After the completion of the Rotorua Marathon on Saturday 5 May 2018 another 12 joined the events Survivors Club taking the club’s full membership to 564. 45 have “gone but not forgotten”, giving the active membership at 519.

128 who were members after the 2017 event headed off around Lake Rotorua to add another number to their Rotorua Marathon tally.

Full list of 564 Survivors after 5 May 2018

Below is a list, by years, of the 146 members that moved up into the next year after completion of the 53rd Rotorua event. i.e. one (1) moved to 40 years.

   40 years - 1  30 Years - 2  22 years - 7
   39 years - 1  29 years - 2  22 years - 6
   37 years - 4  28 years - 7  20 years - 9
   35 years - 1  27 years - 9  19 years - 8
   34 years - 3  26 years - 7  18 years - 9
   33 years - 1  25 years - 2  17 years - 8
   32 years - 3  24 years - 9  16 years - 16
   31 years - 2  23 years - 13  15 years - 23

After the 54th Rotorua Marathon the following joined the Club.

15 years: Tony Broadhead, Paul Burke, Andrew Cave, Joan Coffey, Karen Crossley, Rebecca Drage, Di Eagle, Scott Hotham, Denis Lewis, Vanessa McIvor, Donna Roderick, Karen Smart

20 years: David Barlow, Wendy Beverley, Bruce Edwards, Gareth Jess, Graeme McKenzie, Ron Soper   

25 years: Brian Barach, Alec Day, Anne Fredricsen, Linda Law, Joe MacDonald, Tina Pointon, Ross Steele, Wayne Strong ,Sarah Wiwarena

30 years: Ian Chibnall, Wayne Reynolds 

35 years: Colin Dyer, Phil Kirk, Phil Kirk, Gary Regtien, Ray Urbahn

Courtesy of the event owners, Athletics New Zealand, all were presented at the Saturday evening prize giving with their official Survivors polo shirt, which are embroidered with the clubs logo and the milestone each have reached. Pat Smyth and James Crosswell presented the shirts.

If you believe you could be eligible for admission to the Club in 2019, please email Pam Kenny at or post to 3 Haratua Place, Rotorua 3015 details of the previous 14 Rotorua Marathons you have finished (time and years) and if your family name has changed your former names(s).This is so these details can be verified against the events records. It is important that this information is advised well before the 2019 event to allow time for your prestigious polo shirt to be ordered in.

Participation in the Half Marathon, 5km or 10km events does not count towards membership: neither does the rained out 1999 event.

In our last mail out to members a number of postal letters and emails have been returned. Should you have changed your postal address and / or your email address please contact Pam at either of the above addresses. 

Also should you know of members that are in the “active” list that have now “gone but not forgotten” please advise Pam

The full list of club members can be viewed at – click on the General - Drop down box


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