Athletics Tauranga Inc.

ATHLETICS TAURANGA WINTER PROGRAMME 2024

Program is subject to change. For the most up to date information, please follow our Facebook page

For all enquiries, please email Andrea Neal

For AWBoP 2024 winter handbook with full program and other information, please download here.


April

Saturday 13th April 2024

Te Awamutu Golf Course Cross Country. 3km & 6km run/walk, 9km run. Awesome event on scenic course with a prize giving afterwards. Bring the whole family, options for everyone. All races start 9:30am, entries will also be taken on the day but incur a $5 late fee. Entries are open and more information can be found here.

Sunday 21st April 2024

MTF Finance King and Queen of Mt Maunganui. Junior Race (under 12 and under 16 categories) 10:30am, Senior Race (under 20, open, 35-49 and 50+ categories) 11am. Entries open now!

Saturday 27th April 2024

Local Season Opener - Walnut Grove Relay at Waipuna Park. A fun 1km lap suitable for all ages and abilities. Teams made up on the day. Followed by an afternoon tea, please bring a plate. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start. All welcome.

Sunday 28th April 2024

9am Pack runs and walks leaving from Waipuna Park Clubrooms. Suitable for all fitness levels, we will break into groups to explore the local trails of Welcome Bay. Come for a morning walk, jog or your more serious Sunday long run.

May

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2024

Rotorua Marathon and associated events including the Lakefront Road Mile NZ Championships and the Runway 5km Road NZ Championships. More information here.

Saturday 4th May 2024

Waipuna Park - We will set up our 2km XC course, meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start. Come for a run or walk, as many laps as you please.

Saturday 11th May 2024

Huharua Park, Plummers Point Road. We set up an approx 2km course on this beautiful park bordering the harbour. Complete as many laps as you please. Perfect for a run or walk, bring the whole family. Meet at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

Saturday 18th May 2024

Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive, Matapihi. We will set up an approx 2km cross country course and may turn it into a relay style event, everyone welcome! Meet at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

Monday 20th May 2024

BOP Secondary Schools XC Champs, Waipuna Park

Saturday 25th May 2024

Tauranga Open XC, Waipuna Park. The largest XC event we host each season, races for all age groups. Clubs and schools from all around BOP & Waikato attend but it is open to everyone, you do not need to be a club member. Races start from 12:30pm. Helpers needed to set up and marshal - working bee starts from 9am. Prize giving and afternoon tea after the final race.

June

Saturday 1st June 2024

Cambridge XC Relays, The Narrows, Cambridge.

Sunday 2nd June 2024

9am Pack run from McLaren Falls Park. Meet at main carpark by cafe. Suitable for all fitness levels, we will break into groups to explore the trails of this beautiful park. Come for a morning walk, jog or your more serious Sunday long run.

Saturday 8th June 2024

I'Anson Reserve Relay, Loop Road Te Puna. A fun relay with different length loops to appeal to all ages. We make up teams on the day and encourage the whole family to participate, also great for a speedwork session! Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

Sunday 9th June 2024

​​​​​​​WaiBOP Masters XC Invitational, Waipuna Park Welcome Bay. All welcome for a 3km starting at 1pm or 6km starting at 1:30pm. $10 entry fee, prizes and an afternoon tea.

Saturday 15th June 2024

Foster Smythe Cross Country Races, Rotorua. Lake City Athletics Club invite us to participate in a sealed handicap (mass start) cross country located at Paiaka Trust Farmland at the top of Utuhina Road, Rotorua. The main event is approx 10km which is 3 laps. A kids race does one lap and you can chose to do 2 laps if you wish. Event starts 2pm, please allow plenty of time to find parking and sign in before you start, there is no entry fee.

Saturday 15th June 2024

NZSS XC Champs, Christchurch

Sunday 16th June 2024

NZSS XC Relays, Christchurch

Saturday 22nd June 2024

Hamilton Hawks XC at Minogue Park, Tui Avenue, Hamilton. Combined with their club champs they invite all the clubs from WaiBOP to come along and participate. It is free to compete but please register from 12:30pm beforehand. U10 & U12's run at 1:30pm, all other grades run at 2pm. Please see more information such as distances and a map on their website here.

Tuesday 25th June 2024

Athletics Tauranga AGM and 2023/24 season Prize Giving, Charthouse Sulphur Point. 5:45pm.

Saturday 29th June 2024

No local run, Matariki Long Weekend.

Sunday 30th June 2024

9am Pack runs and walks leaving from Huharua Park, Plummers Point. Suitable for all fitness levels, we will break into groups to explore the waterfront trail towards Te Puna or Omokoroa. Come for a morning walk, jog or your more serious Sunday long run. 

