Sunday 18 July 2021

Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt

Course description

The course will be based on a 2km lap, which will be similar to the lap used for the 2019 NZ Cross Country Champs. The lap has a mixture of flat and undulating cross country running, and is suitable for spikes. It is likely that the course will be firm underfoot, unless there is heavy rain in the hours prior to the event in which case parts will get muddy and slippery. Each lap crosses a tarsealed road twice.

Beware: the Park is open to the public, so beware of the potential for spectators, members of the public and dogs to venture onto the course while you are competing.

The course will be marked with electrical tape, cones and flags. Competitors are to run between flags / cones, and around the outside of the tape – no cutting corners!

Age grades

  • Wellington championship grades are: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Senior, Masters 35, 50, 60 and 70.
  • Championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 10km.
  • Championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW70 and MM70 is 5km.
  • For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2021. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

Entry and eligibility

The event is open to any athlete registered in the Athletes NZ ClubNet database as “Competitive” and “Active and Financial” as at 11.59pm on Friday 16 July 2021.

Competitive athletes from other centres are welcome. They are to email their entry to Daryl Bloomfield ( by 16 July and pay their $12 entry fee direct to Athletics Wellington (deposit into 031-540-0009238-00).

Only “Competitive” members of an Athletics Wellington club will eligible for championship medals and to count in teams’ races.

Runners competing out of grade

Any competitor who want to compete out of grade must notify Daryl Bloomfield ( by Friday 16 July.

Race uniform and numbers

All competitors must wear their official club uniform and their Athletics Wellington race bib (as issued for the Dorne Cup and Vosseler Shield) on the front of their uniform.

If you have misplaced / lost your race bib, please see Daryl Bloomfield on race day for a temporary bib (which must be returned after your race).

Team races

There are team races for each championship grade, except Seniors where the team race will be Open (first 6 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Men, who will compete for the White & Mackay Shield, and first 4 from each club in the 10km race to count for the Women).

Counting Individuals for teams: First six from each club to count for Open Men and four for all other grades.


Athletics Wellington championship medals are awarded for the first three registered Wellington athletes in each grade. These medals will be presented at the Soundshell as soon as possible after each race.

Start times and distances


5km Women Under 18
5km Masters Men 60
5km Masters Men 70
5km Masters Women 50
5km Masters Women 60
5km Masters Women 70
5km All other adult grades (non-championship)


4km Boys Under 16
4km Girls Under 16


6km Men Under 18
6km Women Under 20
8km Men Under 20


1km Boys Under 10
1km Girls Under 10


2km Boys Under 12
2km Girls Under 12
2km Boys Under 14
2km Girls Under 14


10km Senior Women

10km Senior Men
10km Masters Men 35
10km Masters Men 50
10km Masters Women 35
10km All other adult grades (non-championship)

  • The 1km loop will be the first half of the 2km lap
  • The 5km race will do a 1km loop followed by 2 x 2km laps


Race Director Todd Stevens

Entries, timing and results Daryl Bloomfield