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

Welcome to our race!

 

2020 Event

Saturday 7 March

Classic Southern Crossing Route


 


Final Results


2020 Results with Splits
TMR 2020 - Results.pdf (188.85KB)
2020 Results with Splits
TMR 2020 - Results.pdf (188.85KB)



You can't beat Wellington on a good day

Or more to the point, you can't beat the Southern Crossing on a good day. The weather for this year's race was wonderful. Mild conditions throughout the race, sunshine and amazing views on the tops made for a spectacular race for everyone. Dan Clendon posted the fastest time 4:47.53, missing the record set by Colin Rolf in 2001 by only 2.33 minutes!  Over 35kms of Tararua tracks, that's pretty close.  Perhaps Dan shouldn't have taken in the view so much!

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TMR 2020 Training Run

Yesterday the training run really put our runners through their paces.  The Tararuas this summer have been shrouded in cloud, like some mysterious thing, tempting only the bravest to dare look at what is being offered.  Seven races took the challenge and succeeded in doing the race course.  Not sure if they saw many of the stunning views, but none the less, well done.  We'll see you again on race day!




TMR 2019 Results  

Final results including Alpha and Kime Splits.  

TMR 2019 Results
2019.pdf (151KB)
TMR 2019 Results
2019.pdf (151KB)



TMR 2019 Race Summary

 by Chris Martin (published by NZ Trail Run)

One of the classics of the New Zealand calendar, the TMR is a fantastic community-run event. It crosses the rugged Tararua range just north of Wellington. The route is a point to point – the mighty Southern Crossing. It’s a multi-day walk or a long run, with a decent tussocky exposed section above 1,200m. A couple of years ago we had a strong northerly wind and hail in our eyeballs, so there was much to look forward to. Fortunately we had a better day this time, but lots of rain in the run-up made sure the track was suitably rutted and slippery. More


TMR Photos

Click here for 2019 photos

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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 along the river valleys between Kaitoke and Holdsworth - another classic Tararua tramping route - which is sometimes used as an alternative course.



 

News

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11/16/2019, 10:52 AM

Donation to dsport

Each year the TMR is supported by a number of volunteer organisations and charities. Over the last 2 years dsport (formerly Parafed Wellington) has been providing the catering at the end of the race for our...   More


09/03/2019, 03:22 PM

RIP Chris Swallow

Its with great sadness that we advise Chris Swallow has died after an accident at the Isle of Man TT motorcycle event over the weekend. Chris had raced the TMR 5 times, winning the Open Individual Men in 2017...   More


04/06/2019, 11:03 AM

Thanks to our Volunteers

The TMR is only as successful as our wonderful crew of volunteers who take time out from their own outdoor activities to come and help us over the weekend. Marshals at Alpha and Kime make their way up to the...   More


03/05/2019, 10:15 AM

Over 100 runners to compete

Over 100 runners are set to compete in the 2019 Tararua Mountain Race on Saturday. Previous Men's Open winner Ben Clendon has registered and is keen to try and set a new race record. In the Women's field,...   More


11/26/2018, 02:55 PM

TMR Donation to LandSAR

Each year the TMR race profits are donated to LandSAR. In 2017, we were able to donate $7,000 to LandSAR Wellington. We recently received the following information about how the funding was used. $2,000...   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.