Ruapehu Ring of Fire (ROF) is back!
Saturday 12th March, 2022.
Incorporating the Tussock Traverse


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.

Victory Events will continue to support Project Tongariro as our preferred charity 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, are open NOW!

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.

Victory Events – Events that Move You – are once again hosting the infamous Goat Tongariro on the treasured trails of Tongariro National Park, a dual UNESCO world heritage area.


Victory Events’ first event of summer will be The Original Goat Tongariro Adventure Run, scheduled for Saturday 22nd January 2022 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend). 

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