TO THERE AND BACK AGAIN

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As a child who was born and raised in a suburb of Chennai in South India, I dreamt big which at that time appeared ludicrous and completely unattainable. I was on the downside of advantage and I had to rely purely on hard work, courage and kindness of people. No matter what your dreams are,  "It's Possible".

I watched Lord of the rings in 2001 and a child like dream ws born. I wanted to make New Zealand my home, one day. It took 13 long years for that dream to come true. After having granted a resident visa, I started a new chapter of my life in New Zealand. Upon entering the country, I ran/hiked the Te Araroa trail -- a trail that runs the length of NZ  (3054km) unsupported in 87 days. During this adventure I partnered with Tearfun NZ and raised funds for anti-sex trafficking cause. I was awarded the runner-up for the Wilderness Outdoor Hero of the Year for this feat.

Follow along as ultra runner Naresh Kumar leaves his job in California and embarks on a 3-month human powered adventure across the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa trail.

FREEDOM SEAT NZ

In 2017, I went on a tandem bike expedition where I rode the length of NZ, Cape Reinga to Bluff, by picking up random strangers and friends along my way to help raise awareness and funds for TEAR FUND, #STANDWITHHER, anti-trafficking campaign.

 My last passenger Tim Shadbolt rode with me in Invercargill during the last leg of Freedom Seat and finished in Bluff.

My last passenger Tim Shadbolt rode with me in Invercargill during the last leg of Freedom Seat and finished in Bluff.

 Completed Freedom Seat at Bluff, NZ. Rode 3330.2 km with 140 people and raised over $55,000. 

Completed Freedom Seat at Bluff, NZ. Rode 3330.2 km with 140 people and raised over $55,000. 

PechaKucha Night Wanaka - 14th March 2017 Credit: Yaping