Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Sat, 13/10/2018 October 13th 2018 Sold out Waitlist is operational

If there's one event to put on the list for the run of a lifetime, it's the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. 

Come stride into paradise. 

33km Trail Run from Awaroa to Marahau along the renowned Abel Tasman National Park.


25th Year Celebrations



We are super excited to announce that in 2018, the event base for the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, where Registration and the Prizegiving Dinner Function will be held, will be at Kaiteriteri Beach in the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve.

Boat transport for all runners will be from Kaiteriteri, making for a relaxed start to the day.

There are a number of accommodation options within the Katieriteri Recreation Reserve of Apartments, Cabins and Tent sites plus many more in the local area.

Check out the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve HERE

The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic first began in 1994 and quickly became one of New Zealand's most popular Trail Runs.

The reputation of the event, the location and its organisation continues to spread via word of mouth and the event continually sells out each year.

Back in 1994 the event started from Marahau and finished at Totaranui, - meaning a 40km approx distance. Soon after, the event was shortened slightly with a start at Awaroa instead.  Top athletes are among the competitor tally over the years including Scott Molina, Erin Baker, Greg Fraine, Jonathan Wyatt, Tracy Clissold, Michelle Allison, Phil Costley and Rod Dixon (to name drop just a few). Nowadays we also have a strong international feel amidst competitors with runners from places such as Japan, America and Australia coming over to join in the fun.

Those runners lucky enough to have been a part of the first ever Abel Tasman Coastal Classic will most probably vividly recall the lunch they were given that day, as on the boat leg home amidst choppy seas, a fair few scotch eggs came back up to feed the local wildlife below (no wonder the marine reserve seems to be doing so well ....). The last group of competitors and race organisers were left waiting among rocks before having to ditch their boat trip and travel back to Riwaka (where the function was held) over the Takaka Hill via Bus. Elvis was even waiting to entertain guests that evening - but alas, he wasn't the most popular, especially after our Striders flag seemed to mysteriously disappear and has never been seen since.

Entries are limited to 300 and entries received after the 300 limit is reached will be placed on a first come waiting list and processed when a spot becomes available and is confirmed by the competitor.
If the competitor does not wish to take up the waiting list spot then this will be offered to the competitor next on the list and their cheque will be destroyed.

Please note that we do not allow entries to be transferred to other competitors or for future events.
Please refer to our withdrawal policy for more information.

Approximate Distances

Awaroa to Onetahuti (Tonga) Beach 6.4km
Onetahuti Beach to Bark Bay 6.1km
Bark Bay to Torrent Bay 7.7km
Torrent Bay to Marahau 14km

Race Records (Awaroa to marahau)

  Men       Women    
U40 Phil Costley 2.22.09 2002 U40 Eveline Coombe 2.52.49 2001
40-49 Phil Costley 2.22.50 2011 40-49 Carline Thomas 2.52.05 2005
50-59 Gary Dick 2.56.28 2001 50-59 Tereza Zaicek 3.32.58 2012
60+ Norman Carrington 3.17.55 2007 60+ Delphine Gore 3.36.14 2002

course routes

1994 - 1999: Marahau to Totaranui
2000: Marahau to Torrent Bay & Return (Weather contingency course)
2001 - 2003:  Marahau to Awaroa
2004 - 2012: Awaroa to Marahau

2013: Totaranui to Marahau (20th anniversary event)

2014 - 2017: Awaroa to Marahau

race records (marahau to totaranui)

U40 Jonathan Wyatt 2.51.10 1995 U40 Tracey Clissold 3.13.50 1996
40-49 Gary Dick 3.05.35 1996 40-49 Sandra Mewett 3.29.34 1997
50-59 Peter Daly 3.26.49 1997 50-59 Delphine Gore 3.54.53 1995
60+ Len Weldon 4.08.52 1997 60+ Peggy Fletcher 4.50.49 1997

Past Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time  
2017 Vajin Armstrong 2.26.26 Sally Gibbs 2.48.37 Awaroa to Marahau
2016 Chris Dunnell 2.34.13 Mel Aitken 2.57.02 Awaroa to Marahau
2015 Chris Dunnell 2.33.24 Lizzie Wesley-Smith 2.57.01 Awaroa to Marahau
2014 David Fitch 2.37.38 Lizzie Wesley-Smith 2.54.50 Awaroa to Marahau
2013 Dave Parson 3.04.01 Kellie Hurring 3.57.29 Totaranui to Marahau
2012 Graeme Taylor 2.27.05 Michelle McAdam 2.58.02 Awaroa to Marahau
2011 Phil Costley 2.22.50 Jackie Mexted 3.03.44 Awaroa to Marahau
2010 Simon Mardon 2.36.20 Jackie Holley 3.14.33 Awaroa to Marahau
2009 Simon Mardon 2.35.13 Fleur Lattimore 3.04.36 Awaroa to Marahau
2008 Phil Costley 2.23.56 Jackie Mexted 3.02.51 Awaroa to Marahau
2007 Simon Mardon 2.41.50 Lucy Cant 3.13.31 Awaroa to Marahau
2006 Rob Howell 2.43.40 Samantha Sigle 2.58.04 Awaroa to Marahau
2005 Philip Causer 2.43.16 Carline Thomas 2.52.05 Awaroa to Marahau
2004 Phil Costley 2.23.01 Nicky Dravitzki 3.09.51 Awaroa to Marahau
2003 Carsten Jorgensen 2.28.06 Carline Macdonald 2.59.00 Marahau to Awaroa
2002 Colin Rolfe 2.43.22 Nicky Cummings 3.21.47 Marahau to Awaroa
2001 Phil Costley 2.22.09 Eveline Coombe 2.52.49 Marahau to Awaroa
2000 Martin Lukes 2.23.07 Eveline Coombe 2.46.43 Marahau to Torrent
Bay & Return
(weather contingency)
1999 Colin Rolfe 3.02.42 Penny Edwards 3.32.03 Marahau to Totaranui
1998 Keith Murray 2.58.33 Andrea Priestley 3.37.39 Marahau to Totaranui
1997 Michael Causer 3.05.49 Andrea Priestley 3.22.50 Marahau to Totaranui
1996 Michael Causer 2.58.35 Tracey Clissold 3.13.50 Marahau to Totaranui
1995 Jonathan Wyatt 2.51.10 Shona Banks 3.45.05 Marahau to Totaranui
1994 John Knight 3.03.33 Andrea Devine 3.29.37 Marahau to Totaranui


