Friday, July 18, 2008

and the free schwag keeps a coming

The MDRA is really an advocacy group for runners. But lately we're a bastion of free stuff. Resplendent with schwag a plenty for the running masses. This is one of many reasons why we totally rule. Tell your friends to join MDRA. They may one day win something awesome, and they'll owe you a solid for turning them on to our goodness.

On to the freebies. The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago needs TCM participants for a study. You do a few online surveys before & after the marathon, the you're entered in a drawing for cool stuff.

Here's the skinny from George Wu, PhD.
Letter to Participants

The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business is conducting a study on the relationship between marathon performance and satisfaction and we would like to invite you to participate. We are seeking individuals who plan to run in the 2008 Twin Cities Marathon.

The study involves completing 3 online surveys, one taking place roughly 2 months prior to the marathon and the final taking place after the marathon. Each survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and will include a variety of questions pertaining to the marathon, your training, and your general running experience. Participants will be entered into a lottery offering prizes including an iPod Nano, Garmin Forerunner GPS watch, and various running jackets. The study has been approved by the University of Chicago's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

More information about the study (including a full listing of prizes), contact information, and an online registration form can be found here:

We also hope that this research will be of interest to you, and we would be delighted to provide you with the results of our research when the study is complete.

We look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks for your time!


George Wu, PhD
Professor of Managerial and Organizational Behavior
University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business

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