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Ruckus Comes to Lake Lanier Islands This November!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Ruckus. Think of mud. And endurance, and courage, and perseverance, and determination. But mostly, think of mud.
The Ruckus obstacle race is one of the nation’s premier 5K series, and on November 16, it’s going to be right here at Lake Lanier Islands. Ruckus may seem intimidating at first for those of us who aren’t quite the studly studs we were in college, but event coordinators have made sure there’s something for anyone aged 2-82! It’s all achievable – one of the messages that Ruckus promotes. In fact, very nearly 100% of runners finish, and that’s a pretty big achievement for a 5K obstacle race! It was even purposefully created for those looking for the adult playground experience. Who doesn’t look at a kids’ playground and think about how fun it was to clamber all over the climbing walls and slide down the ridiculously hot metal slides? No hot metal slides at Ruckus though, you’ll have to be satisfied with immense mud hills, piles of tires, and mud gardens. Sounds like a fun time, right?! And no parents to fuss at you for getting mud all over your clothes! In fact, Ruckus has even been described as everything from “the ultimate family adventure,” to “the #1 obstacle race under 10k.” So come on out and experience an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fun.
Come run Ruckus Atlanta at Lake Lanier Islands for yourself or enjoy the kids obstacle race (they did say there was something for everyone!). The Mini Ruckus is an awesome way to get your kids involved in the obstacle race fun.

Ahem, we are running (see what we did there?) a bit of a special for our Ruckus runners. Reserve your room November 15 or 16 and receive a Ruckus discount! Just use the promotional code “131115RUCK”, and book your stay at their stunning hotel rooms and suites equipped with the finest amenities! Click here to reserve you room.

Now here’s something that will get you excited about getting those running shoes all dirtified! Ruckus Sports is excited to partner with Barrel Aid to provide shoes to children and teens in need. Barrel Aid will collect your muddy shoes post-event, clean them and ship them to Mission-Haiti’s schools in the mountains around Ti-Rivier, Haiti, with all of the remaining shoes going to children and teens in need in the Dakota area. Barrel Aid supplies clean shoes, fresh water, food, schooling and hope for over 1,600 children in Southern Haiti where no other groups are serving and the need is extremely urgent. So you can feel good about the race, and then feel great about helping out a kid who could one day be the next Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt 2.0 with your running shoes.

There’s really no reason not to sign up and run the Ruckus. So, for more information on this totally awesome event, check out runruckus.com, or you can follow them on twitter, or like them on facebook. Or all of those. More pictures!!

Legacy Weddings “Eat, Drink, and Be Married” Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Here at the Lake Lanier Islands Blog, we like to talk about everything that’s happening on the Islands. Legacy Weddings has so much going on all the time, that it has its own blog! But this event is so exciting that it spilled over here and we can’t wait to share it with you! Are you ready? You’d better sit down. On October 7th, Legacy Weddings is hosting an online scavenger hunt!! You’d better stay seated because it’s really the Grand Prize that’s the big news. Legacy Weddings is giving away an engagement photo session, a couples massage, AND dinner for two! Now, that’s quite the package!!

If you’ve been following the lead-up to the scavenger hunt, you’ll know that we’re already given away a trail ride for two on the Legacy Weddings Facebook page, and two tickets to our extremely popular wine cruise on Twitter! This week (the last week before pre-registration begins for the hunt), we’re going to give away a zip-line tour for two on our Pinterest Page!

All you couples out there who are feeling lucky should follow these simple steps for your chance to win a zip-line tour for two!

Step 1: Head over to http://www.pinterest.com/lliweddings/contests-and-giveaways/ and FOLLOW THAT BOARD!

Step 2: Re-pin the pin that says “Pin It To Win It!” and make sure you include the #LegacyWeddings hashtag!

Step 3: Sit back and count down the days until Friday, when we’ll announce the winner!

It really is that easy! So what are you waiting for?? Get to pinning!

Surveys Winners

Monday, August 12th, 2013

First off, the Great End-Of-Summer Survey contest is over, and it’s time to announce the winner!!

For the last several weeks, we’ve been passing out survey cards to guests for a chance to win a 3-night stay at Legacy Lodge! It was simple, really: all we wanted to know was which other hotels our guests were considering, and why they chose us!