25th Year Celebrations


New Base for 2018


We are super excited to announce that in 2018, the event base for the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, where Registration and the Prizegiving Dinner Function will be held, will be at Kaiteriteri Beach in the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve.

Boat transport for all runners will be from Kaiteriteri.

Upon disembarking at Awaroa, there will be a mass start and you will begin your epic run in the World Famous Abel Tasman track to the Marahau finish.

PLEASE NOTE: The finish line (Marahau) and the registration area (Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve) is approximately 20mins drive apart from each other.

You can book an event bus to pick you up from the Marahau DOC Carpark (event Finish Area) at 6:30am on event morning.

  • Drive to Marahau Saturday morning (approx 20min drive from Kaiteriteri)
  • Park in the DOC Carpark
  • Catch Event bus to Kaiteriteri
  • Registration (collect race pack and get gear checked)
  • Boat to Start
  • Run the event and finish at Marahau
  • Your car will be at the finish line post run

Bookings for the Bus service is essential, cost is $5 per person.


Entry Fee is $235
Entry fee includes boat transport to Awaroa on race day, lunch and prizegiving dinner function at Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve post event.

This is a running event only. Walkers will not meet the respective cut off times. The Supporters Walk package accommodates walkers.


Minimum Age
The minimum age of competitors is 18 years

As a guide competitors should be adequately trained to complete a marathon event. Putting it politely - it's a run in the park that is equal to a marathon and you need to prepare accordingly. This is not a walking event.
All competitors should be capable of completing a half marathon (road) or equivalent in less than 2hrs 10mins to avoid missing cut-off times at Onetahuiti (Tonga) then at Torrent Bay.If you are unsure of your fitness level, please contact race director Graeme West to discuss (027 247 8880).  Ultimately, we want you to enjoy your day running in the park.




By 6th August 2018 refunded in full less $30 admin fee.

By 7th September 2018  refunded $150 of entry fee

By 30th of September 2018 refunded $100 of entry fee

After 30th of September, no refund applicable.

Please note that we do not allow entries to be transferred to other competitors, or future or other events.


Summary of the Event Day


Please note times are approximate these may change depending on weather/sailing conditions

6:30am DOC Carpark, Marahau Check in for pre-booked optional event bus that takes you from Marahau to Kaiteriteri.
7:00am Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve EVENT BASE Registration opens (race packs given and gear checks done)
7:45am Kaiteriteri Beach Boats begin departing for Awaroa Start Line
9:00-9:15am Awaroa Beach Leave gear bags on beach for their return to Marahau Finish Line
9:15am Awaroa Airstrip Event Briefing
9:30am Awaroa Airstrip Event Start (mass start)
11:55am Marahau Track entrance to Abel Tasman National Park First finisher expected
From 12:00pm Marahau Track entrance to Abel Tasman National Park Finish Aid/ Lunch and Gear Bag collection
4:30pm Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve EVENT BASE Prizegiving Function opens
5:30pm Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve EVENT BASE Prizegiving meal served
6:30pm Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve EVENT BASE Prizegiving

Logistical considerations for 2018


You need to ensure you have your own transport from Marahau (Finish line) back to Kaiteriteri.

If you have a cheer squad coming to see you finish, then they can transport you from the finish to Kaiteriteri for Prizegiving.
If you do not have your own cheer squad, then utilise the bus service to allow you to drop your vehicle off in the morning at Marahau and have your own vehicle available to you at the finish. Bookings for bus can be made below.

Bookings for the Bus service is essential, cost is $5 per person.


To help make your event more enjoyable please note the following:

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you encompass training on uneven terrain to prepare appropriately and to also familiarise yourself with the process of following trail/track markers.

All competitors must carry the following minimum equipment on them at all times to cover all possible weather conditions:
* Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen), top, hat and gloves
* Windproof parka/jacket
* Survival blanket
* Whistle
* Water carrier (eg camelbak or bottle for filling before leaving the Torrent Bay Aid station)

You will have a gear check prior to the start and there are also gear checks on route.
No Gear - No Start (simple as that).

This is for your safety. The organisers reserve the right to carry out random gear checks along the course and at the Marahau finish line - failure to have all compulsory gear will mean disqualification (including performance and spot prizes) and immediate withdrawal possibly incurring additional transport costs.

Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted. Enjoy the surroundings of the Abel Tasman National Park - the sounds are worth listening to as you enjoy your event.

Please note that all competitors compete at their own risk and the Organising Committee will accept no liability for any mishap or injury or loss/damage to personal property during the event.

In the event of unfavourable weather and track condition, the Organising Committee reserves the right to substitute an alternative run.

