Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 4th November 2012

Hey runners,

It’s been another eventful week around the world, and one where mother nature even put a stop to us running. Hurricane Sandy created havoc in the US, so much so that the New York City marathon was cancelled. We had friends fly from Australia to the US especially to compete in the marathon, something they had been working towards for over 10 years. They were devastated, but our hearts go out to those who lost everything, including loved ones in mother natures fury.

It seems every week I’m bringing you a new feature, you must think we lock our tech gurus up in the basement and never let them out. Well… we let them out on Sunday afternoons for a run, and sometimes a bath, then it’s straight back in with pizza and Coke zero to last them the week of coding!

This week they have developed more great features for you, and I at Race-Calendar.

WordPress Race Map Plugin:

The new Race Calendar race map plugin is available for download on WordPress, and allows runners and running blog and website owners to share race information on embeddable maps from around the world.

This plugin allows the quick creation and display of regional or global Race Maps – maps which display future running events as pins on a live Google Map – within WordPress blog posts and pages, using simple shortcodes.

Race details are added by event organisers and moderated at Race-Calendar.com , and races are removed from maps once they take place, so that race information is always live and up-to-date.

If runners access your WordPress website, this can enhance their experience, increase pageloads, and lengthen visit length of their visits!

To download and all the info you need for installation, you can find it here free in the WordPress Plugin Directory. It’s being downloaded frequently so a tool that is proving very popular.

Race Day Hotels: 

We gave you a hint last week, but have this great new feature up and running in earnest now. We know from experience sometimes booking a hotel on race day can be fraught with danger and disappointment. Now you can be sure to book your hotel the same time you enter your race. You can now find your hotel on a map that is displayed under your race location map on Race-Calendar.

If you are an event organiser, we’d be happy to support your race by providing an embeddable race hotels map for your website. Just contact us with your request and we’ll build you some code for your webmaster.

Currently we are listing hotels in the UK, USA, and New Zealand.

You Running Inspiration:

Chasing Kimbia

Race Reports & Photos:

  • Preston Guild Marathon and Half Marathon – Exerpt: “Last weekend saw the first ever Preston Guild full and half marathon events and there was a fantastic turnout from Lancaster & Morecambe AC athletes to enjoy these new races. There were some tremendous performances by the local athletes despite awful weather conditions making the 26.2 miles marathon in particular an even tougher challenge”
  • Race Photos: Night Fright 2012 – Exerpt: “AllAboutTri – the organisers of the Guildford Night Fright, which took place on 27th October 2012, – have sent us these photos just in time for Hallowe’en”

Upcoming Races:


Feature Race Map:


Races in Asia courtesy of Race-Calendar.com. Add a race. Embed Map

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Cheers from the Team @ Race-Calendar.

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1 comment to Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 4th November 2012

  • Please contact me with details of 10km 15km 20km either road or xcountry or combined
    races in europe that is France,Belgium,Germany,Switzerland.Finland,Netherlands in January 2013 please,
    as to run in europe is more convenient for me that is into the new year?My beginning standard at age 56,male is 53m for 10k and 1:43 for 20k please.
    Please mail details and contact details of these events for the month of January
    2013 please.
    Thank you
    Dr Shane Lawrence

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