Tarawera 20k

The Tarawera 21.3k trail run course is brand new for 2019. It is an achievable run (just over half marathon distance) point-to-point trail run featuring Lake Okareka, Lake Tikitapu, The Redwoods and steamy sulphur trails to the finish line. Great kids and family groups. All the fun with less of the run.

On Friday of Waitangi weekend (New Zealand’s national day), this is the perfect excuse to take part in one of the Tarawera Ultramarathon events and then cheer, crew or pace the ultra distance runners on Saturday and Sunday.

 


STARTLake Okareka
START TIME10:00am. Friday 8 February. Starts in waves at Okareka from 10am to 12pm.

Buses depart Energy Events Centre 9:15am to 11:15am
FINISHGovernment Gardens, Rotorua
DISTANCE21.3km for the standard course. 22.8km with the adventure options included.
INCLUSIONSFinishers medal for all, bus to start, buffet aid stations, free hotpools at finish, refreshments and craft beer (21 years+) at finish, medical & safety support, free hugs.
ENTRY INFOAll entry info
ENTRY LIMIT1250 runners and walkers.
AID STATIONS2
COURSECombination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTSLake Okareka start, towering redwoods, steam alongside the trail at Sulphur Point, run alongside Blue Lake and Lake Rotorua, finish at historic Government Gardens, Rotorua.
ADVENTURE OPTIONSYes. Adventurous options for you to climb, crawl and slide on your butt – challenge yourself!!
VERTICAL GAIN / LOSS
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+ 794 metres / - 869 metres for the standard course.

+1031 metres / - 1107 metres for the adventure course.

 


LocationDistance from StartDistance from last aidDistance to next aidDistance to FinishSpectatorsDrop bags
Start: Okareka007.121.3NY
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)7.17.19.414.2Y
Redwoods16.59.44.84.8Y
Finish21.34.800YY

 


2019 Tarawera 20k Course Map.  Link to a high-res. PDF for printing (large file).

The 2019 Tarawera 20k course map. The yellow dotted lines indicate adventure options.

The 2019 Tarawera 20k course map. The yellow dotted lines indicate adventure options.

 

.gpx  and .kml files for download |
20k Elevation profile (PDF) | 20k Adventure Elevation Profile (PDF)

20k elevation profile

20k elevation profile