50km

GENERAL INFO

START TIME7:00am
START LINETe Puia
BUSESAn optional shuttle bus is available for $5.00. Pick up from Lakefront Reserve between 6:00am and 6:30am. Dropping you at the start line at Te Puia. There is ample parking if you prefer to drive yourself to the start line. Book your shuttle bus from your MyEvents account
FINISH LINELakefront Reserve, Lakefront Drive, Rotorua. Parking will be available on Lakefront Reserve (limited). Alternatively, there is on-street parking on the surrounding street, which is $1/hour from 9am to noon on Saturday and free from noon until Monday morning
DISTANCE51.6km
INCLUSIONSFinishers medal, athlete t-shirt, buffet aid stations, finish-line zone with refreshments, medical and safety support
ENTRY FEEView entry fees here
MINIMUM AGEMust be 18 years of age on race day
ATHLETE CHECK-IN9:00am-9:00pm, 12 February at Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua
RACE DIRECTOR Q&AFriday 11:00am and 2:00pm - Lakefront Reserve
ALLOWABLE TIME36 hours
AID STATIONS5
COURSE (2021 TBC)Combination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.

Single track 69% | forest track minor forest route 22% | park 3% | forest road 6%
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTSHaka at startline in Te Puia, towering redwoods, native forest single track, steam alongside the trail at Sulphur Point, run alongside Blue Lake and Lake Rotorua, finish at the Lakefront Reserve in downtown Rotorua
VERTICAL GAIN / LOSS+1572m / -1588m
UTMB / ITRA POINTSYes, 2pts
RUN HOME FROM REDWOODSAll ultra runners may have as many people run to the finish with them from The Redwoods as they wish. These supporters run for free
All information subject to change


COURSE INFO

Subject to change for the 2021 event

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Trace de trail file

LocationDistance from StartDistance from last aidDistance to next aidDistance to FinishCut off timesSpectatorsDrop bags
Start0013.651.8YY
Puarenga13.613.69.138.2Y
Green Lake22.79.16.629.1
Green Lake 229.36.66.422.5
Blue Lake35.76.49.216.1YY
Redwoods44.99.26.96.9Y
Finish51.86.9004pm, SundayYY

QUALIFICATION FOR UTMB

The Tarawera 50km is a qualifying race for UTMB. The race is worth 2 ITRA points.