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56th Rotorua Marathon on 2 May 2020


posted by Research Admin 1 on 10 January 2020

Join the Rotorua Marathon on Saturday 02 May 2020! 

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. 

In supporting this event you are helping invest in grassroots sport in New Zealand - thank you!

For event information and to register, go to:

Rotorua branch manager, Karen Reed, is leading the Diabetes NZ team in this year's Rotorua marathon. 

2020 marks Karen's 40th anniversary living with type 1 diabetes. Karen, says "It's been a journey of highs and lows (literally!) but along the way I've met some truly inspiring people who have helped me stay on track. That's what Diabetes New Zealand is all about!"

There's a distance for everyone, from the 5.5km FUN RUN to the full Marathon, (participants in the half and full marathon each receive a souvenir event cap) and all finishers receive a commemorative medal.

Challenge yourself and support Diabetes NZ.

To join Team Diabetes, go to: