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New UTMB qualifying standards and Running Stones

New UTMB qualifying standards and Running Stones

Posted on: Wednesday April 17, 2019

2020 UTMB QUALIFYING STANDARDS LOWERED The qualifying standards for UTMB have recently changed. This is what the changes are and what they mean for Tarawera and Ultra-Trail Australia runners. It’s good news for Tarawera and UTA runners – and we Read More »

2020 Entries Open 5 June 2019

2020 Entries Open 5 June 2019

Posted on: Monday April 8, 2019

Hang up the phone, delete that email and backspace that Facebook message…you can stop wondering because the wait is over! We’re very excited to confirm the 2020 Tarawera Ultra Marathon event date is 8 February 2020. Entries will open Wednesday Read More »

Why trail running is better (and easier) than road running

Why trail running is better (and easier) than road running

Posted on: Sunday November 25, 2018

By Vera Alves. Warning: Spoilers We’re gonna let the cat out of the bag here: trail running is easier than road running. And we don’t mean just a little bit easier: we mean so much easier it’s not even the Read More »

Podcasts to get you through those long runs

Podcasts to get you through those long runs

Posted on: Tuesday October 30, 2018

Last year we published a list of outdoor adventure podcasts to help keep your chin up when putting in the hard yards preparing for the Tarawera Ultra and here we find ourselves again. Welcome back. How have you been? The Read More »

The Why of the Tarawera Ultra

The Why of the Tarawera Ultra

Posted on: Tuesday October 23, 2018

One the speediest runners to ever tackle the Tarawera Ultramarathon, Australia’s David Byrne contemplates why?  As trail runners, we’re blessed with a huge amount of events to choose from. In the last few years the sport has boomed and as Read More »

Why run the Tarawera 100 miler?

Why run the Tarawera 100 miler?

Posted on: Wednesday October 17, 2018

Father, husband and runner, Steven Blackburn contemplates why?  What a question. Where to begin? Why run at all? To push further? To transcend, to keep in shape, to challenge yourself, to be free, to escape, to belong? There are no Read More »

How to choose your first ultramarathon

How to choose your first ultramarathon

Posted on: Wednesday October 10, 2018

Six key factors to consider when choosing your first ultra race When to run It’s a fine balance giving yourself enough time to train while also choosing an ultramarathon close enough in the calendar that you’ll get giddy with excitement Read More »

How to register

How to register

Posted on: Monday August 27, 2018

The Tarawera 2019 Registration How To Guide All the info you need on how to register for the 2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon. This handy guide contains entry info for all distances. → RESEARCH First things first…do your research. How much do Read More »

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 »