During the winter season athletics Wellington coordinates a series of races and relays for athletes from Wellington’s clubs. Scottish club members can compete in any or all of these for free.
Shaw Baton Relay
Teams of four race in 2.1km each of hills, horse jumps, ditches, fences and the spectator favourite water pit. The Shaw Baton Relay is the first interclub event of the season. It is hosted by Olympic Harriers and takes place at Pauatahanui’s Battle Hill Farm Park.
Teams of four race in 3.7 km each over soft sandy cross country and farmland. The University Relay is hosted by VUW Athletics Club and takes place on Queen Elizabeth II Park at Mackay’s Crossing in Paekakariki.
The Vosseler Shield is one of New Zealand’s most historic races. Organised by Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, the Vosseler Shield is the perfect way to test out your early season fitness! For many, finishing the race will be a fantastic goal, as the course takes you up and down the beautiful trails of Mt Vic.