While April Fool’s Day is known for joking around and playing pranks, it was also the day I decided to launch the Ultra168 Supporters Club back in 2015. As we move towards year three of the club, this is my annual call-out to let people know about the membership and some of the great deals we have on offer.
Launching with just a handful of races and gear providers, the premise is that in joining the club, you gain exclusive access to discounts on popular races and gear in Australia and New Zealand. From just a few sign-ups, we now have hundreds of members based around the world from as far afield as the UK, Asia and of course the bulk of the membership sitting in Australia and New Zealand.
Since the club started, we’ve grown from just eight races to well over 30. Some of those races include the Buffalo Stampede, The Surf Coast Century, The Blackall 100, The Gold Coast 100, The Hounslow Classic, Northburn 100, The Hillary Ultra and many more. We also have even more deals off gear and other running-related things such as the RunNation Film Festival and training resources such as Mark Green’s ‘Locker Room‘. Most of these are discounts arranged because of the great relationship Ultra168 has with many of the race directors and running stores across Australia and New Zealand and that you won’t get anywhere else.
When you join the club, there are a number of options available to you, including:
- ‘ALL IN’ gives you access to all of the discounts on offer
- ‘RACES’ gives you access to all of the race discounts and ‘GEAR’ as it says on the tin, is access to the gear discounts.
The membership prices start at just $39 for the year, rising up to $99 for the top-tier membership, which includes a high quality winter jacket. For a list of races and gear providers, take a look at the lists below and if you’re interested in joining, click the button below for more information. We’ve had lots of positive feedback from members, most of whom make their money back by signing up for just one race, where savings can range from $20-$100.
Thanks to everyone who has become a member so far and reaping the rewards, we hope there are many more who want to join the club too!
Ultra168 Supporter RACES
|Race||Month||Discount||Country / State|
|Ultra Easy||January||20%||New Zealand - Otago|
|Roller Coaster Run||February||10%||Victoria|
|Northburn 50km, 100km and 100 miler||March||20%||New Zealand - Otago|
|Convicts & Wenches||March||15% discount||Queensland|
|Warburton Trail Fest||March||20%||Victoria|
|Jabulani Challenge||April||15%||New South Wales|
|Buffalo Stampede (all races)||April||10%||Victoria|
|The Down Under 135||April||10%||Victoria|
|Buffalo Stampede (Grand Slam)||April||10%||Victoria|
|Double Rainbow Run||June||20%||New Zealand|
|Glow Worm Trail Marathon||June||10%||New South Wales|
|Mount Difficulty (21km & 42km)||June||20%||New Zealand - Otago|
|Gold Coast 100km supermarathon||June||15% discount||Queensland|
|Brisbane Valley Rail Trail||June||10% discount||Queensland|
|Rafferty's Coastal Run||July||15%||New South Wales|
|Kokoda Ultra||July||10% discount||PNG|
|Berry Long Run||August||20%||Victoria|
|Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon||August||15%||New South Wales|
|Peaks & Trails (all races)||August||20%||Victoria|
|Bigfoot Snow Trail (27km & 42km)||August||10%||Victoria|
|WTF100s||September||20% plus free accommodation||Western Australia|
|Nerang 100 miler||September||15% discount||Queensland|
|Hounslow Classic||October||10%||New South Wales|
|Heysen 105||October||$30 discount||South Australia|
|Hume & Hovell 50km, 100km and 100 miler||October||15%||New South Wales|
|Blackall 50kms & 100kms||October||10%||Queensland|
|Alpine Challenge (100km & 160km events only)||November||$20 off early bird pricing.||Victoria|
|Great Ocean Walk (New for 2019)||October||TBC||Victoria|
|Stromlo Running Festival (50km only)||November||10% discount||ACT|
|Cathedrals Trail Run||December||15% discount||Victoria|
Ultra168 Supporters 'Gear'
|VFuel||This rather excellent gel is now in Australia and U168 Supporters can get a 12.5% discount|
|Raidlight||Ultra168 Supporters get a massive 30% off any Raidlight or Raidlight Vertical products on the Hardcore Brands website. Plus, spend over $100 (in Australia) and $150 (in NZ) you'll get free shipping. Standard shipping is $7.50 (AU) and $18.00 (NZ).|
|Find Your Feet||Find Your Feet is offering 20% off all purchase(s) at the store, unlimited for the duration of your membership. FYF also offers free postage over orders of $100 - standard postage to NZ is $25|
|Bogong Equipment||The guys at Bogong Equipment are offering 10% off everything storewide (excluding GPS, PLBs, Ski Hardware (skis, boots, bindings & poles) and sale items).|
|Ultra168 Store||Save 20% off anything in the Ultra168 store|
|Running Science||Grab yourself 15% discount at one of Sydney's best-known running stores with a special focus on getting you fitted in the right shoe. Online store is coming soon, but you can still use your discount instore.|
|RunNation Film Festival||Get a 15% discount off ticket prices|
|The LockerRoom (Running resource from Mark Green)||Get a 20% discount off annual membership brought to you by Mark Green|