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Ring of Fire Incorporating the Tussock Traverse


The Ruapehu Ring of Fire is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and exhilarating alpine adventure running events in the Southern Hemisphere with its unique combination of terrain, distance, altitude and views.

For the first time, Ring of Fire will combine the much loved Tussock Traverse event offerings of 6km, 12km, 21km and 32km as part of a super day in the Tongariro National Park. The Chateau Tongariro Hotel has been secured exclusively as the official venue and designated finish line for all events.

The previously offered relay and 24km will not take place, and are instead being replaced with the Tussock Traverse offerings.

Our goal is to capture the active energy and unique attributes of both the Ring of Fire and Tussock Traverse, fusing them into an exhilarating and moving experience for all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Entries for the Ring of Fire, incorporating Tussock Traverse events, will open from 9.30am on Thursday 1st July 2021 until sold out.

Join us on the 12th March 2021


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    Tongariro National Park

    With its ruggedly diverse landscape, from volcanic peaks to lush native bush and rivers, the Tongariro National Park World Heritage site is a natural wonder that beams quintessential New Zealand.

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    Getting Here & Around

    In the heart of the North Island, Ruapehu’s two national parks and surrounding countryside provide a beautiful backdrop to many outdoor adventures.

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