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


 

Welcome to our race!

 

Tararua Mountain Race 2019

Saturday 9 March

Classic Southern Crossing

 

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Registrations Open 1 December 2019.  Close 1 March 2019 6pm



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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12/01/2018, 12:00 AM

2019 Tararua Race Registrations Open

Registrations to open today for the 2019 Tararua Mountain Race. Again the course will take competitors across the notorious Southern Crossing from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks. Last year competitors started the race...   More


11/26/2018, 02:55 PM

TMR Donation to LandSAR

Each year the TMR race profits are donated to LandSAR. In 2017, we were able to donate $7,000 to LandSAR Wellington. We recently received the following information about how the funding was used. $2,000...   More


06/24/2018, 04:56 PM

2019 TMR Race Confirmed - 9 March

The 2019 Tararua Mountain Race will again pit our hardy competitors against the elements of the Southern Crossing. We'll again start you at Kaitoke and finish at Otaki Forks.   More


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


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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.