It’s that time of year.  Feel the heat. Go for the glory. The Wanaka Wastebusters Annual Wheelie Bin Race this year has a Rugby World Cup theme – so get your running shoes ready and we’ll be there with the bins.

Saturday October 22nd, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Pembroke Park, Wanaka

Junior races (School years 3-9) – just turn up on the day, free entry.
Workplace teams – please choose a rugby world cup team to support and register before the event via email to ($10 entry fee per team):

We have had some real close races over the last few years with some great laughs along the way. Last year a police team raced along with the usual suspects from Mitre 10, McGregor’s, and the Mint Bar. We are really looking forward to this year’s races.

Once again this year, the feature race will be a wheelie bin race for Workplace Teams (please register by email before the event: or

There will be a Rugby World Cup theme this year. Workplace teams can pick a world cup team and dress in those teams colours eg the Mitre Ten Tongan wheelie bin team.

There will also be wheelie bin races for kids (School Years  3-9), free entry, no registration necessary – just turn up on the day.

Pembroke Park, Wanaka
Saturday October 22nd, 1.30pm-2.30pm


Workplace Teams

  • Teams consist of three people.
  • Each team must have at least one female team member (or at least one male team member who is dressed as a female wild card).
  • Each team must dress in rugby world cup team colours or company uniform/fancy dress.
  • Teams are encouraged to promote their company in a positive light.
  • Races will be run as follows:
    Company vs Company: Mitre Ten, Placemakers, Master Trade, Wanaka Wastebusters
    Service vs. Service: Police, Fire Brigade, St John
    Teachers vs. Teachers: MAC, Hawea Primary, Wanaka Primary, Holy Family, Early Learning Centres
  • All entered teams are asked to have at least one team representative available to walk in the Wanakafest parade with the Wanaka Wastebusters World Cup float.

Entry fee
Ten dollars entry per workplace team (money collected is donated to local schools to buy sports gear – this year money will go to Wanaka Primary)
Free entry for Junior races (School Years 3-9)