John Walker (NZ) ran it in 3.33.93, Steve Scott (USA) ran it in 3.29.44, and Mike Boit (KEN) still holds the Guinness World Record of the fastest human over the measured mile distance at 3.28.36 down Auckland’s Queen Street!
Attention All Runners
If you didn’t pick up your trace pack at the Cloud on Saturday:
Race Packs are to be picked up on the day at the Start line assembly area (street level car park) corner Mayoral Drive and Greys Ave, at the Race Information tent between 12:30pm and 1.45pm on Monday 1 April. The public races start at 2:00pm sharp. Allow 25 minutes to get your race number and sign the terms and conditions, if you are picking up on the day.
You are responsible for the security of your own gear, bags, etc and there is no secure area at the start assembly point to leave any gear. We recommend that you ensure that you have a friend with whom you can leave any belongings, or alternatively leave them in your car.
After the race you can see your official times.
The 2013 Queen Street Golden Mile Is Here
The Queen Street Golden Mile returns to the heart of Auckland on Easter Monday 1st April 2013, complete with Men’s and Women’s International Mile fields, age group athletics, and much more.
How Fast can They Run down Queen Street?
Watch the Queen St Mile free from Customs St through Queen ELizabeth Square/Quay St. Or watch in the finish area on Queens Wharf for $15. You'll have automatic entry to the general admission ticket areas on Queen's Wharf as well as the runners area in the Cloud, with access to hospitality, food, refreshments and facilities. Make an afternoon of it!
International Athletes Confirmed
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Lucy Van Dalen (NZ)
London 1500m Olympic semi-finalist
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Zoe Buckman (Aus)
2011 Australian Champion
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Susan Kuijken (Netherlands)
NCAA 2009 1500m Champion
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Miles Batty (USA)
2012 US Collegiate record holder
2011 NCAA Indoor Champion
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Hamish Carson (NZ)
New Zealand Senior 1500m title 27 March 2011
New Zealand Senior 3000m title 28 January 2011
Ranked 13th NZ All-time for 1500m
2011 World University Games, 10th 1500m Final
Queen St and Queens Wharf will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9:30am to 7pm, and all streets intersecting with Queen St also closed where they enter Queen St, for the same period.
The ferries continue to operate. The buses continue to operate although bus stops on Queen St are closed for the day and bus stops in Quay St, Customs St, Victoria St, Wellesley St, and Mayoral Drive may have altered position for the day. The Aotea Centre Civic car park is open all day but only accessible from Mayoral Drive West/Albert St. The Greys Ave entrance will be closed from 8am to 7pm. The Downtown Civic car park remains open.
Traffic wishing to cross town from East to West or West to East can do so on Mayoral Drive and Karangahape Rd.