The Peoples Mile
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Athletics New Zealand in association with Nick Willis present:

The Peoples Mile


What is it?


The mile is an iconic running distance, with a special significance to Kiwi’s. New Zealand has produced many top mile runners and four Kiwis - Jack Lovelock, Marise Chamberlain, Peter Snell and John Walker have previously held the mile world record.  Running a mile fast as you can isn’t just for the elite though, everyone can test themselves over this distance and try to reach their own goal time.

In association with New Zealand’s top middle distance runner, double Olympic medallist Nick Willis we want to introduce as many New Zealanders as possible to running this iconic distance. We’ll be holding The People's Mile in Auckland this February as part our International Athletics Series. You’ll get the chance to run yourself in this fun and friendly event and then watch New Zealand’s top athletes like Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in action against world class international competitors.

How does it work?


Sign up on the right using our online form by clicking 'Click Here to Register' on the right, add a few details, estimate the time it will take you to run 1609 metres (1 mile) and you are set to run The People’s Mile! t’s totally free and all participants will receive some great benefits including:

  • A free ticket to the Auckland Track Challenge International athletics event (valued at $20).
  • A certificate recognising your particpation in The People's Mile.
  • Special offers and giveaways from event sponsors.
  • The chance to meet with New Zealand Olympians at the event.

All for FREE!

When and Where:

Sunday 26th February – The Auckland Track Challenge international track & field event, AUT Millennium Stadium, North Shore from 12pm

Run Your Best Mile:

Not sure how to train for The People’s Mile? Nick and Sierra Willis’s 6-week online bootcamp, Miler Method,  is a training programme developed for runners, joggers, and novices to energize their running and add more variety to their training. You may have participated in a Half Marathon or 10k and are looking for your next challenge; running your fastest mile may be it! Let Nick and Sierra Willis help train you for The People’s Mile, and you’ll learn training secrets and techniques from one of the world’s top runners, allowing you to run to your potential. Visit for more information.

Miler Method Boot Camp Dates:

9th January -19th February

Feb 13-March 26

March 13- April 23 

Event Details


AUT Millennium Stadium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Contact Us
Telephone: 09 477 0210
Website: Visit Event Website