87km Course

Solo entry | 2-person relay team | 4-person relay team


Please note: In 2018, all courses will be reversed so they start in Kawerau and finish in downtown Rotorua. The course map and aid station info will be updated soon. As a guide, the information below shows the 2017 course map and aid stations.


FinishDowntown Rotorua
Aid stations9
Vertical gain+2262
Vertical loss-2560
Hardest cutoff pace required (min./km)11:32/km
Expected time first finisher 12:20pm
Expected time last finisher 11pm
Trail typeNative forest single trail 57%, minor forest track / road 26%, major forest road 5%, 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 bagsPacer start point          
Start: Redwoods, Long Mile Rd016.706:00 AM6:00 AMYesLeg 1: 16.7km
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)16.76.816.710:00am14.22/km06:5009:30YesLeg 2: 23.2kmYes
Millar Road23.516.46.807:3011:00
Okataina Lodge39.99.616.41.50pm11.46/km08:3013:50Yes, Shuttle busLeg 3: 22.5kmYes
Humphries Bay49.57.69.609:2015:00
Tarawera Outlet57.15.37.610:0017:20YesYes
Tarawera Falls62. 4: 24.6kmYesYes
Fisherman's Bridge77.14.95.311:4021:00YesYesYes
River Road8254.912:0022:00YesYes
Finish-line8705No final cut-off12:2323:00Yes

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Relay teams

  • Each member of a relay team gets a race number. They are identical and all have your team name on them.
  • 87km relay teams swap at Tikitapu (Blue Lake), Okataina and Tarawera Falls (to be confirmed for the 2017 event)
  • All relay team runners will receive an individual medal at the finish-line.
  • 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.