Take on the Lake and make it your greatest challenge in 2024. Known affectionately as the “People‘s Marathon” the iconic Rotorua Marathon is Australasia’s oldest major marathon event.
Join the 60th Rotorua Marathon on Saturday 4th May 2024!
The Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand’s most iconic marathon event. For 59 years runners and walkers of all ages have accepted the challenge, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua.
Experience hidden gems, surreal scenery and stunning natural wonders in Rotorua.
Along with the full marathon, the Rotorua Marathon offers the Red Stag Timber off-road half marathon, Go Media 10km and the First Credit Union 5.5km run or walk to choose from.
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Saturday 4th May 2024
The half marathon course incorporates all that is Rotorua. Competitors will start and finish at the main start/finish gantry outside the Energy Events Centre. The course will head out towards the airport, along Te Ngae Road. You then run / walk along Long Mile Rd, then into Nursery Rd for a loop through Whakarewarewa Forest, back to Te Ngae Rd, Hinemaru St, through the Government Gardens to the finish line.
10km Run or Walk
The 10km event gets underway from the Marathon start line in the Government Gardens and completes one lap of the course through the Sulphur flats towards Long Mile Road, half way up Nursery Road then back along the marathon course to the finish.
5.5km Fun Run
The 5.5km Fun Run event gets underway from the Marathon start line in the Government Gardens and completes one lap of the course through the Sulphur flats and back along the marathon course.