News - 30th April 2019

parkrun Diary


Please take note of Puarenga parkrun’s cancellation this week due to the Rotorua Marathon.

Lower Hutt parkrun will be celebrating its 7th anniversary tomorrow and marks the 7th year of parkrun in New Zealand!

Balclutha parkrun will be celebrating their anniversary on the 4th May as well – all are welcome to go along for a fun morning and dress up theme of Star Wars!


New parkrun launch:

Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019

Registrations are open!



Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019

Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest)

Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon)

Upcoming Anniversaries:

Balclutha – 4th May 2019, 1st anniversary

Lower Hutt – 4th May 2019

Gisborne – 11th May, 2019, 1st anniversary

Barry Curtis – 25th May 2019

Anderson – 25th May 2019


Upcoming Events


Rotorua Marathon

The 55th Rotorua Marathon on Saturday, 4 May 2019 is one of New Zealand’s most scenic and iconic marathon events.

For 54 years runners and walkers of all ages have accepted the challenge, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Today there is a distance for everyone, with a half marathon course through the stunning Redwoods (21.1km), the 10km and 5km fun run and walk.

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