Striders 2018
The Dun Run
Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2018

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is Cara McGregor of Nelson

Congrats Cara!
Cara has won:
- a pair of ASICS Running/Walking Shoes
- an ASICS T-Shirt
- official Run Mahana Event Cap
- THREE month membership at Migym
- Three pack of Woollaston Wine
- Nelson Events Drink Bottle
- Picnic Rug for post event relaxation in the vines

Pictured here with Brett from Shoe Clinic Nelson and Trev from migym.

If you have already entered, then you are automatically in our early bird prize draws. We'll do another one soon!!
Remember, the earlier you enter, the more chances you will get in our Early Bird Prize Draws leading up to December!

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crafted by Nelson sculptor Simon Starr.

Two decades of trailrunning was celebrated in style in Saturday’s 20th Anniversary Abel Tasman Coastal Classic.

The day could not have been better, capturing the complete essence and the words enscribed into the event’s banner..The Sea. The Sky, The Sand, The Run.

What started back in 1994 was to be repeated but this time in the opposite direction, Totaranui to Marahau, and with it the Awaroa Estuary crossing at the beginning, thus wet feet plus a few grains of sand to contend with as the journey progressed..

Organisers, Nelson Events, had a few anxious moments Friday night as the rain got heavier but the weather gods...

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Registration
You will collect your race pack from Race Headquarters – the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre (MOEC) on event morning between 6.45am and 7.30am. The MOEC is situated on the beachfront at Marahau, next to the Motor Camp/Shop.

You must present the completed and signed Registration Certificate (pdf document download link emailed to you last night and in emailer #5) plus your photo identification (ie drivers licence) to uplift your race pack. If you don't have access to a printer, we will have some spares available at Registration.

All check in is at the Marahau Outdoor Education Centre.

A reminder that your compulsory gear will be checked prior to...

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Back in the early 1990’s trail running was in its infancy with the amount of events happening in New Zealand being able to be counted on a few fingers.

A few athletes were beginning to question their allegiance to tarmac and time keeping.

Averil and Graeme West had had enough of marathons along the bitumen and sitting in Nelson’s Chez Eelco Coffee Bar one Sunday 1993 morning,along with Marie Lenting plus Joanne & Greg Fraine, the 350 Year Celebration banner of Abel Janszoon Tasman was spotted hanging on the Dutch proprietor’s wall.

That was enough to spark off an inspiration and from there the beginnings of one of the nation’s most popular trail runs began....

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Key: Orange = lining up on the startline, Yellow = will be out on the track as part of the NBS Strider Hands Crew. Legends.

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Wonder what kind of day will greet us on the 28th?

Upcoming events

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Saturday 21st July 2018 ... Sold Out, the wait list is operational
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1st September 2018
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October 13th 2018 Sold out Waitlist is operational
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2nd December 2018 for the "No Watch" Half and 10km
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Maitai Valley, Nelson
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Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019

Recent results

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Saturday 21st July 2018 ... Sold Out, the wait list is operational
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Saturday 13th April 2019 (TBC)
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Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019
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Maitai Valley, Nelson

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