TARAWERA ULTRAMARATHON | 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN
62 | 87 | 102 | 162km
Rotorua, New Zealand
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, relays or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. The event is based in Rotorua New Zealand. There are seven lakes, forests, waterfalls and the most stunning scenery imaginable.
The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Around 1500 participants with more than 800 international athletes will compete. Some of the world’s best elite trail ultra runners take part. A great first-time challenge, some will run for the personal challenge, train like never before and enjoy that medal at the finish-line. 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.
The Tarawera Ultramarathon and the Tarawera 100 Mile Endurance Run are held on the same weekend. The courses are not too hilly. They are runnable, scenic and point to point. The 62, 87 and 102k courses start in Kawerau (or the Tarawera Forest) and finish in Rotorua. Every finisher receives a beautiful wooden medal at the finish-line or pounamu pendant for the 100 mile finishers.
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.
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 2019.
The Tarawera Ultramarathon and 100 miler are the most international runs in New Zealand. More than half of the entered field is from overseas with more than 40 nationalities taking part.
There are generous cutoff times and the aid stations have more food and drinks than you can imagine. This makes the Tarawera Ultra ideal for the first time ultra runner. You can get an idea of finish times and pace from the results of previous years.
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