Upcoming Anniversaries :
Taupo – 26th January
Kapiti Coast - 26th January
Whangarei - 16th February
Invercargill – 9th February
Wanaka – February – to be confirmed
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:
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/
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.
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