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Hey Everyone!  

Welcome to this month's update for the 2018 Rotorua Marathon.

We're delighted to announce that there is a special $30 discount off the early-bird rate for all Athletics NZ Club Members for the full marathon until 30 October. A special access code has been emailed to members. If you're not already a club member and interested in joining a club and becoming a member, check out the information below. 

It's going to be another classic day in New Zealand's coolest little hot spot!  With amazing views and scenery, a fantastic atmosphere, plus T-shirts and medals for all full and half marathon competitors as well as something for all the family with the Children’s event, why not make a weekend of it and take in all Rotorua has to offer.

Enter early to save money and take advantage of the Early Bird rate

We are looking forward to another incredible Rotorua Marathon in 2018, see you there!

Your Rotorua Marathon Team

Enter now for Rotorua Marathon 2018
Entries are OPEN for the 2018 Rotorua Marathon and all the other associated races.
Make a commitment to  "Take on the Lake in 2018". Enter Rotorua Marathon now and go in the draw for a great prize.

Rotorua Accommodation Prize Winner
Thanks to our friends at Millennium Hotels had a prize draw for the first 100 people to enter the 2018 Rotorua Marathon. We're pleased to announce that the lucky winner of  two nights accommodation for two at the Rotorua Millennium Hotel during Rotorua Marathon 2018 is Bill Richardson from Invercargill.

A comfortable running shoe is a shoe that fits, but finding one is not always easy. As you are about to spend a lot of time in a pair of shoes, it is worth the effort of getting to know your personal running style in order to find a pair of ASICS running shoes that are perfect for you. Our footwear partners ASICS have some great advice on getting the best shoes for you. Check out the comprehensive advice on our Footwear page 

What do you want in a watch for Training or Running?
Our friends at Timex have put together some very useful advice about the features that might be useful in a watch for running. Have a look at the Rotorua Marathon website Watches Page


Join a Club
One of the best things you can do to improve your running is to Join a Club. Clubs have lots of experts who can give you advice and help you to enjoy running even more. They are very social groups which can offer you assistance, people to run with and lots of support. Head to our Clubs Page to find a suitable club for you. And if you're a member of an Athletics New Zealand affiliated club, you'll get a discount off your entry at Rotorua Marathon 2018.

Run for Good - Make your Rotorua Marathon run count and raise funds for a great cause
Introducing our Charity Partners, with the goal this year of raising $30,000
to enable these great causes to continue to make a difference.
Child Cancer Foundation aims to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services that ensure children and their families are supported, informed and remain connected at every stage of their journey. At any given time we are assisting more than 500 families’ nationwide – offering support in hospital, at home and in the community. 
Start Fundraising now 
Achilles International New Zealand provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity
to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Rotorua Marathon,
as well as the high-profile international New York Marathon in November. 

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Nearly 50% of Kiwis will experience mental illness in their lifetime, affecting the lives of every person, family and whanau in New Zealand. Mental Health Foundation help individuals and whanau/family to understand what their loved ones are going through, and how best to support them and look after themselves.
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Become a Charity Runner

Entries are open for the 2018 Rotorua Marathon, so now is a great time to make the commitment to enter and kick start your preparations.  ENTER NOW!