Merit Prizes and Competition Rules

The Rotorua Ekiden top finishers will be rewarded with some fabulous prizes across a range of events.

Trophies and competition rules are detailed below, please review this information carefully. While receiving a prize or trophy is amazing, if you don’t, you won’t be going home empty handed. Everyone who makes it over the finish line, will receive a 2019 Rotorua Ekiden Finisher Medal. Cool!

Merit Awards

Open Division Running Champions

  • Top Male Team, Top Female Team, Top Mixed Team

Workplace Division Running Champions

  • Top Male Team, Top Female Team, Top Mixed Team

School Team Running Champions

  • Top Guys’ Team, Top Girls’ Team, Top Mixed Team

Walking Champions

  • Top Male Team, Top Female Team, Top Mixed Team

{Un}Official Fancy Dress World Champions

  • Fancy Dress World Champs 2019 Awards to be confirmed

Rotorua Ekiden Relay Competition Rules

  • Official results and Merit Awards are based on Gun Time (the order of teams across the finish line)

  • Teams registered in the Walking Division must walk at all times whilst participating

  • In the unlikely event of any dispute, the Event Director’s decision shall be final

  • Female teams must comprise only females. Mixed teams must include at least two females

  • A team is deemed to have finished the race when the last walker or runner in the team crosses the finish line. Not all team members need to be present.

Follow the links to access further event information:

Important Dates
Fancy Dress World Champs
Fancy Dress World Champs
Rotorua Ekiden Fun Team Relay Finisher Medal
2019 Finisher Medal
Event Pack Pickup
Your Team Tasuki (Sash)
Japanese Taiko Drummers at the Rotorua Ekiden Fun Relay
Event Day Schedule
Venue and Parking
Getting Around the Course
Rotorua Ekiden Team Relay Team Captain
Team Captains Handbook
Rotorua Ekiden Merit Awards and Rules
Awards and Rules
2019 Event FAQ
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