The Runs

Future Foresters 50km for Mental Health

Future Foresters 50km of suffering for mental health

Future Foresters give a dam!

We also don't shy away from a personal challenge and therefore four of us have decided to push our endurance to dizzying new heights and run 50.7km as part of the 2019 Tarawera Ultra Marathon. And if you think this is a pancake flat 50km stretch then think again as we will be ascending a punishing 1833m of vertical elevation.

To make the suffering of the training and the event worthwhile we wanted to add another level of motivation and raise some money for a cause that we all believe in. Our torturous pain and tears will be made completely worthwhile with the knowledge that we are helping to raise money and awareness for Mental Health in Aotearoa.

Nearly 50% of New Zealanders experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and we don’t want them to face it on their own. Your donation and acknowledgement will help the Mental Health Foundation of NZ provide individuals, workplaces, schools, and communities with tools needed to encourage positive mental health and lift kiwis' wellbeing. 

Every donation, whether small or slightly less small, will help the cause. From us at Future Foresters, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking a second to think of all those around you who you care about and offering an ear to listen, an hour to hang out, or simply a text to say you think someone in your life is pretty cool. We all need little pick-me-ups throughout the hustle and bustle of life and your message could help improve someone's day and may even help them get out of a dark place.

Kia kaha!!

Love from Future Foresters and The Runs (a.k.a. Tamati, Satoru, Nathan, and Alfred)

Churr to the trees!!

Thank you to our Sponsors


Port Blakely Ltd

Port Blakely is very pleased to donate to such a great cause - all the best!


Ellen Duval

Kia ora hermano, wish I could join!!


Peter Hill

Rather you young ones than me...





Well done on "No Wank Week pt2"


Mitch Cooke




Jonny Cooke


Christopher Cooke

Good on you Alfred and team!


Claudine Lemon

Good luck team!



Go Future Foresters! Communing with the trees is great for mental health.


Satoru Kuwabara

Run, you fools!


Isaac Murphy

This is for the darts


Gareth Waugh


Daisy Sam Otto And Yet To Be Named

Happy training team and best of luck.


Annie Speirs


Alfred Duval Duval


Adrian Loo

Run, Foresters, RUN!


Ashley Buchan

God on you guys, great cause!


Kat Gordon


Phil Taylor



Well done!


Rob Tane

Go hard team!


Penny Sturrock


Hazel Swanson

Awesome work team!


James Fitzmaurice

Do the mahi get the treats.


Georgia Craig

Go hard boys


Sam Mcdell

Good luck team! Do all the FFs proud.


Iliana Irons

When the going gets tough, just remember that pain is temporary & pride is forever!!


Jim And Carol Prichard

Good luck Nathan




Justine Sinclair

Awesome job! Good on you guys. Good luck :)


Wendy Jones


Kim Hammond

Good luck!! :-)


Jack Palmer

Good luck boiz


Abby Ayson

You guys are legends ❤️


Tachina Walsh

He waimarie pai koutou!