​​​​​​​If you enjoy distance running, keeping fit for other winter sports, making new friends (and bit of mud) then cross country is for you!The Junior Cross Country and Road season for 2024 is for athletes aged 7 to 15 (age as per 31 December 2024).

Junior age categories are: U8 Boys & Girls, U10 Boys & Girls; U12 Boys & Girls; U14 Boys & Girls; U16 Boys & Girls.

Athletics Auckland hosts a series of inter-club Cross Country and Road racing events throughout the winter (April – September). These events are held across Auckland and include individual, team and relay races with distances ranging from 2km – 4km.


You must be registered to participate in interclub events and to attend any Bays training sessions. Registrations are open now for the 2024/25 season (includes cross country and track & field till April 2025).

The new season officially started on April 1, so please register as soon as you can.Registration status will be checked before each session. Those who are not registered will not be able to take part.


Your registration includes coaching and training sessions with our dedicated distance run squad, coached by Jonathon Wood. We train every week, year round, across summer and the winter seasons.

7 to 14 year olds
Mondays and Fridays 5:30pm to 6:30pm

12 years +
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm*

Sundays 10am – 11:30am*
* These sessions are designed for experienced athletes only aged 12 and over.
Exceptions may be granted by the coach.

If you would like to give one of our training sessions a go before registering, please email us at NHBjuniorathletics@gmail.com

Once registered, make sure you join our Junior Distance Facebook group