Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thankful Journey 5K & Giveaway

It’s time for the annual 5K hosted by A Journey to Thin! The event is called the “Thankful Journey 5K” this year, which will replace “The Thankful Healthy Blogger 5K”.

Thankful Journey 5K 2015 November 20-29 Lots of Prizes

Why the name change? Well, first of all the old name is just a long and cumbersome name.

But most importantly, this past year has been a long and difficult road and I’ve learned that whatever the journey and whatever baggage it is that we’re carrying—it’s best to strap on a backpack full of thankfulness because it somehow helps lighten the load.

We’re all on a journey of some sort. Whether you’re climbing a mountain, rowing over calm waters, standing in the midst of a valley with hills on all sides, or sitting in the middle of the road having just stumbled over your own two feet—you have something to be thankful for if you search hard enough.

Have fun and finish your Thankful Journey 5K journey with a spirit of thankfulness that will inspire you to continue on in whatever journey in life you’re on!


All You Need To Know:

When: November 20-29. All entries must be in by November 30th.

This year, instead of having a couple of days to complete your 5K, you will have 10 days.

Where: Wherever you are! You do not need to be a part of an organized race in your area, but you certainly can be.

What: Walk, bike, elliptical, skip, jump, dance, or run your way through 3.1 miles—it’s up to you and what works best for your journey right now—just keep moving.

Why:  To practice gratitude, inspire you to keep moving forward, and to help burn some calories the week of Thanksgiving. Also, this is my way of saying I am thankful for all of the A Journey to Thin readers! Thank you!

Who: Anyone! You are only eligible to win a prize if you follow the rules.



  1. Leave a comment on this post with one thing you are thankful for. Use Rafflecopter below for your official entry. There will be additional ways you can enter to win the prizes in Rafflecopter—you can complete this step at any time, which lets me know you intend to participate. Social sharing can be done multiple times (once per day per method) from now through November 29th.
  2. Complete a 5K between November 20th – 29th, 2015. Take a photo to show that you have completed it—I’d love to see your smiling faces, but if you don’t want to show your face, get creative and take a picture of your shoes or something.
  3. Share your photo via social media, tagging me, using the hashtag #ThankfulJourney5K, and sharing what you’re thankful for. If you don’t want to share on social media or don’t use social media, you may email me your photo at

Prizes: All winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter. Entries will be confirmed and you can only win if you follow all of the rules.

And now for the good part—the prizes!! These are all funded by me. Throughout the year, you see sponsored posts, Sale Saturdays, and ads—this is what helps fund giveaways such as this!


#1- ‘Winner’s Choice’ Prize:

Amazon Prime Membership of $100 Amazon gift card giveaway Thankful Journey 5K 2015


#2- ‘It’s on Me’ Prize Pack:

A random selection of fun gifts!

Thankful Journey 5K 2015 November 20-29 It's on me prize pack


#3- ‘$5 in Your Pocket’ Prize:

A total of 5 – $5 gift cards will be given away. Your choice of Starbucks, Target, Amazon, Subway, Walmart, etc.

'$5 in your pocket' prizes Thankful Journey 5K 2015

You can display the button below on your blog if you’d like and link to this page. There’s an extra entry in Rafflecopter for doing so.

Thankful Journey 5K 2015 Button

Who’s excited?! Leave me a comment and let me know you’re here and what you’re thankful for!

I am thankful for YOU!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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