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

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TMR 2019 Results  

 

Final results including Alpha and Kime Splits.  

TMR 2019 Results
2019.pdf (151KB)
TMR 2019 Results
2019.pdf (151KB)




T2019 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 2019 Photos

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Training Run Success

The Training Run last weekend went well.  The runners got across the tops in good time and reported the track isn't too bad and the water tanks in Alpha and Kime are full!  The weather was usual Tararua weather with wind and mist around Mt Hector.


Ready to go

Mt Hector

Finished!

 


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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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


01/22/2018, 07:33 PM

Tararua Mountain Race Training Run - 10 February

Trustee and previous race winner Ben Clendon will be taking a training run across the race route on Saturday 10 February. This run is designed for new runners and those with limited Tararua experience to run...   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.