Edridge Contracting Teetotal Traverse

Located in the beautiful Teetotal Flats / Big Bush Conservation Area

on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park.

A challenging trail event for runners and walkers.

Sunday 24 November 2024

We've planned three great courses through this little-known conservation area:

Teetotal Traverse

Half Marathon

sponsored by

Edridge Contracting

Big Bush Kākā Challenge


sponsored by

Alpine Lodge

Skating Pond Stride


sponsored by

Bruce Batty - Summit Real Estate

There are courses suitable for a seasoned trail runner or a beginner wanting to try trail running. 

There are three distances to choose from. Each course takes runners and walkers through this little-known conservation area and provides the opportunity to inhale pristine alpine air.

Competitive – of course! But open to all. Don’t let this opportunity slip by!

Proceeds from the event will be shared between Active4Good and two local charities, the MTB Trails Trust and Friends of Rotoiti Trust, to support their valuable work in this area. Active4Good is a non-profit organisation that raises funds to distribute to good causes in the region. 

After the event it’s awards and lunch time at Alpine Lodge, St Arnaud* - come and enjoy the hospitality that the Unterberger Family, Alexandra & Leighton and their team have become famous for over the last 40 years. 

*Pre-ordered Pizza & Salad Lunch must be booked before midnight Sunday 17 November. You can book for yourself and additional people when you register for the event.

Feedback from our runners:

"The Big Bush Kākā course was a beautiful track through native bush, alive with bird life, enough of a challenge and a runnable track to make it a great course. Good down hill flow on the kā track section.

- Christine

"I really loved the different terrains and how often we changed through them. One minute we were climbing up through the forest, the next we were enjoying the views along the ridge and the next we were enjoying gentle zigzags down through sparse forest with the light dappling through.  Down on the Teetotal Flats we meandered amongst mossy edged paths, over tussock and around small ponds into larger clearings. It was very runnable and never had a chance to get sick of one terrain. Highly recommend this Teetotal Traverse course. "   

 - Niki

2023 Photo Album HERE