Wellington Running Club, Scottish Athletics is one of New Zealand’s largest running clubs. The club is open to all levels of runners from beginners to elite level.

Our running club prides itself on being the friendly running club in the Wellington running community. There is a strong social element and plenty of interaction between various social and competitive groups across the club. 

As well as being the running club of choice for Wellington runners, the club has a proud competitive history of over 100 years. Wellington Scottish Athletics has won “Top Running Club” award at the New Zealand Road Relay Championships on six occasions in the last decade. Many of our senior men and women’s running teams have won the Road Running Relay Championship over the years. The club has also produced many national and international class elite runners.


Pride in the Wellington Scottish Running Singlet

Our runners are very proud of their club running singlet. You will find our runners almost at any New Zealand running wearing their distinctive yellow and red club running uniform, dominated by the heraldic red lion. 

Running in Wellington with Scottish

Health, fitness, fun and competition

Our club community strives hard to create an environment where all runners and walkers can achieve their personal goals, whether their running goals are being a social runner to achieve fitness goals or competing at regional and national running events. Wellington Scottish Athletics understands that the way people choose to run is changing rapidly as the way we live is fast-changing. Individuals and families are juggling busy lives, and have a myriad of sport and recreation and other leisure options to choose from. We aim to provide flexible and varied running and walking opportunities, whether you are looking for weekly group runs, club days, events or trips.

Scottish is one of New Zealand’s oldest clubs – our centenary was in 2015 – and we are proud of our rich running history and running traditions, but we are also a modern, evolving running club. While already in a strong position, the club is always reflecting on how we continue to grow and offer a great value proposition that is attractive to both existing runners who are members of the club and new runners who want to join a running club in Wellington.