Welcome to The Backcountry Runner- New Zealand’s Alternative Running Resource!

Thanks for visiting us at The Backcountry Runner. We are new (obviously, this is our first post) but have big ideas of what we want to bring to the trail, mountain and ultra running community of New Zealand. There are some great websites/blogs around covering the racing scene, but they are not New Zealand focused, great content and news, but not about what’s going on in NZ. There are also some great race focused NZ based websites around, they cover a variety of great sports, but lack the off road running focus that our sport deserves! Thanks to Paul Petch  for the killer website and logo design!

Hopefully as this web site develops over time we can provide (maybe with your help) the coverage and focus that trail, mountain and ultra running deserves in New Zealand. New Zealand is after all, as we all know, the best place for this kind of running!

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A Backcountry Running Community for New Zealand trail, mountain and ultra runners- We want this to be the place you come for all things trail running including race previews and reports, interviews with New Zealand runners and hopefully a whole lot more! Our aim is to provide as much original content- previews/reports/interviews on New Zealand trail, mountain and ultra races. We can't be everywhere- so feel free to get in touch if you have the scoop on a race or event.

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