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Inter-Club Relays

Shaw Baton Cross Country Relay

This is traditionally the first inter-club cross-country race of the season. It is organised by Olympic Harriers.

No membership required, it is a great way for runners to decide whether to join as a recreational or competitive runner for the upcoming year. Online registration will be available a few weeks before the event to sign-up to be allocated to a team.
All entry fees will be covered by the club.

VENUE: Battle Hill Farm Park – Pauatahanui, Paekakariki Hill Rd, Porirua, Wellington. (6km north of Pauatahanui General Store).

DISTANCE: 1km for the U10's mass-start race; 2km lap for the relay - cross-country.

COURSE: Grass, gravel tracks, mostly flat to undulating with one sharp uphill & downhill. Log jumps and a water jump. Course marked with Red & White flags. Go through ‘gate’ when two flags are set together or up to 5 metres either side if flags set alone. Failing to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.

Teams of 4 can enter in the following age groups.
PLEASE NOTE: Age is your age as at 31 December, OR in the case of Masters, age on the day of the event:

This is an inter-club cross-country race organised by Victoria University and incorporates the Wellington Mixed Cross Country Relay Champs.

No membership required to enter the Victoria University Relay but you must be a Competitive Member to enter the Wellington Mixed XC Champs. Online registration will be available a few weeks before the event to sign-up to be allocated to a team.

All entry fees will be covered by the club.

VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Park, near Paraparaumu.

DISTANCES: 1.2km for U10's mass-start race; 2km for U14’s relay; 3.5km for the U20's. Senior's and Master's relay.

COURSE: Grass, gravel tracks, undulating with several short uphill & downhill sections. Course marked with flags. Go through ‘gate’ when two flags are set together or up to 5 metres either side if flags set alone. Failing to follow the correct course may result in disqualification.

PLEASE NOTE: Age is your age as at 31 December, OR in the case of Masters, age on the day of the event:

U14 Children's Championship Relay - teams of 3 athletes running over the 1.5-2 km lap. Each team is to have at least 1 male and 1 female, running in any order.

Wellington Mixed XC Relay
Teams of 4 runners that comprise 2 females and 2 males (Running order must be Male, Female, Male, Female), in the following grades:


The Victoria University Relay
This is a non-championship relay, a “no-rules” grade with 4 runners of any age & gender, where a team might consist of members of different clubs & where a runner might run twice (or more) in the same team without penalty.


2024 Victoria University & Wellington Mixed Relay Information

2023 University Relay Course Map


Wellington Needle Road Relay

This is an inter-club road relay race organised by Wellington Harriers.

Competitive and Recreational runners can enter, Online registration will be available a few weeks before the event to sign-up to be allocated to a team.

All entry fees will be covered by the club.

VENUE: The Wind Needle (Zephyrometer), Corner Cobham Drive and Evans Bay Parade, Wellington.

Children’s Needle Relay: 10-13 years of age on race day


Teams can enter in the following age groups.
PLEASE NOTE: Minimum age is 14 years on race day. Masters age on the day of the event: