Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sparkle Skirts - 12 Days of Christmas Day 3 #giveaway

When I decided to run my first Half Marathon, my best friend encouraged me to purchase a Sparkle Skirts running skirt so we could dress up as Minnie Mouse. I never thought that a year later, I would own Sparkle Skirts in every color of the rainbow.

Over the last two years, I always went for the Sparkle Skirts Light Basic, a skirt that I would wear over my old faithful Nike compression shorts. A few weeks ago, I took a chance on trying a Sparkle Skirts Tech skirt, a skirt that had shorts built in. I wore this race in two back to back races, the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon and the Women's Running Series Half Marathon, St. Pete. In both races, the shorts never rode up on me and the top was beyond comfortable. Anything that digs in while running causes me major belly issues. I will state, this is my favorite running skirt to date. It has multiple hidden pockets and I never once found myself pulling at it, in either race.

Not to take away from the Sparkle Tech but the Sparkle Basic Skirts are also amazing. They fit perfect over your favorite running shorts and I have worn my red one to 4 races. I can proudly state it has gone over 50 miles and never frilled or fallen apart.

You will be seeing many Sparkle Skirts on me over the next 3 months with the upcoming runDisney Dopey Challenge and the runDisney Glass Slipper Challenge

My friends at Sparkle Skirts want to give one lucky reader a $75 gift certificate, for a standard Sparkle Tech Skirt and Shipping! Let me know in the comment field below if you like to dress up for races and if so, what your favorite outfit has been.

The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway will take place the first 3 weeks of December. Each week, I will have four giveaways and you can gain entries on each one by entering through the rafflecopter widget below. Remember to come back each day to enter on each separate giveaway. 

Week one giveaways are as follows:
December 2nd Busch Gardens 4 pack of tickets
December 3rd California Olive/Analon Cookware Giveaway
December 4th Sparkle Skirts Gift Certificate
December 5th Suja Juice 3 day juice cleanse

a Rafflecopter giveaway

104 comments:

  1. So glad we bought our first Sparkle Skirt together! These skirts are the best!!!

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  2. I don't usually dress up......just a good running short and shirt. I do like the idea of a skirt though!

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    1. Oh and my favorite Christmas song is It Was Not A Silent Night.

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  3. I would absolutely love to have a cute sparkle shirt and some fun socks to match. I don't have any yet and have been wanting one, or two.

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  4. I've heard great things about this company - would love to give them a try! :)

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  5. I ve ran 3 different Halloween races and dressed up for all - SO much fun! And my favorite Christmas song is Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. :-)
    Ive always wanted to try a sparkle skirt... (fingers crossed I win)

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  6. I've dressed up for Disney races - my face was as Jessie from toy story for wine & dine.

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  7. I have not dressed up for a race yet, but I've always wanted to! Especially the holiday races. I'm going to be running this month in an Ugly Christmas Sweater Run, so I'm currently on the lookout for the perfect most ugly sweater I can find :)

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  8. My favorite Christmas song is "Santa Got Runover by a Reindeer".

    I love my SparkleSkirts. I don't run in anything else.

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  9. My favorite song is All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey.

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  10. My favorite Christmas Song is "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..."

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  11. My favorite Christmas song is Winter Wonderland. :)

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  12. I love dressing up for races and matching with my running friends! My friend and I have the pirate sparkle skirt that we wore for Gasparilla.
    My favorite Christmas song is Joy to the World.

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  13. I love dressing up, specifically for runDisney races. I don't know if I can pick a favorite, but I was pretty proud of my Flounder costume for the Princess Half. It was all done without sewing!

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  14. I'll be dressing up as Minnie for the inaugural 10k next month, and then wearing comfy shorts and a shirt for the half marathon. And my favorite Christmas song is "All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey.

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  15. I love dressing up for races! This Sunday I'll be dressed up as batgirl and next Sunday as an Elf for my first half marathon!

