Mark Remy is creating satire
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patrons

THANK YOU! YOUR DOLLARS HELP TO KEEP US INDEPENDENT AND AD-FREE!
Hi,

I'm Mark Remy, creator of  DumbRunner.com—an independent, ad-free website aimed at runners who (a.) like to laugh, (b.) think running can and should be simple, and (c.) are fed up with sources that apparently aren't on board with (a.) and (b.).

As a longtime runner (28 marathons), writer (5 books, 10 years as a staffer or contributor to Runner's World), and wise-ass (7 1/2 years publishing the satirical online column Remy's World), I felt I was uniquely positioned to launch a website like Dumb Runner. So in November 2015, I did it.

Here's What I Do
Three days a week or more, I publish articles, reader Q&A, digital "posters," and other stuff. Every Friday morning, I mail  a newsletter called The Dumb Digest—a fun roundup of that week's news (running and otherwise) and other items of interest to weird runners. In addition, I answer readers' questions, on running or whatever people feel like asking.

Here's Why I'm on Patreon
I don't accept ads, because ads are ugly and annoying. I don't do  slideshows, which are bullshit, or "sponsored posts," which are gross. (Unless, of course, they're from the good folks at Pratt & Whitney Commercial Jet Engines.) I am independent. This means that I write with one audience, and one audience only, in mind: You. It also means that I depend on you to help pay the bills.

Here's What I'm Asking You to Do
If you value what I'm doing and how I'm doing it, please click the orange BECOME A PATRON button at the top of this page. Commit to a monthly pledge, in any amount. (Or you can donate via PayPal, if that's more your speed.)

That's it. 

Patreon is simple and secure—you enter your info once, choose a level of support that works for you, and you're set. Your credit card will be charged that amount each month, like an auto-pay bill. You may edit or end your pledge any time you wish.   

At the risk of sounding like an NPR pledge drive: Think of all the laughs and good times that Dumb Runner delivers to you each month. Isn't that worth a few dollars?

I hope you'll agree that it is.

Thanks. I appreciate your help.

Yours,
Mark
Tiers
The "Mmm... Pi..."
$3.14 or more per month
LESS THAN A BUCK A WEEK


What you get:    

  • My sincere gratitude! 
  • The knowledge that you're doing your part to help!
  • The satisfaction that comes with flipping a double-bird at corporate advertising! 
  • Access to a TOP SECRET private Facebook group reserved exclusively for people as weird as you!
The Orange Mocha Frappuccino
$5 or more per month
I.E. THE COST OF A FANCY COFFEE DRINK 


Our most popular level of support! 


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus the item of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store.* **

    * (Items from our Threadless shop are not eligible—sorry!)
    ** (U.S. patrons only—sorry again, really, but int'l shipping is prohibitively expensive.) 
The Perfect 10
$10 or more per month
JUST 33 CENTS A DAY 


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus TWO items of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store. * **
     
    * (Items from our Threadless shop are not eligible—sorry!)
    ** (U.S. patrons only—sorry again, really, but int'l shipping is prohibitively expensive.) 
The "Eww, Gross!"
$12 or more per month
DO THE MATH


What you get:

  • I'll be honest, this is basically the same as the "Perfect 10" level, just for people who appreciate a good pun. Or a bad one.
The Harriet Tubman
$20 or more per month
MOVE OVER, ANDREW


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus THREE items of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store. (Sorry, but items from our shop at Threadless.com are not eligible.) And the satisfaction that comes with flipping a double-bird at Andrew Jackson. 
The Robber Baron
$30 or more per month
ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS LEVEL OF GENEROSITY 


What you get: 

  • All of the above, plus...


Well, damn. For 30 bucks a month, I will record and publish a video thanking you personally, mention you in my next book, and seriously consider just about any request you have of me that does not include breaking the law or my wedding vows.

THANK YOU! YOUR DOLLARS HELP TO KEEP US INDEPENDENT AND AD-FREE!
Hi,

I'm Mark Remy, creator of  DumbRunner.com—an independent, ad-free website aimed at runners who (a.) like to laugh, (b.) think running can and should be simple, and (c.) are fed up with sources that apparently aren't on board with (a.) and (b.).

As a longtime runner (28 marathons), writer (5 books, 10 years as a staffer or contributor to Runner's World), and wise-ass (7 1/2 years publishing the satirical online column Remy's World), I felt I was uniquely positioned to launch a website like Dumb Runner. So in November 2015, I did it.

Here's What I Do
Three days a week or more, I publish articles, reader Q&A, digital "posters," and other stuff. Every Friday morning, I mail  a newsletter called The Dumb Digest—a fun roundup of that week's news (running and otherwise) and other items of interest to weird runners. In addition, I answer readers' questions, on running or whatever people feel like asking.

Here's Why I'm on Patreon
I don't accept ads, because ads are ugly and annoying. I don't do  slideshows, which are bullshit, or "sponsored posts," which are gross. (Unless, of course, they're from the good folks at Pratt & Whitney Commercial Jet Engines.) I am independent. This means that I write with one audience, and one audience only, in mind: You. It also means that I depend on you to help pay the bills.

Here's What I'm Asking You to Do
If you value what I'm doing and how I'm doing it, please click the orange BECOME A PATRON button at the top of this page. Commit to a monthly pledge, in any amount. (Or you can donate via PayPal, if that's more your speed.)

That's it. 

Patreon is simple and secure—you enter your info once, choose a level of support that works for you, and you're set. Your credit card will be charged that amount each month, like an auto-pay bill. You may edit or end your pledge any time you wish.   

At the risk of sounding like an NPR pledge drive: Think of all the laughs and good times that Dumb Runner delivers to you each month. Isn't that worth a few dollars?

I hope you'll agree that it is.

Thanks. I appreciate your help.

Yours,
Mark

Recent posts by Mark Remy

Tiers
The "Mmm... Pi..."
$3.14 or more per month
LESS THAN A BUCK A WEEK


What you get:    

  • My sincere gratitude! 
  • The knowledge that you're doing your part to help!
  • The satisfaction that comes with flipping a double-bird at corporate advertising! 
  • Access to a TOP SECRET private Facebook group reserved exclusively for people as weird as you!
The Orange Mocha Frappuccino
$5 or more per month
I.E. THE COST OF A FANCY COFFEE DRINK 


Our most popular level of support! 


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus the item of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store.* **

    * (Items from our Threadless shop are not eligible—sorry!)
    ** (U.S. patrons only—sorry again, really, but int'l shipping is prohibitively expensive.) 
The Perfect 10
$10 or more per month
JUST 33 CENTS A DAY 


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus TWO items of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store. * **
     
    * (Items from our Threadless shop are not eligible—sorry!)
    ** (U.S. patrons only—sorry again, really, but int'l shipping is prohibitively expensive.) 
The "Eww, Gross!"
$12 or more per month
DO THE MATH


What you get:

  • I'll be honest, this is basically the same as the "Perfect 10" level, just for people who appreciate a good pun. Or a bad one.
The Harriet Tubman
$20 or more per month
MOVE OVER, ANDREW


What you get:

  • All of the above, plus THREE items of your choice from the Dumb Runner Store. (Sorry, but items from our shop at Threadless.com are not eligible.) And the satisfaction that comes with flipping a double-bird at Andrew Jackson. 
The Robber Baron
$30 or more per month
ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS LEVEL OF GENEROSITY 


What you get: 

  • All of the above, plus...


Well, damn. For 30 bucks a month, I will record and publish a video thanking you personally, mention you in my next book, and seriously consider just about any request you have of me that does not include breaking the law or my wedding vows.