The Dun Run

Sat, 01/09/2018 1st September 2018

THE Dun Run

24th year in 2018

Rugged but runnable.

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, returning to the ORIGINAL FINISH LINE, the OK Corral, Brook Street, Nelson.
This is a testing run - but not impossible.

Approximately 26km

Extended numbers now limited to 250 competitors

Entries Now open for both Long and Original COurse


THe Long Course Option


Entries now open to the Long Course a challenging adventure taking you from Central Nelson along the Maitai Valley up Big Hill Track at Smiths Ford and onto the Dun track at the Dam. Following the Original Dun Run you'll finish at the Old Codgers Park.

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

Approximately 39km

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

The Long Course field is limited to 50 people.

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 -  Open Now - Approx 39km

Starting in Central Nelson 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 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.

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 2018)

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.

Entry Fee: $65

--Celebrating your travel on Nelson's First Railway--

Entry includes lunch at the New Street Steakhouse (the Waka) - a traditional "Railway" pie, mash and peas! 

Click on the Entry signpost to the right of the screen to find out how to enter this event.

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

Withdrawals must be received in writing, either to PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040 or via email to

Withdrawals received by 10th of August will be refunded in full less a $25.00 administration fee.
Withdrawals received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Maitai Dam in wave starts, based on your honest half marathon estimate.

8:00 am Start for all the Long Course Entrants

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

Transport will be available to the start, 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 at Migym on Bridge Street Nelson on the Saturday morning.

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.

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

Event Long Sleeve Tee's - $50

Event Caps - $25

Engraved Beer Mug - $20

Merchandise orders must be received by August 8th.

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

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

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. 

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
The OK Corral is the finish for the 2018 Dun Run.

Post-Race Function
Prizegiving 3.00pm at the New Street Steakhouse

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

Dun Mountain Trail Map

Entries open for the 2018 Edition NOW

See below for entering options


LONG COURSE Option is now open


Click here to register online Download entry form

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
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 note that this list is not complete and will be updated regularly leading up to event day

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Pre Event Emailers Sent:
Entry confirmation: sent upon entering

