Athletics Tauranga Inc.


All club events meet at 1:45pm for a 2.00pm start. You’re welcome to arrive earlier and assist with setting up the course or running around it. There will be different distances for age, gender, and ability. Any changes to this program will be notified via the Club Facebook page and regular email updates.      


Sat 2nd April     Season opening: Walnut Grove Relay, Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay

Sat 9th April      Huharau Park XC, Plummers Point

Sun 10th April   Athletics NZ Senior Marathon Champs, Christchurch

                         Athletics New Zealand: Ph: 094770210, Email:  competitions 

                         Website and full entry details:

Sat 16th April    Easter: no club event planned

Sat 23rd April   Te Awamutu Athletic Club Golf Course Fun Run

                         Te Awamutu Athletic Club  PO Box 30, Te Awamutu

                        Murray Green: Ph. 07 8715257 (w), Mob: 0276216608



Sat 23rd April   Athletics NZ Mountain Running Champs, Deer Park Heights, Queenstown 

                        Athletics New Zealand: Ph: 094770210, Email:  competitions 

                        Website and full entry details: 

Sat 30th April    Hurdles & hills coaching session at Waipuna Park - led by Michael Pugh. Followed with pack run through Johnson Reserve. 

Sat 7th May      Interclub XC, Whakatane. Details to be advised. 

Sat 14th May    I'Anson Reserve XC, Loop Road, Te Puna - not suitable for spikes

Sat 21st May    Tauranga Open Cross Country,  Waipuna Park, Tauranga  

Sat 28th May    Hill training - techniques and information session. Meet at Pilot Bay boat ramp, Mt Maunganui. Led by Brad Dixon, Everfit Coaching. 

Mon 30th May  Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Cross Country Waipuna Park, Tauranga

                         Event organiser:  Tauranga Boys College

Sat 4th June     Queen's Birthday Weekend - no organised club run

Wed 8th June   Waikato-Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Cross-Country Champs, Ngatea

                         WBoP Secondary Schools Athletics Assn 

Sat 11th June    Yatton Park club run. Fraser St, Greerton. Meet 1:45pm 

Sat 18th June   Foster Smythe Lamason XC, Rotorua. Paiaka Trust Farmland at the top of Utuhina Road, Rotorua. Event start 2.00pm sharp.

Sat 18th June    NZSS Cross-Country Champs, Nelson 18th & 19th June

Sun 19th June   New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Assn 

                          Email: ​​​​​​​

Sat 25th June    Sydenham Botanic Park XC, Millers Rd Brookfield

Sat 2nd July  North Island Cross-Country Championships, Taupo 

                       Taupo Harrier Club  PO Box 1112 Taupo 3351

                        Noel Bennett: Ph:07 378 3543, 027 758 3410 


Sat 9th July    Willacy Memorial XC Trophy Races, Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay

Sat 16th July  Waikato-Bay of Plenty XC Championships, Ray Boord Park, Rotorua 

                          Hosted by: Lake City Athletic Club

                  Entries will be online only Email: 


Sat 23rd July  Bayfair Reserve Relay, Russley Road, Bayfair

Sat 30th July    Athletics NZ Cross-Country Championships, Spa Thermal Park, Taupo

                   Athletics New Zealand:Tel: 09 477 0210,   

                    Website and full entry details:

 Sun 31st July   Inaugral  Mixed relays set to feature at 2022 New Zealand Cross Country Championships - Athletics New Zealand

Sat 6th Aug          Somerfield's Berry Farm XC, 1000 Oropi Road, Oropi

Sat 13th Aug        Mid-winter Papamoa Dunes & Beach Race, meet at Papamoa Surf Club opposite                                   Domain Road, Papamoa

Sat 20th Aug        No organised run as WaiBop Road Champs tomorrow.

Sun 21 Aug           Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Road Race Champs Cambridge

                                 Location – Architectural Glass Products site, 137 Swayne Road, Cambridge

                                 Race information and entry link will be available soon. Entry will be online only 


Sat 27th Aug        Gordon Carmichael Reserve Tracks Race, Carmichael Road, Bethlehem.

                                  Meet by the playground. 

Sat 3rd Sept          AIMS Games XC Course set up, Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay. Pack run

                                 afterwards around Johnson Reserve. 

Sun 4th Sept         AIMS Games XC Race. Come along and watch, helpers needed too.

                                 Contact Malcolm Smith 027 694 3888

Sun 4th Sept       Athletics NZ Road Championships, New Zealand Campus of Innovation &

                                Sport   (NZCIS),   Upper Hutt   Athletics New Zealand: Tel: 09 477 0210 


                         Website and full entry details:

Sun 11th Sept       Red Stag Forest Relay, Redwoods, Long Mile Rd Rotorua

                                  LakeCity Athletic Club, PO Box 2136, Rotorua 

                                 Email: Website:

Sat 17th Sept       Gordon Spratt Reserve Team Relay, Gordon Spratt Reserve walkway, Papamoa

Sat 17th Sept       The 58th Rotorua Marathon  (postponed from 7th May original date)

                               (plus off road half marathon, 10km and 5.5km for runners/walkers), Rotorua ~                                        includes the AWBoP Marathon Championships  

                        Email:  Website: 

Sat 24th Sept       Nelson Memorial Race, Waikareo Estuary Loop. Meet Coach Drive carpark   

                               (off Grange Road), Otumoetai. 

Sat 1st Oct          Matua Road Race, Ferguson Park (meet at far end of the road), Matua

Sat 1st Oct           Athletics NZ Road Relay Championships, Christchuch


                      Website and full entry details:

Sat 8th Oct         Club Road Champs, Pemberton Park, Fraser St ,Greerton

Sat  15th Oct      End of season run - Kulim Park pack run and BYO BBQ

Sun 16th Oct      Athletics NZ Trail Running Championships, Christchurch


                       Website and full entry details:

SunNov 13th     The Julian’s Berry Farm and CafeToi’s Challenge, Whakatane

                             Whakatane Athletic & Harrier, PO Box 142, Whakatane, 3158, 

                      William Doney: Ph: 07 307 0042/Mob 027 498 1986 Email:


Mon Dec 26th    King & Queen of the Mountain, Mt Maunganui

                              includes the AWBoP Mountain Running Championships  

                              Malcolm Taylor: Ph: Ph: 07 07 576 000 (h) ,Mob: 027 2924411

                              Email:  Website: