My Time As A BibRave Pro Has Come To An End

For a little over the past two years (beginning in April of 2015 to be exact) I have been a BibRave Ambassador, also known as a BibRave Pro. Having only been running since 2013 it was my first dip into the brand ambassador pool. And it was a great time. Being a pro allowed me to see the country through running and meet some fantastic people along the way.

A few quick memories…..

Running my first full marathon in Chicago and spending time celebrating afterwards with other Pro’s.

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Running four races over three days and sharing the experience with other Pro’s.

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Flying out to Portland for my first West Coast race and hanging out with the folks behind BibRave

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Being a Pro has allowed me to travel to places like Atlanta, Buffalo and all throughout the local area. It also gave me a chance to race my first ever midnight run as well as 2 races in 24 hours. The memories over the last 2 years have been great.

I’ve always been someone who believes in complete transparency. So while I won’t get into full details, I’m also open to discussing the decision.

Truth be told this wasn’t 100% my decision. It was a decision that I was asked to make.

As I have written before, and been public about, I run a website called Running Philly. The site originally started as just something I was playing around with a few years ago. However more recently it has become pretty big. So much so that it is allowing me to partner with local races to promote them. Unfortunately, as I have been told, owning that website presents a conflict with my Pro status. And as a result I was asked to make a decision.

So I have decided to walk away from a program I have enjoyed so greatly to focus on growing the Running Philly brand.

It was a fun 2 years. As I mentioned I have met a lot of people and have seen a lot of the country because of BibRave. If you are a runner who enjoys being social about it, I highly recommend applying to be a Pro. Feel free to apply here. And if you aren’t quite ready for that level of commitment, at least join their Tuesday night Twitter chats. The Pro’s are a great group of people and you are sure to find others who will change your life the way I did.

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