Tarawera 50k

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. 


STARTLake Tarawera (on the southern shore after a boat ride).
START TIMEStarts 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.
FINISHGovernment Gardens, Rotorua
INCLUSIONSWooden engraved finishers medal for all, Compressport 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 LIMIT1250 runners and walkers.
COURSECombination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTSHotwater 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+1550 / -1550 metres
Yes, to be confirmed

2019 Tarawera 50k Course Map


Tarawera 50k course map 2019. Tarawera Ultramarathon

Indicative Tarawera 20k course map 2019. Updated August 2018.