University Relays and Chocolate Walk

Paekakariki sand dunes and farmland

Event date: 6/05/2017 12:00 PM Export event

The next interclub relay is on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Queen Elizabeth Park (Mackays Crossing entrance) in Paekakariki.

The event begins with the Chocolate Walk at noon, children's races (U15, U13, U11, U9 races and a U7 fun run) from 1.15 pm and the main relay starting at 2.50 pm. All grades start together. 

If you want to be part of a Scottish relay team let your captain know.

Please do not bring their dogs along to this event. They are not permitted on the farm at QEII Park.

The Victoria University Athletic Club hosts this relay and it is open to both registered athletes and social members of clubs.

  • The Whittaker’s Chocolate Walk - open to walkers of all ages. Distance of approximately 6 km. Walkers must estimate their time with the winners being the walkers who are closest to their estimated time. Prizes for first female and first male.
  • The Youngster’s Races – four scratch races for athletes under 15 years of age, and a fun run for the under 7’s. Athletes older than this can run in the junior relay. Prize giving for the four scratch races will be held shortly after the under 7’s fun run, just before the start of the relay. Children's age is taken as at 31 December 2017.
  • The University Relay – seven grades (JM U20, JW U20, SM, SW, M40, W40 and O50) with 4 runners per team over an approx. 3.7 km lap. 




12:00 PM

Chocolate Walk

6 km walk on the road; 11.30 registration, 12pm start

1:15 PM

B&G  U9

1.2 km, start is over the sandhills behind the start/finish area

1:30 PM

B&G  U11

2 km loop from the start/finish area

1.45 PM

B&G  U13

2 km loop from the start/finish area

2:00 PM

B&G  U15

2 km loop from the start/finish area

2:15 PM

B&G  U7 fun run

500 metres fun run "out and back" from the start/finish area

2:50 PM


Junior women U20 yrs, Junior men U20 yrs, Open women, Open men, Masters women MW40, Masters men MM40, Masters open O50

7 grades with 4 runners per team, approx. 3.5 km lap. All grades start together - this keeps the day compact and make for competitive racing with athletes from the various grades unofficially competing against one another. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each grade with the prize-giving to start as soon as the final runner completes the event.

Masters open O50 is open to both men and women. 

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