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Athletics Otago is the regional sports organisation for Cross Country, Trail, Road and Track & Field in Otago.

Our Senior events are open to both Community and Registered club Members 12+

Brighton to Green Island 10km Road Race

Saturday 27 July 2024

Caversham Harriers

The Brighton to Green Island road race is a handicapped race for walkers and runners starting at the Brighton Domain and finishing on Burgess St at the beginning of Green Island. The distance was originally 6 miles and was recently changed to 10 km.

Open to all Athletics Otago club members. As the Otago Road Race champs are now run over 5km, this is great chance to run a 10km road race.  

The children’s race is a shorter run from the Brighton Domain to Ocean View and back.

(Entries close 8pm, Wed 24 July)


Athletics Otago Cross Country Event

5km Road Race Championships

24 August 2024

Entries close - 6pm Friday 23 August 2024

The Athletics Otago Road Race Champs is open to club and community runners, and walkers, but only an Athletics Otago registered competitive athlete can take a title.

World Athletics & Athletics New Zealand and most centres have changed the Road Championship distance to 5km, and we will are now also holding our Road Championship over a 5km distance.

12:30pm - Race Walk Championships (all grades)

1:30pm - Under 8 Fun Run (Just turn up on the day - no need to pre-enter)

1:40pm - Under 10, Under 12 - 2km; Under 14 - 3km; Under 16 - 4km

2:15pm - Under 18, Under 20, Senior & Masters - 5km

The Championship Road Walk for all ages will be run on a 1km course with distance varying according to age.

Team’s Races: In all grades the first three Athletics Otago registered runners from the same club to finish will count for the team’s race. 

There will be a non championship OPEN 5km run and walk: Certificates will be awarded for these events. The walk is not judged but all entrants are expected to walk the entire distance. Running, if observed in the open 5km walk, may lead to disqualification.

Under 8 Fun runners can just turn up on the day (no need to pre-enter)

Ages are taken as at 31 December 2024 except that Masters ages are on the day. 

Masters Age Grades will be in 5 year groups from 35 (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, etc.)

Online entries close on Friday 23rd August at 6.00 pm. Entries will be received after this time on payment of a $10 late fee.

Safety Message:  All runners to keep to the left-hand side of the shared pathway unless passing another runner. Please be aware that the shared pathway is open to other users, including other runners, walkers and cyclists

Toilet and changing facilities are available close to the Start/Finish area. 

Competition Number/Bib: All athletes are required to check in 20 min prior to the start of the race to collect their race bib.  Bibs will be collected immediately after the race.  Does not apply to the Under 8 Fun run.

Medal & Certificate Presentations for most grades will be held after the event. Presentations for the U16, U14, U12 & U10 grades will be held at the completion of these events.  Certificates will be awarded to the winning team in each age group and the placegetters in the Open 5 km Run & Walk.

Entries close - 6pm Friday 23 August 2024


Athletics Otago Cross Country Event

Big Easy Hill Climb Time Trial

10 August 2024

The Big Easy Hill Climb Time Trial run is a new event using the Signal Hill trail. The race starts at the Signal Hill Reserve Carpark (behind Logan Park High School) on Butts Rd, and finish at the Signal Hill lookout - a distance of approx 6km.

The track will be marked and marshals will be stationed along the track to assist people as required and warn other track users. The track will be open at all times to the public.

Competitors are to run in single file (unless passing) at least 2m apart on the left side of the track to allow faster competitors to pass on the right. Please do not cut any corners or damage the track or the vegetation along side the track.

At the top of the hill, officials will record the finish time of each competitor and work out the fastest time.

Race numbers will be distributed at the Signal Hill reserve carpark at the start, and are to be worn on the front of the torso. Please remember to return your race number after finishing.

Walkers start from 10:00am, Runners start from 10:30am.

Competitors will start at 1 minute intervals from the slowest competitor to the fastest competitor. 

Due to the nature and length of the course, we are only accepting entries from Under 18 and older.

Entries close - midnight Thursday 8 August