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Penrose 24

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Less than 3 months to go before the inaugural Montrail Penrose 24 on 1-2 November 2008.

This event is a fun 24 hours team relay trail running event in the Penrose State Forest, in the NSW Highlands. Teams of 4, 8 or 12 relay each other over 24 hours to complete as many laps as they can or want: the winner is the team which can run the more laps in the 24 hours period! Because of its short format (the circuit is shaped like a figure-of-eight double-loop of 4km or 8km), this event is extremely versatile: it will give the option for competitive club teams to log in heaps of kilometres and go for the podium, while more laid-back teams (families, mates, etc.) can just step out there and give it a go. Companies who enter the Corporate category will be in the run for the Corporate Cup, and the Monday morning bragging rights that go with it. Participants camp at the event hub and choose to run through the night or kick back, enjoy the entertainment, music and food, and cheer the other runners on! And you only need a pair of trainers to do it! For more information and to enter online, go to:

If at all possible, we would love to get your support in promoting this event to the running community. If you could maybe print out the attached flyer, or email it out to your database, or simply mention the event on your website's event calendar or in your next newsletter, whatever the means, any word of mouth would help get the event off the ground and on to a good start! We also have printed postcards that I would be happy to mail out to you if you want, please just let me know how many you would need!

Plan ahead! There are 2 other running events you don't want to miss in May 2009 in the Blue Mountains: 2 takes on 100kms, solo or teams!

- 2-4 May 2009: WildEndurance - A spectacular and challenging 100km teams-only trail trek in the heart of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Raising funds and awareness for The Wilderness Society, this event is open to teams of 4-6 completing the full route or relaying the distance half-way through. With a cut-off time of 48hrs and over 4,000m elevation, this course will require both commitment and passion for teams to complete. For more information so to:

- 16-17 May 2009: The North Face 100 - A 100km competitive ultra-trail running event in the Blue Mountains open to individuals. This is the pinnacle of trail running events in Australia including a spectacular course, over 4,500m elevation and a cut-off time of only 30 hrs to complete the course. Belt buckles for those finishing in less than 14 hours! Test yourself, push your own limits and achieve something to be proud of! For those not quite ready for the total experience, the Marathon Pairs option offers teams of 2 the possibility to relay the distance at mid-course. For more information got to:

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