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