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What is Wild Things?

Learn about New Zealand's trail running community.

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Written by Rob Bathgate
Updated over a week ago

Wild Things is New Zealand's trail running community.

We're here to inspire, equip and empower each other to get out and enjoy New Zealand's epic trails.

We're a community, a go-to shop for essential running gear, a library of knowledge, and a whole lot more. We partner with brands we love to get our members tasty discounts on everything from shoes to accommodation. We make it easy for you to explore trails with confidence using our comprehensive maps and directories.

Motivate yourself with challenges. Tap into the collective experience of your fellow wild things. Run, walk, crawl, it's good to be wild.

What can I do with Wild Things?

  • Explore - with New Zealand's largest Trail and Peak Directory, find trails to suit you anywhere in New Zealand with our customisable search.

  • Shop - From gels to backpacks and everything in between. We're trail runners ourselves so we care about our gear.

  • Motivate - Tap into our library of experience, stretch your boundaries with a wild challenge and connect with fellow adventurers.

  • Save - Get exclusive discounts for a whole range of events, shopping, coaching, activities and accommodation.

Who uses Wild Things?

Anyone looking to explore, whether you're brand new to trail running or an experienced trail runner and adventurer.

If you're just starting out, Wild Things can help you find your feet, and motivate you to begin your trail running journey.

If you're an experienced trail runner, Wild Things can help you explore even more, and get you set for those epic adventures.

Is Wild Things for you?

Start a free two-week trial and find out - no obligation.

What sets Wild Things apart?

Wild Things brings together many areas of trail running - including our Trail & Peak Directory, our Running Shop, Partner Events and Discounts, Wild Challenges, and the Trail Running Community.

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