Tarawera part of Ultra Trail World Tour

Date published: September 2, 2013 at 11:26 am | Comments

Rotorua’s Tarawera Ultramarathon will be one of the races on an exciting new global tour announced in France.

The 2014 Ultra-Trail World Tour will feature eight long distance running races in Africa, America, Asia and Europe with New Zealand representing Oceania.

The Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon is a challenging 100 kilometre off-road run from Rotorua to Kawerau, through the magnificent countryside of the Bay of Plenty.

It is raced every year in mid-March.

“The invitation for the Tarawera Ultra to be part of the world tour came completely out of the blue one night in the form a Skype call from Ultra-Trail organisers in Paris,” said Tarawera race director, Paul Charteris. “I was speechless.  It’s such an honour to be invited to be one of the inaugural

Tour partners.” he added.

“The best trail ultra marathon runners from all over the world will make Rotorua a bucket-list destination.”

Source: Back Country Runner