    My favorite Christmas song is "All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey

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  16. Sparkle Skirts are just too cute! It's too ahrd to pick a favorite Christmas song, but I'm definitely partial to "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and "Holly Jolly Christmas"!

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  17. I love dressing up! My favorite was my "santa" outfit for the Santa Hustle last December!

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  18. My favorite Christmas song is In Excelsis Gloria, but I'm not Christian. I've just always loved the harmonizing.

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  19. Fave Christmas song has to be O Holy Night.

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  20. Dressing up is half the fun! I still need a cute Minnie skirt for the 10K in January.

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  21. And my favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bell Rock. I also love Mannheim Steamrollers songs.

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  22. Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me by the one, the only Elvis Presley

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  23. I love the entire chipmunks Christmas Album, yeah, that's how I roll!

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  24. "I'll Have a Blue Christmas" by Elvis. Love Elvis Christmas songs!

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  25. My favorite dress up was our group for the Crescent City Classic as escaped animals from the Audubon Zoo. My favorite Christmas song is "Rudolph"

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  26. I want a hippopotamus for christmas (and a sparkle skirt!)

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  27. My favorite Christmas song is Mariah Carey All I want for Christmas is You. I love that whole album. Not to be outdone by the Nsync Christmas album which I love also!
    I dress up for RunDIsney races. Its more making a costume out of running clothes for me.

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  28. Christmas cannon! I love sparkle skirts

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  30. I have 3 sparkle techs now! I love them! The latest one I purchased for my first runDisney race at the Tinkerbell 1/2. I am going to run dressed as Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph, so I have the mudbuster skirt since its brown :) I love many Christmas songs, But I guess my favorite might be Rockin' around the Christmas tree

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  31. Strange Way to Save the World.

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  32. I love to dress up for races can't wait till dopey have awesome costumes!

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  33. I love running in my SparkleTechs. It is the only thing I wear. I think my favorite so far was when I ran as a penguin in a custom SparkleLight(over a tech) at the inaugural Tinker Bell Half.

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  34. I love to dress up and I LOOOOOVE Sparkle Skirts! Last weekend my hubby and I ran as Stich and Angel from Lilo & Stitch (Angel was on a TV episode). I wore the Gemstone Sparkle Tech and it was perfect!

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  35. I haven't dressed up but I love the sparkle bottoms. The new "smarty pants" and secret garden are definitely on my list.
    Favorite Xmas song: Linus and Lucy.

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  36. My favorite Christmas song is the Bing Crosby & David Bowie version of Little Drummer Boy

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  37. Sparkleskirts are the BEST! My favorite Christmas song is Baby It's Cold Outside.

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  38. Love my sparkle skirts! Want to get one for my friend who is running her first 1/2 with me in Feb to help me train for the Glass Slipper Challenge!!

    Fav Christmas Song: The one in Love Actually

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  39. I started dressing up last Halloween (2012). I've dressed up for every race since then. It's hard to pick a favorite. That would be like asking which of my children is my favorite. LOL I've loved all my outfits.

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  40. My favorite Christmas Song is "Little Drummer Boy" as far as dressing up, I am a Sparkle Skirt Junkie :) I have a few of the techs and I *love* them. They do. not. move. during a race and are SO comfortable!

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  41. I need a Sparkle Skirt! My current tech running skirt is very cute, but it just doesn't stay in place. I am a new runner, so I haven't dressed up yet. I do love the dye-runs, though.

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  42. my favs are We Three Kings or Angels We Have Heard on High. the Kings gets into my head and sticks there.

    love SS too, my husband thinks I have too many, I told him "not possible".

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  43. I typically only get as creative as a tutu over my skirt. I love my sparkle skirt though!

