Trail Running

Trail running is not only a great way to see New Zealand’s outdoors, it is an enjoyable activity that demands physical performance, mental agility, fortitude and perseverance. It is also a pursuit that frequently exposes runners to risk. While the risks are inherent in trail running, they can easily be reduced through careful planning and good decision making. 

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Did you know?

There are over 79,660 Kiwis who trail run in the NZ backcountry each year.
– There and Back, 2016  

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What are the risks?

There and Back

For the first time, the outdoor recreation sector has a comprehensive picture of what’s been going on in the New Zealand outdoors from an outdoor safety perspective, across 5 major outdoor recreation activities. This publication combines all injury, search and rescue and fatality data together to present a comprehensive ‘state of the nation’ style detailed breakdown. 

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Search and rescues are 4x higher on Easter and Queens Birthday weekends. 
– There and Back, 2016
69% of trail runners involved in search and rescues were overdue or lost
– There and Back, 2016

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How ready are you?

Click to expand the items below and learn what you need to consider of the 5 Outdoor Safety Code Steps:

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