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



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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 us.

We all stayed together until Alpha and which point David stretched out the legs over the tops and we re-grouped at Kime hut. After a brief catchup David made the most of the opportunity and put in a good time down to Otaki Forks. Things slowed down toward the end, but Ben and Bing got out pretty much in the same time as last years run in the end.

Thanks to Bing and David for such a nice day out on the tops.

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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.