PROGRAMMES
We are accepting applications right now for the summer season. Find out more

WE ARE CREATING CHAMPIONS AND YOU CAN BE PART OF THEIR SUCCESS
Sponsorship is a key part of the success of the Academy. Your support can be anything from cash to simply helping out with transport. Find out more

NELSON IS THE PERFECT SMALL RESORT TOWN RETREAT
We have the sunshine, the forest trails, the beaches, the relaxed lifestyle – everything is within minutes of the township. Read more

TIP OF THE WEEK

We’ll say you have a cold.  You took the garlic, vitamins, got plenty of rest. But the germs were too overpowering. Now you have a sore throat, phlegm, sneezing, coughing, head congestion, the works. Take off two weeks until the symptoms subside? No. First, stay away from all dairy products – milk, eggs, cheese, butter. […]


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If we can dream it, we can do it…

The National Academy of Distance Running is on a mission to provide world-class coaching to distance running athletes of all ages from the Nelson region, from around the New Zealand and, ultimately, from around the world.

We are currently taking applications from runners with the aim of setting them on a course to reach their goals. We also are looking for sponsors and donors to help us fuel the flame. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Academy.

Where we train

‘On The Right Track’ – Documentary

To watch the FULL version of the documentary (12 mins duration),             CLICK HERE

To watch the CONDENSED version of the documentary (5 mins duration), CLICK HERE

Following the Flame – A novel by Greg Lautenslager

To read excerpts, reviews and to purchase click here.

LATEST NEWS

Tasman athlete Lautenslager finally bags elusive title after years of near misses
March 12th, 2017

Tears flowed from Tasman’s Jared Lautenslager moments after raising his arms in triumph at the finish line of Tuesday’s New Zealand M20 3000m championships in Wanganui. “People don’t understand why I went so over the top at the finish,” said Lautenslager, who was timed in 8min 37.96sec. “But after coming up short the past five years and […]

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Academy women overcome huge deficit to snare NZ Road Relay title
October 20th, 2015

Athletics Nelson came from 4m25sec behind, halfway into the New Zealand Road Relay, and ran to victory in the junior women’s relay.

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Mackay-Wright flies to New Zealand Cross Country title
August 4th, 2015

Sam Mackay-Wright surprised everyone, including himself, to take out the Youth Men’s Cross Country title.

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Lautenslager brothers set pace at Tasman Cross Country Champs
August 4th, 2015

Craig, Jeff, and Jared Lautenslager dominated at the Tasman Centre Cross Country Championships at the Waahi Taakaro Golf Course.

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Silver lining for Lautenslagers in Taupo
August 4th, 2015

Craig and Jared Lautenslager earned silver medals at the North Island Cross Country Championships.

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