02 October 2015


52nd Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon - 30 April 2016

The 52nd edition of the Rotorua Marathon is on  Saturday 30th April 2016, visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz now to be part of The People's Marathon!

100% Kiwi! 

We don't know what our flag might look like when the Rotorua Marathon comes around, but rest assured we'll be loyal! Rotorua Marathon is 100% Kiwi owned and operated and any profits from the race are invested straight into community intiatives and programmes to help kiwi's stay fit, healthy and active. 

Take on the Rotorua Marathon challenge in 2016 - visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz to enter.

Lion Foundation

Rotorua Marathon is indebted to the ongoing support of Lion Foundation. The race simply wouldn't be the same without them. Marcus Reynolds of Lion Foundation explains why the race round the lake is so important to his organisation: 

"The partnership with Athletics New Zealand and the Rotorua Marathon is one of the most iconic causes supported by The Lion Foundation each year. Anyone that’s taken part or watched the event over the last 51 years can see that the focus is on getting the community involved, having a go and achieving your goals. But best of all it’s a well-run event that’s fun to be a part of, you can see this on the face of every person that crosses the finish line. The broad reach of the event and the diverse range of people taking part make it a perfect fit for The Lion Foundation.


Run or Walk, Full Marathon or 5.5km Fun Run...It's all good!

You don’t need to be a professional or serious runner to participate in the Rotorua Marathon. The event caters for runners and walkers of all levels, hosting the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Half-marathon, a Quarter marathon and a 5.5k fun run too. 

We have one of the most generous Marathon cut-off times in the country so whether you're a sub 3 hour rabbit or an 8 hour walker, you'll get the same warm welcome at the finish as you conquer the lake.

Check out our  website for more details on the distances avaliable - sign up now for our fantasitic Early Bird prices too!          

Marathon Tours

We are stoked to once again partner with Marathon Tours for our 2016 event.

Marathon Tours are marathon travel specialists, and have been taking New Zealand runners and walkers to the world's premium marathon events for more than five years. As an International Travel Provider to some of the biggest events, including the TCS New York City Marathon and the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, they can secure you a guaranteed entry without the need for ballots or qualifying times. As runners, they understand what it takes to get to the start line. And as travel specialists and part of the House of Travel Group, they have all the insider info and access to the best travel deals to ensure your holiday, and your run, is a triumph from start to finish. For more information visit www.marathontours.co.nz.


All the best to those out training for spring and summer events...and let's go the AB's!!

Steve Hansen - we've got a free Marathon entry saved for you if the boys bring back the cup!


The Rotorua Marathon Team