The Napier Harrier Club was founded in 1934 and is a family orientated club with over 100 members ranging in age from 7 to 70 and caters for runners of all abilities from beginners to Nationally ranked speedsters.
During 1984 the club joined Greendale Tennis and Taradale Cricket to form the Taradale Sports Association (TSA). Together we built new clubrooms in Taradale Park, with vehicular access off Symons Lane in Taradale, Napier. This wonderful facility includes changing rooms with excellent showers, a kitchen and a licenced bar and is the focal point of most of our activities. As of late 2022 the Taradale Football Club has also become an affiliated club with the TSA.
The club holds organised runs most Saturdays from April to October, rain hail or shine. We usually assemble at the clubrooms or the race venue at 1.45 pm and begin action at 2 pm. Every Saturday through the season involves either a race or a 'Group Run'. The first half of the season consists of mainly cross country or off road races. The latter part of the season is mainly road races. The courses are many and varied, and generally no two events will be over the same terrain in the season.
In addition to our club programme, there are also races out of town at Provincial or National level that we attend during the year. These may include the Provincial championship races over both Cross Country and Road, Anderson Rally Cross Country races in Dannevirke and the North Island Cross Country Champs held in Taupō in particular.