Tarawera 21km

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.


STARTBlue Lake Reserve
BUSESShuttle Buses are available for Purchase when registering for $10. Pick up from Lakefront Reserve between 8:00am and 9:00am
FINISHLakefront Reserve, Rotorua
INCLUSIONSFinishers medal for all, buffet aid stations, refreshments at finish, medical & safety support
ENTRY INFOAll entry info
ALLOWABLE TIMENo cut off time
2020 COURSECombination of trails and forestry roads with native bush, conifer forest, parkland and thermal landscapes.
2020 SCENIC HIGHLIGHTSBlue 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.
+ 734 metres / - 873 metres


2020 LocationDistance from StartDistance from last aidDistance to next aidDistance to FinishSpectatorsDrop bags
Start: Blue Lake Reserve005.521.8YY
Tikitapu (Blue Lake)


2020 Tarawera 21k Course Map

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