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2014 Running Calendar Now Available

2014 Running Calendar - Love2Run!

2014 Running Calendar – Love2Run!

Over at Race-Calendar.com, last month we received the first batch of 2014 Running Calendars (the A3 printed calendar that we launched this year, for 2013, which was so well received by runners everywhere). The picture to the right shows the calendar front page.

This year, the calendar will only be available to purchase exclusively at Amazon UK, as we seek to improve delivery times and buyer satisfaction.

But be quick, the first batch looks like it will sell out soon, and this is a great Christmas gift for the British runner in your life – or even just a simple way to stay inspired to run throughout 2014 (and beyond!).

Keep running!

Click here to see the 2014 Running Calendar at Amazon UK. 1 day delivery (and free delivery) is available with Amazon Prime and Super Saver delivery, so the price you see is the price you will pay. Including delivery!

Race-Calendar.com and Sportjock® UK Join Forces to Support Britain’s Women Runners

Race-Calendar.com has become the newest retailer of Sportjock® sports bras in the United Kingdom.

Race-Calendar.com will stock all sizes and colours of the Sportjock® range, including launch offers on the following popular lines:

Linda Scott of Race-Calendar.com said of the agreement:

“It’s great to be able to bolster women who run with the very best sports bras.

“We already support thousands of British women every day by providing easy to find information about upcoming local races and the latest training tips.

“Adding to the comfort and ease with which women train and compete is very important to the team at Race-Calendar.com.

“This has given a real boost to our efforts to encourage participation in running across the board.

“We’re delighted to be working with Sportjock UK to provide top quality sports bras to our running community.”

6.785 million women play sport once a week in England – that’s just over 30% of the population (Source: Sport England’s Active People Survey).

Moving to the Cloud

We’re moving a number of services to the cloud this week, including sections of:

  • Race-Calendar.com
  • SiliconDales.com
  • Your-Story.org

Some elements may take longer to update as a result. All services are still live, however.

Please bear with us while we transition this exciting change: the result will be worth waiting for!

Great Gifts for Runners: Running Calendar

The 2013 Running Calendar that we’ve produced over at Race-Calendar.com has arrived from the printers this week and it’s already beginning to cause a stir in the running community.

Almost immediately we got the calendar out of the wrapper, conversations about “which is your favourite month” were beginning. This theme looks set to continue.

2013 Running Calendar - Front Page

2013 Running Calendar – Front Page

A Great Gift for the Runner You Know!

Quite simply, this product is a great gift for runners of all types, distances and brands. It’s motivational. It’s inspirational. It’s also got a lot in its favour as a present, too!

But one thing is very obvious about our A3 Running Calendar: runners love it. This means it will make a perfect birthday or Christmas present for the runner in your life for a number of reasons:

  • The 2013 Running Calendar lasts all year – the whole of 2013!
  • It is inspiring, and will help a runner to get out of the door on a wet, windy, Wednesday in the middle of winter!
  • While you may not know a runner’s size, or what equipment they need or use, you don’t need to with the calendar!
  • It doesn’t matter if they receive two – they can have one for home and one for the office (or even three – one for upstairs, one for the kitchen, too!);
  • You know they won’t already have one of these – we’ve just printed them, and nobody else sells our unique calendars.

Where to Order the 2013 A3 Running Calendar

We are selling the 2013 A3 Running Calendar direct at our Shop.Race-Calendar.com website, which is secure, and can accept payment by Credit/Debit card, PayPal, Google Wallet or you can order from Amazon.

In a matter of days, the first consignment will be reaching Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, meaning you’ll be able to order with free UK delivery or free USA delivery using the following links:

We’re also looking to add running clubs, charities, sports associations and businesses targeting active runners and the health market to join the Race-Calendar.com Partner Program to help sell the calendars through hosted checkouts. Partners receive a profit share without having to do anything more than copy/paste a link or some code into a website / email or Facebook / Twitter status update from time-to-time. Click here for the Partner Program.

Lastly, join us at Facebook or Twitter to share the love of running.

Because we love2run @ Race-Calendar.com!

Race-Calendar.com Now Providing Online Entry in 9 Currencies

Play this track while reading:

Race-Calendar.com has this week taken our love of running international.

We already have 51,000+ fans on our Love2Run Facebook, and lots more on Twitter. We already list races across the globe at our Race-Calendar.com website for free. But now, we’ve truly gone global, as Race-Calendar.com has just launched online entry services to races in another 20+ countries; serving runners in a total of nine currencies.

In addition to the free promotional services we’ve always been providing to event organisers everywhere, Race Directors in the following countries and regions are now able to take advantage of an online entry solution, too:

Race Directors in the rest of the world may opt to take online entry payments in US dollars, or use our classic form (for free) for a Race-Calendar.com listing without online entry.

Online entry services can be provided at no cost to the race director, with transaction fees paid by the entrant at the time of purchasing. This means races achieve 100% of their fee target, yet gain the convenience of an online entry solution. In addition, Race-Calendar.com provides a vast number of additional race promotion services – all bundled at no cost!

