Please note Puarenga parkrun is cancelled on the 5th May due to the Rotorua Marathon taking place.
Daylight saving – winter times:
Dunedin, Invercargill and Wanaka parkruns have changed to their Winter start time of 9.00 am
New parkruns for 2018
Tauranga – 28th April, registrations open
Balclutha – 5th May, registrations open
Gisborne – 12th May, registrations open 21st April
Queenstown – 9th June
Anniversaries in May
Lower Hutt – 6th anniversary of parkrun in New Zealand!
Barry Curtis – 5th year
Anderson – 2nd year
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, but Enter Today and don’t forgot to enter your code parkrun18 to get a 10% dicount.
This week’s event profile comes from Cambridge in the beautiful Waikato. Event Director Brian Prescott and Christine Jenkins talk about this lovely, country parkrun: I got asked if I would like to help set up Cambridge NZ parkrun. Later I found out I was the Event Director. Talk about being dropped in at…
Three years ago I walked the Hollyford Track with the help of Voltaren and Panadol. I was used to being active – walking, running and cycling were regular activities, but these were becoming more and more difficult with a rapidly deteriorating hip joint and debilitating arthritis pain. That same year I supported my daughter for…