Tararua Mountain Race
Challenge yourself in one of the oldest mountain races in New Zealand

 

Welcome to our race!


The Tararua Mountain Race is one of New Zealand's oldest mountain races, having first been raced in 1990.   The Tararua Ranges are widenly renowned in New Zealand for tough mountain terrain and weather, so the race is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted! 

 


Traditionally the race is held over the Southern Crossing.  From 2014 a new route was introduced as an alternative course along the river valleys between Kaitoke and Holdsworth - another classic Tararua tramping route.


The 2018 race will be held on:

Saturday 24 February 2018

Classic Southern Crossing

Kaitoke to Otaki Forks



 

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11/02/2017

Wellington LandSAR Donation

In August the Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $7000 to Wellington LandSAR from the 2017 race. Paul Helm (Treasurer) and Cat McBean (Race Director) attended the LandSAR AGM and presented the donation to...   More


11/01/2017

Parafed Wellington Donation

The Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $2000 to Parafed Wellington who provide sport and recreation opportunities to people with physical disabilities. This year Parafed Wellington arranged the catering for...   More


09/02/2017

New Website Launched

Welcome to the new Tararua Mountain Race website. We have changed the site and added new information. You can now find the results dating back to the first race in 1990! Also available are race records. ...   More




 



Tararua Mountain Race supports Wellington and Wairarapa LandSAR by providing donations after each race to not only thank the LandSAR teams for assisting with the Race, but also to acknowledge the invaluable service LandSAR provide in keeping us all safe in the outdoors.