For more than a century the province of Southland has had a very proud history in athletics. Over this time we have evolved a philosophy of not thinking that athletics is just for children, seniors and masters; we think of it as…
“Athletics for Everyone”
Everyone means everyone – be you a young athlete or a grandparent just there to support someone or having a go yourself we try to plan all our events for you.
From the very start Southland has been not only fortunate to have some of the most talented athletes in the country but also some of the most successful and highly qualified coaches as well but like all sports we are always looking for more athletes and coaches.
Too much, you don’t want to compete; you don’t want to coach; why not get involved as an official.
There is always a need for more helpers and officials. Let’s face it; officials have the best view of the action.
Whether you are supporting, competing or helping, here’s to a successful Southland season for you, your family, and club.
Summer Calendar and programmes are on the Events and Sections pages of this website
Winter Running Programme
Aug 13 Clyde to Alex – 10k road race for seniors plus shorter distances for younger grades. This is the best road race in the South Island, maybe in N.Z.
Aug 20 McIndoe Casket Races at Wyndham racecourse. This is a team’s race and determines Southland’s top crosscountry clubs. Races for all grades.
Aug 27 Handicap 4 – road race at Queens Park
Sept 3 Gore road champs (handicap 5). 9.5km for seniors, 4km for juniors. / NZ Road champs (Masterton)
Sept 10 Travel Smart Street mile. A flat out 1.6km blast down Queens Drive. Trophies for winners.
Sep 17 Masters run
Sept 24 Surrey Park 3k and season wind up.
Oct 1 N.Z. Road Relay, Rotorua
Oct 2 St Pauls off road half marathon, Sandy Point. Course includes bush and beach – plus 5 and 10k fun run/walks
Oct 16 (Sun) Southland Marathon / Fest of Running. Marathon (incorporating sth Marathon championship, plus half marathon, 10k and 5k fun run