Yes there is cross country for juniors....
If you're a member of a winter club there are a whole range of interclub events you can take part in over the winter. For most of our interclub events there are races for Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 18s and Under 20s - plus seniors and masters in case any parents are interested too!
Our interclub calendar includes the following events:
- Shaw Baton Relays, Pauatahanui (includes a scratch race for Under 10s, and relays for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 20s, seniors and masters
- University Relays, McKay's Crossing (includes scratch races for Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s, and 4km relay event for Under 20s and above)
- Vosseler Shield (all age grades except Under 9s)
- Dorne Cup (all grades)
- Wellington Cross Country Champs (all grades)
- Wellington Road Champ (all grades)
For a calendar for the season go to athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/Calendar
It doesn't stop there for kids. Athletics Wellington also runs the very successful Brendan Foot Supersite Kids Cross Country Series in partnership with our local clubs.
The Brendan Foot Supersite Kids Cross Country Series events are for all kids. It doesn't matter if they're a club member or not - anyone can take part. The age groups are year 0 through to year 8 (so pre schoolers through to those in their last year of primary/intermediate school.
In 2017 the dates were:
Event 1: Sunday 14 May - Trentham Memorial Park, Upper Hutt (hosted by Upper Hutt Athletics)
Event 2: Sunday 28 May - Karori Park, Karori (hosted by Karori Athletics Club)
Event 3: Sunday 25 June - From WHAC Clubrooms, Mt Victoria, Wellington (hosted by WHAC)
Event 4: Sunday 9 July - Grenada North Park, Tawa (hosted by Olympic Harriers)
Event 5: Sunday 13 August - Petone Memorial/Sladden Park, Petone (hosted by Hutt Valley Harriers)
Only $8 to enter per event
Approximate Timings and Distances
9:30am - On the day registrations and race bibs available to collect
Enter at least 7 days prior for a personalised race bib
10:00am - Guided walk around course (not compulsory - only if you want to)
10.20am - Year 0 Boys and Girls Race (approx 500m)
10:30am - Year 1 Boys and Girls Race (approx 800m)
10:45am - Year 2 Boys and Girls Race (approx 800m)
11:00am - Year 3 Boys and Girls Race (approx 1km to 1.5km)
11:15am - Year 4 Boys and Girls Race (approx 1km to 1.5km)
11:30am - Year 5 Boys and Girls Race (approx 2km to 2.5km)
11:45am - Year 6 Boys and Girls Race (approx 2km to 2.5km)
12:00pm - Year 7 - 8 Boys and Girls Race (approx 2km to 2.5km)
For all the details on the Kids Cross Country Series go to our Athletics Hub website