Ribbon Days

Ribbon Days are open to all registered athletes from any club affiliated to Athletics New Zealand. In special circumstances, clubs might open up the entries to other people.Generally the athletes are Grades 7 - 14, but most clubs allow Grade 6 athletes to join in and will put on a couple of lunchtime races for the little ones. Older teens sometimes join in, but we generally encourage them to go to Senior league meetings.

  • Most Ribbon Days are on Sundays.
  • First events start at 10am.
  • It pays to arrive at 9.30 to register and warm up.
  • Entry fee is usually $5 per athlete.
  • Athletes usually enter 4 or 5 events, but this is their choice and some choose to do more or less.
  • Host clubs usually put on a sausage sizzle and other snack food.
  • Clubs usually help each other out in regards to providing Officials.
  • They are a great opportunity for parents to learn the ins and outs of officiating and running an event.

2023/2024 Ribbon Days

All the details for our regional 2023-2024 ribbon days are outlined in the timetable above.


2023 Childrens Centre Champs

Click here for the event timetable - HERE 

Click here for the Centre Champs details - HERE

Grade 12 and 13 Interprovincials

This is a competition for 12 and 13 year old's to compete against others from across the country.

Details TBC

Athletics Manawatu Wanganui Childrens Centre Champs​​​​​​​ 

Sunday, 26th March 2023

Manawatu Community Athletics Track

Palmerston North

$10 entry fee

Payments via your club 

Medals for all individual events

Spot Prizes

(maximum of 5 events)

This is an Individual and a Teams Event and all athletes earn points regardless of your placing.

(Based on Heptathlon points)

Register athletes with your club

First Events start 10am

Team March Past at Lunchtime

Athlete Grades from 7 to 14

Event eligibility same as at Colgate Games

Sausage sizzle and snacks on sale.

Each Club will be expected to provide at least 4 officials.

Helpers to set up from 8.30am are also required

This is a CENTRE meet so all Clubs need to join in and help