For further information on the Abel Tasman Coast Track - visit the DOC website

Please be familiar with the information supplied on this page and in the newsletter sent prior to the event (sent via email in the week prior to the event)

On the Day


7.00am to 7.45am
You will need to provide your race registration certificate (emailed in the week prior to the event) and photo ID to uplift your race pack.

Once you have registered you will make your way through the gear check station and then to the boat loading area (following instructions from our crew).

Please note that you may get wet feet when boarding and exiting the vessels.

Race Start
The exact start time cannot be given as it depends on weather and water conditions as to how long the boat journey takes. However, it will be roughly around 9:30am.

Once we have arrived at Awaroa there will be spot gear checks on the beachfront before making your way to the startline.

You will have time to use the toilets if needed, however, we suggest you try to go at least once whilst on the boats on the journey down to avoid congestion at the Awaroa facilities.

Gear Bags need to be left on the beach - liase with Nelson Events crew upon arrival as these need to be loaded onto the dedicated return vessel. 

Please await instructions from the Nelson Events crew before leaving the Awaroa beachfront.

Didymo - Stop the Spread
Didymo is an algae made up of cells that cannot be seen with the naked eye until large colonies form. It only takes one of these cells to survive and be transported to a nearby waterway for Didymo to spread. Didymo cells thrive in freshwater and if you are cleaning with freshwater you are helping to keep them alive. Didymo is an unwatned organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. To help keep the Abel Tasman National Park beautiful and pristine, please help to ensure you do not unwittingly help in the spread of didymo to this area.
Please clean your shoes prior to arriving in the Abel Tasman National Park with hot, soapy water. For more information please visit

Aid Stations
Aid Stations are operated by NBS Strider Hands, Motueka Round Table members and Motueka Search and Rescue will be positioned at Onetahuti (Tonga), Bark and Torrent Bays.

There are three aid stations in total - the first at Tonga (Onetahuti), second at Bark Bay and the third at Torrent Bay. Water (cup only) will be available at Tonga and Bark Bay aid stations. You can refill your water bottles/camelbaks at Torrent Bay aid station. Special drinks will not be catered for.

Bananas and jet planes will be supplied at Bark Bay and Torrent Bay.

Please ensure you leave any water cups at the aid station - this is a National Park and therefore if you take a water cup with you, then you need to carry it with you to the finish. No rubbish is to be left along the track - a pack in, pack out policy applies.

All food/supplement wrappers etc must be numbered to comply with the track's pack-in pack-out rubbish policy. Please number these prior to boarding the boat at Marahau.

Any medical conditions should be advised in writing at entry point, noted on your Event Registration Certificate, and also noted on the back of your race number (marker pens are available at Event Registration for this purpose)

Those who suffer adverse effects from wasp stings etc are reminded to carry appropriate medication and advise the organisers. Emergency medication to be carried by the competitor at all times.

Injured Competitors
Please notify the next checkpoint of any injured competitors and note approximate point on track. Please stay with the injured person if necessary and get the next competitor to notify officials.

Withdrawals during the event
Participants who choose to withdraw during the event may be liable for additional transport costs to uplift them from the track.

Course and Km Markers
Don't look for km markers - this is off-road.

ATCC Profile

At all times stay on the High Tide Track.

For a Track Map and general info, including a course profile on the great Abel Tasman Coast Track, visit the DOC website

Faster runner to call 'coming through' and slower runner to step to inside (landward side) of track.

Falls River Bridge
The Falls River Bridge has a loading restriction of 5 persons - please observe this for your own safety. Any groups approaching this bridge together must regroup after crossing to ensure it is not used to create an unfair advantage for any competitor/s.

Track Users
There are likely to be other users on the track - please respect them.

Competitors warmup clothing will be transported back from Awaroa to the Finish Area. Please keep this to a minimum. You will be given a bag label in your race pack - please secure this around your bag to aid identification at Marahau (you are only able to uplift this by showing your official race number to our crew).  Liase with Nelson Events Crew on the Awaroa beachfront as to where to leave this.

The Finish
The finish is situated at the end of the track (approximately 1km from the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre). There will be water and fresh fruit available for finishers. Please note that toilets are located in the carpark. Cell phone coverage is limited in the Marahau area.
There are no shower facilities at Marahau.

Your packed lunch will be waiting for you at the finish. Note you will need to show your race number to uplift this.

Post Event Massage
MiMassage will be at the finish area post-run for post race massage. So bring some spare $$$.

The event prizegiving function will open at 4.30pm in the marquee followed by Prizegiving. You will be issued with a 'dinner' ticket which you will be required to present. No ticket = no entry, no dinner.  Meals will be served from 5.30pm until 6.15pm.

A bar will be available to purchase beverages including our local favourite Hope Federation (cash only).

We anticipate prizegiving starting at 6.30pm (earlier if possible).

Performance and spot prizes will be awarded in all age groups. (First only less than 7 entries, 2nd less than 10, 3rd if 10 or more). Under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
There is also a fantastic spot prize pool, however, to be eligible winners must be at the prizegiving function.



Supporters Walk Package


Supporters Package is $155 per person

We would love to see your supporterd enjoy their day in the park too!

Check in and departure is from MARAHAU Outdoor Education Centre

Check in is 9:00am

Must be booked by August 6th
Take a scenic cruise from Marahau to Torrent Bay, then walk back to the finish - approx 3 hours - 12.8km (giving the competitors plenty of space to pass you as they come through).
Please note that you will need to carry your own drink with you on the track and to take suitable clothing with you to prepare for changing weather conditions. Please also note that you may get wet feet when boarding and disembarking the boat.
Lunch is available at Marahau when you finish your walk.
The package includes your boat trip, lunch and then the prizegiving dinner.

