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We will provide a purpose driven pathway 
for grassroots to
high performance
race walkers and coaches,
involving elite performances leading to national and international success



2018 Walk with alana - athlete clinics

Walk with Alana!

We are pleased to announce a series of practical clinics for athletes with 2018 Commonwealth Games medalist Alana Barber these coming school holidays! These are open to all athletes 13 years + 

  • Sunday 30 September - Christchurch, Rawhiti Domain
  • Monday 1 October - Wellington, Newtown Park 
  • Tuesday 2 October - New Plymouth, TET Stadium
  • Wednesday 3 October - Auckland 

Each clinic will cost $15 to attend, and will follow the format of:

  • Introduction to race walking for beginners 930 - 1030am
  • Morning tea 1030 - 11am (provided) 
  • Race walking speed, technique and drills 11am - 1pm
  • Lunch with Alana - BYO lunch for after the clinic 

Register here 
For further information, please contact event group lead John Bowden

2019 Combined Emerging talent camp

There will be a combined Distance event group and Race Walks Emerging talent camp in Rotorua 26-28 April 2019.
Further information will be released closer to the time.

2019 walks coaches forum

Following the success of the 2017 Race walks coaches forum in Timaru, the event group will hold a second forum in 2019.

September 1-3 of 2019, in association with the NZ Road and Race Walk championships, the event group will have a weekend to focus on building the capability of coaches in the Walks for all ages and stages. 

Further information will be released closer to the time, but pencil this in your diaries now!

Event group promotion & resource development

With the focus to grow the event of Race walks in NZ, a deliberate effort to educate and promote the event will occur over 2017-19. 

  1. Working in conjunction with the Club Development Manager and Coach Education Manager, a series of resources to build capability of Clubs to deliver novel and meaningful Race Walks opportunities on club nights will be developed.
  2. Opportunities for Race Walks will also be promoted at key competitions (NZSS & Colgate) etc

2017-18 Race walking event group plan

contact details

John Bowden - Out of Stadia event group coordinator

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