Support crews are most welcome at the Tarawera Ultramarathon!

We love support crews – especially those that dress up and cheer loudly! The more people and the more enthusiastic you are – the better the atmosphere for the athletes.

Support Crew Info

To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure support crews do not get lost, there is some information that support crews need to know.

  • Not all aid stations are accessible by private vehicle. Supporters will need to purchase a transport ticket if they wish to visit Titoki, Outlet and Okataina Aid Stations.
  • There will be hundreds of support crew vehicles driving and parking on narrow roads.
  • Please keep your speed down and be careful entering and exiting all parking areas.
  • Mobile coverage on the course is patchy. Please Google search your phone provider’s coverage map, e.g. search for “Vodafone coverage map” to get a better idea of where you might have mobile phone coverage.
  • There is absolutely no need to speed to see your athlete at the next Aid Station. You have plenty of time.
  • If you are an overseas visitor, please ensure you have an approved international drivers license and you familiarise yourself with these New Zealand driving resources. 
    A few things to be aware of:
    • We drive on the left side of the road
    • It’s easy to underestimate travelling times here
    • Our roads are narrower, more winding and sometimes steeper than you might expect
    • Our roads are mostly two-way, with one lane in each direction - we have few motorways.

Key Spectator Locations

100 Miler & 50km START: Te Puia – Map
Hemo Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Please park in the southern carpark at Te Puia – this is the carpark that is accessed from the big roundabout.

102km START: Firmin Field, Kawerau – Map
Please park in the designated carpark and walk across Waterhouse Street to Firmin Field 

100 Miler & 50km: Puarenga Aid Station – Map
 Northern end of Eight Mile Road, Rotorua

100 Miler: Buried Village Aid Station – Map
1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua

100 Miler: Rerewhakaaitu Aid Station – Map
949 Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu

Live GPS Tracking from TrackMe

Share your run in real time with the folks that matter to you. They can see how you’re tracking on the course, cheer you along, and be part of your adventure while not having to run beside you. Spot® Trace unit to be collected during Athlete Check-in and works best when worn high up on the shoulder i.e in a hydration vest or similar. The tracker unit can booked as an additional purchase directly from the Athlete’s MyEvents account.

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