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Parking is available in the paddock opposite the event, approximately 4km along the Mangaeturoa South Road on the right-hand side.  It will be well sign posted. Please follow the parking marshall's instructions.



Entries are done online via the registration portal. 

Event registration will be held at “The Centre”, 14 Seddon Street, Raetihi on Fri 8th Mar 2024, from 3pm-7pm. We encourage all entrants to attend between these times.

 If you have registered on Friday night you do not need to re-register on Saturday morning – just arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time.

Late Registration – Friday afternoon only.  No on the day entries. 

Are there any age restrictions?

We have a wide range of events to cater for most, but to ensure the event is safe for our participants the following apply

Event Option

Age Limits & Conditions

20.5km Run | Minimum age 16 year

9km Run or Walk | Parent or guardian approval is required for those Under 14 years

6km Run or Walk | We suggest that Children under 11 years participate with a parent of guardian

3km Run or Walk | This is for everyone.  Young children are the responsibility of a parent or guardian.

What gear do I have to carry

There is no compulsory gear BUT it is strongly recommended that all participants have a rain jacket, thermal top, hat and gloves especially if the weather is bad. Dress to the conditions!

 Due to the high altitude of the property the weather can be unpredictable.  It is also essential that you bring a change of clothes.

Aid Stations are approximately 5km apart, but for your own safety and piece of mind consider carrying any additional food and hydration you prefer or may need

Where and how do I attach my timing tag?

Your tag is designed to slip under the laces of your shoes.  It will be secure.  If you want to watch a short video of how, check this out: Timing tags

Where do I find the results

Live results will be available throughout the race and online.  Either download the ONETIME App, or click this link.

Live Timing

Onetime will be taking care of timing and provide live results throughout the event.  

The timing system will be generating live results for all starters and finishers in each event.  A downloadable certificate of completion will also be made available online (details will be emailed out during race week).
Competitors in the 20.5 km will be able to be tracked thanks to the additional four timing mats placed around so your supporters can follow on a live tracking app (details will be emailed out during race week).

Prize Giving

Prize giving for all events will be at 2pm at the start/finish area. We acknowledge that not everyone will have finished at this stage.  Some great spot prizes and trophies up for grabs.

The top 3 male and female runners in the 20.5km, 9km, and 6km events will receive a trophy. No merit prizes for walkers or age group placings will be acknowledged; however, they will show in the results.

There will be outdoor games, food and drink at the venue, so stay and enjoy the fun!

Medals or Trees

All finishers will receive a unique medal acknowledging their achievement when they cross the finish line unless you have chosen to make a donation of a tree to the Makōtuku Track instead.  Thank you for thinking of our future environment.

No Dogs

We are crossing working farms, for the health and safety of our animals and other particpants, please leave your caninen friends at home.

First Aid Assistance on Course

The Waimarino Volunteer Fire Brigade will be our first aid responders and carry a comprehensive first aid kit. They will be available at the finish line and one first aider will also accompany the TailEnd Charlie on a 4x4 quad behind the competitors

Some of our marshals will also be first aid responders.  If you feel unwell at any point, please let a marshal know and they can either administer aid or call for more experienced support.

If you find yourself alone and too far from the last or next marshal, find somewhere to sit on the track, use your emergency gear and alert the next runner that you need assistance. 

If you find someone in distress or injured on the course, please stay with them. Do not attempt to race forward, or back, looking for assistance. Wait for the next runner, or tail-end Charlie to arrive.

The organizers and first aid staff reserve the right to withdraw any entrant that they consider should not continue for medical reasons.

Marshalls on Course (to be help you on your way)

There will be Marshals stationed approximately every 2km along the trail, including the Aid Stations. The Marshals will be wearing high-vis vests. They will be there to help if you require assistance or directions.   Please follow their directions.  If they believe you are in distress, their instruction to you will be either take a break or withdraw from the race.

Are there any road crossings?

Competitors in the 20.5km race will run a short distance (approx. 1.2km) along the Mangaeturoa South Road.  The road will not be closed for this event.  There will be marshals at either end monitoring the traffic. Please take care whilst on the road and keep to the left-hand side.   

What if I need to withdraw during the event?

We understand sometimes things don't go your way.  If for any reason, you are unable to continue, please either advise a marshal, or advise an official at the finish line.

Not knowing who has withdrawn can cause a headache for our team as they search for you on course :-(


There are toilets available at the start/finish line area. 

What is at the Aid stations

Drinking water, lollies and Tailwind Endurance Fuel will be provided at aid stations.  Basic first aid support will also be available at all aid stations.

Can I buy food and drinks at the event?

Locally sourced food and drink will be available for sale at the event base. Cash and Eftpos.

We have a liquor licence and beer will be avaiable (Please ensure you have a designated driver)

Event Cancellation 

As a team, just like you, we really want to ensure the event goes ahead and will only cancel things if we believe it is unsafe for you, our volunteers and event team or otherwise advised.

The Race Director/Organisers reserves the right to cancel the event in the advent of adverse weather, unsafe track conditions. Alerts will be on our website and Facebook page at the earliest opportunity.

 If the event is cancelled entirely, the Organising Committee will make the maximum refund possible to competitors. bearing in mind that many of our costs will be incurred prior to event day.

Where should I stay, eat, and play?

Raetihi and nearby Ohakune are wonderful places to base your adventure...

Camping is available at the old Mangaeturoa School for $20 per person.  There is a pool, changing rooms, an outdoor kitchen and a tennis court!

Check out all the options on and; your up to date and official sources of everything you need!