News - 27th November 2018
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Upcoming Anniversaries :

Dunedin – January

Kapiti Coast – January

Taupo – January

 

Cancellations:

Gisborne – 29th December 2018

 

Christmas and New Year’s Day events:

Check out the link below to see which events are having extra runs on these days.

http://www.parkrun.co.nz/special-events/


Upcoming Events: 

XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people:

  • an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and
  • a child aged between 6 and 14 years of age.

The challenges range from physical (like tug-of-war) to mental (like the memory challenge) to knowledge based (like the music challenge). The challenges change from year to year and course to course. No XRACE is ever the same.

Returning XRACE families, we look forward to welcoming you to your local event where we will be mixing a brand new set of challenges with a few of our favourites from last season.

To new families, we offer you this promise –  a chance to come together with your son and daughter in an event AS EQUALS. After over 80 events in four countries it is clear: no other event encourages self-esteem in children and helps develop family bonds like XRACE.

 

Dates and information for the 2019 season see: http://www.xrace.co.nz/

 

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

 

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