News & Updates

25 May 2021 • High Performance

2021 Distance Camps

The Athletics New Zealand Distance Event Group are hosting two Emerging Talent Camps in 2021.

The first will be in Rotorua from 14-16 July and the second in Hanmer from 3-5 October. The focus of the camps is Long Term Athlete Development for distance runners and provides an exciting opportunity for senior secondary school students and their coaches to hear from great presenters and train with athletes from different squads.

It is also an opportunity for coaches to share and learn from each other and the presenters. As a coach of a developing athlete, we would encourage you to attend with your athlete to maximise the benefits of ongoing learning.

The venue for this year’s Rotorua camp will be at Tui Ridge Park and applications are invited from Athletics New Zealand registered athletes aged 15 and over and their coaches to attend. Start time is lunchtime Wednesday 14 July, finish lunchtime Friday 16 July. Estimated cost for accommodation and meals will be approximately $200, with support available for ANZ-HP programme athletes and Athletics NZ accredited coaches.

Details regarding the Hanmer Camp at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp will be released at a later date.

Applications are now open for the Rotorua camp. Typically these camps have filled up fast, and priority will be given to early applications received. Your application will be conditional upon acceptance, and priority will be given to athletes whose coach will also be attending.

To apply for the camp please register here by Friday July 2nd, unless the camp is full before this date. Details about booking flights will be sent to you on confirmation of application.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Hassan or 0212266874.