A flat 10km for which we use the Hutt
Valley Marathon Clinic's function room at Huia Indoor
Swimming Pool as a base. Showers are available and light
refreshments are offered post-race - both free of charge.
Originally run as
part of the
Athletics Wellington Centre Road Champs, a Ludlum Park
course was used from 2002 to 2004. Until 2014, the course
ran out and back along Oxford Terrace. Concerns over the
busyness of the main road triggered a relocation to the Hutt River stopbank paths.
The race now starts
just south of the riverside carpark off Daly Street in Lower
Hutt and follows the Hutt River stopbanks. From the start,
the course goes north for 2.5km to a turnaround and back to
the start, proceeding south for 2.5km to another turnaround
and back to the start. 5km competitors only complete the
north out and back section.
First run on 14th November 1981 where 70
people competed, the walking race was added in 1993.
The next event was scheduled for 30 August 2020
but this will move in light of the re-scheduled NZ Cross
Country Champs and the Wellington Marathon
being held on the same weekend.