New Zealand's premier 100km run, taking runners through the heart of Tarawera, passing glistening lakes and through lush native bush, with never ending support along the way.
Saturday 17th February 2024
Te Puia, Rotorua - 07:30
Max Allowed Race Time
30 Hours 40 Minutes
An iconic point-to-point race built for both first-timers and ultra-enthusiasts alike. Beautiful scenery, awesome on course support and runnable trails make this a bucket list event for any endurance athlete or ultra-runner.
|SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2024
|Race entry, athlete t-shirt, finisher medal, buffet aid stations, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography (able to purchase during entry or MyEvents account)
|An optional pre-race shuttle bus is available for $7.50. Pick up from Village Green on Tutanekai St between 6:15am and 6:45am. Dropping you at the start line at Te Puia. Limited parking is available at the start line, if you prefer to drive yourself. Book your shuttle bus from your MyEvents account
|All runners must carry mandatory gear during the race. Details are on the Mandatory Gear page
|18 years of age on race day
|TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME
|30 hours 40 minutes
|CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED
|7hr 45min (3:15pm)
|30hr 40min (2:10pm, Sunday)
|Timing results will be based on gun time and provided by the following age group categories for men and women: 18-19 years, 20-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75-79 years, 80-84 years, 85+ years. Your age group will be determined by your age as at 31 December 2024
|AWARDS & PRIZES
|All T102 finishers will receive a finisher medal. There will be a prize giving for the top 5 overall male and female finishers - see event schedule
|UTMB World Series
The T102 is a UTMB Worlds Series 100K Event. Finishers of T102 will receive 3 running stones
The T102 is one of the most scenic ultra marathon runs in the world. If you’re a seasoned marathon runner or endurance athlete, with the right training and preparation, you’ll love the experience of running our 102km course.
Your journey starts at Te Puia, home of the world famous Pohutu Geyser. You’ll run 102km through forests, past lakes and down trails, soaking up the most spectacular landscapes the region has to offer.
The highlights include running along five different lakes, native bush on the Western Okataina track, the towering redwoods, steam alongside the trail at Sulphur Point and finishing at the Village Green in downtown Rotorua.
The course features a combination of trails and forestry roads with native New Zealand bush, conifer forest, farmland, parkland and thermal landscapes.
*Maps subject to change, and may change for reasons outside of the Race Orgaisers control. Select the Time Charts tabs to view the cut-off times for leaving the relevant Aid Station. Time Charts show estimated fastest and slowest times for each race leg and should be used as a guide only. Where the slowest times are greater than cut-off time, the cut-off time will supersede the slowest expected estimates. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may need to be brought forward during the event.
KEY INFO FOR T102 RUNNERS
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
The T102 has 8 aid stations along its route, with differing levels of service, support crew access and supplies. The T102 aid stations offer you the opportunity to refuel, rehydrate, see your support crew and prepare for the next leg of your journey!
Read more about Aid Stations
A drop bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (gels, food, change of socks, shoes, shorts, lubricant, etc.) available at certain check points or at the finish. Please see the time charts above for information on which checkpoints have drop bags.
Read the rules on drop bags
Runners in the T102 may have to carry mandatory gear. The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event. For T102 runners, your gear will need to be checked pre-race.
Read Mandatory Gear rules
TRAINING ON COURSE
Parts of the T102 course are publically accessible throughout the year, offering the opportunity to train on course prior to raceday. However, some sections, including the entire Tarawera Forest, are private land and out of bounds to runners outside of race day.
Please take care and give way to members of the general public when training on course.
Read about Training & Nutrition
Your support crew can be a big part of your day at Tarawera Ultra-Trail by UTMB, and they're more than welcome to help get you through your Tarawera journey. Support crews can see you and assist you at specific aid stations, but may not assist you outside of these points. Assistance can include moral and verbal support, physical support, food and nutrition, hydration, and gear and equipment changes.
You should work with your support crew to formulate a detailed plan for them to assist you at various points on course. This includes estimating when you expect to arrive at supported aid stations, what support you might want at each, when they will need to meet you there and how they will get there.
Support crews, please note:
- Support crews can only assist their athletes at the Aid Stations indictaed with spectator access. This includes 200m either side of the Aid Station on course. Outside of these areas support crews cannot provide material support (physical, nutritional, gear or otherwise) to athletes on course.
- Please be courteous to other athletes and support crews at Aid Stations.
- If you intend to meet your support crew at an Aid Station, do not use the drop bag service for this Aid Station.
- Support crews have just as long a day as the athlete. Take the time and care to look after yourselves - plenty of food and water, dress for the conditions, and take the time to rest (sleep/naps encouraged) when you can between meeting points.
- Many roads that access Aid Stations are rural and narrow, windy roads. Please take care driving on these, particularly with increased traffic during the event.
- The actions of the support crew are the responsibility of the athlete. Any rules breached by crew will result in penalties or disqualification for the athlete.
T102 athletes may have a drop bag at the aid station locations specified in the below table.
|Distance from start
|Tikitapu (Blue Lake)
|Village Green (Finish Line)
In addition to the above, you may also drop a bag at the start line on race-morning which will be transported back to the finish venue. Please note that aid station drop bags must be dropped at the designated area at Athlete Check-In before 8:00pm Friday 16th February.