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.


Upcoming Events

Lionel Fox Relays – 2019

Sat April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a fun and also challenging relay with an interesting sand dune or 2 to be negotiated!! For all members who are registered runners, your cost for entry [...]

Children’s Forest Relays – 2019

Sat May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This event is for our junior members Under 20 only and is a fast flat relay. For all members who are registered runners, your cost for entry is [...]

Rawhiti Races – 2019

Sat May 18 @ 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

The Rawhiti Races (formerly known as Jane Patterson Cross Country) despite having a flat appearance is a tough event taking in minor sand dunes and other twists and [...]

Holloway Cross Country Races – 2019

Sat June 8 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

2017 saw the shift of venue to Motukarara Raceway for this cross country event. This was a great course and great to have a change of venue. For [...]

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


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