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.


Port Hills Athletic Club Winter Opening 2019 – Get Ready!

The Port Hills Athletic Club 2019 Winter Opening is here!!

Junior Cross Country Running

For the junior section of the club (under 18’s) the following dates are our opening days:

  • Tuesday, 26th March, 4:45PM at Hansen Park club rooms
  • Thursday, 28th March, 4:45PM at Hansen Park club rooms
  • Saturday, 30th March, 2:00PM at Hansen Park club rooms

Senior Cross Country, Road and Trail Running

For the senior section of the club (18 years and older) the following date is our opening day:

If you can’t make any of these opening days, no problems, come along to one of our training days and meet the squad and coaches to get involved. Online membership will be available online from April 1st.

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