Monday, October 22, 2012

Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch Giveaway!

J.R. Martinez in Training for the NYC Marathon
toRaise Money for the NYRR Youth Programs
Hear the name J.R. Martinez and Dancing With the Stars probably comes to mind. The actor and motivational speaker was the winner of season 13 of the dancing competition show watched by millions. He's also famous for his role on the soap, All My Children. Martinez began his motivational speaking after being severely burned over 34% of his body while deployed in Iraq. Since then he's been speaking to thousands on the topic of resilience and optimism.

Martinez has now partnered with Timex for an awesome adventure to benefit the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Programs. These programs serve over 100,000 children in schools and community centers nationwide, promoting health and fitness, character development and personal achievement in underserved communities.

Timex isn't just getting Martinez ready to run the marathon. No, they're getting him ready to be the last place runner. Well, at least at the start. You see, Timex is going to donate $1 for every person that Martinez passes in the race. So, you can already guess, that Martinez is getting in the best shape of his life in order to pass as many runners as possible!

"I have learned to embrace every challenge and I am especially excited to train for the ING NYC Marathon." Martinez said. "As a motivational speaker, I want to continue to spread the message that you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. I'm excited that together, Timex and I will make an impact on the lives of children benefiting from NYRR Youth Programs."

Timex is supplying Martinez with Timex Multisport Team athlete, Mac Brown as his coach who has created a specific training program for Martinez in order to maximize safety and performance.

Of course Martinez will be sporting the new Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch while training for and during the marathon to help keep track of pace and distance covered. (Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of the same watches!)

Fans will be able to track Martinez's progress during the marathon on November 4th via the TIMEX Sports Facebook page as well as @TIMEXSports and @iamjrmartinez on Twitter. Watch the video clip below to hear Martinez tell more about his upcoming adventure.




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25 comments:

Running In Boise said...

shotout to J.R. Martinez

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Good luck J.R.!

Brian Vinson said...

I love the "donation for everyone he passes" idea.

Lisa said...

Ok, I have to admit that I had no idea who J.R. Martinez was before reading this blog, but now I'll definitely be paying attention. What a great partnership and way to raise money for the youth programs. Way to go J.R.!!!

Chris said...

Good luck to JR at the NYC marathon!

Mandy said...

Good luck! You can so do this!

James said...

Pulling for you, J.R.!

burghrunnermom said...

Good luck to JR! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Caroline said...

I admire JR! Good Luck!!!!

Stephanie said...

Good luck JR.... Go Martinez Go!

elizabeth said...

Go JR! I'll be watching the marathon and I hope you pass me by so I can cheer you on!

VectoringMomma said...

You rock J.R.!! I'll be rooting for you to pass everyone!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Good luck JR. pass them all!

Breanna S. said...

I just recently found your blog but I am enjoying reading your recent posts. I look forward to visiting it soon to read your older posts as well. Thanks

James said...

Good luck to you.

Jay DeBoer said...

Five Oh Duece JR!

Kate said...

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

I also didn't know a lot about J.R. Martinez before reading this blog post, but I'm glad I now do (resilience and positivity carry you a long way, for sure!). I also recently found your blog, NC Runner Dude, and am delighted by how informative it is. [P.S. Kudos to you for recommending the flu shot.] Thanks again for the article--and best of luck at NYC, J.R.! ~Leigh S. at wordsmithery[at]frontier[dot]com

ajones said...

GET SOME JR!!!

RunningLaur said...

Good Luck!

Denise said...

Run strong, enjoy every moment and raise lots of money!

Valerie said...

Whoot! Whoot! Go, J.R. Martinez!

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Wahhooooo go J.R. Martinez!!

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The Caldwells said...

Woot Woot! I entered! Thanks!

Kelly said...

Best wishes to J.R. Martinez to pass as many as possible!