The Giant Ruapehu Express is a fresh new adventure style event that involves a Mountain bike and a separate trail run/walk in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu. Each event has a different start line, but they share a finish in the mountain side township of Ohakune. Yes it's a race, but you are welcome to just cruise if you want to and take in the spectacular scenery...
The event was first held Saturday 27th of February 2016 and attracted over 750 people who had a great time
pedalling, walking or running in the National Park.
The 2017 event will be held Saturday 25th February 2017.
We are still buzzing after Saturday's 2017 GIANT Ruapehu Express and we couldn't have asked for better weather!
To our 1000 plus mountain bikers, runners, walkers, plus all the spectators and sponsors: we love you. YOU make the event awesome.
Go to the FaceBook page to check out some PHOTOS of the event.
Click on the RESULTS tab above for the provisional results. Please note these are only provisional results as we have a few timing errors to fix. email Nicole@ruapehuexpress.co.nz if there is an error with your result and we apologise for this.
Photos4sale.co.nz will have PHOTOS of all entrants available today Monday 27 Feb.
We are just finishing off the event VIDEO and this will be available here today or Tuesday.
Well done to all competitors including the rocket ship paced winners and the cruisers!
We hope to see you back in 2018 which is going to be HUUUGE.