One name and email address later, and you were entered for a chance to win! So we’ve just ended the contest, and selected a winner, and we are VERY EXCITED to announce our lucky card-filler-outer… winner.

It’s SHELBY A.!!! Hurray!! Shelby let us know that she didn’t even consider going anywhere else because she was here to have fun with her 6-year-old daughter at LanierWorld! Well, now Shelby gets to enjoy 3 more days of quality mother-daughter time at Legacy Lodge for FREE!! Way to go!!

Secondly, we are also ready to announce our JULY WINNER for our online Unifocus Survey!!

Leah A., who stayed with us in early July, we can’t wait to send you to a relaxing, enjoyable 2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program!! Whoa!! Lucky Leah, this offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing). Thank you for filling out our online survey!

The 20 Days of Giveaways

Monday, July 8th, 2013

You guys, 21 days ago our Facebook page hit 20,000 likes!! We got so excited we decided to give away prizes for 20 days in a row! All total, we gave out 20 tickets to LanierWorld, a Beach Access season pass, a $20 Gianni’s/Sunset Cove Cafe giftcard, Sister Hazel concert tickets, Georgia Satellites concert tickets, a round of Golf for 2, a dockslip for a Full Moon Party, an Islands Club Membership, a Sunshine Club Membership, a Family Four Pack to LanierWorld, and for our grand finale, we gave out a Family FunTastic Package, which included 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

Here were the contests and winners for each of our 20 days!

Sarah Littlepage LaRocca was the first to correctly guess our number: 1,983!

Alicia Cook was the first person to post a picture including exactly 20 pairs of flip-flops!

We held a bonus competition on the second day, for a chance to do a meet and greet with Sister Hazel!

And Gloria Gomez won with her creative take on it!

Bernadine Grider Martin won our first contest of Day 3, buy giving us her top 20 reasons she was excited about summer! Spoiler alert – She was excited about her grandkids visiting from Oklahoma:
1.Grandkids are visiting from Oklahoma
2. Our children are visiting from Oklahoma.
3. Spending time with family.
4. Beach
5. Grandchildren
6. Summer
7. Grandchildren
8. Beautiful Georgia summer evenings.
9. Grandchildren
10. Lake Lanier
11. Grandchildren
11. Fireworks.
12. Grandchildren.
13. Flip flops
14. Grandchildren.
15. Lake
16. Grandchildren
17. Fresh vegetables and fruit
18. Grandchildren.
19. Lemonade
20. And……our family coming from Oklahoma to Georgia for vacation!!!!!

Shawn Holbrook won two tickets to Sister Hazel at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater, AND two tickets to meet and greet the band! When we reached 75 “shares” we picked a winner at random!

Our first contest of Day 4 asked contestants to send in the first picture of 20 pool toys!

Which Kimberly Reamer won in no time!

For the second contest of the 4th day, we asked our fans to send in snapshots of their funniest faces, and we picked our favorite to win 2 tickets to LanierWorld!

Drew Leeuwenburg had us falling out of our chairs we were laughing so hard!

Keeping with the “20″ theme, next we asked you to send in pictures of yourself from 20 years ago – can you believe that was only 1993??

Heather Merritt Chapman won the prize with this picture! The floral print, the short tie, the white jacket, so 90s!

Granted, this says Day 5, but we meant Day 6, and our followers didn’t seem to mind…

In fact, Kenna Lemon was so focused on drawing this amazing dream sand castle that she didn’t notice at all!

Brittney Freeman Bowen won our first Zooma! contest by being the first to correctly guess all five images!

Day 8 was a photo caption contest, which Kathy Connor won with this cute quote! These are Lake Lanier’s newest Canadian Geese, by the way, and so cute! They’re at that awkward teenager stage…

Danielle Chiu Liu really knew her stuff when we asked what the 4 islands that make up Lake Lanier Islands are called! They are Pine, Blue Ridge, Legacy, and Georgia!

Day 10 was one for the dogs. We asked you to dress your pooch up in a swimsuit and post the picture to our wall!

There were a ton of hilarious pooches, but Shelly Jordan’s Scruffy here won the day. He just looks like a lake dog, doesn’t he?

