Events and races from the club syllabus, the Wellington region, and further afield.
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.
2018 race details:
1.30pm: Boys & Girls 9 and Under (1km scratch race), Boys & Girls 13 and Under (2km scratch race)
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.
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!
Gazley Volkswagen Marathon
Shoe Clinic Half Marathon
Runners & Walkers: 8:45am
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.
Annual club mid-winter trip.
Races on Saturday, club dinner Saturday night, Sunday morning group runs. Not to be missed!
Registered & non Registered runners and walkers all welcome. A great family weekend event. The club has applied for grants to keep the costs down.
2018 race times
9:45am: Girls 10 and under (1km)
9:55am: Boys 10 and under (1km)
10:05am: Girls 12 and under (2km)
10:15am: Boys 12 and under (2km)
10:30am: Girls 14 and under (3km)
10:45am: Boys 14 and under (3km)
11:00am: Masters Men 35-49 (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
11:20am: Masters Women 35+ (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
11:45am: Masters Men 50+ (6km - 2 x 3km laps)
12:15pm: Women under 20, women under 18 (4km - 2 x 2km laps)
12:30pm: Men under 20, men under 18 (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
12:45pm: Senior Women (5km - 3km lap + 2km lap)
1:20pm: Senior Men (9km - 3 x 3km laps)
Trip details 2018
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 email@example.com.
In terms of transport, there is a option of going up in vans organised by the club. Contact Brian.
The club dinner is on Saturday night at Dixie Browns. Please indicate your interest on when registering. This is self-funded, so all family and supporters are welcome to attend.
To go to the NIXC, please register here.
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 9th June.
Athletics Wellington Cross Country Championships plus road walk. Incorporating the Club Cross Country Champs.
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. This is our dress rehearsal for hosting the National Champs here in August.
Note that the draft version of the 2018 Athletics Wellington calendar indicated that this event would be on Sunday 15th. We have since changed this to the 14th, so we can compete on a Saturday like all other interclub events.
2017 infomration below until we have updated info for 2018:
2017 details: maps, times, entry details etc
Club run / walk from the clubrooms with packs for all ages and abilities. We have invited Wellington Scottish to join us. They are a big club so there should be plenty of people. Let's make them feel welcome and introduce them to our local trails.
Please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.
Thinking of joining? Come along!
All ages, all abilities, all motivations. Join us!
2017 details below
Road race and walk for registered masters athletes
- Road Race: 5 laps = 8 km – Start 11.00 am
- Race Walk: 4 laps = 6.4 km – Start 10.45 am
Start and finish: Is in Kipling Street. The roads are NOT closed to traffic.
- Prizes will be awarded to the first place runner in each age group plus additional prizes where warranted.
- Prizes for first two men and women in race walk plus additional prizes where warranted.
- Prizes for the first 3 Club teams (2 running teams and 1 walking team.)
- Running – Four to a team with at least one woman.
- Walking – Three to a team (mixed team).
- A number of Spot Prizes will be drawn on the day.
- Entry Fee: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00
- No late entry fee payable.
- Pre-Masters are welcome.
- Make cheque payable to Wellington Masters Athletics Inc. or Direct Credit to: Wellington Masters Athletics Inc., ANZ Bank, The Terrace: 06 0565 0064415 00
- Postal entries to: Brian Watson, 14 Hewson Crescent, Otaki Beach, Otaki 5512 - Telephone 06 364 7758 or Graham Gould, PO Box 5887, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entry form also available on the Masters website at www.wellingtonmastersathletics.org.nz
Club cross country champs. Races for all ages from juniors through to masters.
Please come along early to help out setting up the course.
Olympic are hosting the NZ Cross Country Champs - one of the biggest cross country running event in the country. This is sure to attract some incredible runners, and will give us a chance to compete alongside the country's best.
All club members are encouraged to assist with setting up the course and / or event marshalling / support duties as their race time permits. We will be running a BBQ and baking stall to try to bring some money in for the club.
Interclub road relay races. Sign up by 6pm 6 Aug to be put in a team.
10.30am: Walkers - the Great Bays Relay Turkey Trot; 5km (NB first lap of relay course (+224m) only). Report to caravan at start by 10am to enter and to estimate time.
12.30pm: Women under 20, Senior women, Masters Women (35+), Masters Men 60+ (NEW GRADE)
1:00pm: Men under 20, senior men, masters men (40+), masters men (50+)
3:30pm: Prizegiving at WHAC clubrooms
Change over points:
Start at Island Bay
(1) Near the end of the sea wall at Lyall Bay opposite Kingsford Smith Street – 4.776 km
(2) Just past the bus stop at Eve Bay (before the Pass of Branda) – 4.649 km
(3) On the concrete path between grass and sand near the changing rooms at Scorching Bay – 4.804 km
(4) Shelly Bay, by the former gates at the southern end of the old air force base – 3.845 km
Finish at Evans Bay Parade / Cobham Drive intersection – 3.978 km
(Relay distance 22.052 km; lap distances re-measured 2014)
(a) Competitors must run on the footpath on the seaward side of the road where it is available, except where directed to run elsewhere by the Race Marshals. If no footpath is available, competitors must run within ONE METRE of the right hand edge of the sealed surface of the roadway. Competitors and supporters must obey the directions of the Race Referee, Race Marshals, and Police Officers at all times. Roads will not be closed, be aware of moving traffic at all times.
(b) UNIFORM Club uniform must be worn. The race number provided for each team is to be worn on the front of the runner’s uniform, and it must be clearly visible and unaltered.
(c) MINIMUM AGE RESTRICTION For safety reasons, ALL competitors MUST be at least 14 years of age on the day of the race.
(d) REPLACEMENT In the event of a runner being unable to complete a lap, that runner may be replaced by another member of the team. However, any team making a substitution during the race will not be eligible to claim any team award or placing. All such substitutions must be notified in writing to the Officials at the Finish of the Lap. Any runner replaced during the event for being unable to complete his / her lap, may not run in a subsequent lap for any team.
(e) INFRINGEMENTS Teams can expect DISQUALIFICATION for a major infringement of the race rules. Teams WILL AUTOMATICALLY receive a TWO MINUTE PENALTY added to the overall team time for an infringement of Race Rule (a) SAFETY. Persistent infringement of Race Rule (a) SAFETY will be deemed a major infringement and result in disqualification. A warning may not be given for infringement of rules.
(f) PROTESTS AND APPEALS IAAF Competition Rules 146 covers protests and appeals. Any protest must be made to the Race Referee within 30 minutes of the finish of the race. Any appeal must be made to the Race Director.
(g) NOTICE TO SPECTATORS The road is very narrow for most of the course. If following the relay in your car, please keep well to the left and do not delay following traffic. Do not stop on bends or other spots likely to cause traffic congestion. You must park well away from all changeover points. Take Care At All Times.
Club uniform (Olympic singlet and black shorts) must be worn.