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Tararua Mountain Race

Run, Trail Run
Marchant Road, Kaitoke Wellington
From $90 to $175 35km

Due to a slip at Blue Bluff on Otaki Gorge road, and the subsequent road closure for the foreseeable future, the course for the 2021 race will NOT be the traditional Southern Crossing.

The Tararua Mountain Race traverses the Southern Crossing tramping route from Kaitoke to Otaki Fork over the course of 1 day instead of the usual 3-day hard tramp. The route is point to point and with a total distance of 35.4km incorporating a total asccent of 2,250m and a total descent of 2,475m. The environment is notoriously changeable, with high winds and low cloud being common for a 10km section of the race when above the bushline.

 

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Due to a slip at Blue Bluff on Otaki Gorge road, and the subsequent road closure for the foreseeable future, the course for the 2021 race will NOT be the traditional Southern Crossing.

The Tararua Mountain Race traverses the Southern Crossing tramping route from Kaitoke to Otaki Fork over the course of 1 day instead of the usual 3-day hard tramp. The route is point to point and with a total distance of 35.4km incorporating a total asccent of 2,250m and a total descent of 2,475m. The environment is notoriously changeable, with high winds and low cloud being common for a 10km section of the race when above the bushline.