The Tarawera 50k is a brand new event for 2019. It features the incredible trails on the southern side of Lake Tarawera, the redwoods, steaming trails in the Rotorua thermal zone and a finish at the historic Government Gardens, Rotorua.
|START||Lake Tarawera (on the southern shore after a boat ride).|
|START TIME||Starts at the Isthmus from 6:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday 9 February.
Buses depart Energy Events Centre from 5:30am to 12:30pm.
Boats depart Boatshed bay from 6am to 1pm.
There are no pre-allocated start waves or start times. You simply turn up to the bus/boat ahead of your preferred start time. There will be a timing mat at the start line so your time is recorded from when you actually started.
|FINISH||Government Gardens, Rotorua|
|INCLUSIONS||Wooden engraved finishers medal for all, technical race shirt, bus to lake, scenic boat ride to start-line, buffet aid stations, free hotpools at finish, finish-line zone with refreshments and craft beer (18 years+), medical and safety support and finish-line hugs.|
|ENTRY INFO||All entry info|
|ENTRY LIMIT||1250 runners and walkers.
|COURSE||Combination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.
Single track 64% | forest track minor forest route 17% | farm/park 4% | forest road 10% | public road 4%
|SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS||Hotwater Beach start and scenic boatride, the Tarawera Trail alongside the lake, fresh scones at the Buried Village aid station, run under a waterfall, towering redwoods, steam alongside the trail at Sulphur Point, run along four lakes, finish at historic Government Gardens, Rotorua.|
|VERTICAL GAIN / LOSS||+1833 / -1865 metres|
|UTMB / ITRA POINTS|
|Yes, to be confirmed|
|Location||Distance from Start||Distance from last aid||Distance to next aid||Distance to Finish||Cut off times||Spectators||Drop bags|
|Start: Tarawera Isthmus||0||0||15.6||50.7||N||Y|
|Tikitapu (Blue Lake)||36.5||6.8||9.2||14.2||Y||Y|
2019 Tarawera 50k Course Map. Link to a high res. maps suitable for printing (large PDF file).