Merchandise - must be pre-Ordered


This year we have available the following times, order when you enter online or by emailing us

Event T-Shirts
Mens and Womens fit (S, M, L, XL, XXL or 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) --  $45
White Latitude Tee with logo below featured on the front (Quick dry moisture wicking sports fabric)

Event Running and Trucker Caps

One size fits all $25 each

Long Sleeve T-shirts

High quality cotton long sleeve tee in dark grey

Mens and Womens fit (S, M, L, XL, XXL or 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) -- $50 each

Event Hoodies

Great mid level warmth item in black with red under trim

Mens and Womens fit (S, M, L, XL, XXL or 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) -- $100 each

Survival Compact First Aid Kit - $15 -

150x90x25mm, 80gm, in a ziplock bag, contains alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, content list, non-adherent dressing (sm), plasters (washable), plaster fabric strip 100mm, safety pins, survival blanket with instructions, tri-angular bandage

Survival Compact First Aid Kit with Whistle - $20 -


2018 edition Sold Out


The Waitlist is now operational


Entry to 2018 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

Kiwi Multisport, in association with CEP New Zealand, are offering 1 lucky male and 1 lucky female entrant the chance to win a pair of Red/Green CEP Ultralight Run Socks valued at $94.95

To win all you have to do is enter into the 2018 Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, and like both Kiwi Multisport and CEP New Zealand's Facebook pages.

Entries will be randomly drawn at 6pm on the 29th March.


Logistical considerations for 2018

You need to ensure you have your own transport from Marahau (Finish line) back to Kaiteriteri.

If you have a cheer squad coming to see you finish, then they can transport you from the finish to Kaiteriteri for Prizegiving.
If you do not have your own cheer squad, then utilise the bus service to allow you to drop your vehicle off in the morning at Marahau and have your own vehicle available to you at the finish. Bookings for bus can be made below.

Bookings for the Bus service is essential, cost is $5 per person and can be arranged through the online and paper entry.






Download entry form

Training Plan based on a 30-40k Off Road Distance

You should be able to run for 2 hours comfortably, and be running 5 hours a week before starting this schedule.  Ten weeks from event day is week beginning July 22

Martin Lukes' 10 week training plan

This is a trail run, therefore it is important that you incorporate off road running into your training.

Remember to train with the nutrition you plan to use on event day - see below for some helpful tips from our official nutrition event sponsor:

A word from Rachael at Hammer Nutrition
Longer distance runners often train really diligently but are let down by missing just a few key basics of nutrition. Or the plan they used for a 2 hour race simply won't see them through those longer events in good shape. Even if you are an experienced ultra runner, there are probably a few simple changes you can make to your nutrition plan in training and on race day that will improve your race day experience.

Most people seem to be able to comfortably consume and absorb 300-500ml fluid per hour. Runners of smaller stature need less than larger athletes, and weather conditions are also an important factor. The longer we go, the less forgiving the body is if we get our fluid intake wrong, and I’m sure most of us have experienced dehydration and the nasty feeling that goes with it, at some stage in our athletic endeavours. That said, it is also important not to consume too much fluid as this can be equally as dangerous. In most usual NZ weather conditions, consuming more than 750ml per hour should NOT be necessary. Its not only important how much fluid we consume, but also what it is that we are consuming. We strongly  recommend that you have fluid that doesn’t contain calories eg water with 1-2 Endurolytes Fizz per 750ml, as often your stomach will need a rest from calories but still needs to keep the fluids coming in. If you have sports drink mixed into your fluids, then you are unable to do this. If you like your water unflavoured, then use plain water and a couple of Endurolyte capsules per hour.

We recommend Perpetuem as the main fuel of choice for endurance events where the heart rate is mostly expected to be below 75% MRH and run time will exceed 3 hours. And while you need to experiment in training, we find most people only need ½ - 1 scoops or 1-3 Perpetuem Solids per hour to fulfil ALL their calorie needs.

Perpetuem differs from the traditional gels and sports drink in that it contains a little protein which helps reduce muscle soreness, and a little fat, which will help you to feel full. It is an economical option for fueling, both in terms of cost and weight that needs to be carried - your fuel for most events will fit into a couple of flasks carried in your pocket. But don't then start adding in bars, bananas, fruit cake etc or you will find yourself well and truly overfed. If you prefer to use gels then 1-3 per hour, depending on your size should be sufficient.

We strongly recommend that you stay away from products that contain a lot of simple sugar ie those ending in –ose: sucrose, fructose, glucose. In simple terms, we can consume them faster than we can absorb them and their use increases your chance of the dreaded stomach distress. Its like trying to run after eating a couple of bars of chocolate! Sugars will also give you highs and lows, not something you want during an endurance event. If you are going to hit the trusty coke in the last hour or so of your event, then make sure you have practised this in training, and don’t consume too much!

Electrolytes and Cramping
Cramp seems to be the biggest limiting factor for many athletes. It is incredibly frustrating if you have trained well, are primed for a great race, then it all falls apart. So what can you do to minimise the chances of cramp? It’s an article all on its own but here are a few pointers to start with.

•  Correct fluid intake. See above.

•  Specificity of training. If you usually train at x intensity then come race day you are running at y intensity then chances are you going to have some issues. Include some intensity in your training that simulates what you experience in racing. Make sure that your training terrain replicates as best as possible what you will experience on race day. Doing all your training on road, then doing an event that’s off road is likely to be asking for trouble.

