What’s on

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

See also: ::[PDF2019 harriers syllabus Updated 6 Mar]::[PDF2018/19 children’s athletics syllabus Updated 30 Oct]::[PDF2018/19 Wellington athletics programme]::

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Club Meet B, Newtown Park Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

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Olympic Introduction Day - Start of the winter season, Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 23 Mar 2019, 13:45 to 16:00

This is it! The start of the harriers season for 2019 in Wellington's northern suburbs! New and returning members are invited to come along to welcome in the new year of running.

Our club gets people of all ages off the couch and into the outdoors every week. Whether its a cross country race across farmland, a road run through suburbs you've never explored, laps on the track, or a trail run in the great outdoors, we do it. If running isn't your thing or seems intimidating, we have walkers that take part in all those same activities. Age is no barrier - our oldest members are in their 80s and fighting fit.

Based from our clubrooms at Alex Moore Park, Johnsonville, our Introduction Day will have running and walking packs for all fitness levels. We will also have calendars for the year, an opportunity to meet with coaches, and will talk through the season coming up.

Whatever your motivation, whether it's simply to get fitter and healthier, or to get faster and stronger, we will be able to help you achieve your goals.

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

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Team YIP Johnsonville 5km Walk & Run, Alex Moore Park, Johnsonville Sunday, 24 Mar 2019, 10:00 to 12:00

Come take part in this community fun run/walk to raise money for a covered outdoor area at Raroa Intermediate School.

We encourage as many members as we can to enter - this will be a great recruiting opportunity in our area. WEAR YOUR CLUB GEAR!

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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms (Don't forget Welly 5000m champs are on at Newtown Park!), Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 30 Mar 2019, 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!

We will have a group of runners competing in the Wellington 5000m champs at Newtown Park - this is the last event of the 2018/19 season. Come along and cheer them on after the club run.

Final club meet and Wellington 5000m Wellington champs, Newtown Park Saturday, 30 Mar 2019

Details tbc

Maiden and Perston club races, and official opening of the harrier season, Grenada North Park Saturday, 6 Apr 2019, 12:00 to 15:00


1200: Help set up course

1400: First race (kids)


Our first club races for the season - the Maiden and Perston. There will be four races: two for the younger kids (700m and 1km), the Maiden (2km cross country for those who have never won a race before) and the Perston Memorial (2km cross country - same course as the Maiden, but for those who have won a trophy before). The course will be the same as last year's, at Grenada North Park.

We will need club members to help set up the course beforehand and pack it away afterwards - many hands make light work!

The Maiden and Perston Memorial races are sealed handicap - the club handicapper has predictions of everyone's times, and the handicap winners are those who beat their handicap times by the greatest margins. 

The first trophies of the year are up for grabs too - awarded to both race winners and handicap winners. 

These races will be followed by afternoon tea at the clubrooms. please bring a plate to share.

And one other thing - these races serve as trials for the Shaw Baton interclub relays held at Battle Hill later in April.

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Porirua Grand Traverse, Porirua Sunday, 7 Apr 2019

Multisport event - kayak, mountain bike and mountain run. Do an individual leg, a duathlon or the full event individually or as a team.

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NZ and Wellington Mountain Running Champs, Wainuiomata Saturday, 13 Apr 2019, 13:00 to 16:30

Instead of a club run, we are encouraging all members - juniors, seniors and masters - to join in the Wellington Mountain Running Champs.

We won Queen Club of the Mountain title last year, and our kids won us the Prince and Princesses Club of the Mountain Title. Let's see if we can get the men's title back!

This is also a great chance to support Wainui Harriers - another small club with an awesome supportive social feel.

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Club run / walk - from the clubrooms, Olympic Harriers Clubrooms, Alex Moore Park Saturday, 20 Apr 2019, 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!

Shaw Baton Relays (interclub event), Battle Hill Farm Park, Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui Saturday, 27 Apr 2019, 13:00 to 16:00

Olympic hosts this event. We ask that all club members assist with setting up the course and running the event, as their run times permit.

Cross country relay with 2km laps - 4 laps for all grades. 1km scratch race for under 10s. Traditional cross country terrain includes grass, gravel tracks, mostly flat to undulating with one sharp uphill and downhill. Log jumps and a water jump. Course marked with Red & White flags. Go through the  ‘gate’ when two flags are set together or up to 5 metres either side if a flag is set alone. Failing to follow correct course may result in disqualification.

Entries: clubs enter on behalf of club members. This event is also open to recreational (non-club) runner and teams.

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