No matter the distance, we have your Rotorua Marathon training sorted thanks to John Bowden, one of NZ's top run coaches who trains weekend warriors to elite athletes. 

Training is the single biggest factor that will decide how your day goes on Saturday 2 May 2020. You don’t want to under-train and hit the “wall” before the finish line! Nor do you want to over-train and have an injury prevent you even reaching the start line!

Full Marathon Training Plan

Half Marathon Training Plan

10km Training Plan

Training Tips

Get your workmates, family and flatmates on board with your training goals and schedule and enjoy lacing up the trainers regularly in preparation for New Zealand’s most iconic marathon event.

Rotorua Marathon Partners