Nelson Event Information


Online & by 11.59pm, Tuesday 21st November -

Adult $ 49.00 - 19 yrs and above. Junior $ 35.00 - 13 yrs to 18yrs. Kids $ 20.00 - 7yrs to 12yrs.

ON THE DAY - Adult $ 65.00 - 19 yrs and above. Junior $ 50.00 - 13 yrs to 18yrs. Kids $ 30.00 - 7yrs to 12yrs.

Please enter early.


About 11kms from Tapawera up the Tadmor Valley Rd, straight onto Tadmor Glenhope Rd.

Signposted at just beyond Kinzett Rd.

Plenty of parking.

Timetable – Adults

8.00am – 10.30am: Registration
10.20am Judging the “Best Dressed”.
10.40am Briefing
11.00am: 2 Lappers
11.05am: 1 Lappers
1.45pm: Prize-giving.
Late entries – 8.00am – 10.00am No late entries after this time. (Please enter early & online)

Timetable – Kids

8.30am – 9.00am: Registration
9.15am START.

Parents / Caregivers

Please note that you may only assist the slower kids out on the course. The faster ones are to be left to their race.
Calling out positive encouragement is great.


2 laps – ELITE - 17yrs + more for the athlete-types.
Classes –Mens, Womens.

1 lap – OPEN - designed to challenge most of us mere mortals.
Classes – 13 -17yrs, 18 – 39yrs, 40yrs+ (Male & Female), Team Challenge.

Kids – a shortened lap. For ages 7 – 12 years to have a challenge more fitting to their age.

The Course

The course is all new from last year and one lap is still about 6kms around.

In that lap there will be water, mud, various obstacles that you have to climb over/under/through, a mud crawl and more.

You can treat this event as seriously or as socially as you like. It is designed to be fun for most and a competition for others.

Fancy Dress

There will be a competition for the “Best Dressed” Male & Female - Judged before the event, obviously.

Time Cut Offs

All 2 lappers must have started their second lap by 12.00pm otherwise they will only be permitted to do the one lap.

Any entrant can be short-cutted or withdrawn from the event in the interests of their safety if they are considered to be struggling unduly by the Medical Staff.

Team Challenge. 1 LAP

A minimum of 4 people with no maximum on entries for the Team Challenge with the top four placings being used in determining the team finish.

Points awarded from overall finishing position - 1 point for first place, 2 points for second, etc.
Lowest team total wins. If a team of four suffers a DNF then the DNF will equal last place points.

A business may enter as many teams as it likes. Minimum is still four per team. EG - Printhouse Red, Printhouse Blue, etc.

If teams are equal on points then the highest placed individual will determine the team placing.

NOTE: - It was brought to my attention that there are some people who want to do the event as a team but have no corporate or sports affiliations. So I have changed the make-up so any group of mates, work mates, etc. can make up their own "label" and enter.

After all, we can't take it too seriously can we?

The BraveHeart Challenge is here for all to enjoy in whatever fashion they choose.


For Nelson Results 2015 - go here

The 2015 Nelson More FM BraveHeart Challenge was held in blustery conditions with clear blue skies. As the 90 odd competitors ripped around the course their faces clearly showed the fun they were having.

The 2016 PRINTHOUSE NELSON BraveHeart Challenge was held in clear skies and great conditions.


Go to Facebook - BRAVEHEART CHALLENGE - for event photos from the November event.


Every entry regardless of category or entry type is an Individual entry.
Yes, team entrants are recorded as individuals as well.

Age Limit.

7 – 12 years for the Kids’ event.
13+ for the OPEN category.
17yrs+ for the ELITE category.
Limited numbers.

Each event has limited places available, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment as these events often sell out!
We will advise on the website if/when an event sells out.

What to wear.

It is compulsory to wear covered-in shoes during the event.
Football or Rugby boots with moulded studs are acceptable.
However, running spikes or boots with aluminium studs are not permitted.
You will get wet and muddy. A full change of clothes is recommended including warm headwear and jacket for after your event.


All parking free of charge.


We will endeavour to get a photographer to the event to record your efforts for your wall of fame.


Up to the 7th November a 75% refund of entry fee will be given.

From the 8th to 21st November a 35% refund of entry fee will be given. No refunds will be given within 7 days of the event.No refunds within 7 days of the event.

In the case of event cancellation there will be a refund set at the discretion of the organiser.



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