Tarawera 20k

The Tarawera 20k trail run course is brand new for 2019. It is an achievable 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
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.
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!!
+ 520 / - 609 metres

2019 Tarawera 20k Course Map


Indicative Tarawera 20k course map 2019. Updated August 2018.

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