27th May, 2021 – Event Update
Victory Events – Events that Move You – are back with some exciting event announcements for the summer of 2022 on the treasured trails of Tongariro National Park, a dual UNESCO world heritage area.
THE GOAT TONGARIRO
The first event of summer will be The Original Goat Tongariro Adventure Run, scheduled for Saturday 22nd January 2022 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend).
Goat Tongariro entries will open on Queens Birthday weekend.
Powderhorn Accommodation Packages (with Goat Tongariro individual entries) available from 9.30am on Saturday 5th June until sold out.
Goat Tongariro Individual entries available from 9.30am on Monday 7th June 2021 until sold out.
RING OF FIRE
Incorporating the Tussock Traverse
Seven weeks later, Saturday 12th March sees the return of New Zealand’s premier alpine ultra, the Ruapehu Ring of Fire 73km and 50km.
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 epic Ruapehu Ring of Fire solo 73km round the mountain and 50km event from Turoa Ski Area back to the Chateau will headline the weekend.
The previously offered relay and 24km will not take place, and are instead being replaced with the Tussock Traverse offerings. We will continue to support Project Tongariro as our preferred charity for Victory Events held in the Tongariro National Park. 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. We will retain the unique features of both events to develop New Zealand’s premier alpine ultra and trail adventure running event harnessing the nature and inspirational power of the majestic mountains of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.
Entries for the Ring of Fire, incorporating Tussock Traverse events, will open from 9.30am on Thursday 1st July 2021 until sold out.
Exclusive event accommodation packages at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel will open in early June until sold out.
Come run where the mountains meet the sky.