Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Sunday 14th January 2018
NO WATCHES - GUESS YOUR TIME
The infamous Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy (the Boar's Jaws) for Closest Finisher to Estimate is once again up for grabs.
This unique event was inspired by the Nelson Striders running group who made international press when out for their Sunday morning run up the Maitai Valley in August 1994. What started as a peaceful jog ended up with the group scrambling up a bank to avoid the agitated wild boar. Caretaker Trevor Ruffell came to the rescue and had to drown the pig with his bare hands in the Maitai River.