News - 30th October 2018

parkrun Diary

Queenstown halloween

There were some interesting characters at Queenstown parkrun which held a Halloween theme last week, please take note that Queenstown is cancelled on the 17th November due to the marathon taking place. This Saturday we welcome Greytown Woodside Trail to the parkrun family and wish them all the best for a great morning!

The Rotorua Marathon on 4th May 2019 is giving parkrunners a 10% discount on all the events. See below:

Please note there is also an early bird discount up until 30 November.


New Events on the Calendar:


Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun - 3rd November 2018



Queenstown parkrun – 17th November 2018


Upcoming Events

Queenstown Marathon – 17th November 2018


Rotorua Marathon

2019 Rotorua Marathon – Register & Save - 10% Discount on all events with parkrun

Join thousands of runners and walkers on Saturday, 4th May 2019 to compete in the 55th Rotorua Marathon, Half, Quarter or 5.5k fun run.

Use the code: parkrun19 to receive a 10% discount on your registration fee.

The Rotorua Marathon courses are designed to suit all; whether you are a keen marathoner or want to run (or walk) the 5.5km event with friends or family.

* Take on the Lake and compete in the “People’s Marathon” (42km) – The iconic Rotorua Marathon is Australasia’s oldest major marathon event and on a course like no other.

* The Half Marathon (21km) – run or walk this beautiful scenic course that winds through the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest and magnificent Redwoods. Introduced last year, this new mainly off-road course has a combination of forest tracks, hills, uneven surfaces and smooth gravel roads, to make for a stunning course.

* Make it a family affair – the Quarter Marathon (10.5km) and 5.5km run or walk designed for people of all abilities. The minimum age for the quarter marathon is 12 years old and 10 years old for the 5.5km run (or walk), perfect for family groups.

Register by the 30 November 2018 to save with early-bird prices and ensure your place at Rotorua’s most iconic running event.


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