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


 

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Tararua Mountain Race 2019 Date Confirmed

Saturday 9 March

Classic Southern Crossing

 





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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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


02/16/2018, 10:44 PM

2018 TMR Training Run

After half a dozen pullouts, it was just Ben, Bing and David who started running just after 7am Saturday morning. The weather was great. It was perfectly calm and mostly just high cloud that kept the sun off...   More


02/13/2018, 06:24 PM

Spaces still available for the 2018 event

Spaces are still available for the 2018 event so don't miss out on competing in an iconic mountain racing event.    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.