A Sparkly Giveaway!

I had my eye on a sparkle skirt for a long time. I always thought it would be fun to race in one, but (for no good reason), I never committed and joined Team Sparkle.

So when I heard that we would be running in Sparkle Skirts at Hood to Coast, I was ecstatic! I was finally going to get a chance to check it out and decide if it was “my thing”.

Turns out…it definitely was! Once I put my skirt on Friday morning, I didn’t take it off until well after the race was over…

Skirts with breakfast? Yep!

At the post race party? Yep.

I know, I know…there are definitely some polarizing opinions on running in a brightly colored, sparkly skirt. So, why did I like the Team Sparkle skirt so much?

  • It is fun! The comments that people make and the cheers and attention that it brings are all really fun (if you like that sort of thing…and I do :))
  • I love how light and airy it is. It kind of “swishes” around when you walk and just flies behind you when you run!
  • You can wear any shorts, pants, capris, skirt underneath that you would normally run in. I love how the skirt slips right over my regular running shorts and was more flattering than just the shorts alone.
  • The colors! I loved my pink one, but I have my eye on the turquoise one that super-cute Laura and Caitlin (see above) wore at Hood to Coast. 
  •  Just because you are “racing” or are a “serious” runner doesn’t mean you can’t sparkle. I found that I didn’t really notice the skirt at all. And I couldn’t wait to run right by some guy who thought that I was silly for wearing the skirt :)
  • The company was started and is run (no pun intended) by three running moms, including Kelly, (who just BQ’d last weekend!!) who I had the opportunity to spend time with at Hood to Coast. The story of how the three ladies turned a fun idea into a legit business is inspiring.

Maybe you are, like me, interested in a Team Sparkle skirt, but haven’t pulled the trigger on ordering one? Or maybe you are a huge fan and just want another color? Well, here is your chance to join the Team! I am giving away a skirt, color of your choice, to one of you! All you have to do is leave one comment for each of the following:

  • Tell me what color skirt you would order. See the colors here. (And check out the other fun visors, socks, etc. while you are at it!)
  • Follow @RunTeamSparkle on Twitter. (Or let me know if you already do.)
  • Tweet about the give away. You can use this: “I want to win a @RunTeamSparkle skirt from @coreymarie13! http://wp.me/p1Ln9h-Aa

The contest will run until Monday at noon and I will pick a random winner. (The contest is only open for US Residents.)

Obligatory Disclaimer: I received a Team Sparkle skirt when I ran Hood to Coast with Nuun, but all of the opinions here are my own.

About Corey

I am a 30-something swim, bike, run addict married to my best friend and in love with my two schnoodle doggies.
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64 Responses to A Sparkly Giveaway!

  1. Lena says:

    I love all the colors! I would get either a green for upcoming holiday races, or light blue for my outfit for the Princess 1/2 Marathon in WDW. My first half!

  2. Lena says:

    I already follow @teamsparkle on twitter!

  3. summergirl says:

    I have never tried a sparkle skirt but have admired them online for a long time. I would probably choose my favorite color, turquoise, or pink which matches my shoes.

  4. Lena says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway! YAY! Thanks!

  5. summergirl says:

    I already follow team sparkle on twitter :)

  6. summergirl says:

    I tweeted about your give away.

  7. Leah F. says:

    I would get the green one. I have the pink already and love it! I ran it last weekend on a long run just for fun. Everyone at the park said how much they loved my “tutu”!

  8. Leah F. says:

    I already follow team sparkle on twitter.

  9. Leah F. says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway. @leahbfrazier

  10. Heather says:

    Pink is my favorite color, so I would probably go with that!!

  11. Heather says:

    I follow Team Sparkles on twitter :)

  12. Heather says:

    Tweeted! @unzippedfatsuit

  13. Becca says:

    I have always wanted a Sparkle Skirt, but have never bought one. I’m torn between the turquoise and pink for my next big race, the Disney World Marathon in January!

  14. Becca says:

    Oh, and I follow Team Sparkle on Twitter!

  15. Laurel C says:

    I want a green skirt to wear to the Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland in January!