July

Saturday 6th July 2024

North Island XC Champs, Spa Park, Taupo.

Saturday 13th July 2024

Willacy Memorial XC Handicap Races, set up on our regular 2km course at Waipuna Park. Trophies up for grabs, distances from 2km up to 8km. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

Sunday 14th July 2024

9am Pack runs and walks around the trails of The Lakes. Meet at Lakeview Quay, Tauriko. Suitable for all fitness levels, come for a morning walk, jog or your more serious Sunday long run. 

Saturday 20th July 2024

WAIBOP XC Champs, Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay. 

Saturday 27th July 2024

Jubilee Park Handicap, Commerce Lane, Te Puke. 3km loop, hosted by Te Puke Club.

August

Saturday 3rd August 2024

NZ XC Championships, Mission Estate Winery, Napier.

Sunday 4th August 2024

NZ XC Championships Relay, Mission Estate Winery, Napier.

Saturday 10th August 2024

Papamoa Hills “Hill Climb” meet at the Regional Park carpark on Poplar Lane at 1:45pm for a 2pm start, with Te Puke, Whakatane and Lake City invited to join us. 1km hill climb for U12's, 2km climb to the summit for everyone else. It might be short but it's a tough one! We will then break into groups for social pack runs, mingling with the other clubs and showing them around the Papamoa Hills Regional Park and adjoining Summerhill Mountain Bike Park. Please bring a plate for a shared afternoon tea.

Saturday 17th August 2024

AIMS Games XC Practice - we will set up the AIMS Games course for our junior athletes to practice on and anyone else who wishes to come for a run. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start at Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay.

Saturday 17th August 2024

Waikato BOP Road Champs, Architectural Glass Products site, 137 Swayne Road, Cambridge.

Sunday 18th August 2024

9am Pack run from McLaren Falls Park. Meet at main carpark by cafe. Suitable for all fitness levels, we will break into groups to explore the trails of this beautiful park. Come for a morning walk, jog or your more serious Sunday long run.

Saturday 24th August 2024

AIMS Games XC Practice - we will set up the AIMS Games course for our junior athletes to practice on and anyone else who wishes to come for a run. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start at Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay.

Saturday 31st August 2024

Manawahe Cross Country (near Matata) - Hosted by Whakatane Harriers. 1377 Manawahe Road, meet at the earlier time of 1pm. Interclub run combining Whakatane, Te Puke and Tauranga. 3 different lap lengths including a kids 1.2km, a 2km and a 3.5km loop, everyone welcome. 

September

Saturday 7th September 2024

Set up of the AIMS games cross country course at Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay from 9am. Please come along and help, many hands make light work! Once the course is set up you are welcome to run or walk it.

Sunday 8th September 2024

AIMS Games Cross Country. A great day of racing for our intermediate age athletes and a club fundraiser to marshal. Please email Malcolm Smith if you can help out, even for a few hours. malcolm.sarah@xtra.co.nz

Sunday 8th September 2024

Red Stag Redwoods Interclub Relay, hosted by Lakecity Athletics. Teams of 4 racing 4km each through the Redwoods. 

Saturday 21st September 2024

Club Road/Trail Champs, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa. We mark a 2km block on gravel trails, complete as many laps as you please. Suitable for all ages and abilities including walkers. Meet 1:45pm for a 2pm start. Please bring a plate for a shared afternoon tea. From Parton Road turn into Alice Lane, right towards main carpark then straight behind the Sport and Rec Center, look for our flags. All welcome!

Sunday 22nd September 2024

9am Pack Run at Otanewainuku, Mountain Road, Oropi. We will break into groups running, jogging and walking the beautiful bush trails, with options of either climbing Mt Otanewainuku to the viewing platform, or heading out on the river trail to the waterfall. Come join us for an enjoyable Sunday social outing. Everyone welcome! (Please allow plenty of drive time)

Saturday 28th September 2024

NZ Road Relays, Taupo Motor Sport Park, Taupo. If you are interested in being in a team please let me know!

October

Saturday 5th October 2024

Carmichael Reserve, Bethlehem. Trail run around the tracks and scenic wetlands. Possibility of including some speedwork/efforts or a short relay to get some speed in the legs before track season! Everyone welcome including walkers. Meet at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

Saturday 12th October 2024

Nelson Memorial Handicap 8.6km run around Waikareao Estuary. Shorter options for youth and walkers. Trophies up for grabs. Meet at the bottom of Coach Drive, Otumoetai. Followed by an afternoon tea and a chance to get together as the final outing for the 2024 winter season. Everyone welcome, you do not need to be a club member to participate! Meet at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.