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Enter & WIN a trip to UTA!

Enter & WIN a trip to UTA!

Posted on: Tuesday November 5, 2019

How does a trip for you and a mate to take part in Ultra-Trail Australia 2020 sound? Yeah, pretty good, huh?! Before Ultra-Trail Australia sold out, we asked our good friends there to put a couple of entries aside for Read More »

Taking Ownership

Taking Ownership

Posted on: Friday July 12, 2019

Words by: Paul Charteris. Founder of Tarawera Ultramarathon. When did it get so damn hard to stick with anything? A 20-minute tv show that cannot be watched with checking your phone every three minutes. A report that needs to be written Read More »

Introducing your 50km Course

Introducing your 50km Course

Posted on: Friday July 12, 2019

We know you’ve been hanging out to see the 2020 50km course, so hopefully, it’s been worth the wait! You can find the course map all the details here. In the meantime, here are the  highlights: The start line is Read More »

What’s New for 2020?

What’s New for 2020?

Posted on: Tuesday June 4, 2019

Entries for 2020 Tarawera Ultra-Marathon open Wednesday 5 June, 11am NZT, with a stunning new event hub and finish line on Rotorua’s lake front planned to welcome competitors at the world-renowned trail running festival. The event hub for the February Read More »

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 »