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Olympic are hosting this event, so we ask that all club members assist with setting out the course, marshalling, or support duties as their race times permit.
A mixture of flat and undulating cross country course with climbs and jumps. This course is suitable for spikes.
We have a new course for 2019 - full details here
Wellington championship grades are: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Masters 35, 50, 60 and 70.
Championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 10km.
Championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70 and MM70 is 5km.
For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2019. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.
All competitors must wear their official Athletics Wellington winter race bib.
RUNNERS COMPETING OUT OF GRADE
For the Wellington Cross Country Champs, any athletes who want to compete out of grade are to notify Daryl Bloomfield (email@example.com) by Thursday 18 July 5:00pm.
There are team races for each championship grade, except Seniors where the team race will be Open (first 6 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Men, who will compete for the White & Mackay Shield, and first 4 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Women).
Counting Individuals for teams: First six from each club to count for Open Men and four for all other grades.
REGISTERED ATHLETES (FROM OUTSIDE WELLINGTON)
Athletes from other centres are welcome at this event. Entries for athletes from other centres are to be emailed to Daryl Bloomfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday 18 July 5:00pm. Payment for entry is on the day to Olympic Harrier Club, and a competition bib will be issued. Athletes from outside Wellington are not eligible for championship medals.
Athletics Wellington championship medals are awarded for the first three registered Wellington athletes in each grade.
RACE START TIMES AND DISTANCES
Please be patient if your race start time is delayed. The grounds are being used by football until 1130, so we will only have a short window to set the parts of the course that run around or past the football pitches.
- 5km (3 x 1.6km) WU18, MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70, MM70, all other grades non-championship
- 4km (1 x 1km, 2 x 1.6km) Boys and Girls Under 16s
- 6km (4 x 1.6km) MU18 (6km), WU20
- 8km (5 x 1.5km) MU20
- 1km (1 x 1km loop) Boys and Girls Under 10
- 2km (2 x 1km) Boys and Girls Under 12, Boys and Girls under 14
- 10km (6 x 1.6km) SW, SM, MW35, MM35, MM50, all other grades non-championship
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