Shoe Clinic Hill Free race details

Shoe Clinic Hill Free race details

Event start times

Time Event
9:00am Half marathon
9:30am 10km run
10km walk
9:45am Kids race

Entry fees

Entry is available online (opening 1 March 2019) and is to be paid in full by 6 October 2019, or late entry fee applies.

Online entries will close on Thursday 17 October at 5pm. Entries will be accepted at race pack pick up sessions only after this date, with late fee applied.

Entries are non transferable and non refundable after the 1 October 2019.

Late fee

All entries received after the 6 of October at 5pm will have a late fee applied to them. The late entry fee is $20. Late entries will be accepted in store at the Shoe Clinic at one of the race pack collection sessions. Cash payment only available.

Note: there will be NO entries on the day of the race.





Registered $45





Registered $35





Registered $35





Registered $10

Race map

Hill free course map

10km 12 Week Training Programme

A 12 week training programme can be downloaded for the 10km race. This programme has been designed with beginners in mind.

Download the Training Programme PDF format

Race Rules

  • The event is run under Athletics NZ rules, open to all bona fide amateurs, registered, or not registered with Athletics NZ
  • Runners and walkers must keep to right side of road and where possible run on the footpath
  • Race officials reserve the right to remove competitors showing signs of distress during the race
  • iPods and headphones are prohibited
  • Walkers running will be disqualified
  • Race number must be displayed at all times

Changing Facilities

Changing rooms and toilet facilities will be available at the West Taieri clubrooms.

Start / finish location

The Half Marathon starts on Formby street, and the 10km and kids race starts on Huntly Road. All races finish in the driveway at the the West Taieri Rugby Club.

Kids race starts on Huntly Rd.

Race packs

Race packs will be able to be collected on Friday 18 October between 4–6pm and Saturday 19 October between 3–5pm at the Shoe Clinic, George Street Dunedin.

Race packs will also be available to collect on Sunday 20 October, race day, at the West Taieri Rugby Club from 8am until race start. No entries available at this time however.


Hill City’s Children’s Athletic Club will be running a BBQ, so bring your loose change.

There will be a coffee van on site to purchase coffee from at the event.

Event photography will be available on the Shoe Clinic Hill Free Facebook page.


Prize-giving at approximately 12:30pm after the last competitor finishes, this will be held at the West Taieri Rugby Club. The Kids race prize-giving will be held as soon as possible at conclusion of the kid’s race.

  • Prize packs to the 1st male and female in 10km run and half marathon
  • Prizes for 1st male and female in 10km walk
  • Spot prizes (to be eligible, you must be present, bring tear-off tab on your number)
  • Prize-giving for Kids 12 & under will be held after the race in the rugby club rooms


Certificates will be given to all entrants. Results will be available on Results page as soon as possible after the event.

Parking and transport

Transport will leave from outside Unipol, Forsyth Barr Stadium at 7:45am and return at 1:30pm following the prize giving.

Registration for transport is part of the online race registration, for an additional cost of $20 and will close at midnight on Monday 14 October 2019.

Race History

The Outram course was originally put together by the Presbyterian club back in late 70’s, and was used as a club estimated race. If you new how fast you could race and got closest to that time you would win.

Ariki Harriers like the sound of this and asked if they could join in the next year. The following year the course was open up to the public.

Over the next few year the 10km run and walk were installed. The course stayed at time estimated up until the 90’s.

From time to time the Athletics Otago Half marathon championships were and are often held on the Outram course.

The Children’s race was introduced in 2006, and is growing every year. In 2007 the Course was redirected so that the 10km and half finished using the same return route.

Aid Stations

There are 5 hydration stations on the half marathon course, each offering water and Mango flavoured SOS product.

First Aid

First aid will be provided by the St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club.


Merrilee Williams
Race Director