Cross Country


WHEN: Thursday 27 July (Term 3)

TIMES: Come to school at our normal start time. 
12:00pm Competitive Race Runners walk from CMS to Vogel Street.
1:30pm All other students walk from CMS to Vogel Street.
2:45pm Walk back to school

WHERE: Athletics Grounds in Vogel Street

COURSE MAP: Please use the link at the bottom of this page
TIMETABLE: Please use the link at the bottom of this page

RACES (2 options):

1) Competitive Race (approx. 2.5km)
This option is for students who enjoy running, are capable of running 2.5km without stopping, and for those who would like to see if they can qualify for WIMS Cross Country (15 August in Tokoroa).

2) Relay of 2-4 runners/walkers (2.5km)

  • This option is for EVERYONE! 

  • Relay teams need to be made up of 2-4 runners and the distances are 500m, 500m, 500m & 1000m. Runners doing two or three laps must do them consecutively.

  • There are no year level/gender criteria for the relay teams with the idea that everyone can participate and have fun.

  • Students can run in both the Competitive Race and the Relay


  • Students need to arrive at school in their regulation PE uniform (black shorts with no additional colours or large logos). CMS polar fleece tops, CMS jackets or CMS sports hoodies can be worn for warmth, no other non uniform tops or jackets are permitted. All students can go home after school wearing their regulation PE uniform. 

  • Footwear is optional (but recommended) as the last 1000m is run on a gravel footpath.

  • All students who have asthma must run with an asthma inhaler. An ambulance will not be present at the event. Asthma + no inhaler = no run.

  • Students may dress up in their house colours with tutus, sensible face painting, hats etc.

  • Gumboots and umbrellas are highly recommended for all parent helpers and visitors. There will be a coffee cart there on the day so bring your reusable cup.

  • If you choose to take your child home directly from the Athletics Grounds prior to 3pm, please let their classroom teacher or Mrs Hawkins know.

If you have any further queries please contact Anita Hawkins on 


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