Complete 40km of the running in the weeks leading up to the event and run the final 2km at the Mini Marathon to finish your full Marathon! Download your ‘Mini Marathon Passport’ and track your progress leading up to the event. Now open to all schools within the Bay of Plenty region!
For children in years 1-8
Cost to enter: $6 per person (schools to be invoiced)
Entries close 5pm Monday 15th April 2024
Friday 03rd May 2024
$6 per person. Entries close at 5pm Monday 15th April 2024. No late entries will be accepted.
How to Enter
You must enter through your school. For all teachers/schools who are wanting to enter a group please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the entry information. There is no limit to the number of students you can bring to the event. All schools will be invoiced after the event for the number of students you bring.
2024 Information sheet coming soon
Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Queens Drive, Rotorua
All schools must provide at least one marshal. Please ask marshals to be ready for a 9.15am briefing at the Event Promotions stage truck near the start/finish line. Marshals are required to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and a mobile phone for back up incase of an injured runner although RT’s are provided.
Buses may drop students off at the front of the Energy Events Centre. All buses are to then park on Hautupatu Drive around the back of the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. This is limited parking in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre car park.
Telly Tubby Hill field (via Memorial Drive) will be open for spectator parking ONLY until the first race kicks off and then it will be closed. There will be no parking available for spectators inside of the Rotorua Energy Events Centre car park, one side is restricted to school bus drop-off and pick-ups and the other for schools to gather for the event. Please advise your parents/caregivers/spectators of this.
In the event of extreme weather a notice will be placed in the following two places:
Event Promotions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/EventPromotionsNZ/
Event Promotions Website www.eventpromotions.co.nz
Race numbers will be couriered or dropped to your school prior to the event day. Race numbers are to be worn on the front of the competitor’s t-shirt and can be kept as a souvenir after the event.
Participation certificates for all children will be available online to download. A post event email will be sent out to all teachers with the link for this. Otherwise they can be found on the ‘certificates’ tab.
Course map/ Instructions
The course will be fully marshalled and clearly marked on the day. Please instruct participants to follow the marshal’s directions.
The course is open to the general public throughout event – be courteous and aware at all times. If you come up behind someone and wish to pass on a narrow road please call out that you wish to pass. There are to be no headphones worn during the event.
Are located in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.
First Aid and safety
Peak Safety will be available throughout the day for any medical issues but we ask that all schools bring their own first aid kit. Please inform event organisers if any of your children have a pre-existing medical condition. Ensure all competitors are well hydrated, have plenty of sunblock and bring a sunhat. Most of the course is completed on public roads/gravel tracks – all competitors must wear shoes on the course. We also recommend bringing suitable clothing for after the event (Eg. A jersey in case it gets cold).
Prize-giving will be held outside the Event Promotions stage truck near the start/finish line at 11.15am upon the completion of the event. Or inside the Rotorua Energy Events Centre if it’s wet. Spot prizes will be randomly drawn and handed out to children at prize giving.
Mini Marathon contact
Event Timetable – Friday 03rd May 2024
9.15am: Marshal Briefing
10am: Start of event
All children will be separated into their year groups (year 1, year 2, year 3 etc) and will be sent off in waves of 50 – 75 children at a time for safety reasons and to avoid course congestion.
Withdrawals and Refund Policy
- Any withdrawals must be notified to email@example.com BEFORE 9:00am, 7 days prior to event date to receive a refund on the entry fee.
- Any withdrawals notified to firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER 9:00am, 7 days prior to event date will not be entitled to a refund, no exceptions.
- In the case of a natural disaster, closure of the course due to high winds or other uncontrollable factors, “Act of God” conditions causing the cancellation of the event, entry fees will not be refunded
- All person-to-person transfers can be made until Monday 15th April. After this date, they must be done on event day.
- You cannot transfer an entry to another event or following year under any circumstances.
- If you need to make a transfer, please contact email@example.com
2024 RAMS form coming soon
2023 RAMS form
Click HERE to access and download the 2023 RAMS form
2022 RAMS form
Click HERE to access and download the 2022 RAMS form
2021 RAMS form
Click HERE to access and download the 2021 RAMS form
2020 RAMS form
Click HERE to access and download the 2020 RAMS form
Rotorua Mini Marathon Passport
Download the Mini Marathon Passport and track your progress leading up to the event. This is a great way to get kids involved/engaged in the training process.
Photos and Videos
There will be no official event photographers/videographers at the event so feel free to take your own photos. We (Event Promotions) will however be capturing some photos/videos of the event which will be made available to view here shortly after the event.
Certificates can be downloaded using the link below.
- Event Promotions
- Physical Address: 92 White Street, Rotorua 3010
- Postal Address: PO Box 324, Rotorua
- Phone: 07 348 3301