Haere mai! Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 87km, 62km distances or relays. The course starts in Kawerau and finishes in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty New Zealand. There are five lakes, forests, waterfalls and some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Around 1400 participants with more than 700 international athletes will compete. Many of the world’s best elite trail ultra runners will race hard. Many participants will run for the personal challenge and train like never before. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon.