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Saturday, 1 Jun 2019, 13:45 to 16:00: Combined social run / walk with Hutt valley Harriers, Hutt Valley Harriers Clubrooms, Petone Recreation Ground, Udy St ×

Every year we have a combined run or race with our friends from HVH - this year its their turn to host.

There is a runour that they might even be offering a beer mile race for those inclined to participate - it should be an amusing spectator event if nothing else!

Help out by bringing a plate of food to share afterwards.


Sunday, 2 Jun 2019: NZ Marathon Championships, Christchurch ×
NZ Marathon Championships

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Sunday, 2 Jun 2019, 06:30 to 13:00: Aurora Harriers Handicap Marathon, Upper Hutt ×

Also includes 2× half marathon and 4× quarter marathon relays.

The relays are over the full Marathon course, with lap changes at approx. 1⁄4, 1⁄2, & 3⁄4 waypoints.

Start times for all events are based on the handicapper’s estimate of the time you will take to complete your chosen event by 2.00pm. All competitors have a reasonable chance to take line honours.

In addition to the designated merit prizes in the handicap section, merit prizes will be awarded for fastest times in the marathon.

There will be a three person Full Marathon team trophy.

And a good range of spot prizes will be available to all participants who attend the prize-giving. (Some exclusions may apply).

All entrants who complete the course will receive a certificate of achievement.

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Saturday, 8 Jun 2019, 13:00 to 16:00: Dorne Cup (interclub event), Trentham Memorial Park ×

Interclub cross country races for registered athletes only.

2018 info (will be updated with 2019 info when it is available): 

Race Eligibility:
The Dorne Cup 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 6 June 2018 in order to compete.

Age Grades and Club Uniform:
Age at 31st December 2018, except Masters grades where age at 9th June 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 Dave Moore and and Daryl Bloomfield  by 5:00pm Thursday 7 June 2018.

Clubs outside Athletics Wellington Centre should send a list of entries by spreadsheet, listing name, date of birth, sex, and Club name to Dave Moore (da.me.moore@xtra.co.nz) and Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 5:00pm Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Collection of race bibs: 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. If you haven't collected your bib at a rprevious race, Michelle van Looy has it. You can collected it from the club tent.

Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham.  Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive).  Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.

Course Description
A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks.  The course is suitable for spikes.  An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.

Protests and Appeals:
IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals.  In the first instance, any protest must be made to the Race Referee, within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Referee’s decision will be given to the Race Director. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.

Athletes are reminded of IAAF Rule 144 (3)(b) which states “For the purpose of this Rule, the following examples shall be considered assistance, and are therefore not allowed…. Possession or use of video recorders, radios, CD, radio transmitters, mobile phone or similar devices in the competition area.”   This rule covers the use of iPods / MP3 players.  Athletes who use any such device while competing in any race at the Dorne Cup may be subject to a protest and disqualification.

Marshals are clearly identifiable with either orange or yellow Hi-Viz vests around the course. If you are injured or observe an injury or problem of any kind please report to the nearest marshal. All competitors must obey the directions of marshals.  Failure to follow the directions of a marshal may result in disqualification.

Course Markings:
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. . Failure to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.

Teams Awards
The first four runners from each club in all grades, except Open Men, will count towards the Teams Awards.

The first six runners from each club in Race 6 will count towards the Open Men’s Teams Award, with the winning team being awarded the Dorne Cup.

An Open Men’s team may comprise Seniors, Masters 35+, 40+, and 50+.  An Open Women’s team may comprise Masters 35+, 50+ and 60+

Masters who make up an Open Men’s /Women’s team who have run out of grade as a SM or SW do not also qualify for their respective Masters Men team awards, otherwise Masters who make up the Open team will also count towards their respective Masters Grade team.

Individual Awards

Medals will be award to the first three place-getters in each grade.

Individual Masters who, with the exception of those who run out of grade, make up an Open team will qualify for the individual medals in their respective age grade.

Race Events

1.00pm (6k): Masters Women (35+), Masters Women (50+), Open Women (SW), Masters Men (60+), Masters Men (70), Masters Women (60+).

