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Saturday, 4 May 2019, 08:00 to 12:00: Rotorua Marathon (NZ Marathon Champs), Rotorua ×
Rotorua Marathon (NZ Marathon Champs)

Further details

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park ×

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!








Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:00 to 16:00: University Relays (interclub event) & Chocolate Walking Race, QEII Park, Mackay's Crossing ×
Updated 1 Apr 2019.

University Relays:

Inter-club cross country relay race. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DOGS - not even if they stay in the car. This is a condition of our use of the venue. This is because the venue is a farm.

Whittakers Chocolate Walk:

A turkey trot style race over 6km at QE2 Park in Paekakariki run by the University Athletics Club. Competitors estimate their time and race without a watch. The winner is the one who finishes closest to their estimated time.

2018 details below (until 2019 info available):

The format will be the same as last year with the Chocolate Walk at noon, Boys & Girls Races from 1.15 pm and the main relay starting at 2.50 pm (all grades start together).

The event has four races: the walk, the youngsters races (for those under 15), the fun run for those U7, and the relay (for those 15 and over).

  • The Whittakers Chocolate Walk: open to walkers of all ages. Starts at 12 noon on the road in front of the field where the relay is held. Distance of approximately 6km. The $2 entry fee per walker will be collected at the start. Late entries will be taken at the start where time allows. Walkers must estimate their time with the winners being the walkers who are closest to their estimated time. Prizes for first female and first male.
  • The Youngsters' Races - four scratch races for athletes under 15 years of age, and a fun run for the under 7’s. Athletes 15 years and older can run in the junior relay. Prize giving for the four scratch races will be held shortly after the under 7’s fun run, just before the start of the relay. Age is taken as at 31 December 2018.
    1. Boys and girls under 9 start at 1.15pm; approx 1.2km - start is over the sandhills behind the start/finish area
    2. Boys and girls under 11 years start at 1.30pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    3. Boys and girls under 13 years start at 1.45pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    4. Boys and girls under 15 years start at 2.00pm; approx 2km loop from the start/finish area
    5. Boys and girls under 7 fun run at 2.15pm; 500m out and back frm the start/finish area 
  • The University Relay - 8 grades; junior men (under 20), junior women (under 20), open men, open women, masters men (35+), masters women (35+), masters men (50+), and masters women (50+). Relay teams comprise 4 persons, approximately 3.7km lap. Starts at 2.50pm with all grades to start together.


  • Age is taken as of 31st December 2018 OR in the case of Masters, age on the day of the event.
  • Dogs (loose, on leads, in cars) are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED on the property. Please leave your canines at home.

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Saturday, 18 May 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park ×

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!








Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:40 to 16:00: Vosseler Shield (interclub event), WHAC clubrooms, Mt Victoria ×

Interclub cross country races. The race starts on grass in front of badminton Hall.

There is usually very limited parking available in the badminton hall carpark. Parking is best on Alexandra Road or Ruahine Street. Do not expect to use the badminton car park or facilities.

2018 Details (will update once 2019 info is available):

Course map

2018 details


  • Race 1, 12:40pm, 5km: Senior women, masters women 35, masters women 50, masters women 60, masters women 70+, masters men 60, masters men 70+, junior men MU-20, non-championship 5k men 20-59.
  • Race 2, 1:30pm, 3.7km: Junior women WU-20, youth women WU-18, girls GU-15, youth men MU-18, boys BU-15.
  • Race 3, 2:00pm, 1.6km: Boys B-U13, boys B-U11.
  • Race 4, 2.15pm, 1.6km: Girls G-U13, girls G-U11.
  • Race 5, 2:30pm, 10km: Senior men, masters men 35, masters men 50, non-championship 10k women 20+.


Medals will be awarded to FIRST PLACE in each grade (except there will be no medals for either non-championship race).

Team Competition WINNERS will receive medals, with number to count in each grade as follows:

  • Open Men M20-99 10k only                                6
  • Open Women W20-99 5k only                            3
  • Masters Women MW50/60/70 combined            3
  • Junior Women WU20/WU18 combined               3
  • All other grades                                                    3

Masters runners are eligible for team competition in both the Open grade and their own Masters grade (except there will be no medals for either non-championship race).

The Barry Everitt Plate will be awarded to the Club scoring the highest number of points over all grades.  This will be based on participation, where every competitor will score points, with 100 points to the winner, e.g. Senior Women, 30 finishers, first place scores 100 points, last place scores 71 points (except the two non-championship races will not count towards this Club competition).


A combination of bush track and sealed road on Mount Victoria. Race headquarters are at the WHAC Clubrooms on Alexandra Rd. All races start on the grassed area opposite Badminton Hall on Ruahine St.


Age at 31st December 2018, except Masters grades where age at 19th May 2018. As this event is only open to Registered Club Members, the correct club uniform must be worn.

Any athlete wishing to compete “out of grade” (e.g. junior in senior grade), must advise Ian Macfarlane macfarlane422@gmail.com and Daryl Bloomfield daryl@fedude.co.nz by 5:00pm Thursday 17 May.


Prize giving, following each race, will be near the finish line. If bad weather, will be at WHAC Clubrooms.


The Vosseler Shield races are an Athletics New Zealand Sanctioned Event. Only Athletics NZ registered athletes who are financial members in the ANZ ClubNet database are eligible to compete. Athletes must be financial in ClubNet by midnight 16 May 2018 in order to compete. PAY YOUR SUBS NOW!!


Athletics Wellington provides the timing system. Race bibs will again be used for each of the 4 interclub races. The bibs will have timing chips on their reverse. These are new chips, not the ones previously used. Athletes must uplift their race bib from the WHAC clubrooms at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their race. Their race bib must be worn on the front of their club singlet. Their timing chips must be left securely on the reverse of the bibs. No bib or timing chips means you will not be recorded in the results.

Avoid the long queues by arriving at the WHAC clubrooms early. Race HQ is open from 11:30am.


For 2018 there is no online entry prior to the race. You must be financial in ClubNet as stated above to receive a race bib. If you are financial by Friday 11 May you will receive a personalised race bib on the day. If you are financial after 11 May and up to 16 May, you will receive a temporary race bib, which must be returned after the race. Race bib pick up at the WHAC clubrooms on race day 19 May from 11:30am


The course will be marked with a combination of the following; tape, marker poles, arrows, cones and marshals. Where 2 marker poles are placed as a gate, runners must run between the marker poles. Where 1 marker pole is used, runners must run within 5m either side of the marker pole. When running adjacent to roads, athletes must run within the coned off verge area. Failure to comply with a marshal’s instruction or not following the correct course may result in disqualification.

Further details


Sunday, 26 May 2019, 10:00: Masters Classic Relay, Trentham Memorial Park ×

This is a great 5-lap relay race, traditionally for the more senior members of the club. It's mostly on flat grass at Trentham Memorial Park (saves our somewhat older joints a bit). Categories/prizes for men, women, mixed, teams with aggregate ages of 250 and 300 or more. There is a walkers event too which covers 3 laps of the 4km course as opposed to 5 laps for runners. The event has a ‘pre-vet’ category which allows teams to have a member in the 30-34 yr age group and also an open category for teams with members less than 30 yrs of age. So basically it’s an all comers event.

Further details