Register for the Thames-Coromandel Trails Forum: Friday 14 June 2024

Published on 02 May 2024

Thames-Coromandel Trails Forum

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We're bringing together key community groups and local stakeholders to discuss and collaborate on issues vital to the maintenance and development of the walking and cycling trail ecosystem across our district.

Guest speaker: Mark Inglis – renowned mountaineer, author and motivational speaker
We’re excited to announce our guest speaker for the event will be Mark Inglis. Mark is a renowned mountaineer, author, and motivational speaker who has conquered some of the world's most challenging peaks, including Mount Everest. After losing both of his legs in a mountaineering accident, Mark went on to achieve remarkable feats, becoming the first double amputee to reach the summit of Everest. His story of resilience, determination, and overcoming obstacles is truly inspiring, and we are honoured to have him share his insights with us.

Mark's extensive experience in outdoor adventure, coupled with his passion for accessibility and inclusivity in outdoor recreation, makes him the perfect speaker for our forum. His perspective will undoubtedly enrich our discussions and inspire us to continue striving for the development and maintenance of our trails and tracks. Mark is also the St James Trail Manager and Hurunui Trails Co-ordinator.

During the forum, we will workshop various topics related to trail maintenance, development, and enhancement. The information you provide in your registration form below will help to guide the discussions and workshops, to ensure they're relevant to our communities.

When: Friday 14 June 2024, 1pm–5pm. Light refreshments provided.
Where: Thames-Coromandel District Council Chambers, 515 Mackay Street, Thames.

We will also have an online option to join Mark's speech and the initial part of the forum. The workshop section will be held in-person. 

If you have questions, contact our Regional Tracks and Trails Coordinator Ally Davey at

Please register your interest using the form below. Please complete the form by Wednesday May 15 to secure your place. 

The annual Big Bike Film night will be held at the Civic Centre the same evening, from 7pm. Click here to find out more.

Click here to read more about the Hauraki-Coromandel Biking Strategy