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.
Official website: www.thegoat.co.nz
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.
The Original Tongariro Goat will take place on Saturday 7th December 2019 starting from 9.30am.
There are 600 places available for this event each year.
In 2019 there are 300 additional places available for The Big Kid event.