• Correct caloric intake. See above.

Insufficient electrolytes. Electrolyte requirements differ significantly between individuals so it can be tricky to judge. We recommend taking a couple of Endurolytes per hour or put an Endurolytes Fizz in each water bottle. Always carry extra Endurolyte capsules on long training sessions and during races.

Too much simple sugar. See above.

Keep your muscles in good order. Knots in calves and tight quads aren't going to help you not to cramp. Find yourself a good massage therapist and treat those legs to a rub, or do them yourself.

If you aren't sure how much you should be using of what, or which products would be best, send me (Rachael) an email, including your weight and ballpark time (this just tells how hard you are likely to be running) and we'll send you a suggested fuel plan.
Phone Toll Free 0508 284 538 or 0274 95 95 95*

Recommended Accommodation Provider:


• Registration and Prizegiving in 2018 will be based at Kaiteriteri Recreational Reserve. This special part of Nelson is where the boats will launch to send you into the National Park to start your adventure

• Kaiteriteri Recreational Reserve are offering a super deal on accommodation (camp sites, cabins and apartments) for participants and family of participants at this years Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

• The offer is a 25% discount for the event weekend

• Booking is essential
• Check out their facilities at Experience Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

Phone: 03 5278010

For all your travel and accommodation needs contact Andrea at WildSide

PO Box 135
Motueka 7120
Ph: 0800 874 748    

Information Site for the Nelson/Tasman Area

Travel Time Guides and Charter Operators


Travelling from the North Island?


Coming from across the Strait?
Then check out the Interislander Group rates below
Nelson Events 2018

Booking Reference:        GM5605

The below rates are based on return travel, prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability.

Fares:                        Off Peak Each Way
Adult                                     $47.00
Premium Lounge                     $55.00  18yrs plus
Child                                      $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $124.00 each
Additional half Metre                $20.00
Campervan up to 5.5               $145.00
Additional half Metre                $37.00
Motor Bikes                             $40.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                               $15.00 each

Off Peak Dates:
01 March – 28 March 2018
04 April – 18 December 18

Fares:                        Peak Each Way
Adult                                       $52.00
Premium Lounge                      $55.00  18yrs plus
Child                                       $25.00
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5    $137.00 each
Additional half Metre                $22.00
Campervan up to 5.5                $170.00
Additional half Metre                $42.00
Motor Bikes                             $50.00
Kayaks & Bikes                        $15.00 each
Pushbikes                                $15.00 each
Peak Dates:
01-28 February 18
28 March -03 April 18

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –
    Online at
Putting GM5605 into the Discount Code box.
•    Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be paid in full by that date.
•    Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
•    90% refundable if cancelled prior to final check in time – no refund if cancelled after.
•    Email confirmation of event entry to be shown at check in – otherwise full retail fares will be charged.

FARES ARE VALID FROM 01 Feb through to 18 Dec 2018


2018 Competitor List

Please let us know if you have not being receiving our pre-event emailers as these have important event information in them
Emails sent thus far:
Entry confirmation
(sent upon entry)

Pre Event Emailer #1 - Sent 17/05/18

Please note that this list is not complete and will be updated regularly (it is manually uploaded so takes a bit of time)

Also - if you entered more than one person with the same email address, only one email is sent by the system to any email address, ie if two people are registered with the same email address, only one email will be sent (and addressed to one person only, with their event information) - unfortunately this is not something we can change.  If you would like to receive one personalised to you, please provide a different email address to us and we can amend.  Email your full name and the email address to

