2013 Yarn Marathon
26.2 miles. 46,112 yards. Welcome to the 2013 yarn
marathon - are you ready to knit
your way to the finish in 2013?
- Sign up! Or
Check Your Progress
- Current Race Results
We know what you're thinking - that's a lot of yarn!
Don't worry, we're here to help you make it all the way to end. Just
take it one mile (that's 1,760 yards, or just four skeins of
Dream in Color Smooshy)
at a time, and you'll be a medalist before you know it.
How It Works
Buying Yarn: Every time you buy yarn in our
shop, we'll keep track of the total yardage of yarn you've purchased.
Each yard of yarn counts as a yard toward your marathon!
Power Boost Yarns: Each quarter, we'll
designate Power Boost yarns, which will be clearly marked on the
individual yarn pages with a percentage. When you purchase a Power
Boost yarn, you get a "boost" to your Yarn Marathon totals, so if you
are buying 100 yard skein that is on 50% power boost, you'll get credit
for 150 yards.
Sweater Boost: When you buy yarn in
sweater quantities (6 or more skeins of the same color and yarn),
you'll get an extra 50% added to your Yarn Marathon yardage for that
Prizes: Store credit will be added to your
ESK account automatically and will be available for use immediately
after your purchase. Prize bags are typically included in the order
where you've earned the prize, but are sometimes shipped separately
based on stock levels.
So what are you waiting for? Being a
comes with lots of cool prizes and Eat.Sleep.Knit benefits. You'll
get yarnathon loot with your orders when you reach
milestones along the way, and
earn Eat.Sleep.Knit store credit every time you complete another 5
miles. Even better, yarnathoners who've reached the half marathon mark
will receive free shipping on all orders for the rest of 2013!