Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50k Events Cancelled

Dear runners,

The team at NZ Trail Runs Ltd. has been working really hard over the last couple of months to put together our 2018 and 2019 season events.

The Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50k event is one of our favourites and it’s pretty hard to beat a hot water beach finish with a craft beer and a boat ride – but it’s expensive to put the event on.

We’ve thought long and hard about it, and have decided to incorporate those great race elements into the 2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon Festival, with a 50k trail run and a 20k adventure run as part of that festival.

Therefore the Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50k will not continue.

We thank you for being part of and supporting this event over the past four years.

What the event has been able to achieve in those four years is extraordinary. You runners and walkers have come from all over the world attend this event. For many of you, this was your first ever marathon or trail run.

We are particularly proud of the trail work we have been able to contribute, the community groups supported and the positive impact this event has had on the Tarawera area as a destination and recreation area.

We are sorry to those who had their hearts set on it being in November, and thanks to those of you who’ve joined us for one or more of the first four years. We’ll reveal further details about the even greater Tarawera Ultramarathon Festival in the coming weeks. With much appreciation,

Paul Charteris and Tim Day
14 June 2018.