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Kia Ora. Welcome to Tarawera Ultramarathon

Tarawera Ultramarathon is an iconic trail running event held in Rotorua, New Zealand’s birthplace of tourism. Join us for the 13th edition on Saturday 13th February 2021.

Our spectacular courses take in the most stunning scenery imaginable, featuring eight different lakes, waterfalls, and the lushest native New Zealand forests.

Whether you choose 21km, 50km, 102km or the 100 Miler, our friendly trail running community welcomes athletes of all abilities with open arms. Courses are all point-to-point, on mostly non-technical runnable terrain. They are designed with the aim of seeing everyone succeed.

Tarawera Ultramarathon is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour, attracting some of the world’s best elite trail runners. The 102km and the 100 Miler are both qualification races for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. The 50km, 102km and the 100 Miler are qualifying races for UTMB races.

Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people.

TUM 21km

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The 21km half marathon is an achievable, point-to-point trail run that has all the fun of the other distances with less of the run! This is a great option for first time trail runners and families.

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TUM 50km

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The 50km trail run is an achievable course for runners of all abilities. If you’ve completed a road marathon or a few half marathons, then this is the perfect step up. Once you experience trail running, you’ll never want to go back to the road!

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TUM 102km

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If you’re a seasoned marathon runner or endurance athlete, with the right training and preparation, you’ll love the experience of running our 102km course. Your journey starts at Firmin Field, Kawerau, approximately one hour east of Rotorua. You’ll run 102km back to Rotorua, soaking up the most spectacular landscapes the region has to offer.

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TUM Miler

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The Tarawera Ultramarathon 100 Miler is one of the most scenic 100 mile runs in the world. Starting at Te Puia in the heart of Rotorua, the 100 Miler course takes you on a journey across the most spectacular landscapes the region has to offer.

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