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Saturday, 4 Sep 2021, 13:45 to 16:00: Philp Shield (club event) - POSTPONED, Olympic clubrooms ×
Updated 26 Aug 2021.

This event will not be held on 4 September. A postponement date will be decided later, if possible.

Club teams road race, various distances up to 5km. Teams are made up of all ages (juniors through to masters), with runners and walkers. Different team members run/walk different distances. The team with the lowest sum of finishing places wins. 

Time: 1:45 (at the clubrooms) for selection of teams.

Course: Alex Moore Park track/neighbouring footpaths.

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea afterwards.

Race rules...

1. Intro/summary:

The Philp Shield is a team event where participants compete in teams for the overall prize - the Philp Shield. Competitors compete in different 'subraces' of varying distances, against competitors from the other teams in that subrace. The overall team score is an aggregate of the scores of the individuals. The event is based on a circuit of about 1.6km, so that 2 laps are 3.3km and 3 laps 5km.

2. Subraces:

The event consists of 'subraces' where a subrace has a distance and category (e.g. run/walk/child run). For example: 1 lap walk, half lap child, 1 lap run, 2 laps run, 3 laps run. The Race Organiser
determines the subraces on the day, depending on who is registered to compete. The event should have at least one 1-lap run subrace, one 2-lap run subrace and a 3-lap run subrace.

3. Registration:

Participants should register their activity (run or walk) when they sign up for the event. The Race Organiser may need to change these, in advance and with the competitor's agreement, to make the teams work.

4. Teams:

The Race Organiser determines the subraces that the event includes, and the number of competitors from each team that should do each subrace (e.g. 1 person doing 1 lap walk, 2 people doing 1 lap run, 2 people doing 2 laps run, 1 person doing 3 laps run). The Race Organiser splits participants into teams with the appropriate number in each (e.g. 6 members). Each team will nominate which team members do which subraces, so that each member is doing the activity they signed up for, and the number doing each distance is correct as specified by the organiser.

If the number of competitors doesn't fit evenly into the teams then an additional team member may be added to some teams

5. Scoring:

Each finisher will earn points for their team, equal to their finishing position in the subrace in which they are competing. The team's points is the sum of its members points. If there is an extra member in the team then the placegetter receives a score but that score does not count in the team total. The winning team is the one with the lowest score. In the case of a tie, a count-back is to be
used, based on the lowest best place in the team (and if they were also the same, the lowest second place, etc).--



Sunday, 5 Sep 2021, 08:00 to 17:00: New Zealand Road Race Championships - POSTPONED, Mystery Creek, Hamilton ×
Updated 24 Aug 2021.

Event postponed to 7 November.

Further details

Saturday, 11 Sep 2021, 13:45 to 16:00: Club run/walk, Clubrooms ×
Updated 9 Apr 2021.

Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

All ages, all abilities, all motivations. Join us!

Meet at 1:45, ready for a 2pm departure.

Sunday, 12 Sep 2021: Wellington masters 10km road race - CANCELLED, Lower Hutt ×
Updated 26 Aug 2021.

This event has been cancelled because it's on the same weekend as the Hutt Valley marathon,

The race starts just south of the riverside carpark off Daly Street in Lower Hutt and follows the Hutt River stopbanks. From the start, the course goes north for 2.5km to a turnaround and back to the start, proceeding south for 2.5km to another turnaround and back to the start. 5km competitors only complete the north out and back section.

Race HQ at Hutt Valley Marathon Clinic's base at the function centre at the Huia Indoor Swimming Pool.

Further details

Sunday, 12 Sep 2021, 07:00 to 12:00: Hutt Marathon – POSTPONED, Marine Parade, Petone ×
Updated 8 Sep 2021.

This event is now on 26 September

 A flat and scenic course along both sides of the Hutt River.

With plenty to choose from – including a 5km fun run, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and the Cool Kid’s Kilometre – this event offers something for everyone.  Regardless of speed, age and ability.

Further details

Saturday, 18 Sep 2021, 12:30 to 16:00: Wellington Road Running Champs (interclub event) - NEW DATE, Reservoir Road (Whitcher Rd, off Moores Valley Rd), Wainuiomata ×

Athletics Wellington Road Championships, incorporating Olympic Harriers Club Road Championships.

2021 details:


The races are held in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area. Enter from Moores Valley Road and turn into Whitcher Grove which leads to Reservoir Road.

Course Description

An out and back road race using a 1.25km stretch of road that is closed to public traffic. There is a hill on one side and a river on the other side. The course is largely sheltered from wind. There is a grassy area for club tents close to the start/finish area. Weather conditions are usually cool at this time of year. Please be advised that members of the public are free to walk through the area, they will be advised to stay on the path beside the road. In addition, emergency vehicles, Wellington Water, and the Ranger may need to drive up the road between races, or in the case of an emergency, during a race. Competitors must make way if this is the case.

Covid-19 - Level One

  • Competitors and spectators are to stay at home if feeling unwell.
  • On arrival, spectators and competitors are encouraged to use the Covid-19 App to sign in.
  • Hygiene practices to be adhered to, washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer.
  • Competitors advised that spitting is not allowed.

Covid-19 - Level Two

Additional information and a revised race schedule will be sent out closer to the event if it looks likely that we will be at Level 2. The races will still go ahead.


