Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, home of the Rotorua Ekiden
This year your Rotorua Ekiden experience starts outside Novotel Rotorua Lakeside.
As the hub of all things Ekiden, Novotel will be home to our registration/event pack collection, the start line, entertainment and the after party!
Teams will meet outside Clarkes bar from 9am and the race will set off from under the Porte-cochère (entrance) to Novotel.
Your finish line, fancy dress team photo area, an awesome selection of food vendors, our charity partner Kai Rotorua, loads of room for cheerleaders and warming down will all be next to the carnival on the Village green (directly opposite Novotel).
Please only park in the hotel carpark if you are a guest staying in the hotel. There is plenty of street parking around the lakefront area.