What’s on

Events and races from the club syllabus, the Wellington region, and further afield.

See also: ::[PDF2018 harriers syllabus]::[PDF2015/16 children’s athletics syllabus]::[PDF2017/18 Wellington athletics programme]::

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Club run / walk - Scottish 3 Peaks, St Anselms Union Church, Makara Road, Karori Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:00 to 16:00
Updated 6 May 2018.

Something different fr this pack run / walk - we are going to join in on the Scottish 3 Peaks event. Especially as it is based so close to us in Karori.

This run goes up Brooklyn Wind Turbine, Wrights Hill and Makara Peak. There is no specified route; it's up to you to navigate your way, and you can reach the peaks in any order. While the competitive runners will try to tackle all 3 peaks, the social runners and walkers can knock off one of the three at a pace they feel comfortable with.

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Masters Classic Relay, Trentham Memorial Park Sunday, 27 May 2018, 10:00

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.

Closing date: TBC

Teams organiser: TBC

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Club run / walk - Hutt valley Harrier Invitational, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 2 Jun 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities. We are hosting our friends from Hutt Valley Harriers. Bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.

Thinking of joining? Come along!

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

Aurora Harriers Handicap Marathon, Upper Hutt Sunday, 3 Jun 2018, 06:30 to 13:00

And 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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Dorne Cup (interclub event), Trentham Memorial Park Saturday, 9 Jun 2018, 12:00 to 16:00

Interclub cross country races for registered athletes only.

2017 details below until we have updated info for 2018

2017 details:

Online entries close: 5:00pm on Thursday 8 June

For those who haven't already pre-entered, enter online before 5:00pm on Friday 2 June online and you will receive a personalised bib.

Late entries: Available on the day until 1pm.

Collection of race bibs: You can collect your race bib from the race headquarters at Trentham Memorial Park. Make sure you collect it BEFORE you head to the start line. Allow plenty of time.

  • If you entered all interclub cross country events and received a personalised bib at the Vosseler, you must use the same bib.  Replacement bibs will incur a fee.
  • If you entered all interclub cross country events and received a handwritten race bib at the Vosseler, we will have a personalised bib for you to collect and use at the Dorne Cup, and the Cross Country and Road Champs.

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.

Runners Competing Out of Grade
Any athletes who wish to compete in a higher grade than their age (e.g. WU20 competing as Open Women, W35+ competing as Open Women, M50+ competing as M40+) must declare by email to jbaron@paradise.net.nz their intention to do so no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 7 June.

Races and times:

  1. 1.00pm: Open Women (SW), Masters Women 35+, Masters Women 50+, Masters Men 60+, Masters Women 60+ (6 km)
  2. 1.30pm: Men Under 20, Women Under 20, Men Under 18, Women Under 18, Boys Under 15, Girls Under 15 (4km)
  3. 2.00pm: Boys Under 11, Girls Under 11 (2km)
  4. 2:15pm: Boys Under 13, Girls Under 13 (3km)
  5. 2.30pm: Boys Under 9, Girls Under 9 (1 km)
  6. 2.45pm: Open Men (SM), Masters Men 40+, Masters Men 50+ (8 km)

Age grades: The Dorne Cup retains the same age grades from previous years as stated above.


Runners:  Medals will be awarded to the first three individual place-getters in each grade who are registered with Athletics New Zealand.

New courses for 2017

New 2km Loop for Dorne Cup

This new 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

New 4km Loop for Dorne Cup

 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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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 16 Jun 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

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!

Grand Memorial club races and Old Members Day (club event), Boom Rock Road, Ohariu Valley Saturday, 23 Jun 2018, 13:30 to 16:00

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. The Army's 1 Command Support Regiment and old members are invited to join us.

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

2017 results here

2017 details below until we get more info closer to the event...

2017 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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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 30 Jun 2018, 13:45 to 17:00

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!

Wellington Marathon (includes half, 10k, kids mile) - Wellington Half Marathon Champs, Westpac Stadium Sunday, 1 Jul 2018, 07:00 to 13:00

 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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North Island Cross Country Championships (interclub event), Spa Park, Taupo Saturday, 7 Jul 2018, 09:45 to 15:00

Annual club mid-winter trip.

Saturday races, Saturday night club dinner, Sunday morning group runs. Not to be missed!

Registered & non Registered runners and walkers all welcome. A great family weekend event.

2016 Race Details (2018 details tba)

9:45am: Girls 10 and under (1km)
9:52am: Boys 10 and under (1km)
10:00am: Girls 12 and under (2km)
10:15am: Boys 12 and under (2km)
10:20am: Masters Men 35-49 (6km - 2*3km laps)
10:40am: Masters Women 35+ (5km - 3km lap+2km lap)
11:05am: Masters Men 50+ (6km - 2*3km laps)
11:35am: Girls 14 and under (3km)
11:50am: Boys 14 and under (3km)
12:05pm: Women under 20, women under 18 (4km - 2*2km laps)
12:15pm: Men under 20, men under 18 (5km 0 3km lap+2km lap)
12:25pm: Senior Women (5km - 3km lap+2km lap)
1:00pm: Senior Men (9km - 3*3km laps)

Trip details 2016


Olympic has booked some accommodation at the Camellia Court Motel, 50 Tonga St which is not far from Spa Park.  There is a range of units from couples to families and groups of singles.  If you have any queries regarding the accommodation at the Camellia Court please email Brian Rusbridge at brusbrid@xtra.co.nz.


In terms of transport, there is a option of going up in vans organised by the club.


The club dinner is on Saturday night at Wairakei Resort on State Highway 1, just North of Taupo.  The club pays for this dinner and all family and supporters are welcome to attend.  

To go to the NIXC, please register your interest.

On this registration form as well as collecting information for your entry we also need to know if you wish to take up the following:

  • Team accommodation 
  • Team Travel by van 
  • The Club Dinner
  • If you are wanting to include your supporters in these, we need to know that too

Please note also that if you wish to be considered for selection in the Wellington team you must also complete the EOI form by the 11th June.

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