Raetihi - Ruapehu. NZ

Entries open soon for this fantastic event for 2023.

Stunning scenery, challenging hill climbs, memorable hospitality hosted at the gateway to adventures and more... We'll be back, bigger and better, for 2023!

Lots to celebrate.  New events, longer more challenging options, and a new race base. All bundled with the same welcoming atmosphere you have grown to love. 

A new race base location is Raetihi's historic Waimarino showgrounds - with plenty of room for parking, spectators, picnics and food stalls to give a country-market feel to the day.  New additions include off-road events for you to experience the amazing scenery and terrain of several large-scale hill country farms; and new Raetihi run events.  E-bike categories have also been added.  This is a special opportunity to immerse yourself in heartland New Zealand that you may otherwise never see.

Come and join us in March.  We look forward to hosting you for the Raetihi Gutbuster 2023 - may it be a time of catching up with old friends and making new ones at our unique event.

Something for all the family.

Choose your challenge, plan your weekend and come and join us this April to run and ride.

Discover Raetihi, Gateway to Ruapehu

Thanks to all the landowners who have made this run and ride event possible

  • Dave & Pam Griffin
  • Waimarino Rodeo Committee
  • Waimarino A & P Show Committee
  • Kelly O’Neill
  • Peter Rowe
  • Ian Rowe
  • Jason Whale
  • John Journeaux
  • Stuart Roke
  • Bruce Parkinson – Tanupara Station
  • Greg Shaw – Waipuna Station (Atihau Incorporation)