You need fuel to run.  No way around it.

I’ve tried pretty much everything on the market to “eat” while I run and it seems GU Chomps are where it’s at for me (and Heather agrees).  So we asked the lovely folks at GU Energy for a sample pack to giveaway and they sent us a FAT envelope full of GU Chomps, GU Energy Gels, GU Electrolyte Brew, and Ultra Endurance. 

We also scored a little stash of Luna Bars which are pretty darn tasty….

So we are putting together a little “energy pack” for you distance runners that need a little extra punch during your long runs.   We are working on scoring a few other things so if we can we will add them to the pot ;)

A few short easy breezy way to enter:

  1. Tell us what you currently use to maintain energy during your runs (or if you don’t use anything – tell us that too!)
  2. Check out their facebook page and “like” them: and come tell us you did.  If you want to tag Moms RUN This Town using the @ symbol so it links back to us – that’s cool – if not, that’s cool too ;)
  3. Check out their products and pin your favorite or something you want to try on pinterest.
  4. Tweet your excitement about the giveaway saying “I want to #winrunninggear with @GUEnergyLabs and @momsrunthistown. #momsrunthis”
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97 Responses to Energy Pack Giveaway

  1. The Distantes says:

    Woo! Totally liked GU on Facebook!

  2. The Russell Family says:

    Ok I don't use anything on runs because I have NEVER gone over 6 miles. But I have started researching because I think having something to eat will motivate me to run more. You may be motivated by the wrong things when you only want to run more so you can eat energy bars… :)

  3. The Russell Family says:

    Liked Gu!

  4. Michelle says:

    I use GU for my runs – gels and chomps – love them! Thanks for the chance!!!

  5. Michelle says:

    Already a fan of GU on FB!
    Thanks again!

  6. The Russell Family says:

    I pinned the strawberry chomps on my 'Running' board

  7. Chloe says:

    I don't use anything but good 'ol water to maintain energy during my runs!

  8. Chloe says:

    I liked GU on facebook!

  9. Chloe says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  10. TfosRN says:

    For my longer than 6mi runs I like GU chomps, the blueberry pomegranate ones are my favorite!

  11. Chloe says:

    I pinned GU strawberry chomps, yummy!

  12. Jessica says:

    I use GU gel tri-berry. I already "like" GU.

  13. Heather says:

    Went to the Gu facebook page and liked them and told them you sent me. I love Gu it really gets me through my long runs!! thanks Heather

  14. Margaret says:

    I liked GU on Facebook!

  15. tweetyscute says:

    I don't use anything on my runs but I have to chew gum.

  16. tweetyscute says:

    I Like GU on facebook

  17. Meagan says:

    I use GU Chomps

  18. Meagan says:

    I just liked GU Energy Pack on FB.

  19. FoundMyPrince says:

    I use Gu! LOVE the Vanilla Bean and the Chomps as well!

  20. FoundMyPrince says:

    Liked them on FB and tagged MRTT!

  21. FoundMyPrince says:

    Repinned the MRTT pin for GU Chomps!

  22. Green Plate Rule says:

    I haven't tried GU Energy Gels or Chomps yet but hoping to soon. ;)

  23. Courtney says:

    I use GU, Jelly Belly Sport beans and I have some honey stinger chews I'm waiting to try.

  24. Meagan says:

    Just pinned my favorite gu product on my pinterest board…workin on my fitness

  25. Courtney says:

    I liked them on FB

  26. Courtney says:

    Pinned some GU Chomps.

  27. rdp says:

    I use GU roctaine

  28. rdp says:

    I like GU on facebook!

  29. rdp says:

    tweeted @daleymom

  30. Rhonda Caughlin Werner says:

    I've liked the GU facebook page!

  31. Rhonda Caughlin Werner says:

    I tweeted @mommaruns

  32. Rhonda Caughlin Werner says:

    For long runs I've used GU gels and chomps and also when I'm not terribly prepared, Starburst Jellybeans get me through : /

  33. 3girlsmom says:

    totally use the gu chocloate explosion gels and the power bar chocolate gels w/caffeine. they are the only gels that don't make me want to puke!! but i do prefer the gu over the power bar, but need a little caffeine on the long runs. short runs i just use water.

  34. 3girlsmom says:

    i liked gu's fb page and left a comment with mrtt tagged in it! gimme some gu!

  35. 3girlsmom says:

    re-pinned the chocolate outrage pin i already had on my "products i love" board! wahoo!

  36. 3girlsmom says:

    sorry, chocolate *outrage* not explosion

  37. 3girlsmom says:


  38. Jen says:

    I've been using PB Gu & I love it!

  39. Jen says:

    I like GU on fb

  40. Alisen says:

    I use the chocolate gu on anything over an hr. Tummy!

  41. Alisen says:

    I liked Gu on fb!

