Daylight saving – winter times:
Please take note that from this Saturday April 7th
Dunedin, Invercargill and Wanaka parkruns will change to their Winter start time of 9.00 am
New parkruns for 2018
Tauranga – 28th April
Balclutha – 5th May
Gisborne – 12th May
Queenstown – June, date to be confirmed
Running on the Spectrum:
Last year we held our first charity Greatest Virtual Run in April for Autism month and it was a great help that many parkrunners in New Zealand joined in to help our cause.
This year we are doing it again and the weekend is April 14/15. We have also included a 5km virtual run especially for parkrunners who can combine the two events.
Cost is $25 and all participants receive a cool medal, there are family options too. There are prizes of vouchers for Salming running and lots more. People will be helping Autistic kids around NZ into a running program with new running shoes that will be donated.
The link is www.greatestvirtualrunnz.com
Many thanks Jason Reid
Running on the Spectrum
Upcoming Events - 5th May 2018
Rotorua Marathon/half marathon/quarter marathon (and 5km fun run)
Set against the backdrop of stunning Lake Rotorua, the picturesque Rotorua Marathon is without doubt one of New Zealand’s most iconic sports participation events with over 90,000 runners having completed the unique 42.2km ‘lap of the lake’ since its humble beginnings back in 1965. The event is the oldest and most prestigious marathon in New Zealand and the longest running major marathon in Australasia, and will be in its 54th year in 2018.
Not just a marathon however- Rotorua Marathon offers a distance for everyone with the Half Marathon, 10km and a 5.5km Fun Run! We’ve also got exciting news for half marathon runners and walkers – following feedback from participants, we’ve got an amazing new course full of Rotorua’s natural charm. The new course has a majority of smooth, unsealed, forest roads, many covered in pine needles with some climbs to a maximum elevation of 120 metres above the start/finish line, which will still be at the Energy Events Centre in the Rotorua Government Gardens. The majority of the course is through a mature pine forest, absolutely stunning!
Check out the new course
If you’re planning to run or walk an event in the Rotorua Marathon on Saturday, 5 May 2018 – we have a special 10% discount for parkrun members which runs right up until 5 May. Standard entry fees have finished now from the end of March, but Enter Today and don’t forgot to enter your code parkrun18 to get a 10% dicount.
Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun: I initially became involved with parkrun…
There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun! Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…