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Ring of Fire

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.

The Ring of Fire offers a choice of course distances as below, all run through one of the world's most treasured landscapes in Tongariro National Park.
- 72km solo ultra
- 72km relay (approx 3 x 24km legs)
- 50km solo ultra
- 24km solo

There is a limit of 900 people that will be accepted for the Ring of Fire, due to the conditions of the event's Department of Conservation concession,  so please enter early to avoid disappointment at

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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

    As the halfway point between New Zealand's two largest cities, you can drive inland from almost anywhere in the North island and you’ll end up in Ruapehu.

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    Chateau Tongariro Hotel

    Come and stay in timeless elegance

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