Save Money on Ultra Races and Running Gear – Join the Ultra168 Supporters Club

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 haveĀ 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.


Within each of the tiers, you can also choose what type of gift you’d like too. Starting with just a buff, we’ve moved into a range of options that include running shirts, kit bags and jackets too.

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!

Click here to join the Ultra168 Supporters Club with a range of membership options

Ultra168 Supporter RACES

RaceMonthDiscountCountry / State
Ultra EasyJanuary20%New Zealand - Otago
Roller Coaster RunFebruary10%Victoria
Northburn 50km, 100km and 100 milerMarch20%New Zealand - Otago
Convicts & Wenches March15% discountQueensland
Warburton Trail FestMarch20%Victoria
Jabulani ChallengeApril15%New South Wales
Buffalo Stampede (all races)April10%Victoria
The Down Under 135April10%Victoria
Buffalo Stampede (Grand Slam)April10%Victoria
Double Rainbow RunJune20%New Zealand
Glow Worm Trail MarathonJune10% New South Wales
Mount Difficulty (21km & 42km)June20%New Zealand - Otago
Gold Coast 100km supermarathonJune15% discountQueensland
Brisbane Valley Rail TrailJune10% discountQueensland
Rafferty's Coastal RunJuly15%New South Wales
Kokoda UltraJuly10% discountPNG
Berry Long RunAugust20%Victoria
Wagga Wagga Trail MarathonAugust15%New South Wales
Peaks & Trails (all races) August20%Victoria
Bigfoot Snow Trail (27km & 42km)August10%Victoria
Coastal HighSeptember15%Queensland
WTF100sSeptember20% plus free accommodationWestern Australia
Nerang 100 miler September15% discountQueensland
Hounslow ClassicOctober10%New South Wales
Heysen 105October$30 discountSouth Australia
Hume & Hovell 50km, 100km and 100 milerOctober15%New South Wales
Blackall 50kms & 100kmsOctober10%Queensland
Alpine Challenge (100km & 160km events only)November$20 off early bird pricing.Victoria
Great Ocean Walk (New for 2019)OctoberTBCVictoria
Stromlo Running Festival (50km only)November10% discountACT
Cathedrals Trail RunDecember15% discountVictoria

Ultra168 Supporters 'Gear'

VFuelThis rather excellent gel is now in Australia and U168 Supporters can get a 12.5% discount
RaidlightUltra168 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 FeetFind 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 EquipmentThe guys at Bogong Equipment are offering 10% off everything storewide (excluding GPS, PLBs, Ski Hardware (skis, boots, bindings & poles) and sale items).
Ultra168 StoreSave 20% off anything in the Ultra168 store
Running ScienceGrab 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 FestivalGet 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


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I'm a mediocre runner who can bat above his average when I train hard. A man of extremes, I do enjoy everything life offers and consider it an absolute pleasure just to be able to put one foot in front of the other and let my mind wander somewhere different.

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