A 'Big Away Run'. Join Hutt Valley Runners for a weekend away for the last ever Abel Tasman Coastal Classic!

We'll be staying in the idilic Secret Garden Lodge in Marahau.  For a reasonable $280 we'll be arranging:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Secret Garden Lodge
  • Minibus transfer to/from Nelson Airport to Marahau
  • Full catering whilst in Marahau

You'll need to book and pay for your:

  • Race entry (including bus transfer):
    • Standard entry $275
    • Choose bus transfer to start $20
  • Travel to Nelson. We recommend:
    • NZ5311 WLG>NSN Departs 2.35pm approx $101
    • NZ5312 NSN>WLG Departs 2:45pm approx $101

Due to the size of our accommodation, spaces are very limited. If you'd like to come, don't hesitate. You'll need to do all of the following to secure a spot:

  1. Register and pay $280 with us
  2. Enter the event (including bus transfer option) $295
  3. Book your return flights (or other preferred transport) to Nelson Airport.


Friday 11 October

13:30 Check-in Wellington Airport

14:35 NZ5311 departs for Nelson Airport

15:15 Arrive at Nelson Airpot

15:45 Depart Nelson Airport

17:30 Arrive Marahau (via supermarket)

18:00 Dinner at Secret Garden Lodge


05:30 Breakfast

06:30 Check in for pre-booked optional event bus to take us from Marahau to Kaiteriteri.

07:00 Registration opens (race packs given and gear checks done)

07:45 Boats begin departing for Awaroa Start Line

09:30 Event start

12:30-14:30 Finish in Marahau

16:30 Prize giving function and meal in Kaiterteri


08:00 Breakfast

12:00 Depart Marahau

13:30 Check-in Nelson Airpot

14:45 NZ5312 departs Nelson Airport

15:30 Arrive at Wellington Airpot