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A month away is the annual NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon & 10km along the Maitai Valley Road.

The unique event was inspired by the Nelson Striders running group who “hit the newsworld headlines” back in 1994 when courageous Maitai Dam caretaker , Trevor Ruffell, came to their rescue killing an agitated boar that threatened their welfare at Apple Tree Flats along the tranquil valley road.

The Boar’s Jaw has since become the most sought after athletics trophy in the longer distance road running fraternity . To win it half marathoners have to run or walk closest to their predicted time in the 17th January event. Twist though is no watches or timepieces are allowed,...

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Goodness what a fizzer of a finish for Sunday's Jingle Bells Jog and Santa Walk! Kind of like the Christmas cracker that fails to 'pop'!

Congratulations for taking part and thank you for supporting the Heart Foundation Charity.

$814.90 was raised for the Nelson branch! Fantastic! Thank you for your generosity.

The prize winners were:
Best Christmas Costume (Under 12 years): Chloe Mackay
Prize sponsored by Nelson Events

Best Christmas Costume (Adult): Carol Singleton
Prize sponsored by Nelson Events

Best Themed Family: The Lynch Family
Prize sponsored by the Sim Family

Best Themed Dog: The Christmas Cracker
Prize...

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We're working our way through the prizes - we will announce the 'spot prize' winners later today (hopefully, all going well). These will then be available for collection from the Heart Foundation office. Will send an email out with more info soon.

In the meantime, does anyone know who this little one is? She won the 'Best Dressed' competition on Sunday, and we want to award her prize. Flick us an email admin@nelsonevents.co.nz - thanks in advance! Loving the handknitten costume.

We will send an email out hopefully later today with all prize winners announced including spot prize winners after the downpour on Sunday meant...

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The Jingle Bells Jog is approximately 5 km from the city to Tahunanui beach.
It is open to everybody (including the family dog) and you can choose to run, walk, skate or scoot. We're crossing our fingers the Red fella might make an appearance (Hearty that is, not the other one of the season, he's far too busy with other engagements)

This Sunday the 13th December 2015

Dress up with your family and friends and enjoy the scenic coastline route to support the National Heart Foundation charity.

10am Start (two start waves, more leisurely walkers and families will head off at 10am for a 'head start'
(Register from 9.00am, Judging at 9.30am)

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600 plus competitors consolidated Sunday’s The Hits Run Mahana with a buzz around the vineyard Estate all morning. Gone was the Half Marathon with plenty of others in the top of the South region for those wanting to run or walk 21.1km. Tweaked were the starts for the 10km and 5km with the first few hundred metres along the rows of the budding vines creating a refreshing atmosphere compared to the previous dust kicked up along School Road.

Simon Mardon certainly showed the soles of his shoes though to the other 386 chasers behind him in the 10km. Handicapped by a dodgy ankle leading up to the race all was forgotten once the starter’s air horn went off – alas with a ‘fizz’ as...

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Awesome work yesterday!

Provisional Results are uploaded over on the webpage http://www.nelsonevents.co.nz/content/run-mahana

and Shuttersport have loaded their photo gallery

http://shuttersportnelson.photoshelter.com/gallery/2015-Run-Mahana-29-No...

See you at the Jingle Bells Jog and Santa Walk on the 13th!

Upcoming events

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July 16th 2016 SOLD OUT
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3rd September 2016 (tbc) .. opening soon ...
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October 8th 2016 SOLD OUT
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Sunday 11th December 2016 (tbc)
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