25 January 2022

The 2022 Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB will not take place as planned on 12 February 2022, as a result of the entire country moving into the COVID-19 Protection Framework red setting. 

Our team has worked hard to explore options to try and make the event work under the red setting, however the size, scale and nature of the event, along with the limited time remaining, has meant that the only feasible and socially responsible option is to cancel the event.

This was an incredibly hard decision for our team to make, as we all wanted to be back on the trails in less than 3 weeks’ time, but ultimately the safety and health of our runners, support crews, staff, vollies and the local community in Rotorua and Kawerau are, as always, our number one priority.

All registered athletes have been notified by email regarding this decision. If this is you and you do not receive this email by 2 February 2022, please contact us. 

Thanks to all our athletes, stakeholders, partners and crew who continue to support this awesome event. We love our trail running whanau and look forward to reuniting soon.

Happy trails, 

The Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB team.