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Not that we're counting, but it's 164 days until the 2017 Rotorua Marathon on Saturday 6 May 2017. If that date is not stuck in your diary with a Red circle around it, put it there now!
And if you haven't entered New Zealand's iconic running and walking event yet, you have SIX DAYS   to the end of Earlybird Entries. You can of course enter after that date, but we think you'd like to save a bit and lock it in.
The fantastic new Rotorua Marathon App is getting a lot of downloads, so check it out further on.
There are two very helpful blogs in this newsletter from two of our official bloggers that we are sure you will find very useful. We've got a great prize from our friends at Thermatech too.
But don't forget, just six days until the entry price goes up, so  ACT  NOW

Do you Run to Eat or Eat to Run?
With the festive season upon us, the relationship between running and eating can get a little strained - not to mention the strain on our waistlines.
So here are some tips from Hayden at TempoFit for balancing calories-in and calories-out this Christmas.
1. Treat Yourself
2. Balance
3. Avoid the Punishment Run

Check out Hayden's Tips
Seven Stretches for Runners
Love running? Well, make sure you stretch. This element of training is as important as the long runs, short runs, hill runs, speed work, strength work and rest days.
One of our official Rotorua Marathon bloggers, Rachel Grunwell from Inspired Health, a Yoga teacher and keen marathon runner, with 15 marathons under her belt - including the last three Rotorua Marathons has some very good stretching advice for everyone taking on the lake in 2017.

Rotorua Marathon App
We're super excited about 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

Fundraise While You Run
Rotorua Marathon is thrilled to partner with Charity Fundraiser Everyday Hero so that we can now offer you the opportunity to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation,  SPCA,  Mental Health Foundation or Achilles International NZ. Go the Rotorua Marathon Everyday Hero fundraiser page to nominate your favourite cause and start giving.

The Limited Edition Asics GEL-Kayano 23 NYC shoe is here!
Get your pair from one of the fantastic ASICS Running Experts Retailers or online at

Our friends at Timex have put together some very useful advice about the features that might be useful in a watch for running. Have a look at the Rotorua Marathon Watches Page
WIN with ThermaTech!
We've got a $250 Thermatech voucher and we'll be drawing a winner from everyone who has entered by 30 Novemeber (when Earlybird Entries finish). It's easy - just Get You Entry Done on time (saving you money) and you're in the draw.  
Good luck!