Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

Running and Walking in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Cross Country Championships

Sunday 16 July 2023

Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt

Course description

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 tar-sealed 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 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, 65 and 70.
  • The championship distance for SW, SM, MW35, MM35 and MM50 is 8km.
  • The championship distance for MW50, MW60, MM60, MW65, MM65, MW70 and MM70 is 4km.
  • For all grades except Masters, ages are at 31st December 2023. For Masters’ grades, ages are age on the day.

Entry and eligibility

The event is open to any athlete registered in the Athletes NZ GameDay database as “Competitive” and “Active and Financial” as of 11.59pm on Friday 14 July 2023.

Competitive athletes from other centres are welcome. They are to email their entry to Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by 14 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 be eligible for championship medals and to count in teams’ races.

Runners competing out of grade

Any competitor who wants to compete out of grade (including in the non-championship grades in the 4km and 8km races) must notify Daryl Bloomfield (daryl@fedude.co.nz) by Friday, 14 July.

Race uniforms 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 the 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.

Race start times and distances

Race start timeRace Distance*Grades
11.00am4kmBoys Under 16
Girls Under 16
Women Under 18
Men Under 18
Women Under 20
Masters Men 60
Masters Men 65
Masters Men 70
Masters Women 50
Masters Women 60
Masters Women 65
Masters Women 70
All other adult grades (non-championship)
11.30am1km*Boys Under 10
Girls Under 10
11.45am2kmBoys Under 12
Girls Under 12
Boys Under 14
Girls Under 14
12.00pm8kmMen Under 20
Senior Women
Senior Men
Masters Men 35
Masters Men 50
Masters Women 35

Course map

  • The 1km loop will be the first half of the 2km lap

Contact details

Race Director
Todd Stevens toddstevens6@gmail.com
Entries, timing and results
Daryl Bloomfield daryl@fedude.co.nz