Megan Ahomiro Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Robbie Aitken Auckland U40 M
Charlie Aitken AUTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Craig Anderson Dunedin 40 - 49 M
Wanphen Anderson Dunedin 40 - 49 F
Les Andrews AUTRALIA 60+ M
Nick Anticich Nelson 40 - 49 M
Kylie Anticich Nelson U40 F
Leanne Asher Lower Hutt 50 - 59 F
Brian Astridge Auckland 40 - 49 M
Emma Aubrey Christchurch U40 F
Colleen Ayling Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Barry Ayling Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Chrissy Bailey christchurch 40 - 49 F
Irina Baimatova Wellington U40 F
Shaw Baker Christchurch U40 M
Heidi Baker Auckland 40 - 49 F
Jacqueline Barber Wellington U40 F
Anne Bardsley Auckland 50 - 59 F
Geoff Barnes Te Anau 50 - 59 M
Rich Barter Rotorua 40 - 49 M
Amanda Barton Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Gregory Bassam Tauranga U40 M
Karen Batchelor Canterbury 50 - 59 F
Kate Baxter Queenstown U40 F
Sarah Beable Queenstown U40 F
Andrew Bennett Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Blair Bermingham Dunedin 60+ M
Antoinette Besier Nelson 40 - 49 F
Theresa Bidwell Auckland 40 - 49 F
Paulette Birchfield Greymouth 40 - 49 F
John Birkett Havelock North 40 - 49 M
Lisa Birkett Havelock North 40 - 49 F
Annabel Black Nelson 40 - 49 F
Amy Blair Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Hugh Blake-Manson Lyttelton 40 - 49 M
Lyndal Blatch Arrowtown U40 F
Sean Bolton Wellington U40 M
David Bond Blenheim 50 - 59 M
Dan Boulton Auckland U40 M
Kane Boulton Napier U40 M
Tom Bowen Porirua 40 - 49 M
Shane Bowling Waikato U40 M
Keith Bowness Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Oliver Bradshaw Auckland U40 M
Annabell Bramwell Canterbury U40 F
Sophie Brathwaite Christchurch U40 F
Blair Brown Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Marnie Brown Nelson 40 - 49 F
Natalie Brown Wellington U40 F
Tania Burden Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Phil Burke Otago 40 - 49 M
Robyn Bussey Addington U40 F
Ian Buunk Blenheim U40 M
Lockie Campbell Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Jo Campbell Picton 50 - 59 F
Anne Carrington Auckland U40 F
Nick Carter christchurch 50 - 59 M
Rebecca Cash AUTRALIA 40 - 49 F
Cindy Chambers Tasman U40 F
Sue Chappell Christchurch 60+ F
Amanda Chen Lower Hutt U40 F
Dave Chisholm Auckland 40 - 49 M
Annabelle Clark Christchurch U40 F
Garry Clarke Nelson 40 - 49 M
Lucia Clearwater Christchurch U40 F
Adrian Clenshaw Fernside 40 - 49 M
Sam Clouston Blenheim U40 M
Nicola Cocks Christchurch U40 F
Hamish Cocks Christchurch U40 M
Jon Cole Christchurch U40 M
Erin Coleman Christchurch U40 F
Steven Comber Auckland 40 - 49 M
Matthew Compton Palmerston North U40 M
Ingrid Cooper Christchurch U40 F
Alicia Cowey Rangiora 40 - 49 F
Brighid Critchlow Upper Moutere 40 - 49 F
Francesca Crutchley Wellington U40 F
Amy Cunningham Auckland U40 F
Rochelle Cutts Canterbury U40 F
Charlotte Daker Christchurch U40 F
Karen Dalley Wellington 40 - 49 F
Robyn Daly Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Peter Daly Christchurch 60+ M
Lee Davidson Lower Hutt 50 - 59 F
Helen Davidson Lower Hutt 40 - 49 F
Ed Davies Queenstown U40 M
Scott Davison Diamond Harbour U40 M
Emma Dent Wellington U40 F
Leanna Dey Porirua 40 - 49 F
Sam Dickie Aucland 40 - 49 M
Matthew Dickinson Christchurch U40 M
Mark Dillon Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Lexi Dillon Waiuku U40 F
Tom Dillon Waiuku U40 M
Caroline Donaldson auckland U40 F
Damienne Donaldson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Matthew Doolan Wellington 40 - 49 M
Nicole Doolan Wellington 40 - 49 F
Mel Dougherty Canterbury 40 - 49 F
Chris Dunell Christchurch U40 M
Paul Dunn Waikuku Beach U40 M
Martin Durney Christchurch U40 M
Adam Edgar Auckland U40 M
Anna Edgar Auckland U40 F
Hadley Edwards Ashburton U40 M
Christine Egarr New Plymouth U40 F
Gareth Ellis Wellington 50 - 59 M
Arron Emmerson Timaru 40 - 49 M
Charlotte Ensor Cashmere 40 - 49 F
Gabbie Ernst Queenstown U40 F
Phillip Everest Ashburton 50 - 59 M
Lyn Eyles Christchurch 60+ F
Will Fairbairn Auckland U40 M
Hamish Fairbairn Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Janne Falkner Murchison 60+ F
Shane Fellowes Canterbury 40 - 49 M
Ineke Fergusson Christchurch U40 F
Anthony Fesche Hope 40 - 49 M
Kristina Finch Auckland U40 F
David Finlay Rotorua U40 M
Craig Fleming Ashburton 50 - 59 M
Huw Fletcher Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Alice Foote Christchurch U40 F
Mark Ford Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Keryn Ford Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Shirley Fotheringham Feilding 50 - 59 F
Claire Fox Auckland 40 - 49 F
Naomi Fuller Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Tania Gardner Nelson 40 - 49 F
Chris Gates Nelson 50 - 59 M
Charlotte Gibson Lower Hutt U40 F
Nigel Gilkison Lumsden 50 - 59 M
Darryn Gordon Greytown U40 M
Guy Graham Amberley 40 - 49 M
Cearan Graham Porirua 40 - 49 M
Adrian Graham Wellington 40 - 49 M
Pamela Graham Wellington 60+ F
Michael Gray Christchurch U40 M
Richard Green Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Dee Guthrie Kaikoura U40 F
