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In association with the Lake City Athletic Club Inc, we would love for you to join us in Rotorua for this fantastic run/walk event on Sunday 03rd March 2024 in the stunning Whakawerawera Forest!
Make sure you are part of the outstanding Rotorua Off-road Trail Run/Walk with distances from the Novotel Half Marathon (21.1km) this distance is a two lap course utilising scenic trails and smooth gravel forest roads. The Mitre 10 Mega 10km Run or Walk event which is one lap of the stunning 21.1km course and the Red Stag Timber 5km Fun Run/Walk event. These events also utilise a mix of scenic forest trails and smooth gravel forest roads in the Whakarewarewa Forest.
For the kids…the Lance Lawson Limited 1.5km fun run/walk for children aged 3 to 6 years and a 2.5km fun run/walk for children aged 7 to 10 years. Both options are non competitive, fully supervised and take place prior to the adult events starting. Plenty of spot prizes will be up for grabs!
Every competitor that finishes any distance from the Half Marathon to the Little Devils race will receive a finishers medal.
This is for 2 adults and up to 3 children (children aged 3yrs – 16yrs). This is applicable for all events as long as the children meet the event age restriction. Email email@example.com if you would like to enter using the family pass.
All events are based at the Waipa Sawmill Recreation area adjacent to the mountain bike carpark.
The course starts and finishes at the Waipa MTB carpark setting off down Pohaturoa Road to allow runners to spread out before entering the incredible Pohaturoa Track popping out onto Nursery Road and then heading along the stunning Puarenga Track up Larch Road onto the smooth forestry road Red Tank Road following Nursery back then entering Radio Hut Road at the far end and linking down onto another stunning part of the Whakawerawera Forest the Mud Pool Loop and back to the start.
Travel 2km south of Rotorua on the Rotorua-Taupo Highway (SH5), turn left into Waipa Mill Road and the registration marquee is 500m from this corner on your left. Car park marshalls will direct you to the designated parking areas. The registration, start, finish and prizegivings are all held in this recreation reserve.
The course will follow a mixture of smooth gravel forest roads and scenic forest trails.
The half marathon course is a 2 lap course designed to be achievable by competitors of all abilities. The Half Marathon course has a cut off time for the first lap of 2 hour 5 mins.
The 10km course is a 1 lap course.
The 5km fun run/walk is one smaller loop, on forestry roads and walking tracks.