Striders 2018
The Dun Run
Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2018

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the Nelson region’s sport event organisers.

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There is nothing as liberating as “running naked”…… as in running or walking naked without your watch.
Getting disconnected is the theme of the longstanding NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon & 10km which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary on December 2nd switching from its normal January time slot.
Glancing down at your wrist every couple of minutes, checking your pace or pulse, email or Facebook alerts becomes forgotten and instead competitors just tune into their body….. .and better still immerse themselves fully along the peaceful setting of the Maitai River.
The out and back course along the Maitai Valley Road is ideal road run or walking terrain, no severe...

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This unique event is a handicapped start, no watch and guess your time to win. Moved to December to kick off summer with an achievable event that anyone could win, all you need to do is give it a go.

Check out http://www.nelsonevents.co.nz/content/nbs-nelson-striders-half-marathon-... for more details including the $10 off entry fee until the 23rd of August

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290 are on The Dun Run’s September 1st startline, leaving only 10 places left in the long standing trailrun into the “backwoods of Nelson”

This year Nelson Events have added a Long Option, approximately 38kms,which starts from the Trafalgar Street Bridge and winds its way up the Maitai Valley along the river trail
At Smiths Ford the route heads inland up Big Hill Track and onto Bob Taylor Road before joining the Original Course competitors as they make their way on their 25km journey from the Dam.

All climb 878m to Coppermine Saddle but the ascent is quickly forgotten with the downward leg that follows the Dun Mountain Bus track which was NZ’s first railway line,...

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With a field approaching sell out of 300, the Nelson Events team are thrilled that so many are taking on this magic challenge in the back woods of Nelson.

Check out the Competitor List for both the ORIGINAL and the all new LONG course fields http://www.nelsonevents.co.nz/content/dun-run

The trail is undergoing some maintenance starting this weekend which will limit the locals from adventuring out for a peek at the course, but will ensure it is in tip top condition for all on the 1st September.

Happy striding all.

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Now uploaded over on the event page: http://www.nelsonevents.co.nz/content/captain-cooks-landing

Apologies to Rochelle Kingi who missed recognition tonight - an inputting error at our end added an extra hour to her time. All fixed now. And 2nd place 40-49 goes to Rochelle. Congrats!

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Saturday , September 1st, and Nelson Events Dun Run is fast approaching a sell out 300 strong field.

Only 30 places remain, 15 in the Original 26km and 15 in the new 39km Long Course Option.

The Long Course starts right in the City and heads inland along the Maitai River trails for the initial 13km, climbing up the aptly named Big Hill Track before joining up with the “Original’s” just above the Dam. From there it’s upwards and onto the 1860’s mineral belt and down NZ’s first railway albeit horse drawn’

75 years young is the oldest competitor while the field is quite evenly spread between the sexes, 138 male & 122 female, a far cry from 20 years ago whereupon...

Upcoming events

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1st September 2018
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October 13th 2018 Sold out Waitlist is operational
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2nd December 2018 for the "No Watch" Half and 10km Entries open 13th August
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Maitai Valley, Nelson
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Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019

Recent results

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2019 date is Saturday the 13th July
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Saturday 13th April 2019 (TBC)
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Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019
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Maitai Valley, Nelson

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