The event is open to any athlete registered in the Athletes NZ ClubNet database as “Competitive” and “Active and Financial” as at 11.59pm on Thursday 19 August 2021. Registered athletes from other centres are welcome at this event. They will need to email Daryl, daryl@fedude.co.nz by Thursday 19 August, 5:00pm. If you have already received a bib at the Vosseler, Dorne Cup or Cross Country Champs, you MUST use the same bib. Bibs will be available for collection at the Wainuiomata Harriers Truck for those people who have recently registered. Replacement bibs will be available to collect for those people who forget or have lost their bib. Allow plenty of time. Race Numbers must be worn on the front of club  singlets.

Entry Fees

Athletics Wellington clubs will be invoiced after the event for the competitors who finish: $12.00 for all competitors aged 20+, $7.50 for all competitors under 20. The entry fee for fully registered athletes from other centres will be $15 payable on the day when picking up their pre-registered temporary race bib from the Truck.

Championship Events for Masters and Seniors:

  • 10km Championship distance: SW, MW35-49, SM, MM35-49, MM50-59.
  • 5km Championship distance: MW50-59, MW60-69, MW70+, MM60-69 MM70+

Competitors Running out of Grade

Any Senior or Master runner who wishes to enter a distance other than their championship distance must email daryl@fedude.co.nz by Thursday 19 August, 5:00pm. Please send the following details; Name, Club, Race Bib Number, Grade and Distance you are running, 5km or 10km. If you are a masters runner and wish to run in a “higher” championship grade (eg. a master wishing to enter the senior race, or a W50 wishing to enter the W35 10km race), please also let Daryl know this.

Age Grades

For all grades, except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2021. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

  • U20 = 18 or 19 at end of this year.
  • U18 = 16 or 17 at end of this year.
  • U16 = 14 or 15 at end of this year.
  • U14 = 12 or 13 at end of this year.
  • U12 = 10 or 11 at end of this year.
  • U10 = 9 or younger at year end.

Teams and Medals

Open and Masters championship grades: 6 to count for Open Men. 4 to count for all other grades. Masters can count for both their club’s Masters and Open teams. Junior Grades: 3 to count for all junior age grades, WU20 and WU18 to be combined. 

Centre medals will be awarded for the first 3 registered Wellington Centre athletes in each grade. Season medals will be distributed to clubs at a later date. Medals will be given out as soon as provisional results become available. Note final results might not be available on the day of the event.

Club Tents

There is space for club tents at the start finish area. We ask that if your club is bringing a tent, that it be brought onto the course by 12:00pm.


There is parking either at the course, down by the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park or at the end of Hine Road. Parking spaces are limited, especially if wet. Car-pooling is encouraged as is the use of the car-park at the end of Hine Road or at Richard Prouse Park if you are arriving late.


Refreshments will be for sale at the tent area by the start/finish line. Please bring cash.

Toilet facilities

There will be 4 portaloos at the entrance to the site. There are also toilets situated next to the clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park.

Race times and distances:

  • Race 1: 12:30pm: Junior Men U20 (7.5km - 3 loops of 2.5km); MM60-69 and 70+, MW50-59, 60-69 and 70+, WU20, WU18, MU18, men 20-59 non-championship, women 20-49 non-championship (5km - 2 loops of 2.5km)
  • Race 2: 1:10pm : Girls U10, Boys U10 (1km - 1 loop of 1km)
  • Race 3: 1:20pm: Girls U12, Boys U12 (2km - 2 loops of 1km)
  • Race 4: 1:40pm: Girls U16, Boys U16 (3.5km - 1 loop of 1km and 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 5: 2:10pm: Girls U14, Boys U14 (2.5km - 1 loop of 2.5km)
  • Race 6: 2:30pm: SM, SW, MM35-49 , MW35-39, MM50-59, W50+ non-champ, M60+ non-champ (10km - 4 laps of 2.5km)
Saturday, 18 Sep 2021, 13:45 to 16:00: Trinity Run - CANCELLED, WHAC clubrooms ×
Updated 11 Sep 2021.

Cancelled so you can do the Wellington Road Champs 

This combined run is hosted by Wellington Harriers. 

Come along and enjoy hanging out with a larger group of runners in a relaxed social atmostphere.


Sunday, 19 Sep 2021: Cambridge Half Marathon (NZ Half Marathon Champs), Cambridge ×
Cambridge Half Marathon (NZ Half Marathon Champs)

Further details

Saturday, 25 Sep 2021, 13:30 to 15:00: Perston Baton Relay (club event), Karori Park ×
Updated 21 Sep 2021 at 4:35 pm.

Club Relay & Walk

Our last club race of the winter season, before the season climax - the Road Relay Champs. Our handicapper forms relay teams of all ages and abilities including runners and walkers. Teams have to assign walking and running laps, and even get to choose which order they will do them in.

1pm Volunteers requested to help the Club Captain set up the course

1:30pm Register and get settled in your relay teams

As soon as we are ready after that - Race time!

Further details

Sunday, 26 Sep 2021, 07:00 to 12:00: Hutt Marathon – CANCELLED for 2021, Marine Parade, Petone ×
Updated 21 Sep 2021 at 9:24 am.

This event will not be held in 2021. Next event 11 or 18 September 2022. 

A flat and scenic course along both sides of the Hutt River.

With plenty to choose from – including a 5km fun run, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and the Cool Kid’s Kilometre – this event offers something for everyone.  Regardless of speed, age and ability.

Further details