All Athletic Canterbury clubs have been built on a passion for running and racewalking. Each club is unique so there will be a club that is right for you and your family. The benefits of club membership include the opportunity to socialise and train with like-minded runners as well as discounted access to Athletic Canterbury events.
Canterbury Masters is not officially a club, but a voluntary organisation helping athletes all over NZ perform and do their best. Masters athletics are involved in all events including road running and cross country running and Track and Field. There are five-year age groups beginning at age 35 and ongoing to over 80’s competing and having fun. We recommend that Canterbury Masters athletes wishing to compete in events enter as community members.
Contact: Andrew Stark
Phone: 03 338 0516
Awatea Athletics are the newest club in Christchurch, based in the Wigram/Halswell area. We are a community focused club, passionate about supporting overall athletic skill development, building confidence and helping each individual achieve their potential and at the same time, have FUN! Programs run from ages 5 and above.
Contact: Helena Dinnissen
Phone: 022 166 5009
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While there is a competitive side to the club, runners of all abilities are welcomed and catered for with social memberships. Christchurch Avon members are a social bunch, enjoying club runs, dinners, and other activities, and we aim to have one or two club trips away each year.
Contact: Mike Van der Colk
Phone: 021 159 5787
Boys in athletics compete regularly in Saturday competitions. Year 9 boys who are already a member of an athletics club when they come to College may compete for that club over the summer while training with the Christ’s College club. Success in this competition can lead to provincial selection.
Contact: Graeme Christey
Phone: 027 484 2556
DON GREIG RACING STABLES
Contact: Margy Gilpin
Phone: 027 755 3905
Description: Established in 2020, and based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Don Greig Racing Stables caters for runners of all abilities. We focus on cross country, road and track running. Structured training sessions, in Hagley Park and on the Port Hills, in a friendly supportive environment will enable you to achieve your running goals. Club members participate in many events from 5k Parkruns, Canterbury inter-club competitions, through to National Championships including both competitive and social grades.
This is a very social club with partners, extended friends and family all enjoying getting out and participating. There are no pretensions with this club – the focus is on fun, fellowship and achieving to the best of your ability
Contact: Lindsay Evans
Phone: 03 355-4356 | 021-185-5440
NEW BRIGHTON OLYMPIC
NBO caters for people from all age groups who want to find friends through running, jumping and throwing. Our members are both competitive and social. We operate all year round and host the Tai Tapu Running Festival 15k event. We have a Clubrooms and grass track plus field set-ups at Rawhiti Domain off Keyes Rd including a small gym in the Clubrooms.
Contact: Josie Gray
Phone: 022 123 6877
Since forming in 1978 we have had many members participate with some of them becoming Canterbury and New Zealand champions representing New Zealand at World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Our children’s section is very strong with a culture of inclusion and participation. We welcome athletes of all ages, abilities and specialties
Contact: Denise Pawsey
Phone: 027 578 7259
OLD BOYS UNITED ATHLETIC CLUB
Old Boys United caters primarily for summer competing athletes from high school-aged athletes to senior athletes in sprints, throws and jumps.
Contact: Karen Forbes-Henry
Phone: 03 323 5758
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Club equipment and high school grounds are open for all our athletes and training groups to use. Coaching and specialist training is available to all interested members and our club coaches can assist with developing training programmes.
Contact: Mark O’Reilly
Phone: 021 222 4495
Established in 2006, the Phoenix Athletic Club based in Upper Riccarton, provides coaching and equipment for athletes and has a supportive family culture. Club members range from junior all the way through to Masters athletes, with a strong intermediate to senior age group (from 10 years to early twenties).
Contact: Patricia Kubala
Phone: 0274 973645
Port Hills is one of the largest athletics clubs in Canterbury with over 400 members. Port Hills Athletic Club takes pride in itself as a very social group of people who regularly combine our fantastic sport with the fun side of life
Contact: Dean Crawford
Phone: 027 209 6125
Selwyn Athletic Club welcomes children and adults to join in the fun and excitement of athletics. We encourage children to learn skills in all track and field events and to have fun.We support those athletes who choose to compete against other athletes in local interclub and national competitions.
Contact: Gail Krsinic
Phone: 022 018 1025
The Sumner Running Club is Christchurch’s only adventure-focused running club. Club members participate and successfully compete in a variety of disciplines including, road running, cross country, athletics, trail running, orienteering, multi-sport and a number of outdoor adventure pursuits
Contact: David Fitch (President)
Phone: 022 163 920
UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY
It does not matter how old or fit you currently are, we all start somewhere, most of our top athletes came from humble beginnings and have trained hard to get to where they are now.
Contact: Daniel Reese
Phone: 03 338 6695 / 027 294 2187
WHIPPETS RUNNING PROJECT
Contact: Kelly Parlane
SOUTH CANTERBURY CLUBS
MID SOUTH CANTERBURY SUB CENTRE
Contact: Helen Mackle
Phone: 03 615 967 / 027 600 9981
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Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned runner or walker, we are proud to cater for a variety of backgrounds and a range of abilities.
Contact: Joe Ford
Phone: 03 3088 361
Run Timaru is a club that welcomes runners of all abilities. Run Timaru has grown from Timaru Harriers, which has a long history in South Canterbury. Updated to suit modern runners and running, Run Timaru is going from strength to strength, supporting local runners, young and old, to always put their best foot forward.
Contact: Andrea Wreford
Phone: 027 344 7965
SOUTH CANTERBURY HARRIER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
For clubs in the South Canterbury who wish to compete in the Cross Country and Road Season contact the South Canterbury Harrier Management Committee.
Contact: Mark Peters
Phone: 03 684 6330
SOUTH CANTERBURY AMATEUR ATHLETICS CLUB
Founded in 1871 The South Canterbury Amateur Athletics Club is the oldest athletics club in New Zealand. The Club will be celebrating its sesquicentennial over Labour weekend 2021. The Club has Saturday competitions during the summer months from the start of October to the end of March. The Club has TWO of its members, Lauren Bruce and Tom Walsh, competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games. For more details about The Club, please refer to the website.