Sunday
2 December 2018

This unique event was inspired by the Nelson Striders running group who made international press when out for their Sunday morning run up the Maitai Valley in August 1994. What started as a peaceful jog ended up with the group scrambling up a bank to avoid the agitated wild boar. Caretaker Trevor Ruffell came to the rescue and had to drown the pig with his bare hands in the Maitai River.

Runners and walkers now compete to win the prestigious Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (aka The Boar's Jaws) by being closest to their estimate over the 21.1km distance up the Maitai Valley. Over the past 24 years winners have all been within 10 seconds of their estimate, with Stu Cottam guessing his exact time in 1998.

Trevor Russell Trophy Honours

Boar's Jaw Honours

Year

Difference

Tim Cross 

1994

8 seconds

Steve Clementson

1996

5 seconds

Mike Parris

1997

4 seconds

Stu Cottam  

1998

EXACT

Sonia O'Regan 

1999

2 seconds

Gretchen Rasch

2000

2 seconds

Janine Eady  

2001

4 seconds

Helena Franklin & Kim Leighton

2002

6 seconds

Graham Staples

2003

3 seconds

Lucy Thompson

2004

6 seconds

Judy Crowe 

2005

9 seconds

Andrew Ricciardi

2006

1 second

David Walsh-Kemmis

2007

1 second

Pete Campbell

2008

4 seconds

Martin Meads  

2009

2 seconds

Raymond Janssen

2010

5 seconds

Stu Cottam  

2011

7 seconds

Lyn Smith & Chris Fitchett

2012

2 seconds

Kris Garstang

2013

1 second

Steffan Eden

2014

1 second

Alister Dickson

2015

14 seconds

Simon Leaning

2016

3 seconds

Greg Emans

2017

18 seconds

Tessa Holland

2018 JAN 2 seconds

 Event information
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Maitai Valley
Nelson, New Zealand
See map below
Registration is closed
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This event is timed by ST App Service. There will be no chip timing for this event. All queries should be sent to the organiser of the event.
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21.1 km
Starts at 8:00 AM

Half Run: Price per participant
Through Aug 26, 2018 $30.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Aug 27, 2018 $40.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Nov 25, 2018 $50.00 + online Transaction Fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
21.1 km
Starts at 8:00 AM

Half Walk: Price per participant
Through Aug 26, 2018 $30.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Aug 27, 2018 $40.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Nov 25, 2018 $50.00 + online Transaction Fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
10 km
Starts at 9:00 AM

10km Run: Price per participant
Through Aug 26, 2018 $30.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Aug 27, 2018 $40.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Nov 25, 2018 $50.00 + online Transaction Fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
10 km
Starts at 9:00 AM

10km Walk: Price per participant
Through Nov 26, 2018 $30.00 + online Transaction Fee
From Nov 27, 2018 $50.00 + online Transaction Fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant

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