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Hey Everyone!  It’s getting really close now! Just over one week to the iconic Rotorua Marathon!

Thanks to Hayden Shearman from Tempofit with some more expert advice in this issue about your Race Day Checklist.
We've also got some excellent advice from Healthzone Physio David Cooper about the Three Rs post-race.
There's a nice story about Liduina Melchers Rotorua Marathon women's winner fourty years ago in 1977.

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

You can still enter online -   Do it Now!

Your Rotorua Marathon team

Tempofit Blog - Your Race Day Checklist
Here is Hayden's list of key things to remember and biggest pitfalls to avoid on marathon day in Rotorua. Be sure to go through this list on Friday night!

Latest Tempofit Rotorua Marathon blog

Liduina Melchers - 40 years on
In the latest of our series of features reflecting on the 1977 Rotorua Marathon. Steve Landells speaks to the triumphant winner of the women’s race from 40 years ago - Liduina Melchers.

Remembering Hamish
Greg Rieger (pictured left) and his wife Donna are about to tackle the Rotorua Marathon event on 6 May in memory of their beloved son Hamish (right), who tragically died after being swept off the rocks at Mt Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty, on 23 January last year.
Foot Mechanics Pit Stop
Foot Mechanics are the experts in finding the underlying causes to your knee, ankle, foot and heel pain and prescribe effective treatment plans to get you back on track faster.
The Foot Mechanics Pit Stop will be located at the 32km mark of the Marathon and near the half-way point of the Half, you can visit for assistance with foot pain, blisters, padding and strapping to get you through to the finish.
Foot Mechanics

The Official Rotorua Marathon App
Have you downloaded the new Rotorua Marathon App full of all the information you need at your finger-tips?  We'll have important late news for you pre event, you can check the latest information and FAQs and check out  results as they become available, all from your smartphone. Download the free
App now.
              iPHONE        ANDROID

Post Race:  The Three Rs
Although many of you are focused on race day, it may also be worth starting to consider where you will shift your focus after you cross the finish line.  David Cooper from HealthZone Physio has some really good advice and suggestions to help you recover quickly and get you looking ahead.
David Cooper's Healthzone Physio Blog
What to wear on Marathon Day
Training hard for the big day? Have you picked out the race gear you’ll wear on May 6, yet? 
If you haven’t, now is the time to work out exactly what you’ll wear. Whether you’re new to marathon running or you’re rather experienced, we recommend taking a good look at your sportswear now.
Find out more or check out some great ASICS gear now!
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 AsicsThorloRock TapeDr CoolThermaTechTimexLeppinMarathon ToursSylvan 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.

Presentations from 5pm Friday - NEW
New in 2017, we will have product presentations on the big stage at the Expo
These presentations from a range of our partners will help you enjoy and make the most of your running.
We have the following 15 minute Exhibitor sessions happening on the big stage:
5:15pm    Inspire Health  
5:30pm    Leppin                
5:45pm    Rock Tape          
6:00pm    Marathon Tours  
6:15pm    Sylvan Sport

Does warm, sunny Townsville in August sound good?
Escape the cold this winter and experience the Townsville Running Festival. It's the premier running event of Townsville and Northern Australia and open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Register Now and get 20% discount on your entry fee with code: NZRUNTOWNSVILLE2017

Win! a trip for 2 to the Townsville Running Festival – return flights, share twin accommodation, 2 free entries, event tee’s and welcome pack – value over $3,000!
If you are entered in any event at Rotorua Marathon, send your name, phone and email address to T’s and C’s apply

Approaching Race Day
Just over one week out from the Rotorua Marathon means you should be carbohydrate loading for your upcoming race.

Leppin Carbo Loader, Leppin Endurance Athlete, Leppin Squeezy Sports and Leppin Enduro Booster 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 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 just over one week to the 2017 Rotorua Marathon, and it's not too late to enter.