Queen St race is back af­ter 30 years

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Al­most 30 years since its last race, the Queen St Golden Mile is back.

Olympic cham­pion Sir John Walker’s Find Your Field of Dreams Foun­da­tion is re­in­stat­ing the run to be held next year on Easter Mon­day, April 1.

The first Queen St Golden Mile ran in 1972 and was mainly driven to­wards elite ath­letes.

This time around the golden mile has been opened up to al­low en­trants of all ages and abil­i­ties to fol­low in the foot­steps of cham­pi­ons and race down Queen St. Races will in­clude those for ju­niors, veter­ans, dis­abled ath­letes and celebri­ties.

New Zealand cham­pion run­ner Tony Pol­hill won the first race in a time of 3m 47.6s.

The event lapsed for 10 years but was re­vived in 1982 and 1983 be­fore it was dis­con­tin­ued.

Sir John took to the course for the first and only time in 1982 and says he hopes to see it run for at least the next three years.

Go to queen­street mile.co.nz for in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter.

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