News & Updates

4 September 2021 • General

New Zealand Half Marathon Championships update

Athletics NZ in consultation with local event organisers – Cambridge Athletic & Harrier Club have made the decision to postpone the New Zealand Half Marathon Championships, which were scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 19 September. 

The annual championship will be deferred by a year and now hosted as part of the September 2022 Cambridge Half Marathon. 

At this stage, this year’s event has been postponed until Sunday 21 November; however, all NZ Championship entrants will have their entry deferred until next year’s event. NZ Championship entrants can still re-enter the postponed event on Sunday 21 November if they choose too.

Note, below the statement which was issued today from Cambridge Athletic & Harrier Club:

“Due to uncertainty related to government alert level restrictions, Cambridge Athletics and Harrier Club has decided to postpone this year’s Cambridge Half Marathon, 10k and 5k run/walk event to Sunday 21 November 2021.

Should uncertainty in government alert level restrictions occur near the November date, the event will be cancelled.

The club wishes to thank all those organisations and people we rely on in order to hold the event for their willingness to adapt in order to provide this special opportunity for runners and walkers to experience the joy of mass participation in sport. Please show our sponsors, volunteers and partner organisations your support and friendliness.

Entrants will automatically have their entry transferred to the postponed date. If you do not wish to transfer to the postponed date, please email us at to have your entry transferred to next year’s event. This transfer policy is in keeping with our covid policy which has been on our website.

Entries to the Athletics NZ Half Marathon Championships will automatically be transferred to next year’s event.”