  42. Alisen says:

    I pinned electrolyte brew! I wasn't even aware this existed!

  43. Alisen says:

    I tweeted! @alisenasu

  44. mrsr1n1 says:

    I don't use anything yet – I only started running 4 months ago and haven't really done anything longer than 5 miles yet. But will definetly use GU when I do!

  45. mrsr1n1 says:

    I liked GU on FB!

  46. mrsr1n1 says:

    I pinned Watermelon GU chomps on my Fitness Board.

  47. mrsr1n1 says:

    Tweeted giveaway!

  48. Tammy H. says:

    I "liked" Gu on Facebook!

  49. Tammy H. says:

    I added the Gu Brew Recovery Drink to my "Running" board on Pinterest.

  50. Tammy H. says:

    I don't have a consistent fueling plan when I run. I've used Gu Chomps, Jelly Belly Sports Beans and regular Gu. The regular Gu was too much for me, but I like the Chomps and the Jelly Belly Sports Beans.

  51. Kitzzy says:

    I use GU gels, Cliff shots, and luna bars

  52. Kitzzy says:

    I liked GU on Facebook

  53. Jules says:

    Don't currently use anything, need to find something soon for those long runs during marathon training.

  54. Heather says:

    I don't use anything now. I'd love to try these out as I'm trying to build my distance & will hopefully need them in the future!

  55. Jerilee E. says:

    I use energy gels for my longer runs of 18-20+ miles. Other than that, just water. I use gels a lot during the actual marathon race.

  56. Jerilee E. says:

    Like Gu on FB!

  57. Jerilee E. says:

    I Pinned the Peanut Butter Gu on Pinterest- I really want to try that one out.

  58. TurboTurtle says:

    As a new runner, I'm still working my way through the various products, but so far GU might be favorite. Recently tried the "Jet Blackberry" and like it a lot.

  59. TurboTurtle says:

    I liked GU on FB and told them you sent me!

  60. Alice G says:

    already a fan of GU on FB!

  61. Alice G says:

    currently do not use anything on my long runs – my longest this year is 5 miles – just got back to things after be away from running – but so looking forward to my half!

  62. amykay9377 says:

    I'm really new to this running thing (like, I only began WaLKING at the beginning of February), so I haven't had to worry about energy bars or any of that stuff. I've heard great things about GU, so I may try that as I begin running and get going on this half-marathon thing!

  63. Katy says:

    Clif shot blocks, GU or nothing. Just depends on the day!

  64. Tiffaney says:

    I have never used anything during my runs but really need to find something before my first half marathon.

  65. Holly says:

    I don't use anything while running, and would like to give GU a try!

  66. Holly says:

    I just shared this giveaway on Twitter!

  67. Holly says:

    I liked Gu Energy on Facebook!

  68. Holly says:

    I pinned the strawberry GU chomps to my "fitness" board on Pinterest!

  69. Jessica T says:

    Don't use anything while I run.

  70. Jessica T says:

    Liked GU on Facebook!

  71. Jessica T says:

    Pinned on Pinterest under Running.

  72. DivineFamily says:

    I use GU or Clif Shot Bloks on long runs! I prefer GU while I'm running, but haven't found a favorite flavor yet.

  73. DivineFamily says:

    I liked GU on Facebook

  74. DivineFamily says:

    I pinned GU on Pinterest!

  75. Suz and Allan says:

    I use GU chomps to fuel my long runs!

  76. Suz and Allan says:

    Already like their fb page!

  77. Amanda P says:

    I liked GU on FB!

  78. Amanda P says:

    Big fan of the chomps!

  79. mom27g says:

    I use powergel, but have tried gu and like them, too :)

  80. mom27g says:

    I like Gu on Facebook :)

  81. mom27g says:

    I tweeted :)

  82. Just Jen says:

    I use mainly sports beans

  83. Just Jen says:

    I like GU on FB

  84. Alyssa says:

    Haven't been using any energy products because I have only been running short distances, but now that I am doing longer runs I am looking into different products. Just liked Gu on FB!

  85. gage123 says:

    I usually carry honey packets with me for energy on the go. I like 5 hour energy sometimes, too.

  86. gage123 says:

    I liked em!

  87. Jenn Rodriguez says:

    I try to remember to use GU on my runs.

  88. Mandy Aikens says:

    I JUST started using GU gel on my long runs! At first I didn't like them, but then a friend turned me on to the chocolate, expresso and vanilla ones and I'm HOOKED!

  89. Karly @ Running Trek says:

    I currently use Clif Shot Bloks

  90. Karly @ Running Trek says:

    I like GU on facebook

  91. Corrina says:

    I use GU gels and Honeystinger chews on my runs. I'd like to try the Gu chomps though!

  92. Corrina says:

    I liked their FB page

  93. Corrina says:

    I tweeted the giveaway

  94. Corrina says:

    I pinned the chomps on pinterest