102km Course

Solo entry only | No relay team options


Please note: In 2018, the 62, 87 and 102km ultra and relay courses will likely be reversed so they finish in downtown Rotorua. A final decision has not been made on the course direction or course alignments. As a guide, the information below shows the 2017 courses.


StartRedwoods Visitors Centre, Longmile Road, Rotorua
Finish Firmin Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau
Aid stations 11
Vertical gain +2720m
Vertical loss -3020m
Hardest cutoff pace required (min./km)11.32/km
Expected time first finisher 1:35pm
Expected time last finisher 1:45am Sunday
Trail typeNative forest single trail 48%, minor forest track / road 33%, major forest road 10%, single track exotic forest 4%


Aid StationKm coveredDistance to next (km)Distance from previous (km)Cut-OffCut-off pace (min/km)Est. time: Front runnerEst. time: Final runnerCrew / spectator accessDrop bagsPacer start point     
Start: Redwoods, Long Mile Rd016.706:00 AM6:00 AMYes
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)16.76.816.710:00am14.22/km07:0009:30YesYes
Millar Road23.516.46.807:3011:00
Okataina Lodge39.99.616.41:50pm11.46/km08:3013:50Yes, Shuttle busYes
Humphries Bay49.57.69.609:2015:00
Tarawera Outlet57.15.37.610:1017:20YesYes
Tarawera Falls62.49.45.36:00pm11.32/km10:4018:00YesYesYes
Titoki71.87.99.47:50pm11.33/km11:50 AM19:50YesYesYes
Awaroa79.7 & 84.54.8km loop, then 8.0km to Fishermans Bridge7.9 and 4.812:10 and 12:3522:00Yes
Fisherman's Bridge92.54.9812:5523:30YesYesYes
River Road97.454.913:1512:30AMYesYes
Finish-line102.405No final cut-off13:3501:35AMYes


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Change from 2016: The start has been realigned to avoid congestion and will include more sections of Tokorangi Pa to the water tank. Removal of Direct Road means a flatter and quicker run to Blue Lake. Removal of almost all sealed road and inclusion of scenic lakeside singletrack at Okareka. Fishermans Bridge aid station has moved to the south side of the river and runners will follow the southern side of from Fisherman’s the River to Cummings Road.