News - 30th September 2018
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Please take note: Daylight saving start times for Summer

 

On Saturday 6th October all Southland parkruns will revert back to 8.00 am start times for the Summer months.

 

Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanaka, Balclutha and Queenstown will all be starting at 8.00 am from October 6th 

 

Hamilton LakeOur 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October this year, Labour weekend, If you have friends and family coming to stay for the long weekend, register them or remind them to bring their barcodes and join us for the celebrations.

 

 

New Events on the Calendar 

 

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Foster parkrun, Rolleston ( near Christchurch) – 27th October 2018

 

The daffodils may have gone by the end of the month, but Foster Park and their team will be in bloom to welcome new parkrunners to their lovely course!

 

Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun – 3rd November 2018

 

Upcoming Events

 

 Achilles at the Auckland Marathon – Sunday 28th October 

Achilles is always excited about this event and even more so in 2018 as they have 22 wheelies competing for the very first time (there are even two cousins from ‘across the ditch’ competing) plus their own Alana Lythe is an Ambassador.

 

It’s a great party atmosphere, while the nearly 14,000 entrants are out on the course and afterwards. Go down on Sunday the 28th of October to support all the Achilles members competing in the different events and other parkrunners who will be taking part too!

 

Athletics New Zealand

 6th October   NZ Road Relay Championships, Christchurch
 7th October  NZ 24 Hour Championships, Auckland
14th October  NZ Trail Running Championships, Christchurch

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