Tararua Mountain Race

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Tararua Ranges

Run/Walk Off Road/Trail Superlong
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The most recent edition of this event was on 24 February 2018.

The Tararua Mountain Race on Saturday, 12 March 2016 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.


34.6km Holdsworth to Kaitoke

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

Other editons of this event were on / will be on:
- 24 February 2018
- 11 March 2017
- 12 March 2016
- 14 March 2015
- 8 March 2014


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