Malaysia’s Penang Bridge Half Marathon is to host the first ever AIMS Asia-Pacific regional conference.

 

Taking place from 12-13 June, it will be largest gathering of marathon and distance running race directors from the region. The conference offers a chance to meet others, exchange ideas, learn from the experienced and discover new opportunities.

 

Taking the theme “Global Unity through Running”, delegates see unity and peace as the vision of all road races. Subjects on the programme cover marketing and promotion of running events as well as future growth of running events in Asia-Pacific.

 

The conference will hear from guest speakers on what is required to achieve IAAF Road Race Labels, use of social media for running events and the successful shift from elite to mass participation at running events in Japan.  There will also be interactive group discussions for more in-depth exploration of the various subjects.

 

Keynote speaker is Carlo Capalbo, founder of Prague International Marathon, which is now the key event in the RunCzech running series.

 

As always, the conference ends with a race. This time it’s the Penang Bridge Half Marathon on 14th June, an out-and-back race across the new Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, which connects Batu Maung on the island and Batu Kawan on the mainland.

100k Flyer


18 April


www.eventpromotions.co.nz


How about cycling 100km through some of New Zealand’s most scenic countryside from one tourist Mecca to another? This year, the Active Post 100k Flyer goes from Taupo to Rotorua, starting outside the Taupo Events Centre tackling the famous NZ Ironman course and scenic Waikite Valley before finishing outside the Copthorne Hotel in Rotorua. Cyclists can compete solo, on a tandem or in relay teams of two.


 

 

 

 

 

Midnight Sun Marathon


20 June


www.msm.no


Welcome to the Arctic city of Tromsø at 70°N and the Midnight Sun Marathon, the world`s northernmost AIMS certified marathon. Start your marathon at 8.30pm or half marathon at 10.30pm and finish in the early hours of the morning – all in broad daylight! Enter now for a running experience where the sun never sets.

Challenge Atlantic City

 

28 June


www.challenge-family.com


This marks the Challenge Family’s long-awaited debut in the USA. Athletes begin their day with a 2.4 mile sheltered swim in the back bays of Atlantic City. An incredibly flat and fast 112 mile bike course will use portions of the expressway and country roads featuring vineyards, state forests, riverside towns and historic downtown Hammonton. The 26.2 mile flat run course will feature many Atlantic City highlights, finishing on the world famous Boardwalk in front of historic Boardwalk Hall.


 

 

 

Not Since Moses 10K : 5K

 

2 August


www.notsincemoses.com/


"Say what? You are doing what? Running on the bottom of the Bay of Fundy while the tide is out? You gotta be kidding!" Nope, it’s no joke. Not Since Moses is a run for all ages. Choose a 5K which starts and finishes at Sand Point in Five Islands, Nova Scotia, running across a tidal river and out onto the exposed sea bed next to magnificent cliffs; or a 10K which starts at picturesque Soley Cove and finishes at Sand Point.

 

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