Haere mai! Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 87km, 62km distances or relays. The course is from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. There are five lakes, forests waterfalls and some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Around 1400 participants with more than 700 international athletes will compete. Many of the world’s best elite trail ultra runners will race hard. Many will run for the personal challenge and train like never before. February’s Tarawera Ultra is a world-class event and a must-do. For trail runners to challenge themselves on some of the world’s most beautiful trails. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon.
The 2017 Tarawera UltraMarathon race
The race has three different distances, the 62, 87 and 102km. You can complete the 87km option as part of a 2 or 4-person team or complete the 62km distance as a 2-person relay team. The course is not too hilly, runnable, scenic and point to point. All three distances finish in Kawerau. Everyone receives a finishers medal.
The 102km ultramarathon is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. It is a qualification race for UTMB and Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.
There are generous cutoff times and the aid stations have more food and drinks than you can imagine.
This is a four day long event week. Enjoy a packed schedule including tours, powhiri welcome, rogaine fun run, expo and prizegiving. Welcome trail runners. See you in February!