Flat, Fast, Scenic … Awesome!

The Rotorua Half Marathon has event options from NZ’s most scenic and varied 21k all the way to a 2K dash for the kids.

26th November 2017
Rotorua becomes New Zealand’s running mecca in late November for the ultimate half marathon run and walk. New experiences, new sights and new sounds are around every corner of this stunning half marathon course. Vehicles take second places as over 1,000 runners and walkers charge down Rotorua’s primary highway, Fenton Street and blow through one of the busiest vehicle intersections in provincial NZ. From there its golf courses, forest trails, geothermal wonders and lake side boardwalk … this is the course that has it all.

However this isn’t just an event for those looking for big distance. The Brooks 10K Classic features one of the flattest and fastest courses you will find anywhere in New Zealand – and still manages to pack in the best of the geothermal and historic highlights of the city. If you’re looking for a 10K PB, it’s here waiting for you. And just to make sure no one in the family misses out, the 4K Community fun run and walk and 2K kids dash round off a fab day of running and walking in NZ’s premier tourist town.

What are you waiting for? Get amongst it!

Rotorua Half Marathon – 2016 Sneak Peek

Six reasons to love the Rotorua Half Marathon …

Flat & Fast

There’s hardly a hill in sight as our flat and fast courses provide a great opportunity to score a PB at your chosen distance.

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Scenic Courses

Enjoy a stunning scenic tour from the giant Redwoods, barren sulphur flats and stunning Lake Rotorua.

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Cultural Treasures

Rotorua Museum, the Blue Baths and Te Puia are just some of the cultural gems you will encounter along the way.

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Finisher Medal

Every single finisher in our Sunday events – yes, even the kids! – takes home a beautiful commemorative medal.

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Something for Everyone

With distances ranging from the 2km Kids’ Dash to the Rotorua Half Marathon, there’s an option for everyone.

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Tourist Mecca

The Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world who combine their run with a visit to NZ’s premier tourist town.

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Our competitors are our greatest advocates …

Read on below for some of the many positive comments and feedback we received from the 2014 event.

Fantastic day in Rotorua. Really well organised event and the biggest medal ever…. Thanks so much we had a blast!
Sandra Zammit
You guys really know how to put on a great event, well organized, great course and you even turned on the weather, can’t wait for next year, thanks
Les Goodall

“Thank you for a wonderful event and day.”

“Surreal course through the forest and sulphur flats. Very well managed from go to whoa.”

Great atmosphere… I’ll be back.” – Kay Lindsay

Benji and Sophie-Kate had a blast today – Sophie was thrilled with her PB and 2nd place. Thanks for a great run!
Sarah Groen
Love your events will be back for more! there are so many events to choose from, we have to go where we get value for money.
Marcia Soanes

Enjoy a weekend of running or walking …

Or watching everyone from the elite to the kids!

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Keep in touch with the latest race news, photos and an all-important early notification of the race results on our dedicated Rotorua Half Marathon facebook page. Like it now to keep up to date.

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