Rotorua Marathon

The iconic marathon around the picturesque Lake Rotorua is back on 8 May 2021 for its 57th year.

Competitors that ‘take on the lake’ will start at the Government Gardens and head out through the city, around the back of the lake over the Hamurana hills and wind their way back towards Rotorua. Competitors then run and walk under the historic Prince’s Gate Archway up the finish straight.

All entrants will receive an official Finishers t-shirt, Finishers Medal and a race bag jam packed with goodies from sponsors. The marathon course is a certified AIMS distance. Minimum age to enter this event is 16 years of age.

If the marathon is not for you, you can opt to participate in either the Half Marathon (21.1km), Quarter Marathon (10.5km) or Fun Run (5.5km).

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