Leith Cross Country Relays
& Ponydale Challenge
TBA 2024

Dunedin Branch Pony Club, 50 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin

Please Note: No dogs are allowed on the property

Programme of Events, Distance and Entry Fees


Start with Race 1 at 12.45pm and run as many laps of the 2km Ponydale Course as you can in three hours. You can also be a team runner by passing through the start finish line precisely when your leg is about to run or simply wait until your runner arrives. Co-ordinate between you and your team mates.

Race 1

12:45pm 4 x 2000 metres

Senior Women
Master Women 35+
Master Women 50+
Under 18 Mixed
All grades mixed (Social)

Race 2 

1:35pm 1 lap of 800m, individual race
Girls & Boys U7 mixed
No entry fees, enter on the day

Race 3 

1:45pm 4 x 800m
Boys and Girls U14 Mixed
No entry fees

Race 4 

2:00pm 4 x 4000 metres 

Senior Men

2:00pm 4 x 2000 metres

Master Men 35+
Master Men 50+
Master Men 60+

Entry Information

  1. On-Line Entries close TBA 2024
  2. Payment $10 per runner: Team and Ponydale Challenge payments on-line to Leith Bank 010907 0007147 00   Note: Cost for 2024 may change
  3. No Late Entry Fee. Late entries will be accepted up to 15 minutes before the start of each race
  4. Teams made up of fewer than four members will be accepted eg. one runner can run all 4 legs 
  5. Queries: Email Chris or Text/phone 021 118 869 or use Contact Form
  6. Notify team changes before the race start or after if last minute changes were made, to ensure result accuracy
  7. Return all Race numbers to reduce our Climate Footprint. $10 fee charged for missing or ruined numbers. Please don’t crunch the numbers up
  8. NO afternoon tea or water will be provided (COVID precautions). BYO
  9. The Hotshot Coffee Cart will be onsite

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the grounds


  • If it is a very cold and wet day make sure everyone keeps warm, keep an eye on children as they can lose their body heat very quickly.
  • The course is very slippery and is not smooth ground – take care when running around the course and watch out for the natural hazards like the creek, ruts, holes, rocks, sharp sticks and gorse. The downhill areas may become particularly slippery.
  • Follow the instructions of the course marshals
  • If someone does have an accident / medical incident whilst running please give assistance in the first instance and get someone to alert course marshals and other spectators to get help
  • Keep away from any animals that may be located in paddocks close to the course. Dogs are prohibited in the grounds.
  • Parents / caregivers are responsible for the welfare and safety of the children in their care.
  • Take care when exiting or entering the parking area in your car.