Jane Halsted Auckland 40 - 49 F
Jessica Hamilton Queenstown U40 F
Ali Hamilton Wellington U40 F
Jo Harding Wellington 40 - 49 F
Cam Harding Wellington 40 - 49 M
Sonia Harvey Castor Bay 50 - 59 F
Sherry Harvey Christchurch U40 F
Nick Harvey Christchurch U40 M
David Hawes Christchurch 60+ M
Chloe Hawken Dunedin U40 F
Mike Hawken Dunedin 40 - 49 M
Rebecca Hay Whanganui U40 F
Patricia Hayden-Payne TBA 50 - 59 F
Carmen Hazlett Invercargill 40 - 49 F
Phil Heffernan Canterbury U40 M
Chris Henderson Christchurch U40 M
Mark Henwood Christchurch U40 M
Anna Hiatt Wanaka 40 - 49 F
Libby Hilder Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Sarah Hillary Auckland 60+ F
Jenny Hoffmann Oxford 60+ F
Zoe Hollander Wellington U40 F
Anna Howard Otago 40 - 49 F
Dahna Hunter Queenstown U40 F
Robyn Hyde Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Lynn Irving Westport 40 - 49 F
Heather Isenman Christchurch U40 F
James Ivey Wellington 40 - 49 M
Shaun Iwikau Auckland U40 M
Monique Jackson Waikato U40 F
Natalie Jakobs Queenstown U40 F
Kathryn Jennings Nelson U40 F
Angus Jennings Nelson U40 M
Nathan Jones Canterbury 40 - 49 M
Stephanie Jones Wellington U40 F
Tess Joubert Glenquarry 50 - 59 F
Eugene Joubert Glenquarry 50 - 59 M
Graeme Judkins Christchurch 60+ M
Kiko Katsumoto Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Penny Kean Invercargill U40 F
Patrick Keegan Canterbury U40 M
Lucy Keenan Auckland U40 F
Richard Keene Auckland 60+ M
Bin Kennedy Kaikoura 40 - 49 F
Jeremy Kennerley Wellington 50 - 59 M
Gilly Kitto Oxford U40 F
Trevor Kitto Oxford U40 M
Rose Kyle Wellington U40 F
Willem Lampe Picton U40 M
Vicki Lees Auckland 50 - 59 F
Anthea Lees Nelson 40 - 49 F
Kieron Letts AUSTRALIA 60+ M
Alison Letts AUSTRALIA 50 - 59 F
Campbell Letts Christchurch U40 M
Katy Loader Queenstown U40 F
Kate Lodge Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Ross Loffhagen Rangiora 60+ M
Kerri Loughhead Christchurch U40 F
Dale Loughhead Christchurch U40 M
Michael MacAskill Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Andy Macfarlane Ashburton 60+ M
Tim Mackay Nelson U40 M
Don MacKenzie Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Jane Macleod Taupo 40 - 49 F
Shailesh Manga Auckland 40 - 49 M
Amanda Marchant Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Sam Marchant Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Nick Marshall Auckland U40 M
Billie Marshall Wellington 50 - 59 F
Andrew Martin Takapuna 50 - 59 M
Tracey Marvin Nelson 40 - 49 F
Vidya Mathavan Hamilton U40 F
Penny Matkin-Hussey Queensland 40 - 49 F
Alex Matkin-Hussey VIC U40 M
Brion Matthews Christchurch U40 M
Zoe Matthews Manawatu-Wanganui U40 F
David Mavor Ashburton 50 - 59 M
Derek Mc goldrick Petone U40 M
Charmaine Mcara Wellington 40 - 49 F
John McCarthy Wellington U40 M
Steven McClory Auckland U40 M
Megan McCrostie Queenstown U40 F
Rob McCrudden Wellington 50 - 59 M
Stuart McDonald Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Daniel McDonald Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Ju McEwan Auckland U40 F
Richard McGill Christchurch U40 M
Heather McGill Christchurch U40 F
Tony McGuire Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Nick McHugh Christchurch U40 M
Julia McIlraith Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Madeleine McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Richard McIntosh Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Brad McIntosh Prebbleton U40 M
Michaela McIntosh Prebbleton U40 F
Lucy Mcleod Taupo 40 - 49 F
Ryan McMaster Featherston U40 M
Dylan McNeice Canterbury U40 M
Rebecca McQuoid Auckland U40 F
Bill Mcsweeney christchurch 60+ M
Rosie Mercer Glendowie U40 F
Andrew Mercer Glendowie U40 M
Nick Mereu Wellington U40 M
Anita Metzler Auckland U40 F
John Michael Dunsandel  40 - 49 M
Christina Mitchell Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Peter Mitchell Otago 50 - 59 M
Rebecca Moore Murchison 40 - 49 F
Ruby Morgan Auckland U40 F
Mike Morrison Canterbury U40 M
Ariel Muller SINGAPORE 50 - 59 F
Jo Munn Waikato 50 - 59 F
Amanda Munting-Kilworth Tasman 40 - 49 F
Kevin Murphy Christchurch U40 M
Joe Murphy Wellington 40 - 49 M
Abigail Neave Christchurch U40 F
Craig Neil Wellington 50 - 59 M
Martin Newcombe AUSTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Tanya Nicholls-Dillon Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Riley O’Connor Motueka U40 M
Joanna O'Brien Prebbleton 40 - 49 F
Lynne O'Donoghue Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Karen Ogilvie Auckland 50 - 59 F
Clare O'Hagan Christchurch U40 F
Mark Oldfield Wellington U40 M
Jo ONeill Fairlie 40 - 49 F
Mel Orange Chirstchurch 50 - 59 M
Catherine O'Shaughnessy Wellington 40 - 49 F
Anna O'Steen Rangiora U40 F
Sacha Oudyn Auckland 40 - 49 M
Chanelle Owen Auckland U40 F
Jo Painter Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Sari Panther Christchurch U40 F
Bridget Parfitt Rangiora U40 F
Shand Park Tauranga 40 - 49 M
Stephen Parsons Christchurch 60+ M
Clare Pate Lincoln U40 F
Hamish Pattison Auckland U40 M
Tracey Payne Timaru U40 F
Owen Payne Timaru U40 M
Claire Pendlebury Nelson 50 - 59 F
