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Course Overview

/Course Overview
Course Overview 2018-05-08T19:14:04+00:00

The 42.2km journey offers fabulous views for competitors throughout. All runners start and finish on the Village Green where a bumper crowd will cheer them on their way in the morning and welcome them back somewhere between two and six hours later.

The Rotorua Ekiden follows New Zealand’s most famous running route, the course utilised for the last 50 years by the Rotorua Marathon. Rotorua’s long association with the marathon distance was inevitable as a result of the near exact distance around the circumference of the lake.

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Leg Distance Locations Terrain
Leg 1 7.50 Rotorua Village Green to Ngongotaha Domain Flat
Leg 2 7.88 Ngongotaha Domain to Hamurana Rolling hills
Leg 3 8.43 Hamurana to Marama Resort Long flats, some steep hills
Leg 4 9.27 Marama Resort to Airport Long flats, some hills
Leg 5 3.24 Airport to Puketawhero Park Flat
Leg 6 5.88 Puketawhero Park to Rotorua Village Green Flat
Novotel Rotorua
Smiths Sports Shoes Rotorua, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui & Papamoa Stores
Ibis Rotorua