As a vibrant, young running events company, Yondering Ltd is working towards establishing a roster of exciting new events in the Manawatu-Whanganui region.
North Range Trio
The North Range Trio offers three off-road events that cater to everyone’s needs.
The 50km Catchment Ultra and the 25km North Range Traverse (both point-to-point events) as well as the equally challenging 12.5km out-and-back Hall Block Humdinger are set among the picturesque wind farms of the northern Tararua ranges.
Location: The Ferry Reserve, Ballance
Event date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Manawatu Moonlight Madness
The Manawatu Moonlight Madness is a fun, family-friendly and affordable nighttime trail running / walking series. Scheduled over three consecutive Wednesday nights, the series takes in Palmerston North, Levin and Ashhurst, for a showcase of awesome trails in the region.
This year the series starts with the Full Moon Folly, an exciting jaunt in Palmerston North, running next to the Manawatu river. Second up is the Half Moon Hoopla, an invigorating, hilly outing in the Kohitere Forest outside Levin. Finally, we head to Ashhurst for the New Moon Shenanigans, a fun, social saunter through the Ashhurst Domain trails, including a leg-stretch along the Manawatu river trail.
Locations: Palmerston North, Levin, Ashhurst
Event dates: 8, 15, 22 July 2020
Taihape Gumboot Gallop
Formerly known as the Taihape Half Marathon, the 2020 Taihape Gumboot Gallop run/walk comes complete with a new course, new start/finish venue and medals.
Passing through the picturesque Utiko hills south of Taihape, the Taihape Gumboot Gallop is an annual fundraiser for St Joseph’s School in Taihape.
It comprises a Half Marathon Adventure Run/Walk, a 12km Run/Walk, a 5km Fun Run and a 2.5km Kids Run. Following these events, just before prize giving, they’ll be running the inaugural free Gumboot Gallop – a mad dash through the paddocks in gumboots (compulsory) and fancy dress (optional).
Location: 150 Wairanu Rd, Taihape
Event date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Santoft Forest and Beach
The Santoft Forest and Beach Adventure Run/Walk will be hosted in the Santoft forest outside Bulls in the Rangitikei coastal countryside on Saturday, 17 October 2019.
Starting on the edge of the forest, your run/walk will include rolling forestry roads and (if you’re doing the half marathon) some pristine west coast beach terrain. The event caters for both runners and walkers.
This event is brought to you as a fundraiser for the South Makirikiri School.
Location: Santoft Forest outside Bulls
Event date: Saturday, 17 October 2020