Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand's famously scenic and iconic marathon event. For 54 years runners and walkers of all ages have running the gauntlet and challenging themselves, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua.
Today there are skill levels and optional distances for everyone, with a half marathon course through the stunning Redwoods (21.1km), the 10km and 5km fun run and walk.
8:00am - Start for Marathon runners
8:05am - Start for all Marathon walkers
The Rotorua Marathon celebrates 56 years in 2020, with all marathon finishers receiving a souvenir event T-shirt and Finishers medal.
The start line is on Queens Drive within the Government Gardens, Rotorua, and is marked by a Start Banner on event day. We ask runners to line up first, behind the appropriate sign that indicates the time they anticipate completing the marathon in. This will then allow the start to go, and flow smoothly. Ensure you go under the Start banner for your timing chip to be recorded.
Marathon entrants must be 20 years or older. Ages taken on event day.
Official event timing will cease at 5pm. Those crossing the finish line after this time will be deemed not to have finished and will not be eligible for the finisher's medal.
Minor Spot Prizes can be won after picking up your event number at registration. Major Spot Prizes are randomly drawn from all event entrants at Prize Giving at 5pm. You must be present to collect your prize.
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