Run, Scan, Win: The Cooler QR Contest

By Leah – November 4, 2011

In the midst of our record-breaking summer heat, what Austin runner didn’t sweat buckets? Odds are if you carry a cell phone during your run, you worried about killing it with all that moisture. Odds are equally good that you stopped at one of the two RunTex-sponsored water stops on the trail at Lady Bird Lake as you made your way around on any steamy run. Leave it to RunTex and Austin Fit Magazine to marry the two with current QR code technology to provide you with a fun way to win a LifeProof iPhone case!

QR codes (an abbreviation of “Quick Response” codes) are those black and white squares you see on various print items. The little black patterns are actually a two-dimensional code called a matrix barcode, which is full of information that can be read electronically. During the first two weeks of November, you’ll find QR codes posted on the RunTex water coolers at both water stations (near the “0” marker at Auditorium Shores and under the MoPac Bridge near the tennis center by Austin High School). Use your phone to scan the codes, using the Austin Fit Magazine app; you’ll be directed to a site where you can enter your name and email address as part of the contest. One winner will be randomly selected each day (that’s 14 total LifeProof iPhone cases handed out in two weeks). You can check the list of winners on both RunTex and Austin Fit Magazine’s Facebook sites; winners will also be notified via email.

For the last two weeks in November, Austin Fit Magazine will change the QR codes—look for interesting fitness videos, featured trainers, information about the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series, and more. So make sure you take that water break at the coolers, and we’ll see you on the trail!

1) Go to the Lady Bird Lake trail and find one of the two water cooler stations.

2) Pull out your smartphone and scan the QR code. If you have an iPhone,download the AFM app for a QR scanner.

3) Enter your email address to register to win the LifeProof iPhone case! Scan each week for something new!

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