The Tarawera 21.8k trail run course was brand new for 2019 and will return for 2020. It is an achievable run (just over half marathon distance) with the 2020 course being a point-to-point trail run, featuring Lake Tikitapu, The Redwoods and steamy sulphur trails to the finish line in Rotorua. Great for kids and family groups. All the fun with less of the run.
All runners and walkers will need to complete athlete check-in on Friday 7th February between 9:00am and 9:00pm, or on Saturday 8th February from 7:00am – 9:00am at the Lakefront Reserve in Rotorua.
– Please line up at the race start ready to go.
– Make sure your race number is facing the front.
– You can leave a labelled start line bag with us and we will transport it back to the finish.
– The finish line location is the Lakefront Reserve, Lakefront Drive, Rotorua.
– There will be plenty of fruit and drink at the finish line plus extra food and drink to buy.
|START||Blue Lake Reserve|
|BUSES||Shuttle Buses are available for Purchase when registering for $10. Pick up from Lakefront Reserve between 8:00am and 9:00am|
|FINISH||Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua|
|INCLUSIONS||Finishers medal for all, buffet aid stations, refreshments at finish, medical & safety support|
|ENTRY INFO||All entry info|
|ALLOWABLE TIME||No cut off time|
|2020 COURSE||Combination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.|
|2020 SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS||Blue Lake Reserve Start, towering redwoods, steam alongside the trail at Sulphur Point, run alongside Blue Lake and Lake Rotorua, finish at the Lakefront Reserve in downtown Rotorua.|
|VERTICAL GAIN / LOSS |
|+ 734 metres / - 873 metres
|2020 Location||Distance from Start||Distance from last aid||Distance to next aid||Distance to Finish||Spectators||Drop bags|
|Start: Blue Lake Reserve||0||0||5.5||21.8||Y||Y|
|Tikitapu (Blue Lake)||5.5||5.5||9.4||16.3||Y|
2020 Tarawera 21k Course Map