving athletes the chance to approach the starting line at the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon.

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17 Clean Starts

From From now until April 12, 2017, consumers can visit PowerBarCleanStart.com and share why they deserve a Clean Start at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Winners will receive a race bib (entry to the race), along with training tips from PowerBar athletes, PowerBar product and gear leading up to the race.

After a finish time of 6:30 for my one and only NYC Marathon, I sure would like clean start to see what I can really do! It would be nice to cross the finish line before dark this time!

How about you?

Would like a clean start and show what you can do Clean Start at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon?


Win an assortment of new PowerBar Clean Whey product line.

To enter, share your Clean Start story in the comments section below and also at PowerBarCleanStart.com. Then, follow the Rafflecopter prompts for additional entries

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  1. Tracy says:

    My clean start was when I hurt my knee. I wasn’t able to run…and I am a runner!! So, still determined to exercise, I joined a gym. I miss running, but at least I am still moving!

  2. Barbara K says:

    My story is my shoulder. It just seemed to give out. So with therapy and using heat and cold. My shoulder seems to be doing better.

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