TRAIL

The Dun Run

Sat, 31/08/2019 31st August 2019

The Dun Run

25th year in 2019

ENTRIES ARE OPEN

Rugged but runnable - up into the “ Backwoods of Nelson” and along the sub alpine mineral belt.

Sweeping views out to a glittering Tasman Bay await you as you descend New Zealand’s first railway line to the finish.

The ORIGINAL Course - 26km approx
From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River.

Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and downhill along New Zealand's first railway line, descending to the finish line at the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.

**IMPORTANT**
Entry Criteria - To enter this event you must be capable of running a half marathon on the road in under 2 hours and 45minutes or equivalent.

The Long Course - 39km Approx

A challenging adventure taking you from Nelson City along the Maitai River Valley up Smith's Hill Track (Big Hill) at Smiths Ford and onto the Dun trail at the Dam. Then you follow the Original course to the finish at the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.

This course has two big climbs with sweeping views of dramatic landscape of the Dun Mountain ophiolite belt and the glittering Tasman Bay.

**IMPORTANT**
Entry Criteria - To enter the Long Course you must be capable of running a half marathon on the road in under 2 hours or equivalent.

New for 2019

Nelson Events welcomes BECA as a Supporter Sponsor of The DUN RUN

Beca is a professional services firm which provides smart engineering, technical and management consulting services.

The Nelson team is 15 strong; with specialities in 3 waters, structural, geotechnical, and civil engineering; as well as architecture and planning.

Our local team members all love the wide range of activities the region has to offer, and some are keen competitors that will be taking part in The Dun Run 2019.

https://www.beca.com/

Chromite Bunch (under 2 hours) - OK Corral Finish

* Denotes Old Course via Dun Saddle
Martin Cox, 1.53.09, 2005*;
Patrick Higgins, 1.54.28, 2017
Andre Bonny, 1.55.20, 2016;
Greg Fraine, 1.55.54, 1996*;
Kim Hogarth, 1.55.58, 2008*;
Tom Patchett, 1.56.08, 2016;
Dave Keen, 1.56.45; 2017
Stu Cottam, 1.57.01, 1997*;
Colin Rolfe, 1.57.12, 1998*;
Tom Booth, 1.57.22, 2016;
Andre Bonny, 1.57.31, 2017
Greg Fraine, 1.58.26, 1995*,
Billy Hebberd, 1.59.22, 2017
Trevor Voyce, 1.59.33, 2009*
Callum Wilkie, 1.59.52, 2017

Copper Bunch (under 2:20 hrs) - OK Corral Finish
Paula Canning, 2.05.28, 2016;
Paula Canning, 2.06.49, 2017
Josie Wilcox, 2.12.14, 2009*
Caitlin Fielder, 2.13.57, 2016;
Fleur Lattimore, 2.16.36, 2009;*
Florence Van Dyke, 2.17.18, 2016;
Carline MacDonald, 2.19.57, 2002;*

Course Race records - (finish at OK Corrall)
(*old course)

Under 40
Martin Cox 
1.53.09
2005*
   
Josie Wilcox
2.12.14
2009*

40-49
Dave Keen
1.56.45
2017
   
Paula Canning
2.05.28
2016
50-59
   
Stu Cottam
2.09.01
2016
   
Robyn Daly
2.48.34
2010
60+
   
Norman Carrington
2.31.00
2004*
   
Pat Boland
3.34.58
2002*

The Courses - Rugged but Runnable

The Original Dun Run - 26km

From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends to the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River.
Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and downhill along New Zealand's first railway line, through Third House and finishing at the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.
This is a testing run - but not impossible.

Long Course Distance -  Approx 39km

Starting in Central Nelson beside the Trafalgar Street Bridge over the Maitai River you will run along the Maitai River trails up the valley until you reach Smiths Ford. Jumping on to the Dun Mountain track and then up Smith's Hill (Big Hill) Track the first of your two climbs will afford you views over the Dam. Descending down Bob Taylor Road and onto the Dun track at the Dam where you will join the Original Dun Run trail up to Coppermine Saddle the second and biggest climb.

Windy Point and Third House are famous landmarks of the track that you will pass on the gradual descent into the Codgers Park.

Entry

Entry fee is $85

If you can complete a half marathon in under 2.45 hours then you can enter The Original Dun Run 26km
(so if you are a Trailwalker and meet the time criteria then you can enter The Dun Run in 2019)

If you can complete a half marathon in under 2 hours then you can enter The Long Course Dun Run

Enter by following the online entry process on the ENTER Tab to the Right.

Minimum Age
The minimum age of competitors is 16 years for Original and 18 years for Long Course

Withdrawals
Withdrawals must be received in writing, either to PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040 or via email to admin@nelsonevents.co.nz

Withdrawals received by 10th of August will be refunded in full less a $30.00 administration fee.
Withdrawals received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Start - ORIGINAL COURSE
Maitai Dam in wave starts, based on your honest half marathon estimate.

