Sunday, April 3, 2011

URG From the Hill CONTEST!!

WIN an Advanced Copy of Bryon Powell's New Book

*All you have to do is GUESS URG's yearly mileage.
Guess Here Now or see the map below for clues.
Hint- It is between 5000 & 10000 miles

*Whoever's guess is closest without going over WINS plus everyone who enters will have a chance to win a Power Balance Band(see details below)

ENTER HERE or e-mail your answer to

I am very happy to announce that the winner of "URG from the Hill Contest" will win a personalized autographed advanced copy of Bryon Powell's NEW book, "Relentless Forward Progress". The book is sure to become "the standard for ultramarathon training books for a long time to come" and will be available to the public in late April at . I would also like to give a quick mention(brag) that one of my comics was personally chosen by the author to appear in the book. "Out Too Fast" is a new comic that I drew especially for "Relentless Forward Progress". I can't say enough how very honored I was when Bryon accepted one of the three comics I had submitted to him(OK I was a bit offended that he turned down the other two but I got over it).  

I am also giving away 2 "Power Balance" wrist bands. The winners will be randomly chosen from the entries submitted and my Followers so if you are not Following URG please do so for another chance to win.

All you have to do to add this great book to your library is to answer one QUESTION- What is URG's yearly mileage? (see the map). Your answer can be a guess or your best calculation. Whoever's  guess is the closest with out going over WINS!!: ) You don't need to answer the Bonus Questions, however if there is a tie then The Bonus Question/s break it and failing that the winner will be chosen by a random draw of the tiees(is that a word?). Only one guess per person per question.
E-mail your name and answer ONLY to
GOOD LUCK to everyone! CONTEST ENDS  Saturday, April the 9th at midnight.

*Copy and print map if possible
*Read the Clues & Details along with the Question and Bonus Questions before beginning your calculations
*I shouldn't say but please note the distance key or you haven't got a hope; )
*The calculations are very easy so take it bit by bit and have fun.
*If I think of anymore HINTS I will add them here
*If you have any questions post them as comments so everyone can see them and my response
ENTER HERE or e-mail your answer to

Kevin P. is the WINNER of "The URG From the Hill Contest". Kevin's calculated guess of 9380 miles was indeed URG from the Hill's yearly mileage!! Kevin is now the owner of an advanced personalized autographed copy of Bryon Powell's new book
Click here for more details!


EJ said...

Ok someone asked if he runs 52 or 51 weeks a year and the answer is 52 weeks. One more HINT is to consider the person who made this contest. I am not a ROCKET SCIENTIST. Having said that there is one little trick to it all which is why I think the people who guess have just as much chance to win as those that try to work it out. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far. This is FUN!!!

Lakewood said...

yeah...sheesh 51/52 weeks a year. What uber-nerd would have asked that question...


Sara said...

Congratulations on being in the book. I was already very excited for Bryon, and now I am for you too. Can't wait to see it.

EJ said...

Thanks for all of your support. I really appreciate it. I must admit I am a bit curious to see in what context the comic was used.

I'm sorry but I cannot divulge the "uber-nerd's" name(see definition of Uber-nerd here )