Village Green, home of the Rotorua Ekiden

Right beside Lake Rotorua is the Village Green, home of the Rotorua Ekiden.

The village green is bordered by Memorial Drive, Whakaue Street, Lake Road and Lakefront Drive to the west and north respectively with Lake Rotorua nothing more than 100 metres away. Overlooking the Village Green is the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside and it’s sister Hotel Ibis, our host hotels. To read more about these fantastic establishments, check out our Host Hotel page.

The finish/start arch will be set up on the grass and there will be plenty of room for cheerleaders to provide their support, and athletes to rest their tired legs until prize giving. There will be some great food choices on site as well if you get a case of the munchies.

Event Parking

Park your team vehicle somewhere handy well before the start of the event. There are plenty of parking spaces on the street around the outside of the Village Green on Lakefront Drive, Whakaue Street and Tutanekai Street. Please park legally and considerately and help continue the good name of the Rotorua Ekiden!

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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