Weekly Newsletter March 20th 2014

This week's newsletter on March 20th 2014 has advertising opportunities, interesting running articles, our upcoming competition, late event additions and important event updates and corrections.

== Advertising opportunities ==

Listing an event and using the Australian Running Calendar is completely free. The website is ad-supported, with 300x250 display ads present on the right side of all pages of the website.

Ads are currently getting around 45,000 impressions each per week, and are extremely cost effective at getting visitors to click through to event websites.

If you are interested in advertising your event (or product or service) with display advertising, then please send me an email or check out the advertising page for more information.

== Interesting articles ==

Runners enter to be part of Gold Coast Airport Marathon history

Entries for the 36th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon to be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of July opened this week with more than 30,000 runners of all ages and abilities expected to take part in the history making event. Read more.

Over 750 people to Walk 4 Water this week

This week over 750 people around Australia will participate in WaterAid's Walk 4 Water to raise money for the 768 million people in the world who don't have access to clean, safe water. Read more.

Beth Cardelli's Tarawera Ultramarathon Race Report

Beth Cardelli came 4th at last weekend's cyclone affected Tarawera Ultramarathon in Rotorua, New Zealand. It was her first international race for the year, and part of the Ultra Trail World Tour. Read her report here. The course change meant there was an out and back aspect, and I saw Beth coming back the other way as I was still running out; she's so little and I didn't recognise her, thinking she almost looked like a little girl!

Stability exercises: a runner's guide

Whether you are pounding the pavement, the trails or the treadmill, your ankles, knees and hips are taking a lot of strain. Try these exercises to strengthen and stabilise these areas, help prevent injury and improve your form. Read more.

It's time to stop vilifying saturated fat, heart-disease researcher says

Adopting a diet low in saturated fat will not reduce your risk of heart disease or help you live longer, according to a provocative commentary published Thursday in the BMJ journal Open Heart. That's because saturated fat is not the dietary villain we have been led to believe. Read more.

== Competitions ==

FlipBelt Competition starting next week

We have a new competition starting on Monday to win a FlipBelt.

Running wear is sleeker and more stylish than ever before. The only problem is there's nowhere to hold your phone, music and keys. That's where FlipBelt comes in. A singular tubular waistband solving one of the biggest nuisances that athletes face - where to tuck must-have items while exercising.

Every bit as flattering and contoured as the rest of today's athletic wear, FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable.

Find out more here: flipbelt.com/what-is-flipbelt

== Recently added and updated events ==

Recent updates

To find out what's been recently updated, check the website homepage regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates such as date changes, cancellations or late additions to the calendar. Late additions are events which will take place in the next two to three weeks and have only just been added to the website.

Late additions

- Melanoma March this Sunday at multiple locations throughout Australia, there's also another run/walk in Bunbury, WA the following Sunday.
- Beaumaris North Primary School Fete and Fun Run on March 29th
- Bankwest Gallipoli Run in Perth on April 13th

Corrections and updates

- Nothing this week!

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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