Plus, we help event organisers, whether charities or professional race management companies to raise extra revenue with our Love2Run T-Shirt and our 2013 A3 Runners’ Wall Calendars which can be added to the event registration checkout for an additional income driver which involves zero work for event organisers. We pick and pack it to your entrants, you collect an extra fee. A win for all concerned, and a great product to keep!

And all because we Love2Run!

Corporate Media Pack Site Discontinued

We have taken the decision to discontinue our network-wide corporate media pack sub-domain, and instead direct interested advertisers to media and advertising pages within specific brands we own, as follows.

Race-Calendar.com

Race-Calendar.com is one of the most popular, and most useful, running apps on the globe. If your brand targets active runners, or you represent a charity looking to reach runners, then you’ll be interested in the following sections of Race-Calendar.com:

Promotion for running events

If you are a Race Director or a Race Manager, and you are looking to promote a running event – anywhere in the world – you may be interested in the free and paid placements Race-Calendar.com can offer at:

The Global Herald

If you’d like to talk about the major brand marketing campaigns we can run atThe Global Herald please email Robin.Scott@theglobalherald.com.

Your-Story.org

We do not currently sell brand placements in Your-Story.org, though it is possible to target the domain using your existing marketing campaigns which run on Google Adsense. Simply enter the domain in your Google Ad Planner and Google Adwords campaign management pages, and select your best CPM rate. Adjust prices for more impressions.

Silicon Dales

It is possible for businesses based in the North of England to achieve placement in the Silicon Dales Yorkshire Dales Directory. Just follow the prompts at the Directory.SiliconDales.com website to get listed, whether you run a Yorkshire Dales Wedding Venue or a Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottage, or any other business in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Keep Abreast of New Advertising Opportunities

When we add new advertising positions and opportunities, we will generally announce minor changes at the brand website in question, and also major changes will be updated in the 24 Hour Trading Ltd Company News section.

Tools For Runners & Running Bloggers / Webmasters

If you are a runner who blogs, or you are the webmaster for your local track or running club, you’ll very likely be interested in the free selection of Tools we have on offer for running websites over at Race-Calendar.com.

For people just like you, we have recently launched a stand-alone repository of tools for runners and running webmasters at Tools.Race-Calendar.com.

All of the tools are free (though posters will require you to print them out – at your expense) and you may use the code examples in the Tools.Race-Calendar.com website to grab yourself a copy of a map, or an RSS feed, and power your running blog or running website with your very own automatic race discovery tool!

Try it yourself today – you will help other runners to discover races, while creating more value for the people who visit your website in the process. You can even devote whole pages of your site to our tools, creating additional page-loads and ad impressions.

What’s more, we support everyone who embeds our maps, or uses our tools (and tells us about it) by providing them with a link from the “Who Uses Our Maps” page.

Visit the Tools for Runners & Running Websites page today.

New Shop for Runners @ Race-Calendar.com

Along with the other slew of new features and incredible changes going on at Race-calendar.com, our market-leading website for runners across the globe, this week we’ve launched an all new shop for runners.

The shop, which may be accessed by typing Shop.Race-Calendar.com into your browser bar, allows fans who love2run around the world to order a stylish Race-Calendar.com branded merchandise, or a runners’ calendar of 2013.

There will be plenty of new products aimed at runners added to the shop, and delivery is available in most countries across the globe, so if you are a runner, visit the Race-Calendar.com shop today. Even if its just to grab the link and drop hints as your birthday or Christmas approaches!

Visit the Runners Shop @ Race-Calendar.com by clicking here.

Brand Marketing Opportunities at Race-Calendar.com

This week, we have unveiled the last in a series of microsites hosted in sub-domains at Race-Calendar.com, which have been launched in order to allow us to direct people to sections appropriate for their needs.

The most recent such microsite is geared towards the Brand Marketers who regularly get in touch with us at Race-Calendar.com, to let them know precisely what is on offer for those who represent major brands who would like to support a feel-good thing like grass-roots running.

Charities Too

A lot of marketing targeting runners is purchased by major charities looking for runners who would like to take part in races on their behalf, or to join another running related worthy cause. The Brands.Race-Calendar.com sub-domain is therefore a great place for a charity marketing team to discover ways to reach out to vast tracts of the running community in one fell swoop.

What’s Available at the Brand Marketing Microsite?

Available sections of content include:

If you’re a brand marketer, or brand manager, and you would like to target runners in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, mainland Europe or the rest of the world, you may do that, and more, with Race-Calendar.com, one of the most popular race discovery and entry tools on the planet.

Find out more Brand Marketing Opportunities at our Brands microsite.

What’s New at Race-Calendar.com

We’ve been talking a lot, recently, about the new features, products and services available at Race-Calendar.com, but let’s not forget the most important thing with the Race-Calendar.com website – the races!

Latest Additions to Race-Calendar.com

If you love2run, you should bookmark the Race-Calendar.com homepage – or your local area page – today!