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Tarawera Marathon and 50K – 14 November 2015

This spectacular run and walk will start at Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Field, Te Puia. From there, it’s ‘full steam ahead’ through Hemo Gorge and following Puarenga Stream into the heart of Whakarewarewa Forest.  Following the hidden corners of Green Lake takes you to the views from the ridgetop on Woodstock Farm. Running past the sheep and back along the shores of Rotokakahi (Green Lake), it’s 15km along the new Tarawera Trail. With views of Lakes Tarawera and Rotomahana along the way, you’ll finish right under Mt Tarawera  – at Hot Water beach where you can soak in the natural hot water pool or jump in the lake. A scenic boatride and bus takes you back home.    More …

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Tarawera Ultramarathon – 6 February 2016

New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon is part of the 11-race Ultra-Trail World Tour.   The 8th annual Tarawera Ultramarathon will be on 6 February, 2016.  Runners entered in the 100, 85 or 60km race will complete a course that will take them around four lakes, through many forests, past waterfalls and some of the most stunning scenery in the world, from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The spectacular course will also take runners through places of immense cultural significance to Maori people, the indigenous people of New Zealand. A total of 1260 participants, including nearly 400 international athletes and many of the world’s best trail ultra runners, will run the race of their lives from Rotorua to Kawerau in February. The Tarawera Ultramarathon is a world-class event and a must-do for every runner looking to challenge themselves and experience their own adventure along some of the most beautiful trails in the world. Come and join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people.   More …

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