Welcome to Kinisi Running, where we're all about running gear and the power of community.

Kinisi Running was founded in 2023 by Ian, Jane and Tilly in their chosen hometown of Wanaka. Their love of the outdoors has brought both Ian and Jane to Wanaka. Skiing in winter, climbing, running, biking, hiking and camping in summer, the list of things to do was always long when it came to adventures.
Ian, being confined as many of us to a short two day weekend, fell in love with trail running as he squeezed in popular hikes such as the Routeburn Track and the Gillespie Circuit, which are usually hiked in three or more days, into his weekends. He discovered that putting on running shoes and a light running vest instead of hiking boots and a backpack full of overnight provisions let him move quicker over the terrain. He has since competed in some of the best trail races the South Island has to offer and is full of great suggestions if you ever want to chat gear or get any tips on races he's loved.

So, what sets us apart from the rest of the running pack? Well, besides our killer selection of top-notch gear, we're all about building a tight-knit community of runners who support and inspire each other. 

We're all about service, too. We're here to answer your questions, offer advice, and cheer you on every step of the way. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just starting out on your running journey, we've got your back (and your feet).

So, lace up those running shoes, grab your favorite snack and join our Kinisi Running community. Together, we'll conquer new distances, smash personal records, and have a whole lot of fun along the way (and maybe even share a few hilarious running stories, because let's be honest, those are the best kind).