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Hey Everyone!  It’s getting closer now! Just over three weeks to the iconic Rotorua Marathon!

Thanks to Hayden Shearman from Tempofit with some more expert advice in this issue about how to Taper like a Pro.

We've also got some excellent advice from Healthzone Physio David Cooper about how to avoid injury in the final preparations for the marathon.

We've got a nice story about one of the characters of Rotorua Marathon, Ross Steele who is hoping to complete his 100th marathon this year at Rotorua.

You can also check out some great news from some of our event partners.

If you haven't entered yet,  Do it Now!

Your Rotorua Marathon team

Tempofit Blog - It's time to Get Going!
Training is all about striking the perfect combo of running lots and running less. The taper is where that balance swings more towards the recovery side and here's how.

Latest Tempofit Rotorua Marathon blog
Ross Steele chases marathon #100 at Rotorua Marathon
Ross Steele hopes to complete his 100th marathon on Saturday by fittingly returning to the Rotorua Marathon – the iconic race where he made his 42.2km debut.

The Official Rotorua Marathon App
Have you downloaded the 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.
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Three key tips to staying injury free before your event 
Whether you have been training for the full Rotorua Marathon or one of the shorter distances – there are three big mistakes that almost always lead to injury. Here's some tips on how to avoid those pitfalls!  
David Cooper's Healthzone Physio Blog
Better Your Best with Asics
Don’t let the onset of wet, gloomy weather affect your last few weeks of training for Rotorua!
“It’s raining, I can’t go for a run tonight”; It’s a common excuse and we’ve all used it at some point but don’t let the wet, dark or cold weather prevent you from getting those important, last few training runs in. If you have the right gear to protect you from the elements you can stay warm & comfortable and still hit those final training targets!
Find out more or check out some great ASICS gear now!
How does Townsville in August sound?
Escape the cold this winter and experience the Townsville Running Festival. It's the premier running event of Townsville and Northern Australia.  With picturesque views of the sun emerging over a sleepy Coral Sea, the glistening of dewy palm trees silhouetted against a watercolour horizon and an electric ambiance softly humming among early rising marathoners and spectators, Townsville Running Festival is open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. 
Register Now!

Presentations from 5pm Friday - NEW
New in 2017, we will have product presentations on the big stage at the Expo
These 15 minute experiences will be from a range of our partners to help you enjoy and make the most of your running.
See Inspired Health, Leppin, Rock Tape, Marathon Tours and Sylvan Sport, with more to come.
Presentations start 5pm on Friday, May 5 – don’t miss them!

Rotorua Marathon Expo
Every year the Rotorua Marathon Expo delivers great brands, great discounts and new innovations out there in the running world.
We’ve got Asics, Thorlo, Rock Tape, Dr Cool, ThermaTech, Timex, Leppin, Marathon Tours, Sylvan Sport just to name a few. 
Come prepared to make the most of the awesome deals on offer! Expo open from 2pm – 9pm Friday 5 May and 6:30am to 4pm Saturday 6 May

Let Leppin help plan your energy requirements for Rotorua Marathon
As you head into the final month before the Rotorua Marathon you will be locking down what works for you as a nutrition plan.
Using Leppin Squeezy Sports Gels, Leppin Endurance Athlete and Leppin Carbo Loader can all play a part in your plan.
Find out more ...

Limited Edition Retro 1977 Rotorua Marathon cotton tee
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Rotorua Marathon, we have released this replica tee from the 1977 event. These special edition T-shirts must be ordered online before 21 April and will be available at registration.
This will be a real collector’s item!
Purchase when you enter   or   in the shop now


There's less than four weeks to go to the 2017 Rotorua Marathon, so now is a great time to make the commitment to enter and kick start your preparations.  ENTER NOW!