Tararua Mountain Race

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tararua Ranges

Run/Walk Off Road/Trail Superlong

The most recent edition of this event was on 11 March 2017.

The Tararua Mountain Race is one of New Zealand's oldest mountain races in the Tararua Ranges. The race traverses the Southern Crossing tramping route from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks, transforming this three-day hard tramp into a one-day trail run of epic proportions.

The 35km event is defined by the weather conditions. The Tararua Mountain Range is 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 the Southern Crossing 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.

Please note: the description for this listing is based on the most recent edition of this event.


33K Southern Crossing Route

Location map

The Southern Crossing route goes from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks. The Holdsworth-Kaitoke route starts at Holdsworth Lodge and finishes at Camp Kaitoke

Note: map location may be approximate.

Other events

Others editons of this event were on / will be on:
- 11 March 2017
- 12 March 2016
- 14 March 2015
- 8 March 2014


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This listing was last manually checked on 2 March 2017.

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