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October is such an exciting time of the year as winter turns into spring, the weather warms up and the running shoes come out (for those who haven’t braved the rainy, wintery weather we’ve had this year in many parts of the country). We are well underway with planning the 2017 event and are open for registration at early bird prices now! Why not sign up today and make the most of the spring sunshine. Sign up here
Remember we have several new initiatives this year including different men’s and women’s tee’s (instead of unisex tee’s) and finishers medals for the half marathon! Both of these are complimentary and included in your race entry, when you enter the full or half marathon
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There's lots of new stuff this year with the 2017 Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon. We've given our Website a new look, the Newsletter has also been refreshed and we have a new Entry System. Watch out in the coming weeks for another new exciting innovation that will make everything easier to do!
 
TempoFit Training Tips: How to Avoid Injuries
You can have all the perseverance and self-belief in the world, but nothing derails a marathon preparation plan like a running injury. And, as with most things, preventing running injuries is always better than hoping for a cure. Hayden gives his top three tips for keeping the injuries at bay

 
Rotorua's thermal attractions are the perfect places to heal those muscles. As the natural spa capital of New Zealand, there is no better place to come and unwind than Rotorua. Perfect for a soak after your run or walk at one of the fantastic Rotorua Marathon events. Check out the Rotorua Spa options.
 
Marathon Tours are marathon travel specialists, and have been taking New Zealand runners and walkers to the world's premium marathon events for years. We secure your guaranteed entry into the exclusive events – New York, The Great Wall, Boston, Paris and more. No ballots, no qualifying times, no excuses!  Visit Marathon Tours
 
The Millennium Hotel Rotorua is the perfect place for your next family holiday. Centrally located and only minutes from adrenalin filled adventure. Steeped in history, this Qualmark 4 Star Plus hotel boasts quality in-house dining, ‘The Spa’ retreat, a pool the kids will love, and more. A popular choice by many. Don't forget - if you are a member of an Athletics NZ club, you can get 20% off your accommodation at Millennium Hotels throughout New Zealand by using our Member Benefits programme. Visit Millennium Hotel Rotorua
 
WIN with ThermaTech!  Here's how:
In 2017 we are stepping up the entertainment on our Half Marathon course. We want your ideas for on-course entertainment we can add to make Rotorua the most fun Half Marathon course in New Zealand! We have a $250 voucher from our mates at Thermatech for the person who comes up with the best idea. Simply comment on our Facebook post Here. We want the zaniest, craziest, most creative ideas you can come up with. Head to our Facebook page now for your chance to win!