Rotorua Marathon

Saturday 4 May

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health!

Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now. With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetimes, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone.

The Marathon starts at the historic Rotorua Museum in Government gardens, travels through the city, past famous thermal features and then winds around picturesque Lake Rotorua. You don’t need to be a runner to sign up to join the team! You can run or walk whatever distance best suits you, with a full marathon, half marathon and 10 km course on offer.

Support for you!

If this is your first time joining our team don’t worry, we’ll give you heaps of support along the way and lots of incentives to help you reach your target! We will gift our Rotorua Marathon 2019 team with:

  • A special ‘I’m sweating for mental health’ running t-shirt when you raise $200 as a reminder that what you’re doing is also benefitting your own mental health and wellbeing
  • If you raise $500, you'll get free entry into the Rotorua Marathon (limited spaces, so get in quick!)
  • A fundraising how-to guide and regular tips from your very own fundraising trainer and lots of support to get you over the finish line

So, what are you waiting for? Get your sweat on and set up your fundraising page today!  Then simply head to the Rotorua Marathon page to purchase your event entry ticket.

Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

With your generosity, we can tautoko/support more Kiwis to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing. By supporting our māhī you can be part of creating an Aotearoa where people, their whānau, employers and communities have the know-how to talk about mental health openly and where everyone is supported through tough times with the kindness they deserve.

Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year

Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness
in our lifetime

Our youth suicide rate
is the highest of 41
OECD countries

The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

Meet some of our fundraisers 

We have hundreds of people every year set themselves a goal of running their first quarter-marathon, half-marathon or marathon and dedicating their race to a cause that is close to them.

"I Lost a dear friend to Mental Health this year. I'm running this marathon on behalf of her memory and my own journey to wellness."

Hayley, ran the Rotorua Marathon 2018

"I want to do what I can to raise awareness, help build resilience in our communities and reduce the stigma of mental health issues. It's ok to be not okay."

Karla, ran the Rotorua Marathon 2018

"...what inspires me to run is the struggle that a lot of people are under due to mental illness so for me running a marathon is easy in the thought that others struggle on a daily basis."

John, ran the Rotorua Marathon 2018

"We have to break the stigma around mental health and talk about it. Let each-other know that it is okay to not be ok."

Nicole, ran the Rotorua marathon 2018

Fill out the form below or call the team on 09 623 4810 ext 855