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


 

Welcome to our race!

 

Late Registrations Close Wed 21 Feb 6pm

Shuttles to/from Wellington Railway Station to start/finish are bookable when registering

 



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.


The 2018 race will be held on:

Saturday 24 February 2018

Classic Southern Crossing

Kaitoke to Otaki Forks

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN Click here

 

2018 Training Run - David and Bing

 

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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


11/02/2017

Wellington LandSAR Donation

In August the Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $7000 to Wellington LandSAR from the 2017 race. Paul Helm (Treasurer) and Cat McBean (Race Director) attended the LandSAR AGM and presented the donation to...   More


11/01/2017

Parafed Wellington Donation

The Tararua Mountain Race Trust donated $2000 to Parafed Wellington who provide sport and recreation opportunities to people with physical disabilities. This year Parafed Wellington arranged the catering for...   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.