About Us

The event is bought to you by The Event Collective, a Collaborative of New Zealand’s best off road endurance event managers including Jason Cameron, Nick Reader, Paul Charteris and Tim Day.

Jason Cameron of Victory Events draws upon fifteen years of event management experience with similar events held on Mount Ruapehu such as The Goat Adventure Run (2004-current) and Tussock Traverse (2005-current) staged by Victory Events.

Nick Reader has been running events in the Ruapehu region since 2000 and is the current event manager of the Ruapehu Express Mountain Bike/Run event owned by the Ohakune Events Charitable Trust.

Paul Charteris and Tim Day: Owners and directors of NZ Trail Runs, the company and team behind the Tarawera Ultramarathon, the Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50k and the Waitomo Trail Run.  The Tarawera events are now two of the leading trail running events in the world, with the Tarawera Ultramarathon being on the Ultra Trail World Tour.  The Waitomo Trail Run attracted 3400 people in the second event held in April this year – a stellar result.

The four individuals have a combined event experience of 43 years and have run over 100 events in the Central North Island. Nick and Jason are also Certified Festival & Events Executives (CFEE) qualified with the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA).  Jason is a winner of the Best Emerging Event at the 2009 NZ Events Awards. NZ Trail Runs were a NZ Event Awards finalist in 2015 in the Best NZ Owned Major Event category.  Nick Reader is Adventure Activities certified for Trail Running and Mountain Biking.

The Event Collective team are passionate about delivering inspirational events in incredible natural locations.

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