Fancy Dress World Championships

The Podium Rotorua Ekiden is proud to boast the unofficial fancy dress world championships.  From young to old and simple costume to extravagant centerpiece, teams have been dressing up for the Ekiden from the early days.

Now teams can compete as the fastest fancy dress runners and as the best dressed. There are prizes for both categories with the top 3 fastest and the top 3 fanciest (as chosen by the Ekiden athletes) teams receiving glass trophies.

So raid your wardrobes and get your sewing kits ready!

Competition Rules

  • All teams must abide by the general competition rules as stated here.
  • All team members must be dressed in full fancy dress costume throughout the event.
  • Fastest Fancy Dress teams must start on the official Fancy Dress World Champs starting gun
  • Fanciest Fancy Dress winners are chosen by a ballot of all competitors (vote with your timing tag)
  • All teams who want to be considered for best fancy dress must have their photo taken at the finish line by our photographer between 7:30 and 8:30 on race morning.

Previous Years Winners

Check out all the winners from our previous world championships, both the fanciest (as chosen by you) and the fastest.

Podium Podiatry & Footwear
Novotel Lakeside Rotorua
Saucony
Garmin
R-Line Electrolyte Drink
Agroventures
Skyline