Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering Spirits

by Team Athleta 813

MEET THE WINNERS! Thank you to everyone who entered our Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering Spirits. Entries closed at 5:00p PT on May 6th, 2013.

Whether you entered for your mom, yourself, your best friend, wife, or anyone whose mothering spirit has touched you, we were astonished by the stories we received. Our team of judges cherished reading each of the 813 entries before deciding on the final winners. It wasn’t easy, but it was a very rewarding process. Now, we’re excited to announce the five winners! Click the links below to read their entries…

JILL is a mothering spirit and international healthcare physician with a passion for social justice. Her goal is to model fitness in the tough environment of Africa and inspire the children of Sierra Leone to be healthy through exercise… Read Jill’s entry »

RONNIE BOWER is a mom who wants to train for and run a marathon so her young son can witness the challenges involved, see her come through the other side and, through her, know that all women are strong… Read Ronnie’s entry »

AMY THOMPSON, nominated by her loving husband, is mother to two sons with special needs. She committed (and re-committed) to finding her inner athlete in recent years, and now wants to try a tri… Read Stephen’s nomination »

KARYN GALLAGHER is a lifelong rower who wants to improve her fitness, but her real goal is to get in shape to revisit her family’s roots and climb Mt. Knocknarea in Ireland with her 12-year-old daughter, as she did in 1988 with her own father… Read Karyn’s entry »

MAGGIE SWEENEY decided to stop putting off her own fitness goals when she realized (thanks to some “tough love” from her five year-old son) that she wanted to be “somebody important” in the eyes of her children… Read Maggie’s entry »

CONGRATULATIONS to all the ladies who won here on the chi blog and in their local Athleta store. Our Performance Stylists are honored to outfit each winner for her fitness goal, and our fitness experts will be a resource to help with advice and motivation. We’ll keep you updated as these ladies work toward realizing their goals so you can help us cheer them on.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and mothering spirits!

♥ Team Athleta

Enter for a chance to WIN this Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering SpiritsWomen spend a lot of time doing for others. So we’re celebrating this Mother’s Day with a giveaway that will inspire all mothering spirits to pursue their long-awaited fitness goals. Share your own or a friend’s goal with us, like running a half marathon or taking up backpacking for the first time. We’ll pick five lucky winners on Mother’s Day and outfit each with the goodies she needs to accomplish it.

How to Enter

Think about your own or a friend’s long-awaited fitness goal. When you’re ready, post your entry in the comment field below, telling us about the goal and how we can help you or your friend achieve that goal. Be sure you’ve entered a correct email address so we can contact you if your entry is selected.


One entry per person. Entries must be submitted in the comments field below by 5:00pm PT on Monday, May 6th. The winner will be announced here on the Chi Blog on or before Mother’s Day on May 12th, 2013. Read the Official Rules for details »


Five (5) winners will be chosen by a team of judges representing Athleta. Judges will select the best entries based on creativity, quality and their overall impression of the submission. (Hint: Entries that elicit tears, laughter and/or goose bumps are usually a hit with our judges.)

Prize Details

Each winner will receive a personalized Athleta apparel package valued at up to $400 retail. Our Performance Stylist will work with each winner to select the perfect gear to outfit her fitness goal.

Good luck!

♥ Team Athleta