Haere mai! Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 87km, 62km distances or relays. The course starts in Kawerau and finishes in Rotorua, 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 participants will run for the personal challenge and train like never before. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon.
Find out more about the Tarawera 100 Mile Endurance Run HERE.
2018 Tarawera Ultramarathon & 100 Mile Endurance Run
DATE 10 February 2018
LOCATION Rotorua, New Zealand
The Tarawera Ultramarathon and the inaugural Tarawera 100 Mile Endurance Run will be held on the same weekend.
The course is not too hilly, runnable, scenic and point to point. The 2018 course starts in Kawerau and finishes in Rotorua. Every finisher receives a beautiful wooden medal at the finish-line.
The 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon and the 100 Miler are both qualification races for the 2019 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. The 62, 87 and 102km and the 100 Miler will be qualifying races for UTMB 2019. The number of points has not yet been determined.
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 2018.