Active holidays in the mountainous South Island of New Zealand.

Discover iconic and unique locations in a week long holiday unlike any other.

We’re different…

At RunAways we’ll share a unique experience overflowing with hidden trail, forgotten valleys and masterful peaks of the South Island in New Zealand. We’ll create once in a lifetime memories of being in the great outdoors with other run lovers, and you’ll love every moment of  your time escaping the hustle and bustle in the pristine New Zealand back country.

Watch our videos, request some brochures, check out more of our website and ask as many questions as you like. Give us a chance to entice you onto one of our unique, once in a lifetime holidays!

Your mountain loving trail running guides,

Isaac Walker and Will Lind

The 2018-19 RunAways Tour Season is open!

Brochures available | Bookings Open | Spaces Filling Fast!





**2019 TOUR SOLD OUT**

Email to get on the wait list for November 2020! This one sells out quick!!

An EPIC mountain adventure conquering FIVE iconic South Island Peaks in one truly unforgettable week!

“Just back from an awesome week on the Serial Southerner Tour…Was an action packed week climbing mountains and stepping outside my comfort zone…Isaac and Will’s passion for the mountains is infectious and it truly was an amazing experience”

– Julie, Serial Southerner 2017
2019-20 Season Dates
2019 Dates | Sunday 10th November – Saturday 16th November
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Get in quick for 2020, this tour sells out especially quick.

NZ’s LONGEST Single Track Over Three Magnificent Days

“The best thing I’ve ever done, with a tattoo to prove it! RANZ16 was absolutely amazing! Climbing mountains with epic like minded people and guided by the two biggest gurus who are so passionate and have an infectious zest for life! It was an amazing week filled with so many laughs, sore calves and incredible experiences. I couldn’t recommend it more!!! Best value for money and a week I will NEVER forget”

– Lisa, The Classic 2016, The Ghost Run 2017
2020 Tour Dates
2020  | Monday 30th March – Sunday 5th April
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A Condensed Tour with ALL the Good Stuff!

“If you wanted to experience some of the most spectacular, breath taking parts of the South Island, eat delicious food, drink the worlds best coffees and hang out with some ultra cool people, then Will and Isaac’s Runaways tours are for you. I’m totally happy to answer any questions if you want to send me a message. “

– Tanya, Southern Highlights 2018

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The ORIGINAL RunAways experience!

” I owe the RunAways team and my fellow tour members a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid for helping me find my reason for running again. I can’t recommend a tour with RunAways highly enough.”

– Brett, Local Legends 2018

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The ORIGINAL RunAways experience!

“The perfect way for a trail runner to experience the best of NZ with great company, challenging but fun running, spectacular trails and peace of mind. I feel very lucky to have booked one of the first tours. Highly recommended!”

– Roy, First Ever RunAways Tour 2016′
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Your Wanaka Adventure Merchants!

“Isaac was such a positive, patient and fun guide, and the logistics of the tour were planned to perfection. Highly recommend a RunAways tour for anyone with an interest in doing some trail running around NZ’s beautiful South Island.”

– Kylie,  Southern Highlights 2018
Guided small group day trips for hikers, trail runners and families visiting Wanaka.
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RunAways offers extra discounts for group bookings of two or more. It adds to the camaraderie and can be that much easier to take the leap if you’re doing it with a friend or three!

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Lock it your holiday with our $100 booking fee. Drop a $100 deposit on your trail running adventure of your choice and ensure your spot is secured awaiting full payment a closer to the holiday date.

We have a growing collection of videos from our tours in New Zealand that will get you drooling for the real thing. Watch a few of the clips in the video library and if you have any questions, be sure to send them over.

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Looking to know a little more about RunAways before coming away on tour with us?

Fair enough! We suggest first checking out our video and image gallery. You can also catch a couple of short clips on Coach Will and Isaac in the About RunAways section, and find out more about what makes us such a brilliant (and safe!) running holiday business by checking out ‘Our Credentials’.

If you’ve got any other questions, we’re just a quick email away.

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