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We Run The Forest

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  • Sat 1 Aug ’20, 6:00am – 4:00pm


Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Waipa Mill Road, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 42km Trail Marathon (Run Only): $125.00
  • 21km Trail Half Marathon (Run & Walk): $85.00
  • 12km Run & Walk: $65.00
  • 7km Run & Walk: $55.00

We Run The Forest is back and set to be another sell out in 2020. Join us in the stunning world famous trails of Rotorua for the coolest winter forest run or walk. There is no reason why winter should hold you back.

Event options:
42km Trail Marathon (run only)
21km Trail Half Marathon (run and walk)
12km Forest Run (run and walk)
7km Forest Run (run and walk)

Start times & locations
42km - 7:30am - Government Gardens map
21km - 7:40am - Government Gardens map
12km - 9:30am - Holiday Inn map
​ 7km - 10:00am - Blue Lake Reserve map
The finishline location is at Forest Hub 2, Tarawera Road ​map.

Check In / Rego Packs
Friday the 31st of July: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 10 Tyron Street (TBC)
Check-in is compulsory for all participants on Friday the 31st of July 2020. You will collect your event number, shuttle bus pass and event gear bag.

Note: If you cannot make it to participant check-in, you can purchase a pre-paid courier bag at the time of entry which will be sent out to you about two weeks before the event or a friend or family member can collect your behalf providing they can show us a copy of your confirmation email.

Finisher Medals
​All participants that cross the finish line will get a finisher medal.

Shuttle Buses / Parking
All participants are to park at their vehicles at their selected start line locations. Once you complete your distance there will be shuttle buses free to all participants that will take you directly back to the start line. If you are being collected at the finish-line, the car park will be closed until 8:30am.

Drop Bags
A drop bag service is available at the start line of each distance. You may only use the official event gear bag (no back packs or sports bags). The gear bag must be labelled prior to arriving to the bag drop off using the bag tag issued to you at check in.

Your gear bag will be transported to the finish line hub, please collect before 4:40pm, any remaining gear bags will be donated to charity.

Start Waves
​To ensure a safe and fair event for participants we have self seeded start waves in place for the 42, 21 and 12km events. There will be a special seeded box at the very front for all runners that expect to finish in the top 10, these runners will need to indicate this during the entry sign up process. Be realistic and carefully choose your start waves. Timing and results is based on a Mat to Mat time. All walkers are asked to start behind the runners and give way to runners at all times.

Timing & Results
Timing is based on a mat to mat format, the timing chips on the back of your event bib number do not need to be returned. Results will be provided in age group format. Each distance will have an overall placing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female run participants only and these will be awarded at the finish line.

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