COVID-19 Update

As a result of updated guidelines relating to Mass Gatherings provided by the Government and the Ministry of Health, as well as our own assessment of the risks to the community we have made the decision to postpone the Rotorua Marathon until Saturday 26 September 2020.

We have created a Q&A for event participants who have registered for the 2020 event, which is available to view here, providing them with different options for progressing with their entry.


The Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand's most iconic marathon event. For 56 years runners and walkers of all ages have accepted the challenge, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua. 

Experience hidden gems, surreal scenery and stunning natural wonders in Rotorua.

Along with the full marathon, the Rotorua Marathon offers the Red Stag Timber off-road half marathon, 10km and a 5.5km run or walk to choose from. 

Rotorua Marathon Partners