1.30pm (4k): Men Under 20 (MU20), Women Under 20 (WU20), Men Under 18 (MU18), Women Under 18 (WU18).

2.00pm (2k): Boys & Girls Under 11 (BU11/GU11), Boys & Girls Under 13 (BU13/GU13)

2.15pm (3k): Boys Under 15(BU15), Girls Under 15  (GU15)

2.30pm (1k): Boys Under 9 (BU9), Girls Under 9 (GU9)

2.45pm (8k): Open Men (SM), Masters Men (35+) & (50+)


2km Loop

This loop cuts out the old horse paddock and the 2km distance is made up by an extended section that goes around the children’s soccer fields.  This means the 2km loop finishes with a straight line run back up to the finish chute, as opposed to finishing on a corner as in previous years.

Dorne Cup 2km loop

4km Loop

 We are cutting out the old horse paddock and replacing this with two sections of bush run and a different section around the rugby fields.  There will also now be only one water crossing in the 4km loop.

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Saturday, 15 Jun 2019, 10:00 to 12:00: Trentham 10km Walking Race 1, General Motors Course, Trentham ×
Updated 12 May 2019.

Trentham 10km Race 1
A fully judged 10km race over the General Motors course at Trentham, including a B category.

Entry fee $10

All judged races will have a B Division for walkers that do not have a legitimate race walking technique. The Race Walking Judges will scrutinize walkers in the B Division race, to ensure that although they do not straighten their knees there is no loss of contact, and to make sure walkers are not running or “creeping” and gaining an advantage. If they are judged to be gaining an advantage the judges will issue cautions and red cards as in the A Division and the race organisers may decline to include them in the race results.

Saturday, 15 Jun 2019, 13:45 to 17:00: Trinity Run (social run with WHAC and Scottish), Wilton Bowling Club ×
Updated 1 Apr 2019.

When numbers were low during WW1 three Wellington clubs combined - WHAC, Olympic, and Scottish - to form Trinity Harriers. Come along for a social run from Wilton Bowling Club to help us keep  those relationships strong.

There should be good numbers, and lots of packs. Find someone new to run with, and have some fun.

Bring a plate to share.








Saturday, 22 Jun 2019, 13:30 to 16:00: Grand Memorial club races and Old Members Day (club event), Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley ×

Open handicap cross country races. This event commemorates our first club president, who died while in office, as well as a number of club members who died in the First World War.

Former club members are invited to join us. This year, we will be joined by Vic Uni Athletics Club, as well as soldiers from the Army's 1 Command Support Regiment.

This race will be followed by afternoon tea at the clubrooms - please bring a plate to share.

Race details:

1.30pm: Boys & Girls 9 and Under (1km scratch race), Boys & Girls 13 and Under (2km scratch race)

2.00pm-ish: Walkers;
Senior Women, Masters Women, Junior Women (W-U18 & W-U20), Junior Men (M-U18 & M-U20) (4km open handicap);
Senior Men & Masters Men (8km open handicap)

(Both handicap races – 4km and 8km – will be run concurrently with one finish time.)

Hot showers and afternoon tea at the Clubrooms following the final race – please bring a towel and a plate.


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Saturday, 29 Jun 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!


Sunday, 30 Jun 2019, 07:00 to 13:00: Wellington Marathon (includes half, 10k, kids mile) - Wellington Marathon Champs, Westpac Stadium ×

Gazley Volkswagen Marathon
Walkers: 7:00am
Runners: 7:30am

Shoe Clinic Half Marathon
Runners & Walkers: 8:45am

Mizuno 10K
Runners & Walkers: 9:15am

The Hits Kids Magic Mile
Runners & Walkers: 9:30am

Established in 1986, the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been Wellington's favourite footrace for three decades. 

Based at the famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability. You might even win a Volkswagen Polo car or a trip to the New Caledonia Marathon. 

With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and the Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. More than 5000 runners and walkers can't be wrong. But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself.


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