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 2019            

July 13th Captain Cook's Landing 26km
Aug 31st Dun Run 26km OR 39km
Sept 28th Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 33km
Apr 18 Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake 24km


March 24 McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women's Trailathlon


half marathon & 10km

March 9th Kaiteriteri Gold




The Dun Run

31st August 2019
Rugged but Runnable - approximately 25km along New Zealand's first railway. OR battle the long course of 39km.

Abel Tasman Coastal Classic

28th September. SOLD OUT. Waitlist 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.

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km

Finish on the golden sands on the 21st March 2020 (date tbc)
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.

Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake

Saturday 18th April 2020 (tbc)
Loop the Lake at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes.

Captain Cook's Landing

13th July. 2020 date TBC
26km on the Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough Sounds