Otago 10km

Join us for a brand-new, 10km and 5km running event, making its way around Dunedin’s beautiful Otago harbour.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Numerous spot prizes!
Incorporating the Otago 10km Road Championship

Event Overview

This is an exciting new Dunedin race. Starting at Watercooled Sports, it is an out and back course, following the cycleway with the 5km event turning at Vauxhall and the 10km event turning at the Cove.

This is the perfect event for both the novice and elite level athlete, and the course has been designed to provide the best opportunity to run a personal best time.

The 10km event incorporates the Otago 10km Road Championships.


Race entry

Online entries for the 2020 Otago 10km Road Championships and 5km race can be found at:

Entry Fees

Entry is available online and is to be paid in full by 11 October 2020, or late entry fee applies. Online entries will close on Thursday 16 October 2020.

Entries will be accepted at race pack pick-up sessions only after this date, with late fee applied.

Late fee

All entries received after 6 October at 5pm will have a late fee applied to them. The late entry fee is $10. Late entries will be accepted at one of the race pack collection sessions. Cash payment only available.

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

$25 non registered$45 non registered
$20 registered or Student*$40 registered or Student*
* Students include secondary school and university students.

Race details

Course map.

Map strava.com/routes/2742909010008126884

Race Rules

  • The event is run under athletics NZ rules, open to all bona fide amateurs, registered, or not registered with Athletics New Zealand.
  • Runners must keep to the left hand side of the cycleway and footpaths where possible.
  • Race officials reserve the right to remove competitors showing signs of distress during the race.
  • iPods and headphones are prohibited.
  • Race numbers must be clearly displayed at all times.
  • Age is restricted to 14 at the time of the event.

Changing Facilities

Toilet facilities will be available at the start.

Start / finish location

Both the 10km and 5km still start and finish outside Watercooled Sports 9 Kitchener Street, Dunedin.

Pace Packs

Race packs will be able to be collected on Friday 16 October between 4-6pm and Saturday 17 October between 3-5pm at the Hill City-University Athletic Clubrooms (on Logan Park Drive, next to Sport Otago).

Race packs will also be available to collect on Sunday 18 October, race day, at Watercooled sports 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 for free on the Hill City-University Facebook page.


Prizegiving at approximately 11:30am after the last competitor finishes, this will be held at the Finish line. However, if it is wet the prize-giving will be held at the Hill City-University clubrooms (on Logan Park Drive, next to Sport Otago).

Prize packs to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female in the 10km/5kmSpot Prizes (to be eligible, you must present, bring tear-off-tab on your number)


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


Parking will be available along the wharf area surrounding Watercooled sports.

Aid Stations

There are two water stations on the 10km course. One at the 5km turn around point, and one at the 10km turn around point.

First Aid

First Aid will be provided.


Race Director

Email hcyharriers@gmail.com

A big thanks to Leith Harriers for providing expertise and measurements for the course.

Race Director

Email hcyharriers@gmail.com