62km Course

Solo entry | 2-person relay team 


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.


StartMillar Road Aid Station, start of Western Okataina Walkway
FinishFirmin Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau
Aid stations7
Vertical gain+1603
Vertical loss-2030
Hardest cutoff pace required (min./km)14:06/km
Expected time first finisher 12:25pm
Expected time last finisher 8:40pm
Trail typeNative forest single trail 61%, minor forest track / road 28%, single track exotic forest 5%


Aid StationKm coveredDistance to next (km)Distance from previous (km)Cut-OffCut-off pace (min/km)Est. time: Front runnerEst. time: Final runnerCrew / spectator accessRelay change-overDrop bags      
Start: Western Okataina, Millar Rd015.8007:1507:15Leg 1: 33km
Okataina Lodge15.89.615.811am14.24/km08:3010:30Yes, Shuttle busYes
Humphries Bay25.47.69.609:2012:30
Tarawera Outlet335.37.610:0014:00YesLeg 2: 29.9km
Tarawera Falls38.39.45.34pm13.42/km10:4015:00YesYes
Fisherman's Bridge534.95.311:4018:45YesYes
River Road57.954.912:0019:45Yes
Finish-line62.905No final cut-off12:2520:46Yes

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Change from 2016: New start location just past the Millar Road aid station. New 62km 2-person relay option. Relaxed cutoff times by about 2 minutes per km. Every runner now finishes in Kawerau. Generally a flatter and faster course, but also more scenic, more variety and less time spent on roads.

Relay teams

  • Each member of a relay team gets a race number. They are identical and all have your team name on them.
  • 62km relay teams swap runners at The Outlet.
  • All relay team runners will receive an individual medal at the finish-line in Kawerau.
  • Team members can run more than one leg if a team-member has dropped out.
  • Two cars per relay team is a good idea to get around the course efficiently (especially for fast teams).
  • There are no shirts given to relay team runners. Tarawera t-shirt are available for purchase at our online store, or at the event expo.
  • All race rules and cutoff times apply to relay teams.
  • Relay runners are not allowed to have pacers.
  • Relay team runners do not need drop bags.