The Dun Run 2016

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the Nelson region’s sport event organisers.

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Enter the Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon or 10km before the 20th of February and you will go into the draw to win this awesome prize package:

* A Mannagum Glenelg 4EV Tent

The Mannagum Glenelg 4EV is simple in design and easy to erect with the traditional crossover pole configuration and an extended front vestibule. With a full 195 cm standing height for added comfort.
Features:
Extended vestibule with twin side entrances,
Sleeps 4 persons
Breathable inner tent,
Large side windows with zippered internal window curtain,
No-see-um mesh,
Lift up front, side awnings,
Heavy duty floor

* 2 Air Sofa Chairs for maximum...

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Simon Leaning shut out all contenders in Sunday’s NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon to win the coveted Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy..aka The Boar’s Jaw.

He was just 3 seconds adrift of his estimate while the rest were 14 seconds plus, Amber Lawson ( North Canterbury ) and Kimble Rawson being the closest.

The event celebrates Maitai Dan caretaker, Trevor Ruffell, and his rescue of a band of Nelson Striders back in 1994 after they were set upon by an agitated boar during a Sunday training run up the valley

With his bare hands Ruffell manhandled the beast, drowning it in the river and what remains, the Boar’s Jaw, has become one of the most sought after trophies on the...

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Get online and enter today if you haven't already!

Remember this is a no watch, no gadgets, no phones, no ipods etc event. Just you, your shoes and like minded running and walking mates. The winner is the one who comes home closest to their estimated time. This could be your chance to WIN a race!! ;)

Enter online here: https://regonline.activeglobal.com/2016nbsnelsonstriders

More info here:...

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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...

Upcoming events

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July 16th 2016 SOLD OUT
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10th September 2016 .. entries now open!
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October 8th 2016 SOLD OUT
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Sunday 11th December 2016 (tbc)
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Maitai Valley, Nelson
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January 15th 2017 (tbc)

Recent results

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Saturday 8th April 2017 (tbc)
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3 runs over 3 weeks
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March 11th 2017 (tbc)
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Maitai Valley, Nelson

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