Fun & Achievable For The Whole Family

Can you really run or walk for four kilometres non-stop? YES, you can!
The Novotel Community 4k event at the Podium Podiatry & Footwear Rotorua Half Marathon is for everyone; young or old, fit or “soon to be fitter than I was” – the 4k is an achievable goal that you can run or walk. The flat course packs in an unbelievable tour of Rotorua landmarks like Government Gardens, the Rotorua Museum and the magnificent lake front.

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All runners and walkers start together. Walkers, please start towards the back of the field.
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Time limit is 1.5 hrs. Aid stations and on course marshals may be stood down at approx. 15″00 /km.
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An easy run, jog or walk for the whole family to blow the cobwebs off on a Sunday morning!

An easy 4k run or walk with a couple of best mates …
and 1,000 new mates.

Course Description

Working with Rotorua District Council, we have developed an absolutely stunning course for the Community 4k Fun Run & Walk which takes in the best sights of Rotorua. We know you will love it!

The fun starts at the top of Fenton St on the eastern side of Memorial Drive. The course heads into Hinemaru St and once past the Queens Gate you will have the stunning Government Gardens on your left.

Continue south on Hinemaru St almost to the major intersection with Amohau St. But just in time to avoid the dual carriageway (!) a short footpath section takes you around the side of the Sudima Hotel where you join the last few kilometres of the Rotorua Half Marathon course. Say hello to some of the slower runners and walkers in the half marathon and give them a cheer – they already have over 18km in their legs!

Just around the corner, you will pass the Polynesian Spa on your right before the magnificent sights of the Blue Baths and world famous Rotorua Museum follow in quick succession. Turning right past the museum and with the Energy Events Centre on your right, you are now half way there!

The route joins the edge of Lake Rotorua with stunning views across the water. This is your companion now all the way to the finish line. A mixture of road and track takes you around the headland and the final turn for home.

Joining Lake Front Drive, our finish line is directly in front of the magnificent lake front, providing a spectacular backdrop to your achievement.

Collect your finisher medal and wear it with pride!

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