Choose your event...and come for the fun

Raetihi Gutbuster has a range of run, road bike, mountain bike and E-bike options to challenge you in our unique and welcoming landscape.  Choose from the options below, get your entry sorted, accommodation book and training underway.  We're all looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Event Schedule - Entry Fees

Event Day: Saturday 25 March 2023 | Waimarino Showgrounds - Raetihi

A market day atmosphere with food and beverage stalls and local crafts will greet you at the Raetihi Showgrounds.  Perfect for ensuring your support crew are entertained and your post event needs are taken care of.

WhatDistanceWhenEntry Fee
Mountain Bike or E - MTB*50km7.05am$95.00
Mountain Bike or E - MTB21km9.00am$65.00
Ultra Marathon*50km7.20am$95.00
Half Marathon21km9.30am$65.00
Run 6kms10.00am$10.00
Kids Dash ^1km11.00am$2.00

* Participants must be aged 16 or over for these categories
^Kids Dash is for 5-12 years
Off road trail distances are approximate.

Compulsory race briefings for all events are 5 minutes before race start.

Late entries will incur an additional $20 fee after mid night Thursday 23 March 2023
Stay in touch for updates to courses and other offers.

Operating at Covid Alert Levels

As a volunteer team, we really want to ensure we can deliver a safe event.
As noted elsewhere, we will only operate at ORANGE or GREEN Levels under the NZ Covid guidelines.

To resolve any hesitation, or to take into account constantly changing circumstances for both individuals and the event team, we do have a clear Withdrawals and Refund policy in place.

Registration and Late Entries

Registration and Late entries | Waimarino Showgrounds 26 Parapara Rd, SH4, Raetihi
Friday 24th Mar: 5.30 - 8.30pm
Saturday 25th 6.30- 9.30am

  • Registration must be in person and we will use this opportunity to verify your vaccine pass and check any compulsory gear requirements.
  • Transponders and race bibs will be issued at this time.

Event Base and Finish Lines

Our event HQ for the day is the Waimarino Showgrounds.

  • Off road, trail events for runners and bikers (50km, 21km, 6km) will start and finish inside the Showgrounds exiting and entering the grounds via Alexander Road.

Race Timing

The team from OneSport will be taking care of timing - with live results throughout the event.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will be held at the event base at the showgrounds.

All competitors who complete their chosen event will receive a unique finishers medal.  Some great spot prizes from our local community providers.

Two prize giving times:
2pm for the 6km and Kids Dash Run 
4pm for all other events (MTB, Trail Run)

There will be a market day atmosphere with food stalls, coffee and produce available for sale throughout the day.

Cash and ATM

Please bring cash for late entries, food & merchandise.  There will be EFTPOS facilities available onsite too.
The Caltex station in Raetihi does have an ATM machine which is open 7am – 7pm

Covid and Unexpected Events

The Raetihi Gutbuster will operate at ORANGE and GREEN alert levels.  Vaccine passes (or exemptions as per the Covid framework) are required.  The event cannot proceed at the RED alert level or any localised lockdowns - refund policy applies - check our T's and C's.

Some weather conditions may result in the use of contingency or shortened courses.  This is for the safety of all competitors and event support volunteers.

(See our safety information here)

Come and enjoy something different

Come for the race, stay for all the other amazing things to do in Ruapehu - your Greater Outdoors