New Zealand's premier tourist city provides a spectacular backdrop for one of the most scenic and varied running events in the country. Major city boulevards, fabulous forest trails and historic buildings all play their part. Where else in the world can you run right through the middle on an active geothermal park or right over the top of a crystal-clear petrified forest? Welcome to the stunning Rotorua Running Festival (previously the Podium Rotorua Half Marathon). Come take on the Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km fun run/walk or the kids dash. There is something for the whole family so why not make a weeked of it?
This if for 2 adults and up to 3 children (aged 5yrs-12yrs). This is applicable for all events (excluding Ultra Marathon) as long as the children meet the event age restriction. Email email@example.com if you would like to enter using the family pass.
Early Bird (until 31st July) Standard Fees (until 12th November) Late Fee (until 24th November)
Ultra Marathon $125 Ultra Marathon $135 Ultra Marathon $145
Half Marathon $55 Half Marathon $65 Half Marathon $75
10km $40 10km $50 10km $60
5km $30 5km $35 5km $40
Kids Dash $10 Kids Dash $15 Kids Dash $20
Family Pass $120 Family Pass $130 Family Pass $140
Event Day Timetable
Saturday 23rd November
3.00pm - 6.00pm - Registration at Novotel Hotel (compulsory for all Ultra Marathon entrants)
Sunday 24th November
6.30am - Start of Ultra Marathon event
7.00am - 11.30am - Registration at Novotel Hotel
9.00am - Start of Half Marathon run and walk events
10.00am - Start of 10km run and walk events
10.30am - Start of 5km fun run/walk
11.45am - Ultra Marathon Cut Off Time (26km mark)
12.00pm - Start of Kids Dash event
1.00pm - Prize giving for 3km Kids Dash event
1.30pm - Prize giving for all other events
Please note: All events start and finish at the Rotorua Village Green
Ultra Marathon Cut Off Time
Please note that competitors must reach the 26km mark at the Blue Lake Aid Station (26km mark) before 11.45am - giving 5 hours 15 minutes to reach this point.
Those that don't make it to this point in time will be asked to get on a shuttle to return to the finish line - they will receive a half marathon finishers medals for their efforts.