Sumner Running Club

Christchurch’s only adventure focused Running Club.

About

If you’re into off road running, multisport, orienteering and adventures and live in Christchurch then the Sumner Running Club would be worth joining. Christchurch’s only adventure focused Running Club.

Being a registered club, you get to compete in the excellent winter programme of cross country and road races. Races are up to 12km against the best competition in New Zealand. Guaranteed to improve your running when you head back to those multisport and endurance events.

With a proud and rich history, Sumner is a competitively social club with a superb junior section if you have children. Annual registrations start in April each year. Annual fees are approx $150 which covers all race fees for the Athletics Canterbury winter Programme. Great value for money when considering the number of races, club networking and opportunity to learn or share knowledge with a great bunch of people.

Members live all around Christchurch and further afield.

Joining our Club and becoming a Athletics New Zealand registered runner

Once you are registered with our Club, you can compete in any of the races on the programme and are eligible for selections for Canterbury should your performance warrant it. The Sumner Club prides itself on endeavouring to keep registration fees as low as possible as we do not believe cost should be a barrier to running. To this end, the club runs a fundraising event – Boulder Bay Classic – each November to help subsidise members. Club members are expected to support this event.

Your registration fee includes:

  • Fees to Athletics New Zealand
  • Race fees for all Canterbury Cross Country winter season races
  • Access to club facilities and support on race days
  • Participation in the club race series – three races over the course of the season
  • Registration for summer track and field events (adults only)
  • Twice weekly coaching sessions (mainly for juniors but older people welcomed)
  • Participation in the club’s numerous social events including an annual camp centered around the Hanmer 10km (May each year)

The indicative fee structure for the Sumner Club for the 2015 year is:

  • Masters/Seniors – $140.00
  • Youth (15-19 years inclusive) – $90.00
  • Children (14 and under) – $65.00

Social Membership

If an adult does not want to race in the race programme but would like to be part of the club, they can join as a social runner. Cost of enrolment is $35.00.

Uniform

The club colours are navy blue with a sky blue trim, and the club uniform must be worn by athletes competing on Saturday.  The singlet can be purchased from the club at a cost of $35.00.  The singlet is compulsory for registered athletes.  Club tracksuits and beanies are also available for purchase. All items will be available at the Open Day, AGM, and initial training sessions.

Club Registration Page – click here

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hope everyone having a great holiday and summer break. Am hearing some great stories about some epic training all over the hills and backcountry. Brilliant!!

  2. Fantastic turnout at the 5 K racing on Tuesdays! Kev counted at least 12 blue singlets all giving it death in this most excruciating of racing. All from SM to MM so come on you SW and MM there’s a challenge for you!

  3. Hi there. I was wondering when the club meets? Are there weekly off road club runs? Any during the week days?

    Thank you,
    Rebecca

  4. Hi. My son who is soon to turn 9, would like to join but I can’t seem to get in contact with the people listed as a contact for Juniors. How do I contact/what do I do for him to join? Thanks, Natasha C

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