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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02/26/2018, 11:39 AM

TMR 2018 Thanks to the volunteers

Without the help and support from all the volunteers, the race wouldn't happen every year. Thanks in particular to our race marshals at Alpha - Clive, Guy and Cam, and Kime - Mike, Fi and AJ - who all headed...   More


02/24/2018, 11:27 AM

TMR 2018 including new race record

What a great day on Saturday for the race. The start at Kaitoke was a starry and moonlit morning with no wind. Across the tops, while mist did drop in and out occassionally, there was blue sky and an OK NW...   More


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...   More


11/01/2017

Parafed Wellington Donation

The Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $2000 to Parafed Wellington who provide sport and recreation opportunities to people with physical disabilities. This year Parafed Wellington arranged the catering for...   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.