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Tarawera Ultramarathon

Running from Rotorua to Kawerau, the Tarawera Ultra is New Zealand’s most international running event with 2000 runners from 50 countries.

Take Rotorua’s spectacular lakes and forests, add a cultural heritage that has been nurtured for hundreds of years, drop in 2000 national and international trail runners, and you get New Zealand’s most esteemed ultramarathon – the Tarawera Ultra.

Starting amongst ancient trees in Rotorua’s Redwood Forest, traditional Māori performers ignite fire in the belly with a kapa haka performance to bid you farewell and good luck. Heading off on the 102km point-to-point course to Kawerau, the Tarawera Ultra takes runners on a journey of New Zealand’s best kept secrets with views of four beautiful lakes as well as breathtaking waterfalls and crystal-clear streams.

Steeped in Māori culture, the Tarawera Ultra is a celebration of New Zealand, featuring sites of immense cultural pride along the trail.

Presenting athletes with their ultimate challenge, the Tarawera Ultra is stop number two in the Ultra-Trail World Tour – a series of the 20 most prestigious ultra-running races in the world.
From the Lake Tarawera cruise to the rogaine fun-run and official pōwhiri welcome, the Tarawera Ultra is not just a race, it’s a whole week experience where events and gatherings forge lifelong friendships and unforgettable moments.