You may have seen last week that we launched a new initiative, the Ultra168 Supporters Club. It’s a pretty simple deal whereby readers of our website get exclusive access to special deals and discounts that we’ve negotiated with a number of race directors and gear partners too.
We had a fantastic reception to the initial launch, which can see members save anywhere up to $500 on race entries and gear, all for a simple membership fee of $34.99 for the ‘all in’ level, which is a special introductory rate for the first two weeks. We also have two other levels of membership, ‘races’ and ‘gear’ for those that just want to take advantage of either one of the discounts as a standalone item at $24.99.
The good news is that you have a few days left before the price increases hit (April 14th), but the even better news is that if you still haven’t decided whether you’d like to join up or not, then hopefully the following two reasons will tempt you.
We’ve managed to secure two further race deals with some quality races.
- First up is the wonderful April Palmerlee and her cracking race, the Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge, based just one hour outside of Sydney, running in August.
- The second is a race based down in South Australia and probably known to many of you, the Heysen 105 ultra run by Yumingo’s Ben Hockings.
As an Ultra168 Supporter, you can get 20% off race entry into the Southern Highlands Challenge and $30 off entry to the Heysen 105. If you’re thinking of signing up and taking advantage of this or any other of the deals, click on the big green button below.
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge – SAVE 20%
The Camelbak Southern Highlands Challenge trail running festival offers a scenic and challenging route through the forests and farmland of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Runners will experience hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt roads and no asphalt whatsoever.
Exciting short, medium, long and ultra distances are available for runners of all abilities: everyone from experienced marathoners to newbies, school children to pensioners.
Heysen 105 – SAVE $30
An iconic South Australian trail race, the Heysen 105 is an endurance event like no other in Australia. Traversing a 105km section of the 1200km-long Heysen Trail, competitors experience the best trail running has to offer in the state, taking in rolling farmland, sandy forests, rocky hillsides and lots lots more.
The views are spectacular through the magnificent conservation parks, with the backdrop of gum trees, abundant wildlife and wide open spaces making this a truly Australian experience.
Runners are tested over all sorts of surfaces and need to be prepared to use some self-navigation where parts of the trail are not obvious. As day becomes night they are rewarded with a run to the finish through the whispering pine trees of the Kuitpo Forest plantations.