Meet the Team

Rudi Paoletti started Navrun back in 2002 and has run over 105 Navrun events..
He started Navrun 4WD Events as he wanted to offer a way for people to explore the hidden gems within Australia & have join a community who all have the same passion for exploring & 4-wheel driving.

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Stephanie Pond and Clinton “Macca” McDonald are also part of the extended family of Navrun. They all contribute in the field work set up, and in putting together the competition notes.

Stephanie has had a passion for camping and 4 wheel-driving since she was a little girl. Her late great-grandfather, John, would take her and her family on large group high country trips raising money for his local lions club. It created some of her favourite childhood memories.
Her passion grew with her debut into Navrun’s at the age of 12, navigating for her Dad. Turning 16 and obtaining her learner’s permit she learned to drive off-road and fell in love it. 4 wheel driving and exploring all the hidden secrets out in the bush is still one of her favourite weekend activities.
Each year, ‘Aunty Steph’ attends our annual Amazing Race over Easter, assisting in course setup, setup of kids courses and after course games and activities for all the kids.
Her camping motto – “Always leave some firewood for the next campers”. You just never know what time they’ll roll in and it might just make their trip a little more enjoyable. got involved in 4wding and camping at a young age, attending club trips with his uncle around the High Country and Pyrenees.

Steph can be contacted at

Macca has been around 4wd’s since he was a kid, after a trip with an Uncle into the High Country piqued his interest.

He has competed in numerous Pajero Challenges and been a competitor in various Navruns before stepping up to the challenge of setting up our events.

Being in IT for a job, he took to OziExplorer like a duck to water. Clinton also gets out on both mountain and motor bikes for fun, having been involved in MTB racing, and track days on the motorbike.

Macca can be contacted at