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With just under six months to go to the 2017 Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon, we've got lots happening! 
We've just launched our International Promo Video, made in conjunction with Destination Rotorua, It will be translated into Chinese and Japanese and we hope to attract a lot more international participants.
We're also really excited to release the brand new  Rotorua Marathon App which will make your Rotorua Marathon experience even better, and easier too.  We've also got a great competition with a cool Asics prize.
We hear in this issue from some of our amazing partneres with some fantastic advice and some special offers.  
There are just three weeks to go until Early Bird entries close, so if you haven't entered yet, now is a very good time!  
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We're super excited to launch the brand new Rotorua Marathon App full of all the information you need at your finger-tips. Get the latest news, start fundraising, check out the different events, get the latest information and FAQs, check out  previous results, sort your training and Enter online , all from your smartphone. Download the free App now.      APPLE        ANDROID
 
When building up for an event like Rotorua Marathon, a suitable running shoe is a necessity. Injury caused by inappropriate or ill-fitting shoes can significantly affect your training and outcome on the day. Investing in a quality shoe can help you prevent injury and also make training and the event day a more pleasant and comfortable experience. Check out this Footwear Advice and then Find the right shoes for you
 
How hard are you training for the Rotorua Marathon? During training, hydration is key. Replace lost fluids with POWERADE ION4 so you can push through those TOUGH workouts to help replace 4 of the electrolytes lost in sweat. To see if you are staying properly hydrated, check out the Powerade Sports Hyydration Page
 
Getting ice on an injury early can make all the difference in making sure you recover well and be back out training again sooner. Recovery wraps like dr.cool are a great way to do that. 
dr.cool™ is the ONLY product to combine ice and compression in one flexible wrap.

 
Injury, illness, fatigue, life stress, niggles … there are many perfectly valid reasons to skip a scheduled run. But shouldn't you just harden up and go running? TempoFit's Hayden Shearman gives us some rules to guide our running decision making. 
When Not to Run

 
To celebrate their new website, Leppin Sport are offering all Rotorua Marathon Entrants 25%off all products until 21 November 2016. Just enter your entry number in the comments column and they will refund the discount. Leppin Endurance Athlete and Leppin Squeezy are two excellent products to assist with marathon trauining. Buy now for 25% off
 
The majority of running injuries are overuse problems. One part of the body that seems particularly susceptible to these injuries is the knee. With up to 3-5 times bodyweight force going through the limb thousands of times with each step in a run, it isn’t surprising the knee can be stirred up. For knees, "pushing through the pain” is rarely a good option, unlike some other minor injuries that can be ignored.  
Three great tips to prevent knee problems from David Cooper at Healthzone Physiotherapy
November is your last chance to snap up Early Bird pricing for all of our distance options at the 2017 Rotorua Marathon. One lucky Early Bird is going to hit the ground running in some flash new ASICS gear! That’s right, we have a $250 ASICS apparel and footwear voucher up for grabs which will be drawn from all early bird entries made by 30 November. Get in now to secure your spot on the start line for 6 May 2017 at the best possible price. Prices will go up on 1 December so visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz to enter now!