Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon, part of the 12-race Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners entered in the 102, 87 or 62km race will complete a course that will take them around four lakes, through many forests, past waterfalls and some of the most stunning scenery in the world, from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
The spectacular course will also take runners through places of immense cultural significance to Maori people, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Around 1260 participants, including nearly 600 international athletes and many of the world’s best trail ultra runners, will run the race of their lives from Rotorua to Kawerau in February. The Tarawera Ultramarathon is a world-class event and a must-do for every runner looking to challenge themselves and experience their own adventure along some of the most beautiful trails in the world. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people – welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon.