Tarawera 102k

The Tarawera 102k is one of the largest, most competitive and international trail running ultra races in the world. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. 


StartFirmin Field, Kawerau*
Start time6:00am
Finish Government Gardens, Rotorua
Aid stations 11
Vertical gain +3089m
Vertical loss -2843m
Hardest cutoff pace required (min./km)14.04/km
Expected time first finisher 2:00pm
Expected time last finisher 6:00am Sunday
Trail typeNative forest single trail 48%, minor forest track / road 33%, major forest road 10%, single track exotic forest 4%

More details and descriptions of the 2019 course are coming soon.

* You can self drive to the start-line in Kawerau or take an event bus. The bus (free for runners) will depart from the Rotorua Museum from 4.00am to 4.40am on race morning.


Aid Station locationDistance from StartDistance from last Aid StationDistance to next Aid StationDistance to Finish
Start: Firmin Field, Kawerau0010.5102.4
Fisherman's Bridge10.510.515.591.9
Tarawera Falls35.59.55.366.9
Tarawera Outlet40.85.37.661.6
Humphries Bay48.47.69.654
Okataina Lodge589.616.444.4
Millar Road74.416.46.828
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)81.26.816.221.2
Finish: Government Gardens, Rotorua102.4500

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LocationLeader time of daySlowest time of dayCut off pace (mins/km)Cut off hrsCut off time*SpectatorsDrop bags
Start: Firmin Field, Kawerau6:00am6:00am0:14:04 (applies to all locations)0:00yes
Fisherman's Bridge6:47am8:27am2:27yes (bus)
Titoki7:58am12:05pm6:0512:05pmyes (bus)
Tarawera Falls8:41am2:19pm8:19
Tarawera Outlet9:05am3:33pm9:333:30pmyes (bus)yes
Humphries Bay9:39am5:20pm11:20
Okataina Lodge10:23am7:35pm13:357:35pmyes (bus)yes
Millar Road11:37am11:26am17:26
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)12:08pm1:01am19:011:00amyesyes
Finish: Government Gardens, Rotorua2:00pm6:00am24:006:00amyesyes

* All runners must leave the Aid Station BEFORE the cut-off times.