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.
|Start||Redwoods Visitors Centre, Longmile Road, Rotorua|
|Finish||Firmin Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau|
|Hardest cutoff pace required (min./km)||11.32/km|
|Expected time first finisher||1:35pm|
|Expected time last finisher||1:45am Sunday|
|Trail type||Native forest single trail 48%, minor forest track / road 33%, major forest road 10%, single track exotic forest 4%|
|Aid Station||Km covered||Distance to next (km)||Distance from previous (km)||Cut-Off||Cut-off pace (min/km)||Est. time: Front runner||Est. time: Final runner||Crew / spectator access||Drop bags||Pacer start point|
|Start: Redwoods, Long Mile Rd||0||16.7||0||6:00 AM||6:00 AM||Yes|
|Tikitapu (Blue Lake)||16.7||6.8||16.7||10:00am||14.22/km||07:00||09:30||Yes||Yes|
|Okataina Lodge||39.9||9.6||16.4||1:50pm||11.46/km||08:30||13:50||Yes, Shuttle bus||Yes|
|Awaroa||79.7 & 84.5||4.8km loop, then 8.0km to Fishermans Bridge||7.9 and 4.8||12:10 and 12:35||22:00||Yes|
|Finish-line||102.4||0||5||No final cut-off||13:35||01:35AM||Yes|
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.