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Sunday, 16 Jul 2023, 11:00 to 14:00: Wellington Cross Country Champs (interclub event) incorp. Olympic Cross Country Champs, Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt
Updated 1 Jul 2023.

These are the details for 2023:


The course will be based on a 2km lap, which will be the same as used last year. The laps has a mixture of flat and undulating cross country running, and is suitable for spikes. It is likely that the course will be firm underfoot, unless there is heavy rain in the hours prior to the event in which case parts will get muddy and slippery. Each lap crosses a tarsealed road twice.

Beware: the Park is open to the public, so beware of the potential for spectators, members of the public and dogs to venture onto the course while you are competing.

The course will be marked with tape, cones and flags. Competitors are to run between flags / cones, and around the outside of the tape – no cutting corners! 


  • Wellington championship grades are: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Masters 35, 50, 60, 65 and 70.
  • Championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 8km.
  • Championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW65, MM65, MW70 and MM70 is 4km.
  • For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2022. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.


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 Friday 14 July 2023.

Competitive athletes from other centres are welcome. They are to email their entry to Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 14 July and pay their $12 entry fee direct to Athletics Wellington (deposit into 031-540- 0009238-00).

Only “Competitive” members of an Athletics Wellington club will eligible for championship medals and to count in teams’ races.


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.


Any competitor who want to compete out of grade must notify Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Friday 15 July.


All competitors must wear their official club uniform and their Athletics Wellington race bib (as issued for the Dorne Cup and Vosseler Shield) on the front of their uniform.

If you have misplaced / lost your race bib, please see Daryl Bloomfield on race day for a temporary bib (which must be returned after your race).


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.


Athletics Wellington championship medals are awarded for the first three registered Wellington athletes in each grade. These medals will be presented at the Soundshell as soon as possible after each race.  



  • 4km (2 x 2km): 
    • Men: BU16, MU18, MM60, MM65, MM70
    • Women: GU16, WU18, WU20, MW50, MW60, MW65, MW70
    • all other adult grades (non-championship)


  • 1km (1 x 1km loop) Boys U10, Girls U10


  • 2km (1 x 2km) Boys U12, Girls U12, Boys U14, Girls U14


  • 8km (4 x 2km):
    • Men: MU20, SM, M35, M50
    • Women: SW, MW35
    • All other adult grades (non-championship)

The 1km loop is the first half of the 2km loop. 

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