29 July 2016


Entries for the 53rd edition of the Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon open on Monday 1 August at 9am. We're planning big things for 2017 edition of the race around the lake and we'd love to have you join us once again. Visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz from 9am on Monday to enter.

ASICS Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the 53rd Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon the good folks at ASICS have put up a $250 footwear and apparel voucher for one lucky winner. All you need to do is be in the first 100 entrants and you'll automatically go into the draw to win! Last year we had well over 100 entrants on the first day entries opened so it's best to get in early.

New Additions

We're pleased to announce that for the 2017 Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon all RECT Half Marathon  finishers will now recieve a finishers medal. The Half Marathon medal will be a different design to the full Marathon and both will be unique designs paying homage to the Rotorua area.

Also new for 2017 will be separate Men's and Women's ASICS race t-shirts. Entrants will have the option of choosing between a sculpted women's cut or a comfortable and traditional men's/unisex cut. There will be a different colour for the men's and women's shirt options. We'll be releasing the t-shirt colours later in the year so keep an eye out...

... and of course our top quality ASICS race T-Shirts will remain FREE for all Marathon and Half Marathon entrants!

2016 Race Highlights Video

 To get you in the mood to Take on the Lake check out our fantastic race highlight video from the 2016 Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon. Click Here to view the five minute highlights video.

We hope you'll join us for the 2017 edition of The People's Marathon. Visit www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz from 9am on Monday to save your place on the start line on 6 May!


The Rotorua Marathon Team