Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

Running and Walking in Wellington, New Zealand

Lifestyle Sports Night of Miles

18 December 2021, Newtown Park, 3pm

Background information

The Scottish Night of Miles is a unique event full of Christmas fun and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile.

Each year we collect donations ($5 suggested) from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. Our 2021 charity is the Mary Potter Hospice.

We are also grateful to our event sponsor, Lifestyle Sports, who are a long-standing supporter of Scottish Athletics and one of the premier retailers of running kit within the region.

The programme consists of a mix of children’s, senior elite and fun social events. There are several different mile races including competitive men’s and women’s races that require pre-entry, and an all-comers mile that anyone can participate in (including Father Christmas).  Note: if you are a Master’s athlete who might set a new centre record for your age-grade, please enter the competitive events.

The provisional programme is outlined below. For the competitive 1 mile events for open race-walkers, and men’s and women’s running races, please enter online by 11:59pm, Wednesday 15 December. We have set an entry fee of $5, but this will go to our charity.

Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile Relay or any of the sprints can enter those events on the day. 

However, for the competitive sprints and field events, you need a competitor number to link your results to your details.  If you have already registered for our senior track and field events this season, you will have a competitor number, and no further action is required. We will use that number. However, if you haven’t registered for the season, please register online. We will assign you a Competitor number and you can get this at check-in on the day.

2021 Timetable

Start timeEventEntry
3:00pmDiscus Throw and High JumpIf you have a Competitor number from the current Senior Track and Field season – just turn up on the day.
3.00pmOpen 100m sprint
For anyone 12 and over (Santa suits optional)
If you have a Competitor number from the current Senior Track and Field season – just turn up on the day.
3.20pmOpen Walkers Mile
For all walkers
Seeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
3.40pmOpen 200m sprint
For anyone 12 and over (Santa suits optional)
If you have a Competitor number from the current Senior Track and Field season – just turn up on the day.
4.00pmMen’s Competitive C MileSeeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
4.10pmMen’s Competitive B MileSeeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
4.20pmWomen’s Competitive B MileSeeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
4:30pmShotput and Long JumpIf you have a Competitor number from the current Senior Track and Field season – just turn up on the day.
4.30pmKids Chocolate Fish Dash
Open to kids 12 under
No need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
4.50pmWomen’s Competitive A MileSeeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
5.00pmMen’s Competitive A Mile.Seeding will be decided prior to the race, with start lists displayed on the Scottish webpage. Enter here
5.15pmAll-Comers Mile races against SantaNo need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day
5.30pmMile RelayNo need to pre-enter – just turn up on the day