This is copy of the weekly newsletter sent by email on June 16th 2010.
Welcome to the third weekly newsletter from the New Zealand Running Calendar. I had hoped to get my first competition running in time for this week's email but it's not to be. More details below and the competition will be ready to go in next week's newsletter.
There's not a lot going on this weekend after the big week of events all over the country last weekend. There's the 5th event in the Run Auckland Series and the Mount Vernon Grand Traverse in Blenheim.
Run Auckland Series at Western Springs on Sunday: This is the 5th in a series of 6 races with this event at Western Springs. Run or walk either 5K or 10K. If you haven't already entered you can still enter online by Friday 5pm for $30 or for $35 at the event registration on Saturday between 3pm and 5pm or on the day between 7:30am and 8:40am. Late entries can only be paid for with cash or a cheque. Click here for more information about the event.
The Mount Vernon Grand Traverse in Blenheim on Sunday: This is a 18K and 11K off road run organised by the Marlborough Harrier Club starting from Wither Hills Farm car park. There's not a lot of information on the Marlborough Harriers Club website for this event but you enter on the day from 9:00am and the events start at 10:00am and 10:15am. There's also a kids 2K challenge. More information here.
As a lead up to the Auckland Marathon, Run Walk Events have a series of events before and after. The events in this series are as follows:
Woodlands Park, Narrow Neck - Sunday 22nd August 2010 - 6K/12K/18K/24K
The Trust Stadium - Saturday 11th September 2010 - 7K/14K/21K/28K
Sir Barry Curtis Park - Saturday 2nd October 2010 - 8K/16K/24K/32K
Ellerslie Race Course - Sunday 5th December 2010 - 5K/10K/15K/21K
They also have a limited number of Auckland Marathon entries available for people who enter the 5 race series (i.e. their 4 events plus the Auckland Marathon) so if you have missed out on an entry this is you way to get one. Click here for more information about this event series.
I got the Auckland Marathon email in my inbox this morning. As I have already noted the event has sold out but it is possible to transfer up from the half marathon to the full marathon and transfer entries to other people. Quoting from their email:
"Marathon entrants cannot transfer down to the Half Marathon.
Half Marathon entrants can still transfer up in distance to the Marathon event.
Transfers between individuals within the same event can still take place."
As mentioned at the start of this email the first Running Calendar competition is coming. The prize is a single entry into the event of your choosing in the Run and Walk Events Series. Many thanks to Troy and Brendan at Epic Sports for putting up the prize. More details about this competition in next week's email.
Have a great running week. If you are running or walking either of the events this weekend I wish you the very best. I'll be running the Run Auckland 10K event so keep a look out for me in my runningcalendar.co.nz shirt!