Taupo Ultramarathon

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.

Be inspired – check out the event gallery

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.”

Taupo Marathon 2014

This event looks awesome! How do I find out more or sign up?

Click the button below to go the Wild Kiwi website where you can find out more about the event, check out the prices and sign-up for one of the run/walks.

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Date and location

Saturday 12 October, 2019


24km solo
50km solo
75km solo
100km solo
100km relay

Check out the event video

Event enquiries

Rosalie Kingi 
email: [email protected]
ph. +64 21 145 9810

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