Newstead Athletics Inc. (previously known as the Newstead Harrier Club) is based in Launceston, and is northern Tasmania's longest running athletics club, having been established in 1933. It is also the second oldest in the state with Hobart's Sandy Bay club starting up 6 years earlier. The club conducts its own cross country programme between March and September in and around the Launceston area, catering for all ages. There are three race distances to choose from each week and most are conducted
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on a handicap basis to give all the opportunity to win. Several sponsored feature races are held, offering prize money. Numerous trophies, medallions and lucky draw prizes can also be won throughout the season.The club also conducts its own cross country championships and a thriving schools series and members also support Athletics Tasmania cross country and road titles. Cross country events are held on Saturday afternoons from 1pm.