Mark Pfeifer Christchurch 60+ M
Lara Phillips Auckland U40 F
Scott Phillips Nelson U40 M
Gael Pilkington christchurch 40 - 49 F
Louise Player-Bishop Auckland 50 - 59 F
Kirsten Podmore Wellington U40 F
Simon Prangell Christchurch U40 M
Susan Prater Auckland 50 - 59 F
Nigel Price AUSTRALIA U40 M
Caralyn Purvis Christchurch U40 F
Simon Ralph Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Will Reeve Christchurch U40 M
Kylie Reeves Nelson 40 - 49 F
Brad Richards Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Andrea Richardson Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Shaun Richardson Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Mike Richardson Christchurch 50 - 59 M
David Riddell Nelson 60+ M
Chris Ridyard Nelson 40 - 49 M
Jessica Riordan Auckland U40 F
Milos Ristic Auckland U40 M
Anne-Louise Robertson Waikato 50 - 59 F
Mike Robins Christchurch U40 M
Jane Robins Kirwee 40 - 49 F
Alicia Rosevear Wellington U40 F
Lorraine Rouse Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Megan Ryan Christchurch U40 F
Kerstin Sandford Christchurch U40 F
Jon Saunders Wellington 40 - 49 M
Jeremy Savage Ashburton 40 - 49 M
Jon Schicker Wellingto 40 - 49 M
Justine Schroder Kaikoura 40 - 49 F
Graeme Sellars Nelson 60+ M
Caroline Sewell Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Philip Shambrook Havelock North 60+ M
Louise Shambrook Havelock North 50 - 59 F
Andrew Shea Christchurch U40 M
Gemma Shea Christchurch U40 F
Kimberley Shea Christchurch U40 F
Matthew Shea Nelson 40 - 49 M
Linkon Shearer Motueka U40 M
Sam Sheffield Auckland U40 M
Fraser Shepherd AUTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Stephen Silk Lower Hutt 50 - 59 M
Jonathan Simpson Auckland U40 M
Angus Simpson Auckland U40 M
Jayson Simpson Wellington 40 - 49 M
Jamie Sinclair Napier 40 - 49 M
Regan Sinclair Nelson U40 M
Curtis Sinclair Nelson U40 M
Morgan Slyfield Wellington 40 - 49 M
Paula Smith Christchurch 50 - 59 F
Richard Smith Invercargill 40 - 49 M
Monique Smith Invercargill 40 - 49 F
Brett Smith Nelson U40 M
Jessica Southall Rolleston U40 F
Ben Squires Christchurch U40 M
Jamie Stableford Waipukurau 40 - 49 M
Jonathan Standen Lower Hutt U40 M
Mark Stewart Auckland 40 - 49 M
Jenny Stewart Christchurch U40 F
Jono Streat Wellington 40 - 49 M
Vic Struthers Blenheim 40 - 49 F
Ray Struthers Hokitika 50 - 59 M
James Suter Auckland U40 M
Kat Swart Christchurch U40 F
Reuben Syme Ashburton 40 - 49 M
Nicola Symonds Nelson 50 - 59 F
Milan Talley Motueka U40 M
Georgina Taylor Blenheim U40 F
Byron Taylor Blenheim 40 - 49 M
Sam Ter Haar Auckland U40 M
Jamie Thirkettle Nelson 40 - 49 M
Lisa Thompson Dunedin 50 - 59 F
Kirsten Thorp Nelson 40 - 49 F
Alice Tocher Ingelwood U40 F
Sam Tolra Christchurch U40 M
Steve Toms Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Cara Trenberth Christchurch 40 - 49 F
Callan Tucker Christchurch U40 M
Shane Turk Wellington 40 - 49 M
Yuri Van den Bongard Wellington U40 M
Saskia Van der Geest Arrowtown 40 - 49 F
David` Van der Zouwe Wellington 40 - 49 M
Richard Van Wynbergen Canterbury 50 - 59 M
Ian Vanstone Wellington 40 - 49 M
Tony Verdonk Nelson 50 - 59 M
Rachael Verry Napier 50 - 59 F
Flavio Vianna Canterbury U40 M
Victoria Vianna Christchurch U40 F
Helen Walker Nelson 40 - 49 F
Andrea Walker Palmerston North 40 - 49 F
Gary Walker Nelson 40 - 49 M
Ian Walsh Christchurch 50 - 59 M
Danielle Watson Auckland U40 F
Antony Watson Christchurch U40 M
Lynda Watson Hokitika 50 - 59 F
Greg Webster Oamaru U40 M
Declan Weir Auckland U40 M
Charlotte West Napier U40 F
Nicola Whelan Henderson Queenstown U40 F
Raewyn Whisker Auckland 50 - 59 F
Andrew Whisker Auckland 50 - 59 M
Natalie White Wellington U40 F
Donna Wilkins Gore 40 - 49 F
Graham Williams collingwood 60+ M
Roger Windle Auckland 50 - 59 M
JP Wolfenden Christchurch 40 - 49 M
Simon Wooding Canterbury U40 M
Kirsten Wright Christchurch U40 F
Sheryl Wright Dunedin 50 - 59 F
Angus Wright AUTRALIA 40 - 49 M
Chris Wylie Ashburton 50 - 59 M
Kayo Yamazaki Wellington U40 F
Penny Ydgren Auckland U40 F
Gemma Yeates AUTRALIA U40 F
Niel Zandberg Wellington U40 M





2017 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
(airstrip, awaroa lodge track start)
2016 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2015 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2014 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2013 Overall Age Group Totaranui to Marahau
2012 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2011 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2010 Overall Age Group Awaroa to Marahau
2009 2009   Awaroa to Marahau
2008 2008   Awaroa to Marahau
2007 2007   Awaroa to Marahau
2006 2006   Awaroa to Marahau
2005 2005   Awaroa to Marahau
2004 2004   Awaroa to Marahau
2003 2003   Marahau to Awaroa
2002 2002   Marahau to Awaroa
2001 2001   Marahau to Awaroa
2000 2000   Marahau to Torrent Bay & Return
(Weather contingency course)
1999 1999   Marahau to Totaranui
1998 1998   Marahau to Totaranui
1997 1997   Marahau to Totaranui
1996 1996   Marahau to Totaranui
1995 1995   Marahau to Totaranui
1994 1994   Marahau to Totaranui


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