Welcome to Karori Athletics - over 100 years of athletics in Karori

Karori Athletics run a summer athletics programme on Wednesday nights (6.00pm-7.30pm) at Ben Burn Park. The summer season starts on Wednesday 25 October 2017 and runs through to late March 2018. Membership is open to children from ages 4 -15. 

New members always welcome.

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Club Night Status

Club night starts back on Wednesday 31 January 6pm.

Don't forget to bring your water bottles with you, there is no water available at the park. It has been turned off while the upgrade work is happening on the pavilion. 

First training night with Willy is Monday 12 February 6pm.

What We Do

Get Set Go for 5 and 6 year olds: An introductory fun athletics programme (Wed 6 - 7pm).

Club Night Programme for 7-15 year olds: Based on the Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw programme & Athletics NZ 5-Star Award Scheme to develop all round athletics skills (Wed 6 - 7:30pm). Results are recorded for long jump, high jump, discus, shotput, sprints and middle distance. 

Competitions: There are six Inter-Club meets, the Colgate Games, Lower Hutt Medal Day, Paraparaumu Ribbon Day and the AWJC Wellington Junior Championships held during the athletics season which all registered athletes can compete in.

Coaching Sessions - for all athletes age 10 and over: We focus on technique and a bit of fitness. These are held at Ben Burn Park on Monday evenings 6.00 - 7.00pm.

Winter Harriers: The club also runs a small winter training programme for athletes who are keen to improve their cross-country running.  The programme is based around social pack runs on Sunday mornings at Karori Park.

Coaching courses: For parents and teenagers who are interested in getting involved.

Interested in being more involved in the Club? Join the committee or maybe become a coach?  Get involved for the 2017/18 season, we are always looking for parent help. Please contact the club if interested. karoriathletics@gmail.com

What Grade Are You?

The grade an athlete will compete in for the season is based on the age of the athlete as at 31 December of the respective season.  For example for the 2017/18 season, athletes who turn 7 during the year up to and including 31 Dec 2017 will compete in Grade 7 for the duration of the season.

Another way to understand the grade an athlete will compete in is based on the year they were born.  For the 2017/18 season the following birth years correspond to the grade they will compete in for the season:

                       Birth Year          Grade

                            2010                  7

                            2009                  8

                            2008                  9

                            2007                 10

                            2006                11

                            2005                 12

                            2004                 13

                            2003                 14

                            2002                 15    







Join us

The new season is underway, if you want to give it a try, come down to Ben Burn Park on Wednesday nights and see what it is all about. 

All registrations and payments need to be completed online through our membership portal: Join the Club

Please see Subscription & Registrations page for fees, payment details and for more information about the registering.