The current edition of this event is on 24 February 2018.
The Tararua Mountain Race on Saturday, 8 March 2014 is one of New Zealand's oldest mountain races in the Tararua Ranges.
The race transforms a 35km, three-day hard tramp into a one-day trail run of epic proportions. The event is defined by the weather conditions, with the Tararua Mountain Range a notoriously changeable environment, with high winds and low cloud being common for a ten km section of the race when above the bush line. Extreme care is required.
Participants start in waves, depending on their estimated finish time, those aiming for a faster time start later in the morning.
In distance, the track is 35.4km and the total ascent is 2,250m. The total descent is 2,475m.
33km Kaitoke-Holdsworth Route