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

 

Welcome to our race!


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.


The 2018 race will be held on:

Saturday 24 February 2018

Classic Southern Crossing

Kaitoke to Otaki Forks



 

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11/02/2017

Wellington LandSAR Donation

In August the Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $7000 to Wellington LandSAR from the 2017 race.

Paul Helm (Treasurer) and Cat McBean (Race Director) attended the LandSAR AGM and presented the donation to Jeremy Patterson (President).

Including this donation, the Trust has donated nearly $24,000 to LandSAR over the last few years, so thanks to everyone who has entered the event, as it's because of you that we have been able to do this.



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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.