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The RWCA Sanctuary Run


Sat 23 Aug 2014, 8:00am–5:00pm

Where: Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, 600 Brook St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: R18

Listed by: Amanda Dykzeul

A rugged run in a great location.

2014 edition: Run the Sanctuary in the stunning surrounds of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary. This one's got it all. History, mystery and scenery.

There is both a long course (approx 25km) and a short course (approx 14km).

Imagine a place where native plants and animals thrive without threat from introduced pests, alive with birdsong, where rare species such as kiwi, tuatara and kakapo roam freely.

That's the mystery as you tread a circuit inside The Brook Waimarama (Clear Waters) Sanctuary close to Nelson's CBD.

But first, the history and the scenery

The day begins as you head up Nelson's 1862 'railtrail' which began as New Zealand's first railway, albeit horse drawn, transporting the chromite and copper spoils from the Dun Mountain Mineral Belt before closing in 1866 due to unfavourable returns.

Will it be favourable for you on August 23rd?

Those in the short course (approx 14kms total) then head into the Sanctuary at 4 Corners for their breathtaking circuit.

The Long course (approx 25kms total) trailrunners ascend Fringed Hill (793m) pausing occasionally to view the panoramic picture postcard of Nelson city and Tasman Bay way below.