8.45am for 2.00hrs plus Half Marathon
9.15am for 1.40-1.59 hrs Half Marathon
9.30am for sub 1.40hrs Half Marathon

Start - LONG COURSE
7.30am in Nelson CIty

Transport

Transport will be available to the start for the original course, which is 12km from Nelson City.  Cost of $10 for this service.

Pick up for transport is from the OK Corral (the finish area, off Brook Street, Tantragee Rd).
Please park your vehicle on Brook Street itself (not within the OK Corral area as there is limited space)

The bus will depart at 7.15am

Bookings are essential, please book upon entry.

Check In and Race Pack Collection

Check in, race pack (race number and any pre-ordered merchandise) collection, gear check and briefing will be conducted also at the start line for each event.

There will be a designated vehicle for you to leave any gear you want taken through to the finish line (please keep this to a minimum).  Just check in with crew as to where to place this.

Long Course Check in is 7:00am at the Trafalgar Street Bridge over the Maitai River (beside the Nelson iSite)

Original Course Check in is 40mins before your Wave start at the Maitai Dams

WAVE 1 - 8.45am for 2.00hrs plus Half Marathon
WAVE 2 - 9.15am for 1.40-1.59 hrs Half Marathon
WAVE 3 - 9.30am for sub 1.40hrs Half Marathon

Merchandise
Event T-Shirts are available to purchase - $40 (pre-order only)

Event Raglan 3/4 sleeve Tee's - $50

Event Caps - $25

Merchandise orders must be received by August 1st.
 

Safety
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

Please note that your gear must include a long sleeved garment.

There are no water stations on the course (this is a trail run) so you need to carry your own water with you.

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

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 this area 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 area with hot, soapy water. For more information please visit www.biosecurity.govt.nz/didymo

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

Medical
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. 

Training
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.

The Finish
Andrews Farm on Tantragee Rd is the finish for the 2019 Dun Run.

Post-Race Function
Prizegiving function - venue and timing to be confirmed

Prizes
Performance and spot prizes will be awarded

Numerous spot prizes will be awarded, however, to be eligible winners must be at the prizegiving function.

Dun Mountain Trail Map
 

Training Plans based on a 30k Off Road Distance

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

Beginner's Ten Week Training Plan - Martin Lukes

Intermediate Level Ten Week Training Plan

Advanced Level Ten Week Training Plan - Martin Lukes

 

The Dun Run starts at the Maitai Dam (about 12km from Nelson City).
Transport to the start is available and will leave the OK Corral (finish line area) at 7.15am ($10 cost). This must be pre-booked.
The finish is at the OK Corral, Brook St, Nelson.
 

Travelling from the North Island?

 

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

GROUP RATES QUOTED FOR

Nelson Events 2019

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                                                                        $15.00 each

Pushbikes                                                                    $15.00 each

Off Peak Dates:

01 March – 17 April 19

24 April  – 18 December 19

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                                                                         $15.00 each

Pushbikes                                                                    $15.00 each

Peak Dates:

01-28 February 19

18-23 April 19

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:

Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –

              Online at http://www.interislander.co.nz/Booking/Group-Bookings.aspx

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.
  • Prices subject to change with notification.
  • Fares valid from 01 February through to 18 December 19

Competitor List

 

Please let us know if you have not being receiving our pre-event emailers as these will have important event information in them

Emails sent thus far:
Email Confirmation: sent automatically upon entering

Pre-Event Emailer #1 - 21st May

Pre-Event Emailer #2 - 23rd July 

Pre-Event Emailer #3 - 1st August

Pre-Event Emailer #4 - 15th August

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 admin@nelsonevents.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Previous Results

2018

Overall Order

   
2017 Overall Order    
2016     2016 Overall RESULTS AGE GROUP ORDER  RESULTS  
2015 2015 overall order 2015 age group order Taking in Black Diamond Ridge, Fringed Hill, descent via Fringed Hill Road then zig zag
2014 2014 Overall Order 2014 Age Group Order  
2013 2013 Overall Order 2013 Age Group Order  
2012 2012 Results - Overall Order 2012 Age Group Order Out and Back course from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
2011 2011 Results - Overall Order 2011 Age Group Order  
2010 2010 Results 2010 Age Group Order  
2009 2009 Results    
2008 To be uploaded    
2007 2007 Results    
2006 2006 Results    
2005 2005 Results    
2004 2004 Results    
2003 2003 Results    
2002 2002 Results    
2001 2001 Results    
2000 2000 Results    
1999 1999 Results    
1998 1998 Results    
1997 1997 Results    
1996 1996 Results    
1995 1995 Results    

 


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