Running in the Dark & a Flash Brite Giveaway

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about running since the time change went into effect.  Thus far I’ve been pretty successful in still heading outdoors to get my runs in.  It helps that I have great running peeps that meet me out there.  I’m guessing that if I had to go it alone at 5:30 AM, I would probably skip out and hit the snooze button.  In that case I’d be much better acquainted with the treadmill (which again, I hate!).

Anyway, again, I’ve been managing to make it outdoors regardless of the dark mornings & nights, but it really started me thinking about the gear that I do and do not have.  I really do not have a lot of bright colored, reflective running gear.  It’s not something that I’ve had to purchase until now.  So I started doing some research and of course I immediately saw dollar signs.  I started trying to figure out just how I was going to buy all of this new reflective gear without breaking the bank.

That’s when I ran across Flash Brite.  Check them out!  From their website:

FlashBrite ™ stick-on patches are made of genuine 3M Scotchlite™ reflective material. They increase your visibility at night by reflecting light directly back to it’s source so you can be seen. FlashBrite ™is safety with style! Perfect for the whole family during evening strolls, a night run, dog walks and more! See how they work! Put them on everything! Jackets, Halloween Costumes, Backpacks, Strollers, Briefcases, Umbrellas, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Bike Helmets and More!

FlashBrite™ reflective products are not just stickers! They are designed for specific uses and can be customized for your application.

I was immediately sold on at least giving the product a try when I saw their low, low prices.  I figured I could buy a few of their patches, put them on my running outer wear and my problem of what to purchase to run in would be solved.  I quickly placed a small order.  Less than a day later I had an email from the company thanking me for my purchase and asking how I heard about them.  I responded and asked if they might be interested in donating some products for my blog readers.  They agreed!

I wanted to give the products a try before I posted on the blog about them.  Today, I finally had the opportunity to do just that.  J and I went for an early morning run in the D-A-R-K.  I can say that we both wore a Flash Brite patch and they worked great.  Here are a few photos that I managed to snap at 5:30 AM.

Since Flash Brite was so gracious, for you I have the following:

I have two sets of three packages of Flash Brite reflective patches to giveaway.  Both are pictured below.

To enter here are the rules:

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!  Each comment counts as a separate entry in the giveaway.  Enter as few or as many times as you like.

1 – Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

2 – Visit the Flash Brite site and tell me what you think rocks. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

3 – Become a fan of Flash Brite on facebook (and let them know I sent you from my blog!). LEAVE ME A COMMENT

4 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH.

Enter now though Saturday, December 4th, 2010.
Winner will be announced on Sunday.
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17 Responses to Running in the Dark & a Flash Brite Giveaway

  1. Erica says:

    Became a follwer (twice I think actually haha) Should have done it a while ago 🙂

  2. Erica says:

    Visited the website…I love the idea of using it for halloween. I will be getting some skull and bones next year for D!

  3. Erica says:

    Added Flash brite on FB, will let them know you sent me once they confirm me on their page 🙂

  4. Erica says:

    Shared the link on FB. I have been looking at reflective gear as all my runs are in the dark too, great give away sarah!!

  5. Colleen says:

    Became a follower. I thought I already was but realized I wasn’t.

  6. Colleen says:

    I checked out their website. These things are great!

  7. Mark says:

    Sounds like a good product. Is it washable? Is it rainproof?

    • Sarah F says:

      Hey Mark. The website says they’re washable. I’ve only washed mine once. I’m not sure how many washings they will hold up for but we’ll see. And I would imagine that they are rainproof. It’s a pretty durable material.

  8. Colleen says:

    Posted to Facebook for all my friends to check out.

  9. Colleen says:

    Sent a friend request to Flashbrite on Facebook. I’m awaiting confirmation.

  10. Laurie says:

    I follow you during running, so why not here 🙂

  11. Ann P says:

    Sarah – I have been a follower of your blog and will continue to do so.
    Love you!
    Mom

  12. Ann P says:

    I checked out the website and am impressed. We have relatives who walk in the evening, so I am going to buy some for Christmas gifts!

  13. Aunt Joan says:

    I check your blog everyday – read and re-read the my favorites. I guess that makes me a follower.

  14. Aunt Joan says:

    FlashBrites. “Reflect to 2 Protect” I like the flames and plan to get some for my helmet.

  15. Lisa Rufo says:

    Thanks for sharing. My husband is a nervous wreak as I head out for my early morning run, I compromise by waiting for more sunlight, this them results in a shorter run with time restraints. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

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