Running Hub

The Running Hub is a unique student community providing support to talented student runners.

Wellington has a proud history of producing internationally competitive runners and Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is excited to support the next generation to follow in their footsteps.

The VUW Running Hub programme was launched in 2023 with a small group of track and cross-country runners at the University. After a successful first year, we look forward to further developing this Running Hub as an inclusive and supportive environment for student runners.

What we offer

The Hub has been designed by students and aims to complement individual training plans and club commitments. Partnering with Athletics Wellington, and the VUW Athletics Club, we are providing development opportunities across the year through educational workshops on topics such as nutrition, mental health and strength and conditioning. We will also host inspirational speakers to help motivate and encourage our runners to accomplish their goals.

Of course, we also run regular Hub training sessions so athletes benefit from training with other high-performance, competitive runners.

"It’s very motivating to feel like you are backed by a community. It’s something I haven’t seen before in my other experiences with the sport.”—Running Hub member 2023

Apply for 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open and will close on Thursday 28 March 2024.

Runners are welcome to contact our Sports team for more information.

Apply now