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  44. I have so much fun dressing up for races! I've been Ariel twice (tail and legs), and Merida. So far Merida is my favorite, but I'm doing Jessie for Tink (see a theme? lol)

    I love the 2 sparkle skirts I have- the shorts and pockets are so awesome :)

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  45. Christmas Cannon or Jingle BElls!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia
    pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  46. I was Meg at the Disneyland Half and that was pretty awesome. (And my favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells. I've always loved it, but it's rarely played. :( )

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  47. I do dress in costume for race. Favorite was the Red Queen. I LOVE my Sparkle Techs!!!!!
    Favorite Christmas Song is O Holy Night

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  48. With my sparkle skirts, I sort of feel like I dress up for every run, not just every race. ;) Why not have a little fun every time you get out there and kick your own butt? lol I already have a whole list of my "must have" SS, and it just keep growing!

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  49. Depends on the event. Sparkskirts never fail to make me feel fancy though!

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  50. I have yet to own a Sparkle Skirt. I also have never dressed up for a race. I would like to. I think I will dress up when I do my first Disney race and pick a Disney character :)

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  51. i have a sparkle tech skirt, for a minnie mouse costume for the princess half.. will be my first race dressing up!! Love, love sparkle skirts!!

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  52. I LOVE Sparkle Skirts. I actually bought a skirt and had to start running so I had am excited to wear it. I love dressing up for races and my favorite is my Rapunzel costume for the Process half that I'm working on!

    Oh, and my favorite Christmas song is probably Winter Wonderland :)

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  53. Grown up Christmas List by Amy Grant - all time fav Christmas song!

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  54. I love my Sparkle Skirt! Favorite Christmas song: Mele Kalikimaka.

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  55. I only started running March 2013 - never even been an enthusiastic walker let alone a "runner" - my goal is to complete the Glass Slipper Challenge in Feb 2014. I am plus size was getting very discouraged that there was no cute running gear that fit me...that was until my sister introduced me to Sparkle Skirts! Now I am an Empress! My first skirt was the Circus Daze Sparkle Tech with bright dots! It fits perfect, never rides up and I never have to fidget. I always run stronger when I wear that skirt...I think there's power in them dots! You know what they say - when you look good, you feel good - and when you feel good, you run fast! I have worn it to two 5K races in Toronto and always get compliments! I have two more Sparkle Tech skirts now, but they will not be worn until I appear as "Belle" for the Enchanted 10K and "Cinderella" as for the Princess Half alongside with my sister as part of Team Tiara!

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  56. My fav Christmas song is: Mary did you know
    Would love a sparkle shirt to complete my race look

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  57. I bought my first SparkleSkirt for my first half and fell in love. I now am the proud owner of two and would love to have a sparkle tech.

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  58. I like any Mannheim Steamroller Christmas songs. And I only run in SparkleSkirts!

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  59. I love the Sparkle! My favorite outfit was dressing up as pink pirates with 2 of my sisters. We wore the Magenta sparkle light skirts and sparkle bottom shorts!

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  60. My favorite Christmas song is "All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey…LOL! If traditional then "Oh Holy Night" Celine Dion version :)

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  61. My favorite skirt ever. I dress up for every race

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  62. My favorite Christmas song is "All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey

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  63. I would say as a Football Player in the Pink Feet 10k with my Sparkle Skirt added. I just recently purchased Hubble for my Space Coast half and knocked off 40 minutes - not 4 but 40 from my previous Half - I SWEAR by Sparkle Skirts.

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  64. I just bought my first sparkle skirt to dress Dopey-like for the Dopey challenge! And my favorite Christmas song is Santa Baby!

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  65. I also just bought my very first Sparkle Skirt for the Dopey Challenge and I wore it this morning for the first time on my run. LOVED it!!! Can't wait to buy more and buy some Sparkle Shorts for my other skirts!! Would love to win. My favorite Christmas song would be anything sung by Mr. Bing!! :-)

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  66. My favorite christmas song is Jingle Bells...really

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  67. I started running this year and have done two 5Ks so far. The first was a color run, so I wore white clothes I got at a thrift store. Sadly, most of the color washed out. The second was a The Great Bacon Race. It was cold and wet, so I dressed for warmth, but tried to wear bacon-y colors. I'm hooked now and have been dreaming about someday owning a Sparkle Skirt. I definitely plan to dress up for the future races I run!