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

Kenneth Adair MALE 50-59 NSN
Michelle Anderson FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Matty Anderson MALE 40-49 NSN
Kylie Anticich FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Nicholas Anticich MALE 40-49 NSN
Simon Ashby MALE Under 40 NSN
ben Aynsley MALE Under 40 WTC
Helen Barber FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Mel Barker FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Nigel Barnes MALE Under 40 AUK
Robbie Barnes MALE 50-59 MBH
Tom Barr MALE Under 40 NSN
Mike Beever MALE 40-49 NSN
Rosemary Benfield FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Warren Biggs MALE 40-49 NSN
Philip Binnie MALE 50-59 MBH
Rose Bishop FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Stephen Blackwell MALE Under 40 CAN
Jane Blissett FEMALE Under 40 CAN
Jeremy Bloomfield MALE 60+ WGN
Tanya Bottomley FEMALE Under 40 AUK
Joel Bowater MALE Under 40 NSN
Anthony Bowron MALE 40-49 MBH
Ralph Bradley MALE 60+ NSN
Rachael Breen FEMALE Under 40 CAN
Crystal Brindle FEMALE Under 40 STL
Annabelle Bristed FEMALE Under 40 WGN
Katie Brummitt FEMALE 50-59 TAS
Vicki Bryson FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Alan Bryson MALE 40-49 NSN
Jeremy Burton MALE Under 40 NSN
Matt Burton MALE 40-49 MWT
dan busch MALE Under 40 NSN
Fraser Campbell MALE 40-49 TAS
Ryan Campbell MALE Under 40 NSN
Dave Candy MALE 50-59 CAN
Paula Canning FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Robert Cant MALE 50-59 NSN
Kate Canton FEMALE 40-49 NSN
David Cartwright MALE 50-59 CAN
Cath Casey FEMALE 40-49 WTC
Dawn Chalmers MALE Under 40 NSN
Gail Christian FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Damien Christofis MALE Under 40 NSN
Megan Clark FEMALE 50-59 NSN
Jesse Clements MALE Under 40 TAS
Carys Coleman FEMALE Under 40 WGN
Brett Coleman MALE Under 40 WTC
Kirsti Collins FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Di Cooper FEMALE 40-49 MBH
Chris Coyle MALE 60+ NSN
Damian Cranney MALE Under 40 CAN
Olivia Cranney FEMALE Under 40 CAN
Dominica Cresswell FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Thomas Davies MALE Under 40 NSN
Greg Delaney MALE 40-49 TAS
Mark Dillon MALE 40-49 CAN
Johana Dominova FEMALE Under 40 TAS
Lance Draper MALE 40-49 TAS
Kim Dunn MALE 40-49 TAS
Maree Earl FEMALE 50-59 WKO
Rogier Eradus MALE Under 40 CAN
John Fitton MALE 60+ TAS
Timothy Ford MALE Under 40 NSN
Bridget Ford FEMALE Under 40 CAN
Matt Ford MALE 40-49 CAN
Kat Fort FEMALE Under 40 TAS
Samantha Franklin FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Jeff Fraser MALE Under 40 CAN
Sheryl Fraser FEMALE 50-59 CAN
Sandra Gale FEMALE 50-59 WGN
Kris Garstang FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Brennan Geddes MALE 40-49 NSN
Mark Gilbert MALE Under 40 CAN
Merv Gilbert MALE 60+ CAN
Max Glossop MALE Under 40 NSN
Andrew Goodger MALE 40-49 NSN
Richard Greatrex MALE Under 40 NSN
Sarah Green FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Nigel Greenbank MALE 40-49 MBH
Nicky Grimes FEMALE 50-59 TAS
Vanessa Gundry FEMALE 50-59 NSN
Dave Hall MALE 40-49 NSN
Melissa Harrington FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Peter Harris MALE 50-59 WGN
Sarah Harris FEMALE 50-59 WGN
Francesca Harris FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Kristin Harrison FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Joseph Hart MALE Under 40 TAS
Wendy Healey FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Pip Herd FEMALE 40-49 MBH
Andrew Higginbottom MALE 40-49 TAS
Ryan Higgins MALE 40-49 NSN
Mike Hindmarsh MALE 40-49 NSN
Nicola Hodges FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Kevin Holland MALE 50-59 CAN
Juanita Holmwood FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Colin Hope MALE 60+ WTC
Andrew Ireland MALE Under 40 NSN
Rosie James FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Chris the Sheriff James MALE 50-59 TAS
Cara Jameson FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Amy Jenner FEMALE Under 40 MBH
Kathryn Jennings MALE Under 40 NSN
Edward Johnson MALE Under 40 NSN
Luke Johnston MALE Under 40 TAS
Darron Jones MALE Under 40 NSN
Aditya Kesarcodi-Watson MALE 40-49 NSN
Haley Kiddey FEMALE Under 40 MBH
Andrew Knight MALE Under 40 NSN
Kunal Kumar MALE Under 40 AUK
AJ Langford FEMALE Under 40 MWT
David Leahy MALE 50-59 MBH
Anthea Lees FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Marie Lenting FEMALE 60+ NSN
Murray Levers MALE 60+ WKO
Rachel Lines FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Carla Lunt FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Leanne Macdonald FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Emily Macdonald FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Billy MacDougall MALE 50-59 NSN
Jimmy Mackay MALE Under 40 NSN
Tim Mackay MALE Under 40 TAS
Tracy Malthus FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Wayne Manderson MALE 50-59 TAS
julie Marriott FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Leigh Marshall FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Tracey Marvin MALE 40-49 NSN
terina mckenna FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Sarah Mcleod FEMALE 50-59 CAN
Jared McMahon MALE Under 40 TAS
Claire McNutt FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Mandy Medcalf-Stephens FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Sakkie Meyer MALE 40-49 NSN
Kirk Milligan MALE 50-59 NSN
Sarah Milligan FEMALE 50-59 NSN
john mills MALE 50-59 CAN
Jo Mills FEMALE 40-49 AUK
Curtis Moore MALE Under 40 CAN
Byron Munro MALE Under 40 NSN
Kelly Munro FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Tanya Nicholls-Dillon FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Seamus O'Donnell MALE Under 40 TAS
Margaret Oliver FEMALE Under 40 TAS
Dan Padial MALE Under 40 TAS
diane page FEMALE 50-59 CAN
Andrew Palmer MALE 40-49 TAS
Graeme Peake MALE 40-49 NSN
Susannah Peckham FEMALE 50-59 NSN
Daniel Penney MALE Under 40 NSN
Matthew Prebble MALE 40-49 NSN
Leece Prince FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Sarah Prior FEMALE Under 40 WTC
Chris Pyemont MALE 40-49 TAS
Jeff Rawlings MALE 50-59 TAS
Sian Reynolds FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Andrew Ricciardi MALE 40-49 NSN
David Riddell MALE 60+ NSN
Tejada Robinson FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Andrew Rowe MALE Under 40 WGN
Ursula Schwarzenbach FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Tania Scott FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Meg Selby FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Graeme Sellars MALE 60+ NSN
Matthew Shea MALE 40-49 TAS
Katherine Shepherd FEMALE Under 40 CAN
James Shepherd MALE 40-49 CAN
Chris Short MALE 40-49 NSN
Jennifer Smith FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Brett Smith MALE Under 40 TAS
Katie Smith FEMALE Under 40 WTC
Jill Spooner FEMALE 50-59 MBH
Harvey Steffens MALE 50-59 WGN
PJ Stephens MALE Under 40 NSN
Patrice Stichbury FEMALE 50-59 WKO
Greg Stichbury MALE 50-59 WKO
Dominic Strogen MALE 40-49 WGN
Vic Struthers FEMALE 40-49 MBH
Finn Sumner MALE Under 40 NSN
Junko Tanaka FEMALE Under 40 東京都
Sarah Taylor FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Mike Taylor MALE 40-49 CAN
Elizabeth Thomas FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Chris Thomson MALE 40-49 CAN
Marianne Timpson FEMALE 50-59 MBH
Lynaire Topliss FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Lauren Urquhart FEMALE 40-49 TAS
Alistair Urquhart MALE 40-49 TAS
Nicole Van vledder FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Keith Vette MALE 40-49 TAS
Maria Voigt FEMALE 50-59 TAS
Almuth Waechter FEMALE 50-59 MBH
helen Walker FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Fiona Walker FEMALE Under 40 TAS
Rachel Welch FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Chris Wheatley MALE Under 40 TKI
Graham Williams MALE 60+ TAS
Stephen Wood MALE 40-49 WTC
Alisa Woodruff FEMALE 40-49 CAN
Julie Wotton FEMALE 40-49 NSN
Stephen Wynne-Jones MALE 50-59 NSN
Ai Yanagida FEMALE Under 40 NSN
Tom Young MALE 50-59 NSN


NSN - Nelson

WTC - West Coast

TAS - Tasman

TKI - Taranaki

CAN - Canterbury

MBH - Marlborough

東京都 - Japan

WKO - Waikato

AUK - Auckland

WGN - Wellington

MWT - Manawatu

2017 Provisional Reults - Overall Order


Previous Results

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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