We love running – the longer the better. After a long run one day a plan was hatched, one thing led to another and after a lot of hard work the Taupo Ultramarathon was born.
What’s great about this event?
Taupo Ultramarathon event covers four distances – 24km, 50km, 74km and 100km. The 24km, whilst not technically an ultra gives those new to the sport a taste of the experience.
The Great Lake Trail is an epic journey that showcases the very best of what the Great Lake Taupo region has to offer – New Zealand’s largest lake, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls and native forest.
Of course we’re biased, but we can vouch the course is absolutely stunning. Plus the Taupo Ultramarathon offers a once-a-year opportunity where runners can access the Great Lake Trail uninterrupted, including access over private land.
A huge thanks to the land owners, trail builders, community organisations and many others who make this event possible.
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What people say about Total Sport events
Our first Coastal Challenge and our group loved it! Such a great day out and something for the whole team!
What an awesome event – thank you so much for putting on such a totally mad event with such an incredibly supportive atmosphere. I cannot remember how many times someone offered me a hand over a rock – and so of course in turn I did the same for those behind me.
“What a happy event! The atmosphere was exciting and so welcoming.”