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


 



Registrations open 1 December.


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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03/05/2019

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, last years winner of the "fastest oldest chook" award Lyn Clark is set again to win this trophy.

This year we see both Terry Patterson and Allan Stowell, who have both competed in every race since the event began in 1990, change roles from competitors to volunteers.

The weather forecast looks good and the track conditions are not too bad, so we are expecting some fast times from our mountain runners.

The finish at Otaki Forks is a great family fun environment with prize giving scheduled for 4.30pm.



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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.