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    1. And I've got far too many favorite Christmas songs to choose from. At this moment (subject to change without notice) it's I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas!

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  68. I love Sparkle skirts and my favorite Christmas song is "Its begging to look a lot like Christmas" :)

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  69. I love dressing up for races and wear a SparklSkirt for each and every one. My favorite SparkleSkirts costume was Cinderella for the Disneyland 10k. Favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night. "

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  70. I love dressing up for races and wear a SparklSkirt for each and every one. My favorite SparkleSkirts costume was Cinderella for the Disneyland 10k. Favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night. "

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  71. I have been eyeing these SparkleSkirts and really want to try one! My favorite Christmas song is "Silent Night."

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  72. Little Drummer boy by Bing Crosby/David Bowie

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  73. I LOVE Sparkle Skirts!!! I just got a couple of purplish patterned ones. One is the Sparkle Light skirt to wear over my tights for a winter race and the other is a Sparkle tech that I'll wear as it warms up!!

    Favorite Christmas song is that one that HeatMeiser sings!! I have NO IDEA what it's called!! LOL

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  74. I've never dressed up for a race, but I always wear a skirt! So comfy.

    Favorite Christmas song is White Christmas. :)

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  75. Would be great to try one of these. My favorite Christmas Song is The Christmas Song :)

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  76. My very favorite skirt to dress in is a limited edition puzzle skirt from Sparkle Skirts... I run for OAR (Organization for Autism research) because my son is on the spectrum...so this skirt means a LOT to me. Unfortunately its had to be sidelined as I gained a bit of weight back and it doesn't currently fit...but as soon as I lose it again, I'll look forward to wearing it. I also once dressed my daughter and I in matching sparkle light skirts to run a 5k in. ;)

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    1. oops..forgot.. my favorite Christmas song is not a traditional one... its John Denver's "Falling Leaves" which he wrote while visiting in India and came to be a Christmas song for him.. he talks about it in his live Christmas Concert album.

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  77. I have 1 sparkle skirt, not sparkle tech, though. It energizes me to run just by putting it on!

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  78. I only have one Sparkle Skirt, but I have it on my Christmas Wish List...Love wearing skirts on all long runs each weekend. Looking forward to my next runDisney race!! I have a hard time choosing just one favorite Chirstmas song, as its my favorite time of year. But I love "Cool Yule" from Serendipity.

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  79. I think my favorite Christmas song is, "Santa Baby" although I'll sing along (not well) to any of them! :)

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  80. Sweet, I haven't tried sparkle skirts, but I keep thinking I should!

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  81. Oh, and my favorite Christmas Song is Randolph The Red Nose Seahorse.

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  82. I think my favorite has to be "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. It is not Christmas until I hear it :)

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  83. My favorite Christmas song is Rocking around the Christmas Tree. :)

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  84. Favorite Christmas song: Mary Did You Know? Love my Sparkle Skirt. I've worn it for two half marathons and loads of training runs - never a problem. Can't wait to get another!

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  85. My favorite song is Hark the Herald the Angel Sings sung in a Charlie Brown Christmas!

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  86. I'm a plus-sized woman, and finding flattering work-out gear is a challenge. From the size charts, it looks like the 2X would fit me. I haven't bought one yet because the price is so steep, but I would love to win one and look fantastic working out!

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  87. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

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  88. I own 7 SparkleSkirts tech (I think, maybe more I can't keep track) my favorite outfit was Minnie from the Disneyland 10k as part of Dumbo Double Dare. My outfit from 1/2 marathon part is not far behind! Have fun with your skirts! Sparkle on!

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  89. my favorite Xmas song is Mr.Grinch by CeeLo Green this week... it changes often ;)

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