For more than 50 years Waimea Harriers has been encouraging running and walking for people of all ages. We believe running is wonderful for people's fitness and general health! Our motto is 'Run for your life!'

Waimea Harrier events cater for people of all abilities, including competitive runners and walkers, families looking for an outdoor activity they can enjoy together, and social runners and walkers of all ages.

We pride ourselves on the warm welcome we give to everyone.

2024 Waimea Harriers Membership is now OPEN.

It's time to re-new your membership or join afresh!

The new membership year runs from 1/12/2023 to 30/11/2024 irrespective of joining date.

Individual adult membership is $40.

Joint/Couple/Family membership is $60.

Schoolchildren and youth students are Free.

There is a small surcharge if you pay by credit card.

Club Uniforms

Waimea Harriers Jackets

It's not too late to place an order for club jackets.

Get yours now ready for the Winter Season!

Men's Sizes: S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL

Women's Sizes: XS S M L XL 2XL

Microfibre polyester with hood. 

$70 each - this is a subsidised price for current members of Waimea Harriers.

Uniform page HERE

From the President

2023 President's Report here

Latest newsletter here

Archived newsletters here

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Upcoming Events

X-Country & Schools League 2

Branford Park

18 May 2024

Organised by Athletics Nelson

Info from Athletics Nelson:

Seniors event:

"Great senior cross country course

meet Branford Park Maitai Valeey 

everyone is very welcome

especially new runners and walkers

Senior race starts at 2.30pm

for all runners and walkers"

Kids event: 

"Nelson Schools Cross Country League 2024

Race two this Saturday have you entered the kids yet?

Best to register online see link below to save time for everyone,

you can register on the day but if you do arrive

45 minutes before race time to save long queues.

Parking is tight please ride share, bike, walk or park in Mill Street and walk over

Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before race brief at 3.10pm

racing starts 3.15pm, 1km runners run first followed by

2k & 3k runners going together after the 1km finishes.

All competitors must report to the registration table,

to check name, distance etc and also to get your number on your hand.

Let the fun begin, the very popular free three race cross-country series

organised by Athletics Nelson with the annual schools trophies up for grabs.


Saturday 11th May – Saxton Fields – race start 3.15pm

Saturday 18th May – Branford Park – race start 3.15pm

Saturday 01st June – Miyazu Gardens – race start 3.15pm


Years 0-3 1km

Years 4-6 2km

Years 7-2km

Year 8-2km

College – 3km

Parents of runners must pre-register using this link to webscorer

click here to register

Note this is a new series with new grades

so everyone must re-register for these events using Webscorer,

to speed up registration on the day please pre-register

before arriving at the start line, you only have to register once for all races.

Happy for parents to run with their children.

Get your squad together and have some fun on the run!

Don’t delay get the kids registered today.

See website for latest info Athletics Nelson "

Appleby Pack Run

Waimea River Trail

25 May 2024

Meet at the Appleby Bridge carpark for a 2:30pm start. Everyone and all abilities welcome. Members & non-members. Run or walk at your own pace for 30 minutes along the Waimea River Trail, all off-road, towards Brightwater, turn and come back. Everyone arrives back at the bridge after 1 hour of exercise. Meet afterwards at Club Waimea for social.

No race timing or numbers provided at this event.

Rough Island Pack Run

Variety of trail options

01 June 2024

Meet on Rough Island just before the causeway/bridge onto Rabbit Island, close to the toilet block on the left for a 2:30pm start. Everyone and all abilities welcome. Members & non-members. Run or walk at your own pace. A variety of loops between 2km and 10km for an hours exercise. Everyone arrives back at the starting point after approximately an hour. Meet afterwards at Club Waimea for social.

No race timing or numbers provided at this event.

Link to Winter 2024 Programme HERE

Other Local Events

The Gearshop Bay Trail Run - 25 May 2024

With four distances (55km, 34km, 24km & 10km) to choose from and incredible views along the way, this unique, new trail run is an event not to be missed. Based at the Cable Bay Adventure Park, it is in the perfect location, with a café on site and plenty of room to enjoy the pre and post-race atmosphere. With 4 great courses there is the opportunity to run tracks on private land including Pepin Island.
Profits from this event will be donated to the QEII National Trust.
For more information and entries
Discounted Entry for Waimea Harriers Members
If you are a paid-up member of Waimea Harriers you can contact Tamsin at for a discount code to get 10% off entry to the Bay Trail event.

Milnes Beatson Kaiteriteri Gold - 02 June 2024

4 trail courses through the beautiful Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park

Half Marathon, 16km, 8km & Kids 3.2km

A non-profit fundraising event by Active4Good.

More information and register on the website

Duty Roster for Helpers

Duty Roster for the Winter season – can you be an event helper?

With a number of events coming up in the next few weeks, we will need helpers please.

Here is the link to the Duty Roster for helpers. We are always keen to welcome new helpers and there are roles available at upcoming events. Have a look at what's available and email Alan on if you can help fill a spot. Or talk to Alan at the next event if you want to know more.

Recent Results

2024 Results HERE

Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Results HERE

Winter Season & 2023 Results HERE

Dovedale Hill Results HERE

Monaco Mid Winter Marathon & Relays HERE

Waimea Harriers Webscorer Results Page HERE