Thanks for coming - 2024 was a blast!  Race results live and photos will be loaded to our Facebook Page :-)

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 looking forward to welcoming you in April!

Event Schedule - Entry Fees

Event Day: Saturday 26 April 2025| Waimarino Museum - Raetihi

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

Registrations open soon.  Entry fees being confirmed shortly.



Start Time

Entry Fee

Late Entries


Road/Mountain Bike or E - MTB* Raetihi- Pipiriki-Raetihi



$65 + fee

$70 + fee


Half Marathon Run only



$45 + fee

$55 + fee


Walk/Run Raetihi



$15+ fee

$20+ fee

PRIZE GIVING Waimarino Museum Event Base.  Live results online


REGISTRATION Waimarino Museum

Friday night
Sat morning

5.00pm - 7.00pm
from 8.00am

  • Event processing fee applies ($1 plus 5.5%, (e.g., $4 on the 50k cycle, and $1.75 on the local fun run))

  • Late entry fees apply for onsite Saturday registrations.

Things to Note:

  • Road distances are approximate.

  • Compulsory race briefings for all events are 5 minutes before the race starts.


Scroll down for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.  If there is something else you need to know contact us, and we'll be happy to assist.

Registration / Check In

Registrations will be at the Waimarino Museum, 102 Seddon St, Raetihi, on Friday evening 5-7pm and on Saturday morning from 8am, also at the Museum. Everyone receives a bag of local vegetables when registered.

Prize Giving

Prizegiving for all events will be at 1pm, near the start/finish line. First placegetters will receive a prize and there will be spot prizes as well. Everyone who completes their event receives a medal.


These are next to the Waimarino Museum, near the start/finish line and at the public shelter in Pipiriki. There are no toilets on the half marathon or 5km courses.

Bag Drop

There will be a bag storage service at the Waimarino Museum for a gold coin donation

Aid Stations on course

These will be at the start/finish line in Raetihi, 6km mark on the Pipiriki Road, at the turning point (up the hill) for the half marathon and in Pipiriki at the turning point for 50km bike ride.

They will provide water and lollies.

What type of bike can I ride for the event?

Road, MTB or E-bikes may be used.  E-bikes and standard bikes have categories.

Gear List

There is no compulsory gear list, but it is recommended that you have a rain jacket as the weather can be changeable. Check the forecast and dress to the conditions.

If you're doing the bike ride, we suggest being self-sufficient for any unexpected punctures and mechanicals.  Don't forget your helmet and water bottles!

Race Bibs and Timing Chips

All competitors will be given a race bib and timing chip.  Race bibs should be worn on the front of your race day top for runners and cyclists (so we can cheer you on), and timing chips on your shoes for runners and down low on the front fork of bike for cyclists (check at registration for detailed instructions).

Road traffic

Roads and streets are still OPEN to traffic so please take care and be aware of traffic.  We will have warning signs out to remind any traffic to take care and expect runners and cyclists.

Can I bring my dog?

NO Dogs are allowed on any of the courses for the safety of confidence of all participants. 

Where should I park?

There is plenty of parking along Duncan St, Raetihi, as well as other side streets.

Can I buy food at the event venue?

We will have food stalls at the event base and there are also two cafes and a take away shop in Raetihi.

What if I have to withdraw before the event?

Competitors will receive a full refund less a $10 admin fee if we are notified of their inability to compete by midnight 13 April2024.

Refunds after this date until midnight 20 April 2024 will be reimbursed at 50% entry fee.

There are no refunds from midnight 22 April 2024 until race day.

Entries cannot be transferred to future years.

If you wish to make changes to your entry (e.g. change of name or other alteration), a $20 admin fee MAY apply. You must inform the Event Directors of any changes or withdrawals.

These policies are applicable in ALL circumstances, please do not ask for exceptions.

Where can I find the results?

Live race results will be available on this link on the day

Looking for the results of past events - check them out here.

Safety on the day

We have a full safety plan for you and our volunteers on the day.  Check this page out for full details