Race Information

The SMITHS SPORTS SHOES OWAI 5K IN THE PARK SUMMER SERIES  runs every Wednesday night from October 2018 through to March 2019 with a Christmas break in between. There are two events to choose from, the 5k in the Park Run (two 2.5km laps) and the 2.5km Run & Walk event (one 2.5km lap) catering for different abilities and age grades.

Please refer to our calendar for dates

Entry Fees 

18 & Over - 5k & 2.5k Run & Walk Single Race - $5.00 or $2.00 per race for members.

Under 18 - 5k & 2.5k Run & Walk Single Race - $2.00

Spot Prizes: 

We have lots of spot prizes to give away each race including Smiths Sports Shoes vouchers, sports gear, R-Line electrolyte drink amongst others!!

Registration and Start Time:

Race registration from 6pm on the night, race starts 6.15pm sharp. Short prizegiving to follow. Sausage sizzle, drinks & other foods available on the night.


Start on track outside of Owairaka Clubrooms, head out of the Lovelock Track toward Sandringham road, turn right onto the footpath at the Wesley Community centre alongside Sandringham Road, take first right back into park on marked path, follow path through memorial park to May Road, turn right onto footpath at May Road and follow footpath before turning right back into memorial park, follow path along to the Lovelock Track entrance and turn right onto The Lovelock Track. 

                                                             2.5km Loop Memorial Park Course Map

Performance Prizes: 

In 2018/19, the 5k in the Park Summer Series will have a
 grand final determining series champions on Weds 27th March 2019. To be eligible to win a champion performance prize position in the series finale you will need to have raced in at least half of the 20 races including the last grand final race on Weds 29th March to be eligible (9 weekly races plus the final).

5k Series Final - Trophies will be awarded to 1st Place Male & Female series winners in each age group (U15, U18, 18-39 & 40+)
2.5k Series Final - Trophies will be awarded to 1st Place Male & Female series winners in each age group (U10, U15, 15 & Over) 

Current Course Records:

2.5k Male Nick Moore 7.46 29/03/17
2.5k Female Sophie Robb 8.59   15/11/17
5k Male Teklay Zinaw 16.00 26/02/14
5k Female     Hannah Olrdoyd 17.08         08/11/17


 will be posted to the website weekly (see News and Results section) with point updates as to overall placings throughout each series.  

If you want to run, come on along, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome!! Come Run Owai!!

For further details please contact us at club@owaiathletics.co.nz