Why not come and have a go at a track event?

A series of twilight meetings aimed at community members or club athletes who have not had a go a track & field for years, or maybe never.  This is your opportunity to experience running on the best track in New Zealand, without the pressure of being involved in a full interclub programme.

Those who attended last season were predominantly secondary school students preparing for the NZSSA Championships which are held annually in early December.  If you a club athlete with friends at school who like like to ‘have a go at athletics’, then encourage them to come to events.

WHERE Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub Athletics Track, Augustine Drive, Halswell

WHEN:  This season FIVE Thursday NIGHT Twilight Meetings are planned starting @ 6:30 p.m on the days listed below.  

Detailed programme information for each meeting will be added to Athletics Canterbury Events Calendar closer to the scheduled dates.    CLICK HERE to go the the calendar.

  • November 2nd 2023 
  • November 9th 2023
  • November 16th 2023
  • November 23rd 2023
  • November 30th 2023

MAIN EVENTS:  Selected 60m, 100m, 200m, 300m,  400m, 1 mile & 3000m.

We will endeavour to offer a throwing and / or jumping event each night if we are able to finding officials.

To ensure we place athletes in the appropriate race, all competitor MUST pre-enter the events using our online entry links on this page or via the Events calendar.

All community athletes will be allocated a race number that you will use at all meetings all attend.  This can be collected from the CONTROL ROOM near the start / finish line.

Race times and start lists will be published by 12:00 noon each Thursday.  

COST:  $5.00 per event or $8.00 for two or more events at each meeting, plus a $2.00 admin fee.

WHO CAN COMPETE:  All events are open to anyone aged 12+ who is looking for a challenge.

If there are additional events you would like added, please contact Andrew Stark.

Are you wanting to train at Ngā Puna Wai?  This is a user pays facility.

The Annual Ngā Puna Wai Training Fee allows you to train at the track & field facility all year round, provided the venue has not been booked by another party, such as a school.

Booking information will be posted on the Athletics Canterbury website and Christchurch City Council website.

Annual membership runs for twelve months, and expires at the end of the month in which is was purchased (Example: 15th May 2020 – 31st May 2021).

Summer and Winter membership options are also available.

  • Summer Membership is 1st October to 31st March
  • Winter Membership is 1st April to 30th September

You will be issued a training card that you may be required to show when training at Ngā Puna Wai, so please carry it with you.

To purchase a NPW Community Training membership card (Annual, Summer or Winter) … CLICK HERE

NEW SINGLE USE FEE:   If you are a casual user and the above training fee options do not suit you, you can now purchase a single use fee for only $5.00, valid for ONE training session.

To purchase a Casual User Fee …. CLICK HERE


  • Do not train in lanes 1-3.  Lane barriers will be in place
  • No food and drink is allowed inside the track only water
  • Only approved Athletics Canterbury equipment is to be used on the track and field
  • Do not wear spikes any longer than 6mm
  • Be considerate to each other whilst using the track
  • You must ensure that you have your membership card on you when training at Nga Puna Wai, otherwise you risk being asked to pay an extra fee.

Selected Athletics Canterbury equipment is available and can be obtained via your coach.

Please contact Ian Thomas to discuss you needs and the procedure.

While training, if your hear 3 large blasts of the siren, please all meet in front of the control building, then go up the stairs down the path and turn left onto the road and walk towards the site office, where you will then be instructed to return to the track once it is safe to do so.

The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub is a community venue.  Please respect the venue and your fellow training members.