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Auckland Track Challenge

2017  Auckland Track Challenge

26 February 2017 - AUT Millennium Stadium, North Shore, Auckland

The 2017 Auckland Track Challenge will be one of the events of the summer. The event is all about action and unprecedented access for fans.  Spectators will be encouraged onto the infield to watch some of the world's best athletes up close and personal.  There'll be ample chances to interact with athletes after the events and even the chance for social runners to try out track running as part of our special People's Mile event. 

The competition programme, featuring world class track running, shot put and pole vault events will see New Zealand's best including Rio Olympic stars Tom Walsh & Eliza McCartney in action, with many more star names to be announced soon.

Joins us in a celebration of athletics at the 2017 Auckland Track Challenge- it's all about the fans!!




2:30pm  Children's Relays
3:00pm  The People's Mile
3:45pm  Men's Shot Put
4:45pm  Harcourts Cooper & Co Women's Pole Vault
6:23pm  Women's 100m
6:30pm  Men's 200m 
6:37pm  Women's 400m 
6:44pm  Men's 400m 
6:52pm  John Walker U20 Mile 
7:00pm  Sileni Estates Men's 800m 
7:07pm  Sileni Estates Women's 800m 
7:15pm  Men's 5000m 


The People's mile

We want everyone to be able to experience the fun of track running and  with The People's Mile runners of all abilities can take part in a timed running event on the same track as some of New Zealand's top athletes. The People's Mile will be held at AUT Millennium Stadium just before the Auckland Track Challenge elite event on 26 February. It's totally FREE and you'll receive some befefits just for taking part.

Visit for more info and to register now.  

If you're interested in training for The People's Mile, double Olympic medalist Nick Willis has a great new online boot camp that is suitable for all abilities - head to for more! 

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General info

For all event enquiries including corporate hospitality packages available contact:

Gareth Archer
Athletics NZ Events Manager
027 541 3211

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Harcourts Cooper & Co Women's Pole Vault

Eliza McCartney   NZL
Olivia McTaggart   NZL
Alysha Newman   CAN
Morgann Leleux   USA

Men's Shot Put

Tom Walsh   NZL
Jacko Gill   NZL
Ryan Crouser   USA
Ryan Whiting   USA
Damien Birkinhead   AUS
Ryan Ballantyne   NZL

Men's 800m

Luke Matthews   AUS
Jordy Williamsz   AUS
Joshua Ralph   AUS

Women's 800m

Georgia Wassall   AUS
Heidi See   AUS
Angie Petty  NZL
Katherine Camp   NZL
Ellen Schaef   NZL
Katrina Anderson   NZL

Men's 5000m

Sam McEntee   AUS
Stewart McSweyn   AUS
Dave McNeill   AUS
Brett Robinson   AUS
Hamish Carson   NZL
Eric Speakman   NZL

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Media Enquiries

All media enquiries to:

Brett Addison
Athletics NZ Communications Manager
021 849 099


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