Dorne Cup

Date:  Saturday 10 June 2017
Enter: You must enter online at
Online entries close: 5:00pm on Thursday 8 June
Enter before 5:00pm on Friday 2 June online and you will receive a personalised bib.

Late entries: Available on the day, up until 12:30pm only (30 minutes before the first race).

Collection of race bibs:  All race bibs will be given to your club representative before the first race.  You must collect your race bib from your club representative before your race. 

Each club with is expected to have a representative to collect all the bibs for your club members and distribute these to your club members.

If you received a bib at the Vosseler, you must use the same bib. Replacement bibs will incur a fee.

Location: The races are held in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham.  Enter from Barton Avenue (off Fergusson Drive).  Race headquarters will be located inside the Park adjacent to the Pavilion near the Trentham United Harrier Club Rooms.

Course Description
A flat cross-country event around the picturesque Trentham Memorial Park and the Hutt River stop banks.  The course is suitable for spikes.  An Athletics New Zealand sanctioned event.

Runners Competing Out of Grade
Any athletes who wish to compete in a higher grade than their age (e.g. WU20 competing as Open Women, W35+ competing as Open Women, M50+ competing as M40+) must declare by email to their intention to do so no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 7 June.

Race Events


Event Race Start Time Age Grade Distance
Masters Women (35+)**
Masters Women (50+)**
Open Women (SW)
Masters Men (60+)**
Masters Women (60+)**
Masters Men (70+)**
Masters Women (70+)**
Men Under 20 (MU20)*
Women Under 20 (WU20)*
Men Under 18 (MU18)*
Women Under 18 (WU18)*
Boys Under 11 (BU11)*
Girls Under 11 (GU11)*
Boys Under 13(BU13)*
Girls Under 13  (GU13)*
Boys Under 15 (BU15)*
Girls Under 15 (GU15)*
Boys Under 9 (BU9)*
Girls Under 9 (GU9)*
Open Men (SM)
Masters Men (40+)**
Masters Men (50+)**

* For events marked with * your grade is based on your age at 31 Dec 2017

** For events marked with ** your grade is based on your age at 10 June 2017.


This year we are introducing a new course for the 2km and 4km loops of the Dorne Cup.

This year we no longer run through to old horse paddock in Moehau Park. Instead the 2km loop will run past Barton’s Bush and go across and around the Children’s soccer fields, before turning towards the Cricket Nets and then finish along the straight in beside the carpark, back up to the start line at the Pavilion.

The 4km loop will now travel through Barton’s bush and weave between the senior and kids’ rugby fields, before travelling through a second bush track which emerges by the axeman’s grounds. Runners will cross the bridge over the stream and do a short dogleg before crossing through the stream by Cricket nets and then follow the straight back to the start line.

The course bush tracks are compacted gravel, while the remainder of the course is on grass.  There are a few road crossings.  Where we can, these will have carpet laid across the seal.

3km course = 1 x 1km loop plus 1 x 2km loop
6km course = 1 x 2km loop plus 1 x 4km loop
8km course = 2 x 4km loop

1km Loop for Dorne Cup
2km Loop for Dorne Cup

4km Loop for Dorne Cup

Entry Fees  –

Entry fees are not payable in advance and your club will be invoiced for each member who competes as follows:

Wellington Centre Athletes:                            Under 20 years of age: $7.50 each               All others: $12.00 each

From outside Wellington Center:                Under 20 years of age: $7.50 each               All others: $12.00 each


Medals will be awarded to the first three individual place-getters in each grade who are registered with Athletics New Zealand.


In the senior men’s open event the first 6 runners’ home for each club constitute the team, and in all other grades the first 4 count.  Each member of the winning team in each running event will receive a certificate.

Unregistered Athletes

This event is only open to registered athletes and schools specifically invited to compete in the Dorne Cup.

Athletes who are not registered in the SportsTG database by the end of Wednesday 8 June, or who run with an incorrect bib, will not be timed and will not be eligible for medals or team placing’s, and will be disqualified.

It’s also important to note that if you enter the interclub events online but you aren’t financial with your club then you won’t be able to compete. You MUST have paid your club fees and be marked off by your club in the SportsTG database.