All about the Wanganui Harrier Club (WHC)
Our aim is to have fun get fit go faster by running or walking.
At WHC all walkers and runners are catered for, we have activities and events to suit all abilities.
The official club season commences late March and continues through to late October. Following this we have several events leading up to the 3 Bridges Marathon in December - a highlight of the year. In early January we start the weekly Pumpkin Series 5km events leading up to the Brine To Wine 10 mile road race in late March. Also in January we have the Turakina Road Race, which coincides with the Turakina Highland Games.
The first half of the season is cross country and from late July we have road racing. The Vaoga Cup kicks off the cross country and the Whitlaw Cup is the first road event, a trophy keenly sort after. Trophies such as the Whitlaw Cup, Bramwell Trophy and Harrison Shield have a long history, going back over 70 years. The 2nd Saturday in September is the Marton To Wanganui Relay – an event on the calendar since 1931.
Start times Usually 1:30pm sharp on a Saturday afternoon with each event normally followed by afternoon tea at the Clubrooms at Victoria Park in Parsons Street. All are welcome to tell their story of the event over cake and biscuits (or sandwiches if you are into healthy.) Club members bring a plate please.
Note: All subscriptions due before 30th April
Runners & Walkers: Black shorts with official club singlet or t shirt.
For a member to be eligible for trophies, you must be financial and wearing the official club uniform.