The Colgate Games are an important part of the sport of athletics and have been running for over 45 years.
The Colgate Games are held in January every year and are made up of two events, one in the North Island and one in the South Island. It’s the biggest athletics event for children, with the games attended by hundreds of athletes aged 7-14 years old.
Entry is open to any child aged 7-14 years who is a member of an athletics club that is affiliated to Athletics New Zealand, and both events present an opportunity for children to compete in a fun and encouraging environment. You don’t need to be selected or be a top athlete, though medals are awarded for 10-14 year old’s in each event. For 7-9 year old’s, the focus is on participation. In previous years we have also offered overseas entries which has seen children from all over the world compete at the Colgate Games while enjoying their time in New Zealand.
We would like to thank Colgate Palmolive for their continued support of the Colgate Games!
Thank you also to our local sponsors and partners of the 2024 Colgate Games.