New Zealand offers trail runners some breathtaking choices.

Nelson Events has made the most of their top of the South Island wonderland they live in, designing trail runs which combine mystery, history and scenery.

All have a common theme: an intense feeling of camaraderie from start to finish….so join them in 2018             

Apr 13 Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake 24km
July 13th Captain Cook's Landing 26km
TBA Sanctuary Run TBA
Aug 31st Dun Run 26km OR 39km
Sept 28th Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 33km


March 24 McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women's Trailathlon


half marathon & 10km

March 9th Kaiteriteri Gold




Striders Summer Road Series

Maitai Valley, Nelson
4 runs (or walk) along the Maitai Valley Road Ideal build up for both the Buller and Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathons & 10km

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km

Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019
A challenging Half Marathon course - it has a couple of good climbs in there, but these can be forgiven when you consider you are running or walking in pure paradise. A 10km with magic views over Marahau and beyond.

McFadden McMeeken Phillips Nelson Women's Trailathlon

Sunday March 24th 2019
Back in 2019 with a flash from the past, stay tuned

Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake

Saturday 13th April 2019
Loop the Lake at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes

Captain Cook's Landing

2019 date is Saturday the 13th July
26km on the Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough Sounds

The Dun Run

31st August 2019
Rugged but Runnable - approximately 25km along New Zealand's first railway.