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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.

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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. There are still restrictions in place and everyone must now register to attend a training session.

Each training session has an event associated with it where you MUST register and help NZ stop the spread of COVID-19 (scroll further down this page for the current training session to register for).

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.

We require all attendees of junior cross country training sessions to exercise precautions where possible to help avoid the transmission of COVID-19.

You must fill in the registration form ONLINE for each training session and follow these instructions before starting training.

You should NOT come to training if:

  • You have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)
  • You have COVID-19 or are awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19
  • You have been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • You have returned, or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas in the past 14 days

Upcoming Events

Junior Cross Country Training Tue 9th June

Tue June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We require all attendees of junior cross country training sessions to exercise precautions where possible to help avoid the transmission of COVID-19. You must fill in the registration [...]

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

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Testimonials

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