Queen St race is back after 30 years
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.