This year’s event will proceed under Covid-19 Alert Levels 1 and 2.
Due to Covid-19 and the potential for changing alert levels, there are some changes to previous years. The information below is the level 1 plan. Only minor changes will be required if we change to alert level 2.
The event is being hosted by the Wainuiomata Harrier Club in conjunction with Athletics Wellington. The Championships will take place on the hills between Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt City.
Wainuiomata High School, Gymnasium
The Gymnasium is towards the back of the High School by the playing fields.
Toilets are available at the Gymnasium.
The Gymnasium is only open before races start until 12:45pm. All gear must be taken and left in cars. There will be no afternoon tea or formal prize giving this year. Medals will be awarded at the finish area.
Plenty of parking is available at the High School and along Parkway Road.
All entrants must report to Race Headquarters between 11:30amand 12:30pm on race day to sign in and receive a Race Number to be worn on the front of their singlet.
It is a short 5 minute walk from the Gymnasium to the Parkway Rise Subdivision Car-park where the races start and finish. Entrants are asked to leave their cars at the school and walk over to the start location as there is limited parking available in the new subdivision, please respect the residents of the subdivision.
Race Start Venue
Races start and finish at the new Parkway Rise Subdivision – Car-park. The start/finish is within easy walking distance from the High school, approximately 400m along Parkway Road. There are no toilets at the start venue, please use the toilets at the Gymnasium before making your way to the start location.
All Valuables should be left in cars or with a support person. Pre-race clothing can be left at the start venue with a support person or on the trailer at the start venue in the car-park.
Competing Grades and Medals Age is as at the end of this year, 31 December 2021, but age on the day of race for master’s runners.
Girls and Boys U10, Girls and Boys U12, Girls and Boys U14, Girls and Boys U16, Junior Women and Men U18, Junior Women and Men U20, Open Women and Men 20-34, Masters Women and Men 35-49, Masters Women and Men 50-59, Masters Women and Men 60+.
Medals are awarded to the first 3 Wellington Inter-Club members in each grade.
Guest medals will also be awarded for non-inter-club members who place in the top 3 in any grade.
Registered Club entrants must wear club uniform.
Queen and King Club of the Mountain Competition
Queen Club of the mountain and King Club of the mountain shall be determined as follows:
Points will be awarded to finishes in each grade Junior Women and Junior Men and above, 10 for first, 9 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd, down to 1 for 10th and all other places. The top 6 female finishes from each club (but no more than 3 from any 1 grade) shall be determined and have their points added to get the clubs score. The same will be done for male finishes. The clubs with the highest scores shall be crowned Queen Club of the Mountain and King Club of the Mountain. If two clubs end with the same score, the top 5 will be used, then 4 etc to determine the winning club. Girls and Boys in grades under 16 years of age count for the combined Princess and Prince Club of the Mountain award. Inter-club and non-inter-club members may count.
Medals will be awarded as soon as possible after races at the finish area. This is expected to be from around 2:15pm onward as races finish.
Entrants are encouraged to pre-enter on-line by Thursday April 8, 8pm.
On the day entries will be accepted between 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Individuals are responsible for entering and paying, clubs will not be invoiced for this event.
Manual timing will be used for this race, timing chips are not required.