News - 17th April 2018

parkrun Diary

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Please note Puarenga parkrun is cancelled on the 5th May due to the Rotorua Marathon taking place.


Daylight saving – winter times:

DunedinInvercargill 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.

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