The LIFESTYLE SPORTS Scottish Night of Miles is an annual event organised by Wellington Scottish Running Club. It is a unique event full of Christmas fun and features races over the rarely run distance of one mile.
The afternoon consists of a mix of children’s, senior and junior races, fun social events and serious events. Highlights are the mile races. There are several different mile races including elite men’s and women’s races and an all-comers mile that anyone can participate in (including Father Christmas).
The mile is the ideal distance for people who think they might be interested in running to train towards because it is a mixture of speed and endurance. Anyone can do it but it is still a challenge and an accomplishment. And it is such a historically important distance in NZ’s athletic history.
We have got permission again to host our event at the Basin Reserve instead. Which should be really exciting for the crowds.
Each year we collect donations from athletes and spectators then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. This year’s charity is Bellyful NZ. Bellyful provides meals for families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness.
Night of Miles entries are now open at https://snom18.eventdesq.com.