Wild Things - New Zealand's trail running community
New Zealand's trail running community


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It's good to be wild!
It's good to be wild!

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.

Membership Options Gift a Membership

Trail directory featuring 1,418 runs (and counting!)

Each trail has a detailed description, directions, maps and important safety info. Wild Things members can access community reviews and photos.

View Trail DirectorySubmit a Trail

VIP Feature

Download trail maps and data

VIP members can download pdf guides and gpx files. Members can also review trails, post photos, set target times and FKTs, engage with the trail community and much more.

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Trail Directory Overview

Peak directory featuring 786 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.

View Peak DirectorySubmit a Peak

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.


Personal account dashboard

VIP members get more

RegisterSee all VIP Benefits

Access to full trail directory features

Shop discounts and competitions

Find running buddies

and heaps more!


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.

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Partner Rewards

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.

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SAVE 20%

Mons Royale

SAVE 20%

SAVE 10% on all Macpac products


SAVE 10% on all Macpac products

15% OFF sitewide

Oxford Brands

15% OFF sitewide

Wild Challenges

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.

View Challenges


Get inspired with our latest ramblings.

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Podcast: Running Together

28th June 2022

Podcast: Running Together

Running can be a good analogy for life. Some days we move effortlessly forward, a spring in our stride. Other days, it's hard to get moving let alone achieve all that's expected. Whether elite or casual, running is often better when done together.

Whip it out for a quick massage

21st June 2022

Whip it out for a quick massage

The thought of holding a jiggling machine against my body seemed like an activity I should probably be hiding from my wife.

Newsletter - 26th March 2022

26th May 2022

Newsletter - 26th March 2022

We have some epic new challenges to get your teeth into, plus some new VIP rewards and discounts, and the shop is growing!


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