Promotions

As a way of saying thanks to all of our members, we’d like to reward you for helping out. On top of $5 for informing us of new marathons, we’re also giving rewards simply for submitting reviews! Take a look at our various promotions below:

Inaugural$5 Gift Card for Notification of New Marathons
If you notice that we’re missing a marathon from our database, we’ll send you a $5 Amazon.com eGift Card just for letting us know.  And if you find a new 'marathon series' (multi-day marathons), you can increase that to $8!  Last year alone there were 50+ new marathons, so you have plenty of chances to get rewarded.

(Note that there are a few excluded races, so please check the list prior submitting).
 
Gift Card$6 Gift Card for 3 Race Reviews
That’s right – we’d like to reward you simply for submitting race reviews!  Just submit three quality race reviews on Race Navigator and we’ll send you a $6 Amazon.com eGift Card.  And if you feel like submitting more, we’ll give you an additional $2 for each race review you submit (up to a maximum of ten). 
 
Please note: check out our Frequently Asked Question section for specifics on this reward.  And it should go without saying, but we won’t accept reviews that have been copy/pasted from other websites (e.g. marathonguide.com). Most of the reviews submitted to date have been great, but note that we do scan all reviews for authenticity prior to them being accepted.

First Reviewer Bonus
If you’re the first person to submit a review for a race, we’ll send you an additional $0.50 per review ($2.50 total).  We’re hoping this encourages the running community to promote visibility to smaller, lesser-known races which host great events and need the extra word-of-mouth marketing.
 
PromotionsMonthly Drawings
Along with the eGift Cards mentioned above, we also have monthly drawings for those who submit race reviews.  Here’s how it works:  for every race review you submit, you’ll be entered into our monthly drawing to win one of two $25 Amazon.com eGift Cards.  See our Frequently Asked Question for further information and specifics on the drawing.

Excluded Races

There are several race management companies which host a multitude of low-key races throughout the year. Seeing that these races are one-time and non-recurring, we've chosen to not list them individually on Race Navigator [and are therefore excluded from promotions]. These companies are:

Also, we don't accept races that do not have a solidified race date, do not have a dedicated webpage, or is a 'virtual' race.
Thanks for your understanding,
-- The Race Navigator Team

Frequently Asked Questions

$6 Gift Card for 3 Race Reviews

  • After you’re done submitting your reviews, simply send us an email to let us know you’re done. And be sure to include your email address [so we can send you the e-gift card].
  • A maximum of ten reviews is allowed.
  • For specifics on the gift card, please see here: Amazon.com Gift Card. Your gift card is sent via email for swift delivery.
  • As mentioned on the previous page, we’d again like to state that we won’t accept reviews that have been copy/pasted from other websites (e.g. marathonguide.com). Even if you are the original author, we can't accept them. And note that we scan all reviews before they are accepted, so please just don’t it. That said, if you want to reword your original review and put a different spin on it, that’s perfectly acceptable.

First Reviewer Bonus

  • This one is pretty simple. Just let us know which of your reviews are first-reviews and we’ll add an additional $0.50 to each review.

Monthly Drawings

  • At the end of the month, we'll draw names for two $25 e-gift cards.
  • For specifics on the gift card, please see here: Amazon.com Gift Card. Your gift card is sent via email for swift delivery.
  • For every race review you submit, you will earn another entry in the drawing.
  • We don’t ‘reset’ your reviews at the beginning of each month; they are cumulative. Meaning that if you submit 5 reviews in June and 3 in July, your name will be put in the hat 5 times for June and 8 for July.
  • We do require that you also follow our Facebook group. This allows us to personally congratulate you for winning, and it’s also proof to all members that we’re making good on our promotions and rewarding the drawing to an actual person.