The school has a proud tradition in Cross Country and Road Race running competitions. Students at PNBHS have the opportunity to compete regularly in running events through school club competitions, local athletics meetings and cross country events, Super Eight and New Zealand Secondary School's Championships.
The annual school cross country is held at Kebble Farm, a short distance outside of Palmerston North. This location provides us with the opportunity to offer a genuine, challenging cross country course. The cross country is a key event in the Shand Shield competition and students compete in one of four age group categories.