The first leg begins under the Start/Finish arch on the Village Green.
Walkers are away first, followed by the extraordinary sight of the special start for those in the Fancy Dress World Champs. Then at 10am, the running teams begin.
From the start, everyone will do a short out-and-back lap of the reserve. This ensures our course is an exact 42.2km marathon whilst also giving other team members a second chance to cheer on their first leg runner or walker. You will exit the reserve onto Memorial Drive and cross over Lakefront Drive for a spectacular section along the beautiful Rotorua Lake Front. Follow the path past the Lakeland Queen and beside the Yacht Club to join on to Lake Road.