About the athletics track and facility
We have an eight-lane all-weather track built to International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) standards. Other features of the athletics facility include:
- throwing circles
- jump runway and pits
- pole vault
- high-jump areas
- steeplechase water jump
- grassed centre sports field
- practice throwing area.
The track is available to all students and the public. It is free to use if your group is fewer than 10 people or you are on your own. To make sure the track is available for you to use, always check the Track bookings list.
Larger groups can hire the facility online
Booking the track and equipment
You can use the athletics track without a booking if you are using it on your own or with a group of fewer than 10 people. Bookings are essential for larger groups.
Track bookings list (PDF, 265Kb)
Lighting the track
During winter you may need lights at the track. You can book these for a fee of $6 per hour through the Massey Sport and Recreation Centre.
Parking and getting to the track
Public and spectator parking is available near the track off Albany Drive for a fee of up to $4.50 per day during the week (weekends are free). There is also a designated area for drop offs, including by bus.
Athletics track - event parking map (PDF, 4Mb)
Athletics clubs contacts
Massey Sport and Recreation Centre, Manawatū (Palmerston North) campus
Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm; Weekends 9am to 4pm (Semester One and Semester Two)
Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm; Weekends 8am to 4pm (Summer hours)
+64 6 350 5080 extension 85529
New Zealand 4442