The 14th edition of New Zealand’s only Ekiden is set to circumnavigate beautiful Lake Rotorua this October 2016.
Join almost 2,000 other runners and walkers for a fun event, a challenging run or walk and a great day out with your mates!
The Podium Podiatry & Footwear Rotorua Ekiden – Marathon Relay follows the famous marathon course for 42km, split into six achievable segments that vary in distance from 5km to 8km.
The Ekiden was invented in Japan and involves teams of runners passing a tasuki – a traditional Japanese sash – from person to person in lieu of a baton. Running events are embracing the Japanese heritage of this great event and we’ve adopted the Japanese Kanji symbol for friendship as our logo.
What better way to spend a Saturday than a great run or walk with your family, friends or workmates around Lake Rotorua, throwing high fives as you cross the finish line together?
Register a team today and work out the people later!