The Rotorua Ekiden course map follows New Zealand’s most famous running route around Lake Rotorua, the course utilised for over 50 years by the Rotorua Marathon. The 42.2km journey offers fabulous views for competitors throughout. Participants will start outside the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside near the Rotorua Lakefront where a bumper crowd will cheer them on in the morning.

There are many spots throughout the course where team mates and team supporters can stop and cheer on their buddies. Marshal locations and aid stations will also be positioned near changeover points. Then, anytime between two and six hours, runners or walkers doing the final leg will be vigorously welcomed through the finish line!

Leg Distance Locations Terrain
Leg 1 7.50 Novotel Lakeside Rotorua 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