  16. Laurel C says:

    I follow Team Sparkle on Twitter!

  17. Betsy says:

    I would love a green one! My favorite color!

  18. Betsy says:

    And I already follow Team Sparkle on Twitter :)

  19. Penny says:

    I would love a pink sparkle skirt!

  20. Penny says:

    I follow team sparle on twitter

  21. I want to put together a Halloween running outfit that involves a running skirt. So perhaps the red skirt with white polka dots and I’d somehow turn it into a Minnie Mouse theme…? Wish they had matching socks but I could get the red/white polka dot arm warmers and wear a black tank/shirt. They skirts look great in all the HTC pictures!

  22. Holly says:

    Hmmm…I LOVE team sparkle…I’m torn between getting an orange or red {Christmas and I’m thinking about being “Where’s Waldo” for the Monster Dash} :)

  23. Holly says:

    I already follow Team Sparkle on Twitter!

  24. Amy says:

    I would love a royal blue sparkle skirt! These look so fun!

  25. Amy says:

    I follow team sparkle on twitter

  26. Love this giveaway! I’ve never run in a sparkle skirt before, but I would love to…especially at some of the smaller local races around me – I think it would be great :) Picking a color is hard…maybe yellow?!

  27. Jodi says:

    I love these skirts but can’t seem to pull the trigger and buy one. I would love the turquoise one!

    (And I like them on FB but I’m not on twitter. Boo. :)

  28. krissy m. murphy says:

    I HEART Team Sparkle! I already have a few (LOVE LOVE LOVE) but my next one is definitely…a red one! :D

  29. krissy m. murphy says:

    I already follow them on twitter :)

  30. Marci says:

    I have one Team Sparkle skirt that I love. I would like a royal blue skirt! I would wear it for the Nike women’s Marathon San Francisco next month With my blue and white star Team Sparkle Leg warmers. I will be running for Make A Wish charity and it would make a great outfit for that!

  31. Marci says:

    I already follow runTeamSparkle on twitter:)

  32. Marci says:

    I tweeted! Also, I like your blog post!

  33. Brooke says:

    love the lime one – that’s lymphoma awareness color and i would love to run for my cousin as he goes thru chemo.

  34. Brooke says:

    following them on twitter

  35. Brooke says:

    tweeted @frugltrophywife

  36. Denise P. says:

    I need a royal blue one. Blue is my favorite color and will match with my half fanatic gear. I have a red one that I used to be mini mouse at the Tinkerbell half this year and it was awesome!

  37. Denise P. says:

    I thought I was following TeamSparkle on Twitter already, but now I am for sure.

  38. Rachel says:

    The skirts are so cute! I’m totally into the yellow one. The rainbow race legs are really fun too!

  39. Definitely have to go with GREEN! Besides being my favorite color, I can see using it for Christmas and St Paddy’s day races- and I’m sure I could come up with a Halloween costume using green too! :)

  40. Debi Minnick says:

    I am running my 1st marathon and would love to SPARKLE as I’m pounding the pavement. I’m now following you on Twitter and just sent you a tweet. Pink would be my fist color choice.

  41. Laura says:

    Oh, fun! I’d love the green one!

  42. Laura says:

    Following them on twitter!

  43. Kellie says:

    These skirts look so fun! I’d be torn between the orange and green one!

  44. Kellie says:

    I follow them on twitter

  45. Alieh says:

    Hi! I *neeeeeeeeed* the green one! (I want to dress as Ariel for the Tinkerbell Half in January :) )

  46. happygrape2 says:

    All the skirt are beautiful. I like the green color skirt.
    Thank you for great giveaway.

  47. happygrape2 says:

    I follow on the twitter.

  48. I can’t pick a color! I love all things pink, so I would probably go with that… But I also really like the pale blue.

  49. I follow @runteamsparkle on twitter.

  50. Sarah Briggs says:

    I would love the gunmetal sparkle skirt! It’s flashy but understated!!!

  51. Sarah Briggs says:

    I follow @runteamsparkle already!

  52. I already follow @runteamsparkle on Twitter too.

  53. I think I’d go for a sterling.

  54. I follow @runteamsparkle on twitter.

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