We gave away 2 shots in our Hole-In-One Challenge on Day 10 – one for posting a picture of yourself on the Legacy on Lanier Golf course, and one for knowing that after Sam Snead, Tiger Woods has the most PGA tour wins!

On Day 11, we asked you to tell us what LanierWorld is greater than, and Nicole Vaughn Grisaffe said “LanierWorld is greater than a water balloon fight with all your friends on a hot hot summer day!” And we were inclined to agree!

Michelle Leigh Cagle won a round of golf for 2 by finding our secret hidden code somewhere on our website! The code was LXJ4R7H1P982XFDL0!

Day 13 was another photo caption contest! Connie Wishon Johnson won with a “Go big or go home!”

On Day 14, we asked you to find Bucky in the crowd at the Peachtree Road Race and tell us what number he was wearing!

See if you can spot him, Tiffany Roddy did!

Day 15 was fun, we set up a jumble and puzzle for you, and Stephanie Crowder Weber solved it first!

We held a race between Bucky the Beaver and the Chick-fil-A cow on the 16th day! We asked you to like the post to vote for the cow, and to comment on the post to vote for Bucky. It was a sad day here at the Lake when the home team lost, but Gail Castleberry went home happy as part of the winning team!

Day 17 fell on Independence Day, and we asked you to show your patriotic pride on our wall!

Andrea Nalley posted the most patriotic person we’ve ever seen, and came away with one of our big prizes: an Island Club pass!!

On Day 18, we hosted Lake Lanier Idol and asked you to submit performances of your favorite summer songs!

day18_annacrumbliss

Anna Crumbliss submitted this adorable video of her nephew shakin’ it to ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’”

We held another Zooma! on Day 19, and this time, Alley Lee Tiller took home a LanierWorld family four pack by correctly guessing the pictures! Fireworks, a cow’s nose, a bird’s nest, a pirate flag, and an ice cream snack!

Finally, for our grand finale, we asked you if you were ready for vacation! We wanted to see your cars packed to the roof with suitcases, towels, beach totes, pool noodles, inner tubes, and more!!

Susanne Ward won the grand prize of a Family Funtastic Package, which includes an overnight stay at Legacy Lodge, and 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

We had a great time these past 20 days, and we are so very grateful to all of our amazing facebook followers for participating in this extremely fun event!!

 

 

Magical Nights of Lights | Commercial Contest

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

2012 is our 20th Anniversary for Magical Nights of Lights here in Buford, GA and we’re offering a great contest to help make a few lucky winners a part of Lake Lanier Islands history!

What’s Magical Nights of Lights?

This is our yearly celebration here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort that features miles of twinkling lights in different designs, a Holiday Village with Santa and all his friends, a carnival, great shopping, marshmallow roasting, a live nativity & more! Magical Nights of Lights, which lasts from November 16th to December 31st, has been a fixture of Southern holiday tradition for years. So this year, during our 20th Anniversary, we’re adding even more fun!

Remember, when you come to Lake Lanier Islands Resort for Magical Nights of Lights, you pay by the carload and not per person!

Commercial Contest Details

To promote our 20th Anniversary, we’re filming a commercial to air on television. That’s where you come in to the picture. Since Magical Nights of Lights is a family tradition, we’re opening up the casting for our commercial to you, our extended family! We’re looking for “family” members to be in our commercial.

So, What Do We Need to Do?

  1. Since Magical Nights of Lights is a per-carload price and not a per-person price, we want to see a picture of you and your friends/family packed into the car/van/truck/etc. Just remember to keep it safe!
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  3.  The group pictured in the photo is what we will be looking at for our selection of winners.

  4. Submit your photos via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lakelanierislands) OR email them to us at llircontests@gmail.com. It might not hurt to include a special Magical Nights of Lights memory along with your photo. 1 submission per family please.

Other Details

The contest begins Wednesday night (10/10) at 8 pm and we will stop accepting submissions on Tuesday evening (10/16) at 8 pm.

We will be choosing 2 carload pictures as the winners of our walk-on spots for the commercial. Winners will be announced on Wednesday (10/17) and filming for the commercial will begin Friday (10/19) around 1pm.

No acting experience needed, just a big smile, holiday cheer and a desire to be a part of 20 years of tradition!