Rotorua Marathon

Rotorua Marathon

Event date: Saturday 4 May, 2019
Registrations Open: Now
Fundraising Open: Now


Event Profile

Take on the lake in 2019 at the iconic Rotorua Marathon! The race is a 42.2km journey around Lake Rotorua, enjoying some of New Zealand’s best scenery and starting and finishing at the stunning Government Gardens. Half Marathon, 10.5km and 5.5km races are all part of the event, meaning there is a distance for everyone. The Rotorua Marathon is a home-grown, beautiful, challenging yet achievable run and the perfect event for your supporters to participate in! Visit the event website above for more information.

Asking your supporters to compete for you

It’s easy to make the most of the event opportunity. It all begins with asking your supporters to take part and support you by giving their effort and time. Make sure you ask:
  • Past supporters who have run, walked, ridden or swam for you previously
  • Both your one-off and regular donors, by offering them another way they can support you with their effort
  • Your volunteers
  • Your charity’s staff
To make it really easy to ask them to participate, download an email template.

Setting up a charity team

Setting up a fundraising team is a great way to build a sense of community for all your supporters in the event. Once you’ve created your charity team, make sure you invite anyone supporting you in the event to join. Need help setting up a charity team? download our guide here.

Charity resources

Supporter Engagement

Everydayhero recommends that you engage with your supporters by encouraging and thanking them for fundraising for your charity as part of their participation in the Rotorua Marathon. To learn more about the services Everydayhero offers to help you acquire, activate fundraisers and convert past donors get in touch with us online.