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Scottish Night of Miles Festival

December 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saturday 16 December – 4.00pm.

2023 LIFESTYLE SPORTS Night of Miles – Newtown Park


The LIFESTYLE SPORTS Scottish Night of Miles is an annual event organized
 by Wellington Scottish Athletics Club

This is a unique event full of Christmas fun, and features races over the rarely run distance historic one mile. We acknowledge 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.
Each year we collect donations from athletes and spectators, then hand them on to a local Wellington charity. This year’s charity is the Trail blazers. For the competitive events in the programme where pre-entry is required, we have set a $10 entry fee that will be part of the donations to Trail blazers.
The programme outlined below consists of a mix of children’s, senior and fun social events. 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 programme includes fun events:

  • a Mile relay – teams of 4, each athlete running 400m (and a bit) to provide some fun at the end of the evening, prizes to any team that breaks the magical 4-minute mile!
  • fastest Santa award – pop on a beard, Santa hat or full Santa suit and run the 100m or 200m – prizes to the fastest Santa this side of Lapland.

Open events and Mile races must pre enter using the provided entry link 6.00pm Friday 15 December.   

Anyone wanting to compete in the Kids Chocolate Fish Dash, the All-Comers Social Mile (against Father Christmas), Mile relay can enter on the day. For 1 Mile run events require a Seed time.  Please enter a realistic estimate of your time to run 1609m (note this is 7% longer distance than a 1500m – so as an example a person who can run 1500m in 5:30, a seed time for the Mile could be 5:53).  When entering your seed time, please follow this format exactly:  MM:SS.00.   

RULES: Newtown Park  Competition Rules & Competition Bibs # Required [NPRCB]
Competitor numbers are required for all Entry events

These events require you to pay the entry fee. If you are first time user to Newton Park for 2023-2024 season you will need to pick up competition bib #.




December 16, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Athletics Wellington


Newtown Park
323 Mansfield Street
Wellington, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
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