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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02/26/2018

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 up to the huts on Friday night carrying the lollies and poweraid!
Brent and Gordon were in charge of race registration and gear check before races got a lift from Bridget to the start line.
At the finish there was Laurie keeping a track of all competitors, Jill doing timing and Diane on results. We also have Alyse as the doctor at the finish who helped with timing and results rather than administering medical support - yah!
On the tops we had the SAR teams who were keeping a watchful eye on our competitors, who also headed into the hills on Friday night.
At Lower Hutt Police Station we had Ants, Don and John keeping the communications going for our marshals and SAR teams. Gavin at the start and Don and crew at the end rounded out our communications team.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the race, we really appreciate your time and support.



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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.