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


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Tararua Mountain Race 2018 Results


Please note splits for teams at Alpha are missing.  We hope to get these added soon.

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.


2018 Training Run - David and Bing




02/26/2018, 11:39 AM

TMR 2018 Thanks to the volunteers

Without the help and support from all the volunteers, the race wouldn't happen every year. Thanks in particular to our race marshals at Alpha - Clive, Guy and Cam, and Kime - Mike, Fi and AJ - who all headed...   More

02/24/2018, 11:27 AM

TMR 2018 including new race record

What a great day on Saturday for the race. The start at Kaitoke was a starry and moonlit morning with no wind. Across the tops, while mist did drop in and out occassionally, there was blue sky and an OK NW...   More

02/16/2018, 10:44 PM

2018 TMR Training Run

After half a dozen pullouts, it was just Ben, Bing and David who started running just after 7am Saturday morning. The weather was great. It was perfectly calm and mostly just high cloud that kept the sun off...   More

02/13/2018, 06:24 PM

Spaces still available for the 2018 event

Spaces are still available for the 2018 event so don't miss out on competing in an iconic mountain racing event.    More

01/22/2018, 07:33 PM

Tararua Mountain Race Training Run - 10 February

Trustee and previous race winner Ben Clendon will be taking a training run across the race route on Saturday 10 February. This run is designed for new runners and those with limited Tararua experience to run...   More

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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.