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Fri, 06 Jan



North Island Colgate Games 2023

Colgate Games are always a fun experience for our junior (7-14) athletes - and will be held this summer in Whanganui.

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North Island Colgate Games 2023
North Island Colgate Games 2023

Time & Location

06 Jan 2023, 8:00 am – 08 Jan 2023, 5:00 pm

Whanganui, Maria Place, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand

About the Event

"Colgate Games are always a fun experience, whether you're watching on the stands or competing against hundreds of other athletes for a spot on the podium. It’s also a great way to experience competing, and travel to a new place at the same time."

Some great club history at this year's venue, Cooks Gardens - scene of the 1962 world mile record of Sir Peter Snell.

Read more about the Colgate Games, in this report by one of our junior athletes.



Entry Form - please complete and return to or give to Kate on club night. Entries close 11 November 2022


Need help finding accommodation in Whanganui for the North Island Colgate Games?  Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Centre can assist with accommodation enquiries and bookings. Their contact details are:


Here is a quick summary of the Colgate Games:

  • There are two Colgate Games events every January – one in the North Island (Whanganui for 2023) and one in the South Island (Timaru for 2023)
  • Athletes aged 7-14 years registered with any athletics club affiliated to Athletics New Zealand are able to attend either event

Event Format:

  • The games run from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon. Relays are the last events of each day
  • On the Friday morning there is an Opening Ceremony and Marchpast where club teams parade on the track and are welcomed to the event
  • Athletes compete and enter through their athletics club and must pre-enter (entries will be open from October 5 to November 11)
  • Athletes wear their club uniform and a Colgate Games bib
  • Athletes can enter up to five events plus relays

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