NZ Mountain & Trail Running Champs

Event and selection information

The World Mountain and Trail Running Championships are being held in Innsbruck-Stubia in Austria 07-10 June 2023. There are two qualifying races coming up in March

NZ Mountain Running Champs – 18 March – Mt Maunganui – event details and entry information can be found here

NZ Short Course Trail Running Champs – 26 March – Dunedin – event details and entry information can be found here

If you would like to be considered for Selection to race in Austria, information can be found here. Please note that you need to submit your application by 5.00pm on 24 February 2023.

Key race dates

Jan, Feb, March, April 2023

The draft Canterbury Athletics Calendar for 2023 is now available. Below are a few race dates in the early part of this year that that maybe of interest

  • Hagley 5KM Series – January 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th and 14th
  • ITM 5K Road Race – 19 February
  • Night of PB’s at NPW hosted by DGRS – 10 March
  • Canterbury 10,000m Champs – 25 March
  • NZ Trail Running Championships – 18 March in Mt Maunganui – selection information can be found here; event information can be found here
  • Lakes Reserve Race – 02 April
  • CHCH Marathon and Canterbury Marathon Champs – 16 April – event website is here
  • Hagley Relays – 29 April

We will let you know if there are any adjustments. For those events currently without links for information / entries, we will send further updates closer to race / when entries open.

Christmas Handicap Race – Wed – 21 Dec 2022

Hagley Park


Many traditions come with the festive season, for SRC it’s the 5km handicap race.

But wait, there is a twist … it’s not how fast you are but how accurate you are based on your predicted time. If you are more than 3.25% quicker than you say, don’t expect to be on the podium. That’s the
qualifying limit to have a counting time. (For those who need some easier maths, it’s about 2 seconds per minute).  There is more than just bragging rights this year, there is a trophy up for grabs.

When:  Wednesday, 21 December

Start:   First runner will head off at 5.40pm

Where:  Hagley Park (same course and start as the 5km Series

Rules enforcer:  David Fitch

This event is open to all club members, whanau, and friends. Afterwards we will be heading to Volstead on Riccarton Rd for some refreshments – just a short walk from the park.

Entries need to be in by 7:30pm Tuesday 20th December.

Senior Prize Giving – Friday, 25 November – 7.00pm

Good Home – Ferrymead

It is the time of year that we get to sit back, relax and celebrate a great year of running by our club members and reflect on some fantastic achievements. Partners are welcome!

We have organised a set menu at $20 per head. The club will contribute $10 towards dinner for our members. The menu is in the order form here.

Once you have placed your order it would be great if you make your payment to Sumner Running Club A/c Number:  03 1590 0003619 00 with your name as a reference

Please contact Jen via if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Boulder Bay Classic – 10th Anniversary!

Sunday, 30th October 2022

We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary for the Boulder Bay Classic this year!

Our organising team lead are well into preparations and we are looking forward to delivering this event

The BBC is key event for our club as it helps us keep our membership fees competitive and provide support to our athletes and officials who represent our club at regional and national level.

To enter, head to the BBC website here

Keep across all the news on Facebook and Instagram

We are grateful for the support of our club members past and present, Athletics Canterbury and members of our Canterbury running community who have contributed to the success of the BBC over the years and we looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you all.

Marshalling – T2A

Saturday 01 October – Can you help?

Like many of the CHCH based clubs, we have marshalling duties for the Takahe to Akaroa Road Races.   This year we have been allocated the same transition as the last few years between laps 4 and 5.   

Could you be available to help?  If you can, it would be great if you could let us know including if you are running or not and we can get a plan together.   

Please head to he ‘help’ button below to register your support.

Governors Bay to Lyttelton – 17 September 2022


Hosted by Methodist Harriers Club. This is a 10km road race with a little twist. The staggered start based on your 5km time makes for an exciting race day. Earlier start than our usual winter season events, the first racers head out at 9.30am.

Course Profile:  An undulating course with short – medium uphills and a fast downhill leading into the final flat straight and onto the Lyttelton Recreation Reserve.

Start Time: 9.30am (time staggered due to a chasing start)

Location: Starting from Jetty Rd in Governors Bay, you will finish at Charlotte Jane Quay in Lyttelton Harbour

Bus to start: Parking at Governors Bay can be very tight so the event offers a ride from the finish at Lyttelton Recreation Reserve to the start for just $10.00.  Bus leaves at 8:15am and gear bags are transported back to the finish.

Check-out the website for further details

Entries are now closed. On the day entries are not available

Start times will be published under the section ‘event schedule’ here 24 hours before the event (so pretty much on Friday 16th of September).