All of the following clubs have been built on the passion for running and racewalking. Each club in the Athletics Canterbury community is unique and consists of the widening variety of runners in the region. There will be a club that is right for you and your family so we encourage you to visit a local club. The benefits of club membership include discounted access to all Canterbury Cross Country & Road events and Track and Field events, and the opportunity to socialise and train with like-minded runners.



A small, friendly and mostly uncompetitive club. 
contact: Meg Christie email: phone: 03 981 1304 web:



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  email: phone: 03 3088 361 web:




You don’t have to be a fast runner to take part, we are out to have some fun and you will get faster. The club is associated with the Regional Youth Academy’s high performance group and provides a social and structured development environment. 
contact: Dorothy McPhail   email: phone:027 290 7040



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 email: phone: 03 338 0516 web:


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 email: phone: 03 323 5758 web:



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   email: phone: 021 159 5787 web:



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. 
Graeme Christey email: phone: 027 484 2556  web:



We are a strong family club wishing to engage with our community through athletics. We welcome all people of all ages and abilities to join with us. It is our intention to offer healthy activity and teach positive life skills through athletics. 
Kerry Rutherford email:
   phone: 03 373 8032 web:



This is a very social club with partners, extended friends and family all enjoying getting out and participating. There are no pretentions with this club – the focus is on fun, fellowship and achieving to the best of your ability
contact: Lindsay Evans  email: phone:  03 355-4356  |  021-185-5440  web:



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: Hayden Zervos 
email:  021 1139121   web: 



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  email: ( 027 578 7259 web:



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. 
Mark O’Reilly 
email: phone  021 222 4495  web:



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: Vanessa Buchan email:  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: Bernie Jago.
email: phone:  021 1166415 web:


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 email:
027 344 7965  web:



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: Ann-Marie Sewell email: phone: 027 560 6233  web:



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) email: phone: 022 163 920 web:  



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  email:  phone: 03 338 6695 / 027 294 2187 web:



For clubs in the South Canterbury contact the South Canterbury Harrier Management Committee. contact: Mark Peters email: phone:N 03 684 6330  


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