Beachlands Maraetai Athletics Club FAQs


How much are the fees?

Junior annual membership fee for 5 - U14 year olds is $75 for the 2013/14 year, October to October. This includes the individual affiliation fees to Auckland Athletics Inc. and Athletics NZ, which are compulsory for all athletics clubs' members and allow entry into Club athletic events, (note events usually have a direct entry fee as well). It also includes a contribution to the athletic club fees also required by both organisations, Te Puru affiliation fee and contribution to BMAC costs. There is a discount for sibling members.


When does the season start?

The summer season will begin on the first Monday after Labour Weekend each year. Summer athletics covering track and field will run until early-mid March. Indications of interest from club members will then be sought for running cross-country over the winter, any winter season activities will be covered by the annual membership fee.


What evenings/times will athletics run?

Athletics will be run on Monday evenings. The first session will be 5.30 - 6.30pm and the second session 6.30 -7.30pm. Children will be divided into age groups and session times once registration is complete and will be notified of their session times before the season begins.


Will there be preschool athletics?

The local Plunket committee organises fun running races for 2 - 4 year olds at Te Puru on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Cost is $10 per term. Contact Natalie on 0272885553 for more info.


Will there be athletics for teenagers and/or seniors?

The committee is keen to see senior athletics added to the club, this is dependent on interest, both from participants and volunteers to help run junior/senior training sessions and events. If there is interest in these age groups then the club will work to cater for them,


Do club members have to wear club uniform?

Club uniforms are optional for club nights; however, any club members who compete at inter-club or regional events must wear the club uniform of running singlet and running shorts