- This event has passed.
Pre COVID-19 we had been re-evaluating the traditional date that we have used for 16 years: the first weekend of December. This is due to challenges with adverse weather in the last two iterations of the event. Whilst we fully understand that the event takes place in a changeable alpine environment, ultimately we are in the business of delivering sustainable, memorable event experiences for our ever-faithful Goats. There are more stable times for weather in the Tongariro National Park and alongside balancing the needs of event participants, staff, partners and the local community, weather has been our principal focus. In light of this, our preference was to move The Goat into the mid-to-late summer period for the future.
We have now locked in Saturday 27 February 2021 as our next event date which will provide some other exciting opportunities surrounding the event. Thanks for your continued interest and support of our quintessential kiwi trail running adventure events – never tamed! #thegoattongariro #letsgoat
What’s The Goat All About??
Welcome to The Original Tongariro Goat website. This is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields on the Round the Mountain track, traversing the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu. The 20 kilometre (approx.) course has over 1,000 metres of vertical ascent and covers a whole bunch of amazing terrain. Participants will experience stunning scenery ranging from ancient lava flows and scoria fields, mountain beech forest, tussock grasslands and alpine herbfields to cascading waterfalls, an alpine lake, boulder strewn rivers and amazing panoramic views, all set in a Dual World Heritage Area; the Tongariro National Park.
There is a strictly limited amount of places available for this event each year.