Tarawera Ultra-Trail by UTMB is designed to showcase what Trails Full of Heart is all about - stunning natural landscapes, connection with land and people, runnable trails and supported courses - all with the goal of getting you across the finish line.
Whether you choose the T21, T50, T102 or the TMiler, you will enjoy a point-to-point course, on mostly non-technical, runnable terrain. Our courses and generous cut-off times are deliberately designed with the aim of seeing runners of all abilities reach the finish line.
Every course is also designed to capture the stunning and diverse landscapes of the Rotorua region. You’ll run past lakes and waterfalls, and journey through the lushest green native New Zealand forests.
For those new to trail running, the T21 is a great option. It’s non-technical and has all the fun of the other distances with less of the run! In good weather, your road shoes will do the trick just fine.
If you’ve completed a road marathon or a few half marathons, then the T50 is very achievable. Most runners find our soft underfoot trails kinder on their bodies than road running. With well supported aid stations, there’s no support crew required.
For seasoned marathon runners or endurance athletes, with the right training and preparation, you’ll love the experience of running our T102 course. 102km of stunning trails and an endurance experience of a lifetime.
For anyone ready to put their mind and body to the ultimate test, our TMiler is one of the most scenic and achievable 100 mile runs in the world. Starting in Kawerau and journeying back to Rotorua, you’ll enjoy a journey across the most spectacular landscapes the region has to offer.