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


 

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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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02/24/2018

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 wind blowing. Apparently a few competitiors had time for photos and selfies at Mt Hector and got views of the South Island.
Super Vet team of Billie Marshall and Owen Rowse set a new Super Vet Team race record of 9:14:06.

Billie and Owen were also awarded the Tony Gates Memorial Trophy. They raced this year in memory of Colin Rolfe who passed away last year. Colin was a mountain racer stalwart and still holder of the Men's Vet race record.



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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.