Our Races

The harrier season (winter cross country and road racing) is jam-packed with races, with one every second weekend, on average.

They are made up of club races (organised by the club for the club), inter-club races (Wellington-based races for the Wellington clubs), and for those who are serious (and good enough!), the national championship races organised by Athletics New Zealand.

The Wellington Masters Athletics also organises a number of races for masters athletes (over 35 on race day).

Recreational and Competitive members are eligible to compete in the following Club and Inter-club events:

Club races

      1. Mad Dash Relay  
      2. Club cross country champs  
      3. Novice & Presidents cross country races  
      4. Steve Plowman cross country for Under 12's  
      5. Sanders and Gough cross-country races
      6. Rhys Mair Memorial Trail champs (minimum age 14)  
      7. King and Queen of the Mountain race walk
      8. Eric Putter Memorial road relay
      9. Club road champs for runners
      10. Club road champs for walkers
      11. Mangaroa road race (minimum age 16)

For more details about the club races click here.

Wellington Inter-Club relays

      1. Shaw Baton Cross Country Relay
      2. Victoria University Cross Country Relay (inc. Wellington Mixed XC Champs)
      3. Needle Road Relay

For more details about the inter-club relays click here.

Wellington Inter-Club Walk Events

      1. Whitakers Chocolate walk at University Relay
      2. Turkey Trot at Needle Relay
      3. Trentham United Road Walk

For more details about the inter-club walk events click here.

Recreational and Competitive members over 35 years of age on the day of the race can enter the following events organised by Wellington Masters (all events are pay on the day):

Wellington Masters Events

      1. Masters Classic cross country relay.
      2. Masters 8km Johnsonvile Road Race

2024 Masters Classics Relay Information

For more details about these races, check out the Wellington Masters Athletics website Events page.

Competitive members are also eligible to compete in the following:

Wellington Championship Events

      1. Vosseler Shield
      2. Dorne Cup
      3. Wellington Cross Country Championships
      4. Wellington Road Championships (inc Wellington 5k champs for U20, Seniors and Masters)
      5. Wellington 10k Road Championships for U20, Seniors and Masters
      6. Wellingtom Mountain Running Championships
      7. Wellington Road Race Walking Championships

For more details about the interclub championship races click here.

The following National championship events are open to Competive members.

National races

If selected to represent Wellington in the event, the Centre will pay the entry fee, other members may also compete by paying the small entry fee.

      1. North Island Cross Country Championships
      2. Athletics New Zealand Cross Country Championships
      3. Athletics New Zealand Road Running Championships
      4. Athletics New Zealand Road Walk Championships
      5. National Road Relay Championships (entry will be paid by the club if a team is entered)