Be Part of the 2019 Round Rarotonga Road Race!

Held in September every year in beautiful Rarotonga, Cook Islands, this week is totally geared towards the South Pacific holiday seeker with a running addiction! This is a fantastic opportunity to combine a holiday with an achievement!  Can't do 31km? No worries! You can also opt to do just a 10km run/walk!


The main event is the 31km round island road race, but you can also enjoy participating in the other fun events like the Local Fun Run, Hash House Harriers Birthday Run, Round Rock Teams Relay, or the totally mad Nutters Cross Island Run ...which starts in Titikaveka and heads over mountain ridges, across rugged valleys and riverbeds down to the Avatiu Coastline (all of which are included in the race package when you sign up!). This particular run however, is not for the fainthearted and with the record still unbeaten at 45 minutes, promises to be an exciting challenge and a great spectator event. Some races have ‘themes’, while some have a bit of dress-up fun!


Actual Race Day: 19 September 2019


Package Includes:

  • Return Airfare w/ Air New Zealand
  • Airport Round Trip Transfers in Rarotonga
  • 12 nights' stay at Palm Grove Resort in a Garden Studio 
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • All taxes, fees & fuel surcharges



Departing From:

Price Per Person:







*Valid for this fixed travel date only: 15 Sept - 29 Sept 2019.

*Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy.  Room upgrade options are available.

*Upgrade your airfare to Premium Economy (return) seats for an additional $900 per person.


Your Race Week Package includes (NZ$200 per person):

  • Hash House Harriers Birthday Run
  • Round Rock Teams Relay
  • Mad Nutters Cross Island Run
  • Funds go to support the Cook Islands Junior Athletics Association
  • Awards Ceremony


Fun options:

  • Do the Round Rarotonga Road Race 2019 as a stopover to your way to Australia or New Zealand (or on your way home)!  Air New Zealand offers a stop over in Rarotonga FREE of charge on any Australia or New Zealand return ticket.  Ask our Destination Specialists for more information. 
  • While you are in Rarotonga, check out the island of Aitutaki or Atiu.  Aitukaki is home to one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons where you can see as far under the water as you can above the water.  It's truly an amazing destination that will stay with you forever.  Atiu is the first place that Captain Cook discovered in the group of 15 islands, now called the Cook Islands.  It is home to the extremely rare Kopeka Birds which have a bat like behaviour.  Go deep into their caves and see them hanging upside down with Bird Man George. 
  • If you are traveling with a partner who loves running, but it is not really your thing….you can take part in the 10km Run/Walk also held on the 19th Sep….or just be the all important Support Crew that sits by the pool enjoying a cocktail while your partner does enough exercise for the both of you!

Terms & Conditions: 

Subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  If you're planning to add Australia to this vacation, you need an Australian Travel Visa (at an additional expense).  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. Passport must valid at least 6 months past the date of your return. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport; all travellers need to re-enter Canada with a valid Canadian passport. Downunder Travel Ltd recommends all passengers purchase cancellation/interruption insurance for protection against any non pre-existing medical conditions which may cause you cancellation penalties or change fees. This package is 100% non refundable. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.