As well as timed and measured events on club nights, our athletes take part in Interclub competitions around the Wellington region, and the North and South Island Colgate Games. These events are for all children aged 7-15.

At a representative level, leading LHAAC athletes are selected to represent Wellington at inter-provincial meetings – these are for athletes aged 12 and up.

Lower Hutt Medal Day

This is a fun interclub event for children aged 5-15. We host the event at Hutt Rec on Monday 22 January (Wellington Anniversary Day), starting 10am. Medals are awarded for first three placings in all track heats and field events. Kids go home jingling. 

All our members are encouraged to participate in this event, particularly those who have considered competing but not yet taken the step into an interclub. As well as competing, we ask members to bring a plate of home-baked goods to sell at our cake stall. We also need club members/parents to assist with setup, running events and food sales, and take-down at the end of the day. Your help will be appreciated.

The event is open to members and non-members alike. So if you have family or friends who might want to give athletics a go, bring them along. This year we also have extra events for 5 and 6 year olds.

Pre-entry is required. Entry is on the day and costs $10 to enter as many events you wish for your age group.  The registration desk will open at 9am, and the event is usually finished by 1.30pm.

The day will be cash-only (no eftpos), so bring your coins.

Ribbon Days

Ribbon Days are open to all registered athletes from any club affiliated to Athletics New Zealand. In special circumstances, clubs might open up the entries to other people.Generally the athletes are Grades 7 - 14, but most clubs allow Grade 6 athletes to join in and will put on a couple of lunchtime races for the little ones. Older teens sometimes join in, but we generally encourage them to go to Senior league meetings.

  • Most Ribbon Days are on Sundays with first events starting at 10am
  • Arrive at 9.30am to register and warm up
  • Entry fee is usually $5 per athlete
  • Host club usually put on a sausage sizzle and refreshments
  • Clubs usually help each other out in regards to providing Officials.
  • They are a great opportunity for parents to learn the ins and outs of officiating and running an event

2023/2024 Ribbon Days:

TBA     Palmerston North Ribbon Day               Manawatu Community Athletics Track

TBA          Paraparaumu Ribbon Day                      Paraparaumu Domain (Waitangi Day)

There are other club events held over the season hosted by diffrent clubs around the Lower North Island.  As we are made aware of these we will post them here and on our Facebook page.  We would recommend following the various club pages to be kept up to date (Levin, Fielding & Manawatu).

Wellington Junior Championships

The Wellington Championships are the premier regional athletic event held in March each year. They are held over two consecutive Sundays at Newtown Park with a third consecutive Sunday saved as a  reserve day. Entries are made directly through Wellington Athletics, a link wil be provided early in 2023. Events are open to all registered LHAAC athletes aged between 7-15 years. Dates are:

Day 1:  TBA

Day 2:   TBA

Reserve Day:  TBA

Colgate Games

About the Colgate games

The Colgate Games are held over three days in the North Island and the South Island in January each year.  Each event attracts anywhere from 1000 to 1500 young athletes aged from 7 to 14 years of age.

Anyone can attend the Colgate Games as long as they are a registered club member.  But you need to pre-register to take part in either of these events. 

The games run from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon – with relays being the last events of each day. On the Friday morning there is an Opening Ceremony and Marchpast

What you need to know:

  • Colgate games are being held in Auckland / North Island Colgate Games (5 - 7 January 2024) and Dunedin / South Island Colgate Games (12 – 14 January 2024)
  • Athletes aged 7-14 years registered with any Athletics club can attend
  • Athletes can enter up to five events, plus relays
  • The entry process is the same for both the North and South Island
  • Conditions of entry and meeting rules can be found on the Colgate Games website
  • The games run from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon
  • Children wear their club uniforms (LHAAC singlet and plain black shorts) and age flashes
  • Over 10s can wear spikes.

The events are:

  • 7 – 9-year olds – 60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Discus, Shotput
  • 10 – 14-year olds – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Racewalk, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus, Shotput, Hurdles (12 – 14 only)​​​​​​​

Colgate Games Registration 2023

All registration forms and payment need to be returned to the club by TBA

Registration form -

Once completed please email to: [email protected]


Athletics aged 12 – 18 yrs have the opportunity to be selected to represent the Wellington region in an annual Interprovincial event. The 12/13 years event is held over Easter and the 14/15 years and up event is held in January each year.

To be eligible for selection, athletes must attend a minimum of 1 interclub and 1 day of the Wellington Championships. Wellington Centre is also asking grade 12 and 13 athletes to signal their availability for the interprovincials early in the season, and inviting them to be part of an interprovincial training squad.

The correct club uniform and age flash must be worn at the above events.In addition to these events just for junior athletes, the Wellington Centre holds open programme events (Black and Gold Programme events) most Saturdays. Competitive junior athletes aged 12 and up are able to take part in these events for additional competition.