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Less a week till the 25th Dun Run!

The Dun Run...25 Years On

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Saturday is The Dun Run with 325 trailrunners heading into “the backwoods of Nelson” and onto its alpine mineral belt.

From there it’s down what’s left of the nations first railway line to finish at Andrews Farm in the Brook Valley.

First should be there around 11.15am, it’s free to watch, so you’re welcome to give them plenty of encouragement as they cross the line.

Competitors are split almost evenly between locals and visitors with a healthy 150/175 female/male ratio. 50 have opted for the 36km Long Course starting from the Trafalgar Street Bridge at 7.30am while the rest have the “luxury” of a later start from the Maitai Dam for their 25km Original Course journey.

Amongst this group will be inaugural 1995 winner, Greg Fraine, tracing his footsteps from his glory days