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.

Close 6pm Friday 28 February 2020.

Late Entries close 6pm Wed 4 March 2020.





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

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 competitors and race volunteers.
dsport'- inspires, enables and achieves - for people with physical disabilities, and in particular their youth group.
We are proud to support dsport in their endeavours to get young physically disabled people into sport and active recreation.
With this year's donation, dsport was able to assist the team who attended the 3-day Halberg Games in Auckland in October.



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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.