Sun 19th Sept 9.30am - Kids Cross Country Series at Rotary Park

Kids Cross Country Series 2021

Ariki Athletics Club is proud to bring you the Kids XC Series 2021.  We are excited to introduce kids to Cross Country running in a fun and inclusive environment. This year we have fun new obstacles to tackle along the way.

This event is open to Kids 4 - 10 years old.

Please note: This is a fun participation event.  There will be no timing or places.

Come along and give it a go (parents can join in too). Children will receive a ribbon at the finish line and a race bib to keep. There is a different colour ribbon for each of the events.

 Event Details

Event 1: 7 August

12.15pm Start

Chisholm Park Golf Course (A special event as part of the NZ Cross Country Champs)

Event 2: 29 August         

9.30am Start

Corstorphine Park

Event 3: 19 September

9.30am Start

Rotary Park (Entrance off Highcliff Road)


We will have a fun warm up in the ‘Warm up Zone’ 10 minutes prior to start of the event.


Registration is on the day, please try and register no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Your child will receive their race bib at registration – and will be encouraged to write their name or nick name on the bib (so people can cheer them on throughout the run).

 Entry Fee:  A can of food - that will be donated to a local food bank

The Course

The course is approx. 1km long with 4-5 obstacles along the way.

Note: There will be a shorter exit at about 500m for the younger age groups or those that prefer a shorter run.


As it is winter in Dunedin there is a possibility that the weather might not come to the party.  Cancellations will be made on the Ariki Children’s Athletics Facebook Page by 8am on the morning of the event.