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Weekly Newsletter 25 June 2019

This week's newsletter has a discount offer for the Falls Creek Alpine Challenge in Victoria, Australia; interesting articles; discounts for premium members; and a date change/confirmation for next year's Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10K.

Falls Creek Alpine Challenge

The Falls Creek Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia, with 100 mile, 100k, 60km and 36km distances on offer.

Running Wild Australia has a very special offer for Running Calendar New Zealand newsletter subscribers: a 10% discount off the early bird entry price across all distances until 30 July.

Find out more at and use discount code NZRC19 when entering online (the code is case-sensitive).

Interesting articles

The 3,100-mile race around a New York block
The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race is the world's longest certified foot race. Runners have 52 days to complete the distance and the 2019 edition started on June 16th. Find out more about this race at the BBC.

Common triathlon terms demystified
If you're looking to branch out from just running to maybe doing a triathlon there can be a few terms you don't know, so Active has compiled a list of triathlon terms to help you out. Many of these are also regular running terms, which you may or may not know already.

What to do on race morning
You can’t make your race in the few hours before the start line, but you can break it. Daivd Walsh shares 6 tips for race day preparation before you toe the line.

Five ways to improve your 5km run time
Charlotte Arter, the world's fastest female parkrunner (15:50) shares her tips to improve your 5km time at The Guardian.

event discounts

Premium members get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website!

Our current discounts are for Steamy Huka; TrailNav Riverhead; Spartan Race Urban Sprint; Taupo Marathon; TrailNav Waitawa; North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; Whangareri Run/Walk Festival; Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon; and we also have discounts for events in Australia.

Check out all the discounts & membership info and sign up today!

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
To find out what's been recently updated, check the recent updates page regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And check out the full calendar of upcoming events.

Date changes/corrections
- Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10K has changed from 20 March (Date TBC) to 7 March

Until next week

Have a great running week!