Wild Things: New Zealand's trail running community
- Comprehensive trail and peak directories VIP full access
- Wild Things shop discounts VIP
- Partner store discounts VIP
- Community leaderboards and reviews VIP
- Club challenges and prizes VIP
- Full library access VIP
- Strava integrationVIP
- Wishlists and progress tracking VIP
- and heaps more...
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.
Trail directory featuring 1,475 runs (and counting!)
Each trail has a detailed description, directions, maps and important safety info. Wild Things members can access community reviews and photos.
Peak directory featuring 816 peaks
Bag a summit! For those up for a challenge, our peak directory identifies New Zealand peaks of most difficulty levels short of actual mountaineering. Track your progress and get on the leaderboards.
Tap into our collective experience
Connect with your fellow VIP Wild Things members to share wishlists, get advice and build your own network of Wild Buddies. You can meet other people who are interested in, or have already tackled, the trails and peaks you’re keen to try.
Personal account dashboard
Track your progress for motivation or friendly competition.
Kit up with your essential gear.
VIP Members automatically qualify for discounts off everything in the Wild Things shop, plus with free shipping on orders over $125.
We're trail runners ourselves so we’ll only stock it if it's good.
We partner with quality brands, activities and accommodation providers to get extra discounts exclusively for VIP members.
You qualify for rewards just by being a member.
10% off entry
The Northpower Wild Kiwi
10% off entry
15% off Creepers Performance Toe Socks
Every month we put up a bunch of new challenges to help get you motivated.
Each challenge comes with a prize pool – anything from Wild Things benefits to sponsored products up to the value of $1,000.
Participation, not performance, gives you the chance to win.
Get inspired with our latest ramblings.
Whether you're the competitive type or love the motivation that comes from events, or simply love a good prize, these epic new Wild Challenges are for you, with a combined prize pool of over $6,275 spread over 38 prizes.
Run goals come in so many variations depending on where you’re at with your running venture, so let us help out with these five ideas.
I went for my first run of the year on the 19th of October 2022, the same day as my first psychology appointment as I embark on the journey of healing PTSD.