Trentham Memorial

Trentham Memorial Park, Brentwood St, Trentham, Upper Hutt, 5018

Type of Course – Riverside out and back

Shoes Required – Road

Things to know

Toilets are near the Brentwood St entrance. There is a children’s playground nearby.

Free parking available in Brentwood St car park.

Forgot your barcode? Email the RD to print for you.

Nearest showers are at the H20 Xtream Aquatic Centre, corner of Brown and Blenheim Streets.

Very low risk of cancellation

Not permanently marked

Cafe: Fig Tree Café, 386 Fergusson Dr, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt

Location of start:

Start is 95m along the path from the Holdsworth Ave entrance to Trentham Memorial Park, or 250m from the Brentwood St car park.

Getting there by public transport

Trentham train station is located in Ararino St, Trentham. The Hutt Valley Line operates between Wellington and Upper Hutt and the current timetables are available on Metlink website.

The Wairarapa train line operates between Masterton and Wellington, but only stops at Upper Hutt train station.

There is a bus stop at the carpark entrance 43 Brentwood Street, Metlink bus route 114 operates between Upper Hutt and Trentham train stations. Please see metlink.org.nz for current timetables.

Getting there on foot

From the Trentham train station in Ararino St, head down Totara St to Fergusson Dr. Trentham Memorial Park is on the other side of the road. Cross the road when safe.

Follow the path through the park, past the playground on your left and car park to the right, towards the start/finish line.

Getting there by road

From the South: Exit State Highway 2 at the Silverstream Bridge exit, travel along Fergusson Dr for 3.8km and turn left into Brentwood St. Car park entrance is at 43 Brentwood St.

From the North: Exit State Highway 2 at the Moonshine Rd exit and take your first right into Holdsworth Ave. Turn left into Brentwood St and proceed to the car park entrance to Trentham Memorial Park.

The start is 250m from the car park.


First run: January 30, 2021

Inaugural attendance: 257

Record attendance: 257 (30/01/2021)

Course records 

Women: Madison Wos 18:42 (23/04/2022)

Men: Thomas Strawbridge 15:35 (08/01/2022) 

The Story Behind Trentham Memorial parkrun…

Allan Hartley, event director

Astrid from Porirua parkrun organised a pop-up in December 2019, it was rained out, which was good as I couldn’t go. Originally it was Astrid’s idea and she had no idea I lived here.

I’ve been here the last five years and had often thought about a parkrun here because it would be just that little bit closer to home.

I don’t think she had any intention of operating it, she just wanted to plant the seed, she was successful.

We sat down with the council in January and started progressing things, then Covid hit. By then we had the course done, council approval – they’ve been really supportive from the start – and just needed the funding.

I first heard about parkrun from the local newspaper back in 2012. My running buddy was injured and I’d found it hard to keep myself motivated to run.

Lower Hutt parkrun was launching the next week so I went along. I thought it was brilliant so I kept on going. At the time I had a New Zealand Home Loans franchise and they ended up sponsoring parkrun.

I liked the fact there was a whole bunch of other people; that I wasn’t doing it alone.

When it came along I thought it was motivating. Looking back it changed my whole weekend.

I’d beaver away all week with work, then get to Saturday and blob out and do not a lot. But when you had to get up and go for a run at 8, it turned into ‘what can I do next’. My wife noticed a change to our whole weekend, I’d get more done.

While in Upper Hutt

Remutaka Rail Trail

Kaitoke Regional Park

Aston Norwood Gardens

Visit Kereru Brewing Company

Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre