Tarawera Ultra Marathon Trail Races


Feb 12, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Tarawera Ultra Marathon Trail Races

Lakefront Reserve


New Zealand

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Entry Fee $97
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $746
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 100M
  • 20K
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2009


Haere mai! Welcome to Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 21km, 50km, 102km distances, or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. The event is based in Rotorua New Zealand. There are seven lakes, forests, waterfalls and the most stunning scenery imaginable.

The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Over 2000 participants with more than 800 international athletes will compete. Some of the world’s best elite trail ultra runners take part. A great first-time challenge, some will run for the personal challenge, train like never before and enjoy that medal at the finish line. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon.

The courses are not too hilly. They are runnable, scenic and point to point. Every finisher receives a beautiful medal at the finish-line or pounamu pendant for the 100-mile finishers.

The 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon and the 100 Miler are both qualification races for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. The 50km, 102km and the 100 Miler will be are qualifying races for UTMB races.

There are generous cutoff times and the aid stations have more food and drinks than you can imagine. This is a five-day long event week. Enjoy a packed schedule including tours, powhiri welcome, expo and prizegiving’s. Welcome trail runners.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 12, 2022

Held on Feb 13, 2021

Held on Feb 08, 2020

Held on Feb 06, 2019

Held on Feb 09, 2018

Held on Mar 05, 2017

Held on Mar 06, 2016

Held on Mar 14, 2015

Held on Mar 15, 2014

Held on Mar 16, 2013

Held on Mar 17, 2012

Held on Mar 19, 2011

Held on Mar 20, 2010

Held on Mar 21, 2009