Entries are open again we were forced to postpone the original 6th March date due to the COVID Alert Level 3 lockdown 😥

Hallertau Brewery proudly presents the 2021 RIVERHEAD RAMPAGE. This challenging trail running and walking event starts at Riverhead Primary school and goes through the beautiful Riverhead forest in North-west Auckland 

Come and join us on SATURDAY 6th MARCH 2021 for either a 5km, 10km walk or run or 21km run either by yourself or as a team with your favourite walking/running buddies. The 21km event starts at 0900 and the 5 and 10km events start at 0930 with pre-event registration on the Friday afternoon before the event or on race day. Prize giving will be held after the event at the Hallertau Brewery.

The Hallertau Riverhead Rampage is a registered not-for-profit event and all proceeds from the event goes to Riverhead Primary School for the purchase of sports equipment and to promote healthy and active lifestyles


The race starts and finishes at Riverhead School.

Riverhead is approximately 20 minutes Northwest of Central Auckland. Jump onto the North Western Motorway, head towards the Helensville exit (SH 16) and then go right five minutes later and you’re in Riverhead. Keep going until you see the sign for School Road on your left (corner of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway). Go down there. The School is located at number 21 School road (handy!)  

Follow the signs into the school and go towards all the hoo-hah and hubbub on the field. There we’ll be.


Parking will be at on street around by the school. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE KAURI GUM CAFE car parks (at the end of school road).


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Registration/bib pick up at Riverhead School



Bib pick up/Registration/pre-ordered merchandise pick up and on the day entries


Kids club opens (You must have registered them online.  No children will be accepted on the day due to maintaining safe teacher/child ratios.


On the Day entries close


Half marathon race briefing


Half marathon starts


5 & 10km race briefing (walk and run)


 5 & 10km race starts (WALKERS PLEASE START AT BACK OF PACK)


Prize giving at Hallertau Brewbar and Restaurant, Coatesville-Riverhead Highway



To enter the event go to the ENTRY page

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Standard Entry

On The Day Entry










All fees are expressed in NZ Dollars.

Entries close 11:59pm on Thursday 4 March 2021.

There will be on the day entries between 0700-0830 on the day of the event.



Prize giving will be at Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant which is located approximately 1.6km up the road from the school at 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Highway and will take place at 1330.

The trophies (yup. trophies) and major spot prizes will be awarded at this point. Come and enjoy your hard earned FREE beverage (remember to take the free beverage voucher included in your race pack) and take a weight off, chat/compare war stories with other runners glowing with achievement.    


Childcare will be provided by the incredible Riverhead School team. Please email for details and to make a booking.


We will have full  on course First Aid facilities on site captained by the indomitable Moose Fraser. Moose and his crew will be in the forest taking care of business, so fear not. Matt Rayment will be on the finish line the whole time and is an RN also.

Moose will be easily identifiable on the day due to A) His size, brother is tall B) The comforting glow of good natured competence that radiates from him…

Out on the trail, if you see someone take a spill, stop and make sure they are okay. If they are, rate their fall out of a possible 10 points and carry on with them. If not, stay and make sure they are ok. If they cannot keep moving, send someone back for the nearest Marshal/aid station or wait for the sweep. We’ll take it from there (Those helpful people will have their time adjusted).


There is no compulsory gear needed for this event. If the weather has been wet it will be advisable to have a reasonable pair of trail shoes, especially for the 21km runners. We will let you know the week of the race what the trail conditions are like.


We have five aid stations in total for the three courses. There is access to one on the five kilometre course, two on the 10 kilometre course and four on the 21 kilometre course. All Aid Stations will be stocked with R-LIne, Water and mixed lollies.


All marshal instructions must be obeyed without question. This is a safety issue. Participants ignore marshal instruction at their own risk.


We care about you. We don’t want to lose you. So we are heavy course markers. We use a lot of tape.

We currently have a system of LCD Marking (Lowest Common Denominator marking) whereby Rebecca and I think of someone we know who you could kidnap without a blindfold owing to their geographical unavailability. (Hint: It’s Gene Andrews) We imagine them orienteering on bath salts and mark accordingly. To stay safe only follow the tape, marshals and occasional Rivram signage (which will both be shown at briefing) WE WILL ONLY USE THESE THREE MEANS OF COURSE MARKING. Ignore dots on trees and triangles etc. DO NOT CROSS TAPE  that is laid across the ground.

If you go more than 20m without seeing tape you’ve gone the wrong way. Go back and look for the tape. If you do cross the tape and get lost you automatically become the 2022 LCD for Riverhead Rampage, which is an achievement in itself I guess. ….


This is a trail race so you’ll be expecting off camber, roots, some rocks. Hills and sweet descents are not hazards as defined by Riverhead Rampage.


Refer COURSES page for details on the courses

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