Facebook Groups That Can Save Endurance Athletes Money

There are some great Facebook groups that runners, obstacle-course enthusiasts and endurance athletes can turn to for race discount codes, to find out about product giveaways, or to connect with other runners for housing or to share a hotel room.

1) Discount Codes for Races Facebook Group
This group is a place for athletes to post and request public discount savings codes for races and endurance events. The group does not allow members to post private codes that were set up exclusively for a club, non-race entry fee discounts (such as coupons for endurance products), virtual races, or offers to sell or buy race bibs. Many of the discount codes posted are offered directly from the race organizers.

2) #RunnerGiveaways Facebook Group
This group is a place where running and fitness bloggers post giveaways and contests for free items offered through their blogs or through social media. Giveaways posted often include free race entries, endurance products, clothing and gear, personal care items and more. (Contest/giveaway rules vary by blogger.)

You can also check Twitter for the #runnergiveaways hashtag for more offers.

3) Run With Me (Runner Room Trade/Share) Facebook Group
This is a relatively new group and has the big potential to grow. Many people already find a spare bed or couch to stay at for a race through community sites like Couchsurfing.com. This group was developed to make a place specifically for runners who are willing to open their homes to other runners to host them for events or for people who are trying to find others to share hotel rooms to save money.

4) Running Travel Buddies Facebook Group
This is another group where athletes can connect with others going to the same event.  Use this group to connect with others if you are traveling alone to a race and looking for a roommate to share a hotel room.  Or, use this group to try to meet up with someone to do sightseeing or get a meal before or after an event.