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.
|START TIME||10:00am. Friday 8 February. Starts in waves at Okareka from 10am to 12pm.
Buses depart Energy Events Centre 9:15am to 11:15am
|FINISH||Government Gardens, Rotorua|
|DISTANCE||21.3km for the standard course. 22.8km with the adventure options included.|
|INCLUSIONS||Finishers 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 INFO||All entry info|
|ENTRY LIMIT||1250 runners and walkers.|
|COURSE||Combination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.|
|SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS||Lake 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 OPTIONS||Yes. Adventurous options for you to climb, crawl and slide on your butt – challenge yourself!!|
|VERTICAL GAIN / LOSS |
|+ 794 metres / - 869 metres for the standard course.
+1031 metres / - 1107 metres for the adventure course.
|Location||Distance from Start||Distance from last aid||Distance to next aid||Distance to Finish||Spectators||Drop bags|
|Tikitapu (Blue Lake)||7.1||7.1||9.4||14.2||Y|
2019 Tarawera 20k Course Map. Link to a high-res. PDF for printing (large file).