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Running With Bear

Running With Bear

Posted on: Wednesday August 15, 2018

How becoming a new father helped me run 100 miles in the most unpredictable way. – Steven Blackburn. This article was originally published in Kiwi Trail Runner Magazine. The longest walk I have been running for 10 years now and, Read More »

2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon has something for everyone

2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon has something for everyone

Posted on: Tuesday August 14, 2018

Participants and supporters involved with the 2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon will get even more out of the experience next year, with the signature ultra events – the 102km and 100-miler – capping a new five-day festival of events. The Tarawera Ultramarathon Read More »

Laszlo’s Tarawera story

Laszlo’s Tarawera story

Posted on: Sunday March 11, 2018

I didn’t really start running properly until about 5 years ago, I had done a couple of 10 km and half Marathons before hand but had not really committed to anything, But saying that about 6 years ago I had Read More »

Fifteen things to do in Rotorua before and after running Tarawera

Fifteen things to do in Rotorua before and after running Tarawera

Posted on: Thursday February 8, 2018

We don’t call it the Adventure Capital of the World for nothing. Rotorua has so much to see and do that your only problem will be finding the time to fit it all in. Athletes coming to Rotorua to race Read More »

Gearing up to the race: What to bring to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultramarathon

Gearing up to the race: What to bring to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultramarathon

Posted on: Sunday February 4, 2018

It’s time. You’ve done the training and you’re ready to race your heart out (of course you are). But first, you’ve got a journey to the Rotorua, a town that is already either one of your favourite adventure destinations or Read More »

The Whakarewarewa Forest and Blue Lake to finish

The Whakarewarewa Forest and Blue Lake to finish

Posted on: Wednesday January 24, 2018

In 2018, for the first time ever, the course will be reversed and all runners will reach Lake Tikitapu – or Blue Lake in the afternoon or in the fading evening light. For most of the 100 mile runners, this Read More »

Tarawera Ultra: Lake Okataina and Okareka

Tarawera Ultra: Lake Okataina and Okareka

Posted on: Wednesday January 17, 2018

Lake Okataina is the centrepiece of the Tarawera Ultra course and offers a spectator friendly aid station near the water’s edge. Big crowds and a great atmosphere can be expected here, and runners often take a minute to catch their Read More »

Tarawera Ultra: Waterfall and Northern Tarawera Track

Tarawera Ultra: Waterfall and Northern Tarawera Track

Posted on: Sunday January 14, 2018

Shortly after the 62km start, the trail follows the Tarawera river past the Tarawera Falls, alongside massive boulders, cascades, rivers and bridges along the Tarawera Falls track. The Tarawera aid station follows shortly after, which brings runners ever closer to Read More »

Get inspired with the Ultimate Trail Running Movies

Get inspired with the Ultimate Trail Running Movies

Posted on: Friday January 12, 2018

It’s the final countdown (dun, nah, nah, naaaah) to your Tarawera run. If you are anything like me you are currently in a mild panic on how to cram mileage in (but not too much), make sure you are doing Read More »

Tarawera Forest from Kawerau

Tarawera Forest from Kawerau

Posted on: Friday December 22, 2017

The atmosphere is intense as over a thousand Tarawera Ultra runners nervously wait for the countdown. Hundreds of hours and many more miles of training come down to the start-line. The nervousness, the grit, the determination, the focus to make Read More »