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Greeting Goats,
Thank you for participating in the very first Goat Goes Bush. How was it? I hope you had an adventurous and memorable day in the Kaimais with us. It was an awesome day and it was great to see so many smiling albeit tired faces…and the odd bandaged crown! The weather treated us very well and Aongatete Lodge was the perfect venue for all the festivities.

Post Event Survey

Now that you’ve conquered the Goat Goes Bush it’s time to fire us through your thoughts. To assist us with future planning for the Goat Goes Bush we would love to get some feedback from Bush Goats. This information will be useful to know what’s important to you with the event and plan better Goat Goes Bush events in the future.

Click here to completea short post event questionnaire won’t take more than five minutes to complete. We really appreciate your feedback.

In addition, one lucky person completing this survey will get a complimentary entry to the Tenth Anniversary Goat Tongariro event to be held on Saturday 7th December 2013.

Event Blogs / Reviews

Male winner Dougan Butler report for Backcountry Runner. Read here
Male runner up Thomas Reynolds own blog. Read here

Race Results / Triple Crown Results

Click here to view.

Event Photos

Many thanks Supersport Images for snapping away and taking some magic shotson boththe final river crossing& at the finish line.
Search for your mug going bush here

Upcoming Events You'll Love.....


Check out the T42 Central Plateau on Saturday 4th May with off road marathon, 26km adventure run, 13km and 6.5km run/walk options through the legendary 42 Traverse next to the Tongariro National Park (

Earthwise Kaimai Classic

Get yourself back into the Kaimai’s! The Earthwise Kaimai Classic is back on 28 April 2013 after a hiatus in 2012. The event returns to its familiar home, kicking off at McLaren Falls Park in the Kaimai Ranges to traverse 70km across run, mountain bike, kayak and road cycle courses to finish at Te Puna. There’s just one distance option here - 70km of goodness which can be tackled as an individual or in more manageable chunks as a team of between 2 and 5 members. Thought the Kaimai Goat was fun? This one is also professionally run and big on fun so come and join us for a “Classic reunion”. Entry info at

Sponsor Love

A huge bleat for all of our sponsors without whom the Goat Goes Bush wouldn’t be the event we aspired to create. The best way to support our sponsors is to purchase their products. Better still tell our sponsors how much you love their products and being involved with the Goat events.

10th Anniversary Goat

2013 is a big year for us. The Tenth Goat Tongariro Original event will take place on Saturday 7th December. General entries will open Monday 1 July at 9.00am. We are greatly looking forward to this one and over the next few months will be planning some unique additions for this occasion. We will keep you informed of our plans.

Recover well and enjoy the last of the sensational kiwi summer,

Jason and Luke

.........HOLD FIRE. Official Goat Merchandise.
Leftover stock. GOAT TO GRAB IT.................

Pretty damn popular this merchandise and we got cleaned out of a few sizes. We do however have XS, S and M tees in the ladies and just L tees in the gents left. Plenty of unisex caps. $50 for the tee, $30 for the one size fits all cap or $70 for the combo. As we’ll courier out to you $5 will need to be added to the bill to cover this courier fee. Fire through orders to