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The Ruapehu Ring of Fire

The inaugural Ruapehu Ring of Fire Volcanic Relay, Solo Ultra and Marathon

This event has been more than 18 months in the planning with the support given by Iwi surrounding Mount Ruapehu including Ngati Hikairo, Ngati Uenuku and Ngati Rangi.  It is the natural evolution of the two existing off road running events on the mountain - the annual Goat Tongariro and Tussock Traverse that take place on the iconic Round the Mountain track.  

Event options for the Ruapehu Ring of Fire will include the 72km three leg relay, an epic 72km Solo Ultra and a 45km Adventure Marathon.  The Relay and Solo Ultra events will involve a full circumnavigation of the mountain on the iconic Round the Mountain track starting and finishing at the historic Chateau Tongariro Hotel.

Entries open on Monday 10 July at 9am NZ time at

For more information on this event please contact Nick Reader on 201 632 721 or email

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