Port Hills is one of the largest athletics clubs in Canterbury with over 350 members.

The club caters for all-comers, whether you just want to get fit, wish to improve times and distances you have achieved at school, would like to get back to the sport you left behind years ago, or already excel as an athlete.


Junior Cross Country – 2020 Opening Day

We’ve finally emerged from lock down due to COVID-19 and can commence with the Winter Cross Country training for juniors. The official start date is Tue 9th of June, 4:30PM at Hansen Park. All new and current members welcome. New members, feel free to try out training for a couple of weeks before joining up.

Upcoming Events

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF EVENT - SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS IS NOW 18TH JULY Entries close online via Port Hills on Sunday 28th of June to allow us time [...]

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE Entries close online via Port Hills on Sunday 12th of July to allow us time to get our entries in. ALL Junior Athletes [...]

MORE DETAILS COMING SOONEntries close online via Port Hills on Sunday 19th of July 8PM to allow us time to get our entries in.No cost to enter for any [...]

Port Hills Athletic Club AGM 2020

Wed August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again!! The AGM (Annual General Meeting) is an important part of any club and is a chance to reflect on the previous [...]

Looking for a list of our training runs? Please see the Club Week on the Cross Country, Road & Trail page.

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The Port Hills Athletic club is a family focused club that caters for a range of abilities which appealed to me when I was looking at joining a club. I am a middle aged, middle of the pack female runner who thought clubs were only for gun runners. I was wrong and have found there are runs for all ages and all abilities. I have made firm friends and enjoyed many runs in the 4 years I have been a club member. My running has improved and I enjoy it more as I am running with others rather than by myself. There are also opportunities to be involved in the club’s operations by becoming a committee member. Thanks to the club and all its members for your company

Tui Summers

My partner and I moved to Christchurch in winter 2018 and decided to join a running club to help us get to know people. We’re so glad we chose the Port Hills club. The members are really friendly and welcoming and they cater for all abilities. There’s a good variety of training sessions available throughout the week and the social runs have really helped us make new friends and feel at home here. If you’re looking for a running club I can definitely recommend this one!

Stefanie Joskowski