March 11, 2023
Blue Lake

5.5K Trail Run

RUN 5.5K
The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

People of all abilities can participate in the 5.5km trail walk or run. The XTERRA Rotorua Festival is an event for people of all backgrounds that wish to enjoy an event set in some of the world's most stunning scenery. So it doesn't matter if you are a competitive walker or looking at your first ever event. The 5.5km course has something for everyone.


This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
5.5 Trail
The 5.5km event will start at the main beach of the Blue Lake and take competitors once around the Blue Lake. It starts by following Tarawera Road for 2.5 km to the far side of the Blue Lake where competitors will enter the forest at the lookout point parking lot. Competitors head into the forest for 1km then turn right to follow back along the backside of the Blue Lake for 2km and to the finish line. The first few kilometers are slightly up hill, but very gradually then down hill and flat to the finish line.
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5.5 Trail


This schedule is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Fri 2023.03.10
Sat 2023.03.11


This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.


For All Finishers


The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.


Description Fee
5.5K Trail Run/Walk Entry $40
Online Transaction Fee $5

Your account will be charged in NZD. The name that will appear on your statement will be First Tier Sports Productions Limited. All entries are non-refundable. In the case of the event being cancelled for reasons of health, safety or natural disasters, entry fees will not be refunded. Entries can be transferred, please email here.

For the XTERRA Individual and Team events you have to be 14 years of age or older on race day to compete.

For the 21km event you have to be 14 years of age or older on race day to compete.

For the 5.5km and 11km events there is no age requirement, but all kids under 10 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.

All entries are non-refundable.

Late Entry fee of an additional $10, will apply on race week Thursday at 11:59pm


The information below may be from a previous edition of the event, and is subject to change.


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