To compete in the 2022 NZ Road Race Championship
An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 17 years or over on the 31st December in the year of competition.
Men U20 & Women U20 grade
An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition
Men U18 & Women U18 grade
An athlete to compete in this grade shall be aged 15, 16 or 17 years on the 31st of December in the year of competition
An athlete who wishes to compete in a Masters grade must be 35 years or over on the 30th July, 2022. All Masters runners run in the grade relevant to the day of the race so, for example, a runner in the 50+ grade must turn 50 on or before the 30th of July, 2022.
Important information for Athletes
Nominations for the Canterbury Team for the New Zealand Road Championships to be handed into the Information Desk as soon as possible after the last Canterbury Road Championship race.
Forms will be available for individuals to complete in advance of this race on the Athletics Canterbury website.
To be considered for Canterbury team selection, athletes will need to:
meet the selection criteria (criteria as below);
fill in the correct nomination form and submit this form to a selector by 20th August. Nomination form and travel subsidy information is available on the Athletics Canterbury website or from a selector.
For more team information and Nomination form please click here
Canterbury Road Championships Team Selection Policy 2022
Athletes must start in the 2022 Canterbury Road Championships, unless they have advised the selector of a valid reason for not participating.
Subject to the maximum numbers allowed in each team, athletes will be selected if available, who better the following times at the Canterbury Road Championships:
Selection time guide:
Senior Men 34:00 for 10km
Men U20 27:30 for 8km
Men U18 21:00 for 6km
Masters Men (35 - 49) 36:30 for 10km
Masters Men (Over 50) 39:00 for 10km
Senior Women 39:00 for 10km
Women U20 20:00 for 5km
Women U18 20:30 for 5km
Masters Women 20:00 for 5km
The selectors reserve the right to deviate from these times if circumstances such as weather or road surfaces have adversely affected performances.
Other athletes may be included if, in the opinion of the selectors, they are likely to acquit themselves well at the New Zealand Road Championships. Performances in similar road races may be considered when making these selections.
The selector may include further team members to ensure that a complete team is available to compete in a grade